3 Tips to Refer to When Buying Used Motorcycles
Many people get confused when they buy used bikes. If you are really environmentally conscious, then you must always pick a firsthand bike. But if you are really into buying a used bike,
here are some important takeaways:
- The vehicle doesn’t seem to have crash damage
- It doesn’t leak any fluids
- It has been taken care of well.
Here’s more on tips to refer to when buying a used motorcycle.
- Always check the VIN
This is where you begin. Always check the numbers and ensure that the numbers are not restamped in any way. If you are checking a bike that has a high theft rate then always bring factory stamped numbers for comparing it with to check it with the knocked over numbers. Once you have checked that, inspect if the title numbers are matching with the headstock. If not, run! Have a look at some good use motorbikes here https://performancenc.ca/vehicules/usages/moto/.
- Check the bike cold
Always tell the seller to leave the bike cold, this is because when the bike is hot, you can always hide the starting and running problems of the bike easily. Always feel those jugs and the pipe to ensure that your bike is ice cold. If the seller is unable to get the bike started or if it sounds like a blender filled with rocks in the first few minutes of run time, then you may not want to buy this used bike.
- Check the bar ends, levers and footpegs
These must always be looked out for when buying a used motorcycle. If they are damaged, know that the bike has been down. Always look for rash, and the levers too may leave away some clues like they usually curl when they hit the pavement. They may not be broken, but it is possible that the rash has been buffed out, but if it is curved, knows that it is damaged. The same is applicable for the shorty levers that have been cut and reshaped. Many people don’t do this unless the lever has banged up and it has been replaced. The aftermarket lever and pegs are also a sign that the bike has been crashed. If the seller confesses it, know that he is honest and has got it fixed, and vice versa if he doesn’t confess it.