Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Central Kansas
As suggested above, go for an 08' - 14' because of the FI. You'll never look back, just keep good oil & rubber on her and ride, ride, ride! On the FI models, there is no need for any engine mods except for a nicer looking air breather and exhaust. (and bags, seat, fairing, lol)
If you read around the forums on these bikes, there are a gazillion threads on carb adjustment, rejetting and fuel & electrical mods. This maintenance seems endless, and the carb adjustments or re jetting require the carb come off the bike. Some guys enjoy tweaking out their carbbed models, but there are sensors all over my 08' and it runs GREAT without any fuel or electrical mods.
No matter what year you get, Check your Front pulley nut and ensure tightness and install the Barnett clutch kit and you'll be ready to ride.