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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-10-2020, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hello folks. I am getting ready to buy a new 2016 FJR. It's been sitting going on four years at a dealership north of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. They said they'd install a new battery. My question is, is there anything else I should be concerned about, such as tires, coolant, brake fluid... It comes with a one year factory warranty. Thanks for any thoughts and wisdom you can offer.
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The thing I'd be most concerned about is the fuel. If it has been sitting in the system for four years, then that is a problem. I would ask the dealer to replace the fuel and then hear the bike running. Coolant likely is no problem. Tires are probably at or near five years old, but if they are not showing any signs of checking or dry rot I would not be overly concerned. The brake fluid could possibly be an issue. Most concerning is the effect it could have on the ABS module. My guess is that the fluid is quite clean and there is no problem, but to be cautious I'd ask the dealer to flush the brakes including cycling the ABS system.
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Kevinís recommendations are spot on in my opinion, the only thing I would add is the factory YES extended warranty, it can be bought in theUS for as little as $390 and one problem with your bike will easily pay for it.

That ďnewĒ 2016 is a heck of a find with all benefits of the gen 3.5 (clutch, 6spd, led lighting) plus for me the shiny blue paint is a big draw. I would imagine being 4 model yrs old and winter that they should have substantially discounted it. Enjoy !
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Red may be the fastest color, but I think that blue is gorgeous.
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Thanks for the information fellows, I didn't even think about the old fuel in the system... I looked at this motorcycle two years ago and fell in love with the FJR. Then I found a 2012 FJR with 28,000 miles on it, so I bought it. It was in fine mechanical condition, but a little scratched up from a low speed tip over. Over the last two years I put 30,000 trouble free miles on the machine. I hate the thought of trading it in. I get so sentimental with my motorcycles. Anyone out there have two FJR's? I'll eventually will probably sell it if I can find the right person that passes the interview process. 🙂
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I wouldn't worry too much about the 2016 sitting there. Most everything will be fine, but I would put in fresh fuel, some Seafoam and change out the brake/clutch fluids. Coolant will be OK, you'll wear the tires off soon enough, they're fine. If it floats your boat, go for it. Negotiate a coupon for 20% off any gear you buy (my dealer gives this out automatically) and perhaps that 600 mile service when you want the first oil / rear diff fluid change and the steering head bearings snugged up..... and check they put loctite on the saddlebag lock screws....
Don't trade in the '12, sell it later privately..... but I don't think you want two of them, you'll love the '16 too much.
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I just got a new leftover 2016 last fall. Great looking blue and glad it has the updates. Mine runs great and Iím not sure all the dealers put fuel in them right away, thatís usually part of the prep I thought. Dealers in my area donít generally prep until theyíre sold, just assembled for the showroom. Thatís just my experience with the two leftovers Iíve purchased recently.
As far as other fluids, they prob donít start breaking down until theyíre used/heated up. Tires would be my biggest concern but again theyíre not going through heat cycles or out in the elements so should be in fine shape. Good luck with your purchase, I think youíll be very satisfied.


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Storm-64, I'm gonna take some flack for this, but once you start riding the '16, you'll be selling the '12. Sell it privately, the dealer will love not having to deal with a trade in and maybe be flexible on the price. You didn't mention the price range you were looking at? As it should be deeply discounted? Is it an "A" or an "ES"? How many actual miles are on it?

58k miles is NOT a lot of miles for a '12 in the FJR community, as long as it was well maintained. It will sell in cycle trader, no worries.

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Fuel, brake and clutch fluids and youíre good to go. Keep the Ď12 and sell it outright. Some bikes are easier to sell on your own than others and FJRs sell fairly easily. Be sure you remind the dealer you are buying a 4 year old bike when negotiating. Bottom line he wants it gone and obviously hasnít had anyone else jumping up to buy it. Feel free to walk out if he isnít giving you a great deal. Right now you are the only game in town. Most importantly go for it, get it bought and have fun.
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Hello folks. I am getting ready to buy a new 2016 FJR. It's been sitting going on four years at a dealership north of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. They said they'd install a new battery. My question is, is there anything else I should be concerned about, such as tires, coolant, brake fluid... It comes with a one year factory warranty. Thanks for any thoughts and wisdom you can offer.

Finally making some room on the floor at ProMotorsports huh? I've been flogging the link to that in all the FJR groups on Facebook for a month

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