The Best Choices in Buying your Dream MotorcycleWritten by Kay Zetkin
For motorcycle enthusiasts, it could really be heaven’s gift if motorcycles come from packages delivered by storks… This is kind of fantasy for those wishing hard for a baby. And indeed, once you have your dream motorcycle, we doubt if anything would prevent you from considering it as your baby. But point of this is that, you have to go over tough decision of buying your dream motorcycle.
So how do you go about this business and get greatest deal and bargain of your lifetime? Well, here are several insights of choice you can consider in process of buying your motorcycle… •Considering buying a used motorcycle – if you are a new rider, it is quite preferable for you to start out with a used motorcycle. This used motorcycle will do nicely up until you get trained and have plenty of practice to spread over. This could take at least a year. Since new riders are likely to take a few spills early in their motorcycle riding, a new bike in which to practice on might run you into thousands of dollars in repairs. This incident will definitely not be something that will instill confidence in a rider that’s just starting out honing their skills. Where can you get to buy your used motorcycle? Four options can be had: 1.From an auction – you can keep yourself posted for this event and inspect motorcycles to be auctioned before bidding starts 2.From a Classified Ad – Not only in local newspapers, you can also check out motorcycle want ads in internet. You can also check out classifieds on various motorcycle forums. Have a local and trusted mechanic check out motorcycle for sale before deciding to buy it. 3.From a friend - or acquaintance – Tell your buddies, family friends or motorcycle club co-members that you’re on lookout for a motorcycle that’s for sale. They may know of someone else who has a bike for sale. What’s more your motorcycle club members particularly can be relied upon in choosing one in good condition. 4.From a dealer of used motorcycles – Consider visiting your local dealer. Trade-ins that are in good condition might be up for sale in a price that would fit your budget. You can also mention your interest to buy to several motorcycle sales people that you know. They might just find you one you’re dreaming of. •At last! You earned right to acquire a brand new motorcycle! Where can be best deals? Here’s several options: 1.From Internet – you can use Internet to do research on new motorcycle you specifically want to have. There are manufacturers' Web sites and dealer Web sites where you can read road test reviews, participate in forum discussions about motorcycles you're interested in. you can also chat in chat rooms, check out price ranges and dealers who will sell a motorcycle to you on Web. Be extra careful, in dealing through Web. You should meet your motorcycle dealer in a face-to-face decision before deciding to buy altogether. 2.From a dealer - If you’re pretty dead set in buying certain models that are in high demand, dealers can be unwilling to budge on its price. Some are even inclined to charge over MSRP for bike. Harley-Davidson dealers can either sell away over MSRP with short or no waiting period or sell close to MSRP with a long waiting period or sell close to MSRP with a long waiting period. If you decide to buy from a dealer, know what you want first. Make sure it fits your needs and look around and compare before having that talk with a dealer.
Winter Bike Riding -- The Safe WayWritten by Kay Zetkin
Are you one of those motorcycle riders that live in northern climates where winters can be harsh and still choose to continue riding when bitter winter sets in? Well, everybody would say you’re dreadful to even consider riding out in snow. Contemporaries who are more protective of their bikes might even say that you’re a brutal slave-driver of your beloved bike.
Winter is really a terrible season for motorcycle enthusiasts. Determined as you are to go on riding, surviving harsh winters should be kept in mind to prevent any inevitable danger that would cause trauma for you and your beloved motorcycle. Remember that winter riding is not time to boast of a great stamina and show off your toughness just by wearing extra clothing and driving roughshod over your bike like it’s any hot summer day. Precautions must always be taken if you plan to go out riding during winter. So how do you go about preparing your motorcycle and yourself?
For your motorcycle: •You need to get a windshield. Don’t ever think that twenty degree temperatures with severe wind chill factors are enjoyable enough for you to neglect having a windshield. •Make sure your motorcycle batter could stand strain of chilly blasts. Keep it charged and you can try to use Battery Tender for this. •Using proper oil for your motorcycle is also top priority. The 10w – 40w oil is sufficient enough. •For those with liquid-cooled bikes, make sure that reading on anti-freeze is sufficient for temperatures you’ll be expecting. •Make sure your bike has been thoroughly inspected for any mechanical problems before starting your ride.