High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Trust your gut ! Just from your writeup Iíd say youíre preferring #1, the mileage is really nothing, particularly if itís been cared for.
On the topbox mount, unless itís either the givi sr357 or similar Shad tube mounting rack or the Yamaha heavy aluminum rack it ainít worth squat & I wouldnít use it unless you want a broke subframe. Which is something you should be looking for, pull the rear seat and look back to where the tailights are and look at the frame members for any cracks. This is a ďmustĒ do on any used fjr unless itís never had a topbox on it.
I would also suggest is that you add your general location and bike year/model to your signature line. Good luck !
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !