Well for those of you who were following the saga on the "Craigslist Finds Today" thread, you know that I drove to Saginaw, MI today and bought an '07 FJR. For those of you who weren't, hey, I drove to Saginaw, MI today and bought an '07 FJR!
Found it on Craigslist, had been looking at one locally in Indianapolis but that deal fell through, this one is virtually new, has only 480 miles! Was bought by a retired gentleman who then realized that carpal tunnel syndrome in his left hand wouldn't allow him to enjoy the bike for more than about 20 minutes before pain set in. I bought it for his payoff amount, $9500. Market price in Indy for this bike would be about $11,500-$12,000, I've been looking at '05 models with over 10,000 miles for $9000. This one is even still under factory warranty!
Not a scratch on it, fully loaded, ABS, trunk, bag liners, and a very nice V-Stream windshield that is about 4" taller than stock (stock w/s included). I haven't ridden it much yet, just a test ride and then from his house to the hotel and now it's raining again, have it parked under the canopy with the desk clerk promising to keep an eye on it tonight for me.
Here's some pics, Gin was following and took a couple as I rode ahead, the rest are in the hotel parking lot. I'll post detailed riding impressions when I get home tomorrow, supposed to clear up and I'm hoping for a decent ride home. 325 miles up here, should give me a good chance to get to know the bike. One funny side note, I pulled my riding pants out of the trunk to put on and go for a test ride, realized that I'd brought Ginger's instead, would look like shorts on me! Guess it's jeans for the ride home, at least I have a choice of two jackets depending on the weather.