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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-16-2020, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, looking to get a more comfortable and capable bike for the wife and I that is still fun to ride and it seems the fjr fits the bill. I found a couple 2015ís and wondered which way you guys would go. Both are es

34,000 miles
Looks garage kept, no rust on anything
Comes with mount for my shad top case

12,000 mi
Light rust on bolts, couple scrapes down low
I would have to buy mounting hardware for my case.
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I wouldn't shy away from the bike with 34,000 miles if it was taken care of. Still low miles for a 2015.m The one with 12,000 has been sitting around a bit more and sometimes that's not good either.
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Definitely No.1.

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I vote #1.

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-17-2020, 04:17 AM
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I wouldn't be against an over 30K bike if it was loaded with upgrades that I like anyway. But those are minor upgrades. If you can live with the scrapes, I'd offer <9k for the #2 and tell them about #1 being in better shape.
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Waited in line all day for my early vote & my ballot was rejected. So, went to a different state & voted twice for #1.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-17-2020, 07:36 AM
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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 !

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-17-2020, 10:33 AM
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Look for a detailed service folder with dates and mileages noted on receipts for supplies on maint done by the owner (and even for mods and dealership service). If they can't be bothered to do so little as toss a receipt into a shoe box, what else did they skip?

Ridden wet. Put up hard.

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