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Not an owner (yet). Question about FJR for sale

Well, as the title reads, I am looking at an FJR. The price is about $6000. It is an 08 with about 26,000 miles on it. The only aftermarket addition that I can see are heat hand grips. No tail bag, but it comes with the standard side bags. What do you guys think? I have read only good things about these bikes. I sold my KLR while in college. Now that I am out of school, I am getting that itch and think I might jump on this FJR. Of course, I will have to wait until next millennia before the lockdown orders are lifted....

I appreciate all your thoughts and opinions.
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'08 is great, can't help you too much with prices... If you could get to Gen3 2013, better and some have been going for 7-8k if your wallet can handle it.

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I would say its a little high. There have been many 2013 and up that sold for 7500-8500 as RaYzerman says. I bought my 2013 3 years ago for $7800 with 10,000 miles with many extras mounted. I would take a look around and keep checking this site.

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Purchased mine in Dec 2019 - 7600. 2014 with 10K miles -- I concur with the above on both -- I seen plenty 2013 up for 7500-8500 and I think 6K is a little high for a 2008 -- one thing to find out is if its had the valve checked and adjusted -- I am told that should happen around 25K ( owners manual may say sooner the word on the street says around 25 K )

Maybe factor the above a negotiable point -- find out how much to adjust the valves and deduct --- --The bike is super reliable and well worth getting.

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As the owner of a 2013 FJR, I second the thoughts of those above. If your budget can stretch that far, look for a Series III bike. They cure most, but not all of the shortcomings of previous models, plus you get cruise control.

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Local dealer (Ebensburg Yamaha) has a 2011 (Gen 2) with less than 20000 miles with new tires for $5999. Agreeing with the other guys, offer a lot less or keep shopping.

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I'll echo the same as the other folks.
I had a 2007 and loved it, but found the improvements and refinements of the Gen 3 worth pursuing. So I snagged a 2013 and sold the '07.
Cruise control, heated grips, throttle by wire with the different modes, improved ( to me ) rear shock and I like the more angular lines on my 2013.

Be patient and look around as some Gen 3 could be bought for just a bit more than $6k

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Well, as the title reads, I am looking at an FJR. The price is about $6000. It is an 08 with about 26,000 miles on it. The only aftermarket addition that I can see are heat hand grips. No tail bag, but it comes with the standard side bags. What do you guys think? Now that I am out of school, I am getting that itch and think I might jump on this FJR. I appreciate all your thoughts and opinions.
Dbarton,

Seems a little high priced, but it's worth asking the owner if the bike has any upgrades. My 2008 looks about stock, but it came with thousands in upgrades, like a new rear shock, front suspension, bar risers, custom seat, etc., etc.

Also, there is a considerable list of maintenance due at 25k miles, like the valve check, all fluids, and lots more. If all of that stuff is done (with receipts, or at least a logbook), it could be worthwhile. Otherwise, I'd keep it in mind, but keep looking.
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Price is too high for the year. For example there’s a ‘14ES at the shop for $7999 and Im selling my own ‘14 with YES warranty for $7000. I hope that puts some perspective on the ‘08.

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Great bike but the price is a bit high. I bought my 2009 FJR with 18k miles about a year ago for $5500. It desperately needed brake/clutch fluid and coolant. It also had a "brand new" battery and tires. Burned through the Metzler Z6s in 5k miles and the 1 year old gel battery crapped out after 1(?) year. $4.5-5.5k would be closer to the mark on that '08 depending on maintenance items for me.

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