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10/02/2019
Buying a used motorcycle can be exciting, but this process can also turn stressful pretty fast. To help you make the right choice as you shop around, use these tips to find the right bike for you.

Things to Consider When Buying a Used Motorcycle

If you've decided that buying a used motorcycle is the right option for you, congratulations! Before you go on your way to check out some potential candidates, keep in mind that buying used also means being more aware. To help you make a great purchase, use these tips from Huff Oil Group.

Purchase from a Dealer or a Private Seller

As you start looking around for used motorcycle listings, you'll notice you have a couple of options when it comes to sellers. You can purchase a used motorcycle from a dealership or from a private seller. Each option has some pros and some cons, so don't assume the experience will be the same. With a private seller, you may end up saving more money but that comes at a cost. For starters, you'll have to be ready to really give the motorcycle a thorough inspection. Since there isn't much protection for buyers in these scenarios, you'll want to be sure the motorcycle is actually in the condition the seller claims. You'll also need to carefully check the paperwork to ensure the bike isn't stolen. When buying from a dealership, you'll have more peace of mind, but that comes at a price. In the end, you will likely spend more than when buying from a private seller, but you will have more security. Since there are laws that protect consumers, you can be sure the motorcycle will be in the condition advertised. On top of that, you'll know the motorcycle isn't stolen but check the paperwork anyway just to be sure.

Listen to the Motorcycle's Engine

When you're ready to start looking at motorcycles in person, take a checklist with you of the things you will need to inspect. At the top of your list should be the motorcycle's engine. To get the best idea of what condition the motorcycle's engine is in, inspect it while it's cold. If needed, call the seller ahead of time to ensure they don't warm up the engine before you arrive. A cold engine will reveal any issues that the motorcycle may have when starting up. Listen for odd sounds as it's starting since these can indicate there are issues.  If possible, take the motorcycle on a test ride to get a better feel for the engine and listen to how it rides. Give your motorcycle's engine the best protection with a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. Click here to purchase AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil and keep your engine running smoothly. To find even more great products like this, contact the friendly oil experts at Huff Oil GroupGive them a call at (978) 259-5463 or stop by their online shop for even more great AMSOIL Oil products.

Inspect the Tires and Wheels

After ensuring the engine is still in good condition, move over to the tires and wheels. If the tires are looking a bit worn, that's ok. Since these are easy enough to change out, worn tires shouldn't be a deal-breaker. If they need to be changed out for new ones, you can even use this to negotiate on the price of the motorcycle. The wheels, on the other hand, should be properly aligned and run straight. If they have spokes, ensure there aren't any missing and check that they are all nice and tight.

Take a Closer Look at the Frame

Next, take a look at the motorcycle's frame. From afar, check that everything is properly aligned and that nothing has gone askew on the frame. After this, get closer to the motorcycle to check the details of it. Look out for signs of damage and rough use, such as dents, scratches, scrapes, or cracks. You'll also want to be on the lookout for signs that indicate that the motorcycle wasn't well maintained through the years. The motorcycle may be shiny and clean, but keep in mind that washing it isn't a hard task. Signs of wear, bad repairs, and even debris just beyond those easy to reach places can let you know that the motorcycle hasn't been well-kept.

Give Your Motorcycle a Synthetic Oil Change in Fayetteville

To keep your motorcycle's engine running strong, give it a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. Find all the products you need for your motorcycle's next oil change by contacting the oil pros at Huff Oil Group. Reach them at (978) 259-5463 for more information.
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