Can I borrow $9500 to rescue this motorcycle? I’m good for it….
by Shawn King
For some unknown reason, I continue to torture myself by looking at motorcycles for sale (I lost mine in the divorce). There’s one for sale in Jacksonville, OR. It’s exactly the bike I had and exactly the bike I’d want to buy – a 2008 Yamaha FJR 1300…
Look at that listing – “2008 Yamaha FJR 1300. 2200 miles. Well taken care of.” OF COURSE IT IS – YOU NEVER RODE THE GODDAMNED THING!
2200 miles on a four year old motorcycle!? That’s an average of less than a mile a day…That’s obscene. Why did you bother buying it? Why has it taken you so long to sell it!?
I had my beloved FJR for a little over 18 months. I put almost 22,ooo miles on it in that time – about 40 miles per day, every day, winter included. The guy selling this bike doesn’t even deserve a machine like the FJR.
Yes – I AM bitter…