If you see a used motorcycle for sale, make sure to do your due diligence before making a purchase. This video will explain what to check for before you buy a motorcycle.
The first thing to do is make sure the owner is honest. Every motorcycle owner has dropped or dinged up their motorcycle.
See if there are scratches and ask the owner if they dropped the bike. If they lie, they may not be telling the truth and you’ll want to go through the rest of the sale with a good amount of suspicion.
If the motorcycle has been abused or is in rough shape, it will make bad sounds when you start it up. Keep an eye on the warning lights on the dash, too. When you start a motorcycle, these will all light up and then turn off. If any don’t, the seller may have snipped a wire to hide something.
Be sure to check the rest of the motorcycle maintenance. Tires are going to be your primary concern in this area. Check for signs of suspension problems and general wear and tear. If the brands don’t match up to the factory set the bike comes with, make note of this and ask the seller for more information.
To learn more, click on the link to the video above.