When it comes to used bikes, some individuals are unsure of how to separate the wheat from the chaff. If you are truly inexperienced, keep in mind that buying a bike from a dealer is quite acceptable. This is where it all begins.
Check the bike out in chilly weather
It is always better to tell the vendor to leave the bike cold when you arrive; especially if it is an older cycle if you want to buy used motorcycle (รับซื้อมอไซค์, term in Thai). On a heated bike, hiding issues with starting and running is remarkably simple. Verify the temperature of the bike by feeling the jugs and pipes. You may have a problem on your hands if the seller is unable to start the bike or if it sounds like a blender full of rocks within the first minute of operation.
Check the footpegs, levers, and bar ends
Levers can reveal some information. When a lever strikes a pavement, it frequently curls. Although the vendor may have polished the rash away, it might not be fractured, but a curved appearance typically denotes damage. Typically, this also applies to shorty levers that a vendor has trimmed and reshaped. Most people wait until they need to repair a damaged lever before doing this. Levers and pegs from the aftermarket can potentially be a sign that a crash has happened. If the vendor admits to it, he might be a sincere guy who tried his best to fix the bike after getting tipped off. If it is not addressed, though, it can indicate that the seller is not being truthful, or that the bike was mistreated by a prior owner.
Look at how hard the rider pedaled
Always check the tires. Tires with longitudinal grooves that are flat are a sign of burnout. Verify the tire edges on sports machines. The bike was likely ridden at the track if you see pilling or feathering of the tires to the edges.
Examine the hero blobs as well. These are the tiny indicators on the footpegs that alert riders when they are approaching the point of wearing out more expensive components while they are in a deep lean. Should those be completely gone or ground down, the bike might have made its way to the track. That does not automatically rule out a bike, but a seller who withholds that information could not be honest about the bike’s other drawbacks.
Check if this hooptie has ever been defrauded
Verify the ignition and fork locks. Someone most likely went joyriding if one or both of them were broken or the keys did not match. Recovery cars for theft can and often do wind up on the streets. While this does not necessarily imply that the bike is worthless, you should be aware that these have a low resale value and adjust your offer accordingly.
Release the seat
Your spider sense should be tingling if, before you enter the bowels, you can see a GPS, fog lights, and two power cords dangling from the bike. Once inside, search for electrical tape, vampire connections, or large quantities of wire that is the same color.