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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Help me decide which FJR

Hi everyone. I just looked at a 2007 FJR1300 with 49k miles that is on consignment at a Honda dealer. The owner is military and out of state, has ridden it cross country a couple of times and there's no maintenance records. The finish on the painted surfaces and windshield is about a 5/10. Lots of usage and faded but no damage. She's been ridden a lot (and maybe stored outside?). Many of the exposed screw heads like on the handlebars and fluid covers are rusty. Engine sounds good, tires look good. Average book is about 5200 and I can get it for $3500 out the door.

Or, there's a 2004 with 30k miles that looks immaculate that I can probably get for the same price. Haven't seen it yet but the pics look good.

Whaddaya think?

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Hi everyone. I just looked at a 2007 FJR1300 with 49k miles that is on consignment at a Honda dealer. The owner is military and out of state, has ridden it cross country a couple of times and there's no maintenance records. The finish on the painted surfaces and windshield is about a 5/10. Lots of usage and faded but no damage. She's been ridden a lot (and maybe stored outside?). Many of the exposed screw heads like on the handlebars and fluid covers are rusty. Engine sounds good, tires look good. Average book is about 5200 and I can get it for $3500 out the door.

Or, there's a 2004 with 30k miles that looks immaculate that I can probably get for the same price. Haven't seen it yet but the pics look good.

Whaddaya think?

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Do you have a preference of gen 1 or gen 2?

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I had a 2004 and the ONLY reason I sold it was because I wanted ABS brakes. If it had them, I would have kept it. Other than that, it was a fine riding, smooth and powerful bike. It got me hooked on FJRs for sure.

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Do you have a preference of gen 1 or gen 2?

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I don't know the differences. I'll look on the forum.
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So I did some reading and I like that the Gen II is a bit more refined and I like the grip warmers. They both have ABS.

The main thing that bothers me about the '07 is the cosmetic stuff. The paint condition and rusty screws make me question if it was maintained properly. If you have to leave it outside, you can't buy a cover?
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Had a 04 and it was a good bike ,but I sold it because they ran hot on the legs and ass
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This is the bike you want:

2006 FJR1300 Midnight Blue For Sale

It already has the risers, the throttle lock and the bar end weights. The the led brake flashers are fantastic. Runs perfect.
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buy a gen2...not that one though. Check cycle trader for prices. Get the newest and lowest miles you can afford. https://www.cycletrader.com/New-Or-U...0%7C764862751&
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So I did some reading and I like that the Gen II is a bit more refined and I like the grip warmers. They both have ABS.

The main thing that bothers me about the '07 is the cosmetic stuff. The paint condition and rusty screws make me question if it was maintained properly. If you have to leave it outside, you can't buy a cover?
Good point on the cover. But then you would have to take the time to cover it and they didn't bother or care so I suspect the same care free applies to other maintenance.
If you like the gen 2 I would suggest as others have at finding a better choice. They are out there if you're patient.

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