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Tips On Buying A Used Motorcycle
So, how do you make sure you get a good deal? Here are a few tips on buying a used motorcycle. First, check out a used motorcycle price guide. There are several good ones. A good one is National Auto Dealers Association (N.A.D.A.) price guide. The prices in this monthly guide reflect average price of motorcycles of similar make, model and condition across nation. The price guide is issued monthly.
Spend a little time reading reviews of various makes and models. Many of these reviews are posted on web and they can give you some subjective information on what these particular riders think about bike.
Check condition of motorcycle over closely. What is condition of drive belt, chain or drive shaft? Are tires worn or weather checked? Has bike ever been wrecked? Does it leak oil? Is muffler or mufflers free of rust? Is wiring in good shape? Does it start easily and run smoothly?
If deal likes like a go at this point, ask to take bike for a test drive. While you are at it, if possible, take it to your mechanic and get a second opinion.
If your mechanic gives you OK, get your wallet out and enjoy ride. Most makes of motorcycles these days are well engineered and high quality machines. Don't make process of buying a bike a bigger deal than it needs to be. Used motorcycles are generally an excellent value, especially when compared to price of new bikes. Besides, this is one time when it is fun to shop. So, have some fun buying a used motorcycle.
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