Posted by in Motorcycles on March 5, 2013
Do want to buy a second hand motorcycle? Will then you need to consider whether to buy it from a private individual or from a dealer shop. Whatever is your choice, keep in mind that you need to be wise in buying a secondhand bike. There are so many things to be taken into consideration because a second hand bike may not offer the same value and performance as a brand new one.
Here some tips you need to know:
Buy it from a trusted dealer if possible. It is important to buy your bike from a trusted dealer even though private individuals may offer a lower price. Many motorcycle dealers will offer some type of warranty for the first few months of buying and provide free servicing if anything goes wrong with the bike. If buy you from private individual make sure to do the necessary inspection. Make sure also that the papers are complete and the transaction is legal.
Do tests drive. One thing you need to do before buying a secondhand motorcycle is to test drive it. Do a test ride to see if the motorcycle will fits you, performs will and on good condition.
Do a physical check up of the motorcycle.
Inspect the body work; take a look if there is rust, scratches or damage. Check also the engine, transmission and exhaust system. Make sure that there are no leaks of oil. Check also if the chain is good, clean and not so tight. Remember that a good motorcycle should start easily and if it is difficult to start or blows a cloud of smoke like a blue smoke beware. Lastly, check the foot pegs, mirrors, handlebars, grips, brake and clutch. All of these must be working properly.
The most important thing about buying a secondhand motorcycle is that it performs very well. Despite being a used motorcycle, most of these second hand bikes perform better than brand new one. However, finding the one that is still on good condition is not easy. You have to consider also the possibility of buying stolen bikes. It is therefore very important to ask the help of an experienced rider or dealer.