Too late - I took the plunge. It had 3000 miles, not 6000; it looks in showroom condition. They wouldn't haggle - they knew what they had. "Here's the price; take it or leave it." I considered what I'd have to do to look at/appraise/decide on a BR at the other end of the country, to save a thousand bucks...and I bought. Seriously...even if I found a true cream-puff across the land, shipping it would cost me about $800. I know this because I just sold my Bimmer to a guy that far away. Anyway...I have it. Along with the BR clone. Still feeling it out...top speed seems a little lower than I expected; it peaks out at about 65. Which is, in the end, fast enough - but I expected better since I'm getting 78 out of my Chinese Burgman clone. Might just be because it's never really been broken in. Also...the handlebars seem an inch shorter than on the clone; and that makes a difference in riding comfort. I like to lean back on the seat; and I've adjusted the bars (on both) back to accommodate; but it works on the clone but not on the BR. Arms are fully extended and hands at the knees. Have to buy aftermarket bars. Can you link up to your write-up about your tail-box? I'd like to try something like that.