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Title: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Maveloster16 on March 25, 2019, 03:06:39 PM
Hey guys and gals, over the past 2 years I have fallen in love with the FJ 1200 and I am actively looking to own one. Currently I have a '98 gsf600n (Suzuki bandit 600 naked), that I am working on selling/ trading this riding season in order to purchase my new found love. I'm not scared to work on bikes that need some TLC, but my expected budget doesn't really meet the cost of the average fj.  I am hoping to have roughly 3k by mid summer (money from the bike + working non-stop). Is anyone out there looking to sell a bike within my budget? I'm living in central Kanas currently.


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: giantkiller on March 25, 2019, 04:54:00 PM
Welcome to the Fj insanity. There is an 89 fj on fleabay right now with 22,000 miles. Looks pretty good. Pics look like all it needs are new tires. $2300. Aurora CO. Shouldn't be 2 far from Kansas.


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Maveloster16 on March 25, 2019, 04:58:32 PM
Thank you,  I'll look into it. Only downside is that I won't have the money for a couple months. Maybe more will be on the market by then


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: ryanschoebel on March 25, 2019, 05:15:02 PM
Just keep an eye out, and be willing to travel to get it. I just picked up an absolute peach for $2,000. Just keep looking, they come around every now and again


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: aviationfred on March 25, 2019, 05:30:34 PM
There is also a nice looking 1986 model East of Kansas City in Lee's Summit, MO. Here is the easiest way to search Craigslist for FJ1200's. https://www.searchtempest.com/search?search_string=FJ1200&category=8&subcat=sss&hasPic=&srchType=&minAsk=&maxAsk=&cityselect=zip&location=67216&maxDist=50000&region_us=1&region_can=1&region_mex=1&Region=combined&addCities=&subCities= (https://www.searchtempest.com/search?search_string=FJ1200&category=8&subcat=sss&hasPic=&srchType=&minAsk=&maxAsk=&cityselect=zip&location=67216&maxDist=50000&region_us=1&region_can=1&region_mex=1&Region=combined&addCities=&subCities=)

Where abouts in Kansas are you? I am in Wichita, there is another member here in Wichita and a member that lives in Gardner.

Have you ridden to the Cassoday Bike runs held the first Sunday of the month? I will be there on April 7th with my FJ1200.


Fred



Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Dads_FJ on March 25, 2019, 06:15:09 PM
You could get on a plane and fly north to Minnesota and ride this back.
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/mcy/d/1986-fj1200/6849648977.html


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Maveloster16 on March 25, 2019, 08:18:12 PM
Sorry for late reply. I'm currently living in Manhattan, ks. I would love to join people for a group ride sometime soon. And that bike in Minneapolis is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Millietant on March 26, 2019, 01:37:13 PM
How about this one - looks cheap enough and together enough to be the basis of a great resto-mod machine over the next couple of years while you ride it around. VA is closer to Manhattan than California !

Send me a pm if you want any more info - I can give you more of the ad details
(http://i63.tinypic.com/dh4jur.jpg)


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Millietant on March 26, 2019, 02:03:25 PM
It’s a 1989 registered 3CV model with 57,000 miles - owner says it runs and rides well.


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: JPaganel on March 27, 2019, 12:49:27 PM
And that bike in Minneapolis is gorgeous!

Thanks!

That's actually my ad. :D


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Mike 86 in San Dimas on March 27, 2019, 07:58:34 PM
When your ready and stay patient...a $3000 budget should get you a nice FJ. Then dont ever look at this site again. Moditus can be very contagious. :yes:
 


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Tuned forks on March 27, 2019, 08:29:04 PM
Oh man, a big roger on that one Mike.  I've already spent more that twice what I paid for my whole FJ and it's not nearly done yet.

Joe


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Millietant on March 28, 2019, 02:50:22 PM
The guy selling this bike is named Jay Jordan - does anyone know if he's a member on here by any chance ?

How about this one - looks cheap enough and together enough to be the basis of a great resto-mod machine over the next couple of years while you ride it around. VA is closer to Manhattan than California !

Send me a pm if you want any more info - I can give you more of the ad details
([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/dh4jur.jpg[/url])


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: ryanschoebel on March 28, 2019, 03:04:58 PM
The guy selling this bike is named Jay Jordan - does anyone know if he's a member on here by any chance ?

How about this one - looks cheap enough and together enough to be the basis of a great resto-mod machine over the next couple of years while you ride it around. VA is closer to Manhattan than California !

Send me a pm if you want any more info - I can give you more of the ad details
([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/dh4jur.jpg[/url])



Scroll up Dean haha. He claimed it. Username JPaganel  :good2:


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Millietant on March 28, 2019, 03:38:19 PM
I don't think it is, Ryan - JPaganel's bike was advertised in Minnesota, this one is in Virginia........ unless I'm missing something (which is probably highly likely, given my age and senility  :yes:) ?


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: ryanschoebel on March 28, 2019, 04:25:43 PM
I don't think it is, Ryan - JPaganel's bike was advertised in Minnesota, this one is in Virginia........ unless I'm missing something (which is probably highly likely, given my age and senility  :yes:) ?

Nope, completely my fault! I misunderstood! Apologies!


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: Millietant on March 28, 2019, 05:30:50 PM
That's perfectly fine Ryan - you've made me feel good about being old  :biggrin: :biggrin:


Title: Re: Broke college student looking to trade/buy an fj 1200 this summer
Post by: aviationfred on March 28, 2019, 07:30:59 PM
Here is the Craigslist link for the 86 FJ1200 that is in Lee's Summit, MO.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/d/lees-summit-1986-yamaha-fj1200/6841913816.html

Photo of the bike.


Fred