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    New or Used Trophy
    on: Mar 18, 2017, 08.33 pm
    Mar 18, 2017, 08.33 pm
    Hello All,

    I currently have a K16GT and a recently bought leftover 2015 FJR. I bought the FJR for shorter rides, and solo. The K bike does the two up rides.

    Anyway, the FJR is ok, but the more I ride it the more the ergos and lack of wind protection bother me. So I stumbled on a used 2014 with 6K miles, very good shape for $11.5. However, I can buy a new 2015 for another $2,500.

    No warranty left on the 2014, and it could use a set of tires, but I like the silver color better.

    Is it worth saving myself a couple thou, or would you opt for new??? 

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    Re: New or Used Trophy
    Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2017, 08.55 pm
    Mar 18, 2017, 08.55 pm
    I would go new and get the extended warranty that will give 5 or 7 years of warranty :028: in the long run a better deal.
    I must be going too fast for too long evey time i get back i'm younger!!

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    Re: New or Used Trophy
    Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2017, 02.54 am
    Mar 19, 2017, 02.54 am
    I would buy new because i only put about 5k miles a year on the Trophy.You also might be buying someone's headache they traded in.You get 2 yr warranty with new and probably could negotiate with the dealer an extra couple of years for an extra fee.
    Good luck.

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    Re: New or Used Trophy
    Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2017, 07.48 am
    Mar 19, 2017, 07.48 am
    The one advantage of the used is the break in is done.  I am guessing that it has around 10K on the clock.   I found most of the issues occurred in the first 10K, mostly minor, so they should be taken care of.  If it has all the options that you are looking for than used, with a very thorough mechanical check would be fine.  Would want to see the service records.

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    Re: New or Used Trophy
    Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2017, 07.59 am
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    Go new and get the warranty and fresh tyres.... unless you can haggle 2-3 k off the price of the used,
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    Re: New or Used Trophy
    Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2017, 10.59 am
    Mar 19, 2017, 10.59 am
    *Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
    Go new and get the warranty and fresh tyres.... unless you can haggle 2-3 k off the price of the used,

    I did have the dealer run the VIN for recalls, etc. The bike came back clean. You are close on mileage - the used one has 6,400 miles on it. Looks like the bike has been well cared for. Just a few light scuffs on the panniers.

    I did get the dealer to put a fresh set of tires on it as part of the deal if I decide to buy it.

    Brain says buy new, but I prefer the silver color on the used.   

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    Re: New or Used Trophy
    Reply #6 on: Mar 20, 2017, 12.53 pm
    Mar 20, 2017, 12.53 pm
    Can you "fix" the FJR? Baker wings, different windscreen, seat, ? It might be the cheaper option and the FJR is a great (and very reliable) bike.  Just an option to consider.
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    Re: New or Used Trophy
    Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2017, 01.20 pm
    Mar 20, 2017, 01.20 pm
    I, for one, have no problem buying used, but the price has to be right.  $11.5k seems a bit tall for a '14 at this point, considering what brand new leftovers are selling for.  If it is in good condition and you like the bike, I would work on the numbers to widen the gap with a new one.  6000 miles fly by in no time on a new TTSE.

    FJRs are legendary for their loyal following.  IMO, it falls perfect in the middle of the sport touring bike spectrum, which I think it's why it is so popular.  However, since you can afford 2 sport tourers, a one-bike-does-it-all might seem like a jack of all trades and master of none.  I've ridden the K16GT and it is a phenomenal ST for the long haul.  Not sure I'd need an FJR if I have that in my garage.

    I, too, prefer to bracket the ST spectrum with 2 bikes.  For me, they are VFR1200 on the sporty end and TTSE for the touring side.  Sounds like you like to bracket with a heavy cruiser and a light frigate.  Nothing wrong with that approach either.
    Converto, ergo sum.       '15 300RR, '15 250XCF-W, '14 K1600GT, '12 VFR1200, '05 GSXR600 (track).

     



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