Essential Effects to Keep in Mind before Buying a Used Bike

Whether it is a new bike or a used bike, the quantum of love that a biker has towards the bike is the same. Retaining a bike for the first time is a special feeling. Some people cannot go to buy a brand-new bike but that does not mean they should give up on their dream. One can wisely choose a used bike if the budget is quite low and the dream bike is too expensive.

Find the purpose

Think about the purpose of getting a bike. Purchasing a bike is not the only expenditure, you have to look after the conservation, bike insurance, energy, etc. as well. For illustration, ask yourself, do you need a bike that can help you commute in an energy-effective way or do you need a sport bike which you can ride on long road passages? 

Conduct thorough research

Once you have an idea about the purpose, it is also time to probe in depth into the options available. You do not inescapably need to depend upon a bike dealer to get a second- hand bike. You can buy the same from a friend or an honored online platform selling for people to buy all kind of motorcycle (รับซื้อมอไซค์, term in Thai). 

Check the bike

Look at the bike you are about to buy as if you are Sherlock Holmes. Check it completely. Look out for dents and scrapes on the outside. 

Test ride

A bike might look super fit on the outside but you must ride it to know how it feels. Test ride is necessary to learn about overall performance of the bike. However, indeed a five- minute’s ride can tell you about the bike’s health if you are well-clued with the mechanics of a bike. However, you can get an experienced friend or a trusted handyperson to test-ride the bike, if you are a neophyte.

Check the chassis number

After you are comfortable with the bike you are about to buy, take some time out to check its chassis number. The number on the plate and the machine should match. It might be delicate to detect this number on old bikes but a mechanic can find it fluently. The same chassis number should be mentioned in the service book as well. 

Servicing record

It will be ideal if the dealer has a servicing record of the bike. That way, you will come to know how important conservation work has gone into the bike and how much more needs to be done. However, you can simply ask for an estimate if there is no written record.

Ensure proper documentation

Here is a list of the documents that is needed when it comes to buying a used bike- 

  • Registration certificate
  • Bike insurance 
  • Pollution control certificate
  • Receipt of sell

Negotiate price

Focus on all the above-mentioned points to negotiate the price. For illustration, if the bike has a dent or it is not maintained duly, the bike’s purchase price should be reduced.

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