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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at an 04' with nearly 250,000 miles on it. Sounds good and owner has all maintenance records.

Any thoughts? How expensive are rebuild kits? Etc...

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Not worth rebuilding..... if you want another engine, just get a good used one.

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Looking at an 04' with nearly 250,000 miles on it. Sounds good and owner has all maintenance records.

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My thoughts are that unless this is some sort of hobby rebuild project, I don't know why you'd buy a used bike with that many miles when there are other 2004 FJRs out there with a fraction of the mileage, apparently run fine, and run only $3K - $4K (with probably a fair mount of wiggle room, given that there isn't an overwhelming demand for used Gen. 1 JFRs):

https://www.cycletrader.com/2004/mot...053&radius=any
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Looking at an 04' with nearly 250,000 miles on it. Sounds good and owner has all maintenance records.

Any thoughts? How expensive are rebuild kits? Etc...
@Rustedpalm , sorry but pass on that one and anything with 50K or more miles. Around Seattle to Portland, I regularly see couple great FJRs with only 20K or 30K miles on them.

Love my 2005 but she does heat up when in the summer heat in stop-n-go traffic.

I recommend a 2006 or newer as you have improvements over the Gen I's.

Keep at it.

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@Rustedpalm , sorry but pass on that one and anything with 50K or more miles. Around Seattle to Portland, I regularly see couple great FJRs with only 20K or 30K miles on them.

Love my 2005 but she does heat up when in the summer heat in stop-n-go traffic.

I recommend a 2006 or newer as you have improvements over the Gen I's.

Keep at it.
^^^ Exactly what jtdunc said!!! I could not agree more, happy hunting!

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Unless you're getting it for really cheap, I would pass. The miles wouldn't scare me to much, it obviously has been taken care of to reach 250k miles.

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Around 17K miles per year on that bike. Definitely not a garage queen!

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Ya the price is right. And I'm looking at it for a project bike. Long term ownership and slowly rebuild the whole thing. Should be fun

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250 K miles seems a little excessive - unless perhaps you are going for record miles on an FJR. The highest I have heard was 422,000 miles (I think) when the bike was totaled in a car crash.

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My opinion ,,,,,, unless the bike is basically being given to you the cost of rebuilding the current motor will exceed the cost/value of just looking a bit more for one with a lot less miles, just not worth the expense,,, if it runs ok and doesn’t threaten the mosquito population, i’d Just run it until it died and then part it out. Maybe just fix the safety stuff. The plated cylinders would be the problem in a rebuild. again in my opinion.
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