Tips When Planning To Buy Used Motorcycles

If you have any plans to buy used motorcycle (รับซื้อมอไซค์, term in Thai), then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will give you guides and tips on how to spot the best motorcycle even if it means it’s a second-hand unit. Always remember that just because it is a second-hand unit does not necessarily mean that it is a good one. There are tons of used motorcycles out there being sold by authorized dealers and they are in top shape and what’s even good is that you can purchase them at a fairly affordable price.

Below are the things to consider when purchasing used motorcycles

  • Check the engine – One way of checking the engine is inspecting the valve and engine covers for possibility of oil leaks. Make sure you let the engine run longer to check any leaks. If you notice some leakage, the best thing to do is to ask the dealer to replace the oil seal. You should also check the fuel line for any cuts or cracks

  • Check the chassis –It is undoubtedly one of the motorcycle components you should not forget to check. The chassis must be free from cracks and corrosion. It is also a must to check the alignment of the front and rear tires. If not, then it is an indicator that the chassis has been twisted, most probably an effect of a strong impact. If this is the case, then it simply means that your ride will be unstable or unsafe.

  • Check the clutch system – See for yourself the clutch system and make sure that it is running smoothly. If you noticed that the clutch level is dragged, then you will need to lubricate it or could be that you need to replace the clutch system. If your clutch system is fluid type, it is a must that the seller makes sure it is clean and unadulterated to ensure that the clutch system runs smoothly. Check the hoses to make sure there are no cracks and leaks.

  • Check the handlebars – Check if there is any sign of bending on the handlebars. If so, it means the motorcycle has been involved in an accident or bad fall. Issues such as this can pose an issue for the bike’s handling. It might cause the motorcycle to pull to the right or the other way. You should also check the steering head assembly for any issues in the bearings.

  • Check the tires and wheels – To check for tires and wheels, one way is to put up the center stand and spin the rear wheel. You have to check for any cracks and bulges. If there is an issue, it means that the rider has been into tire burns, hard braking, and power slides.

  • Check the exhaust system – It is a must to make sure that the exhaust system is securely attached to the chassis and engine. Check the exhaust system for any leaks as such will most likely eat more fuel in the long run.

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