Buying a used bike can be a daunting task. There are many things to consider when looking to buy a used dirt bike.
Dirt Bike Channel has put together this little guide to give you some ideas and help when looking at used bikes.
Here is a list of 10 things we look for when looking to buy a used dirt bike:
Look for wear and tear on the frame, and side casings. Plastic is easy to replace, frames and motors are not.
Look under the bike for dents in the frame or engine.
When starting the bike listen for ANY funny noises. Ride the bike and run it through the gears.
Look to see if the radiator’s are bent.
Look for dents in the rims
Check the oil levels (ask if they have recently been changed)
Look for oil leaks or cracks in the motor.
Ask if the top end or bottom end of the engine has been rebuilt
Ask if the bike has been raced.
Ask to see a maintenance schedule (valves, oil changes, gear oil changes, suspension).
Let us know what you look for when buying a used bike. We are also working on an in-depth guide to buying used bikes.
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