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Old 02-09-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Other than craigs list or E-Bay, which i'm not real fond of.--------What are the best sites, or places to find good pre-owned motos, Brand new is real nice but they depreciate to much to fast. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.
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I really dont mind buying a bike used. I think its the better way to go IMO. Craigslist really isnt that bad, I've bought all my bikes off there. Just meet the previous owner, you can sometimes tell if he/she properly maintained especially if you look over it notice how the chain looks and what not
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Re: Buying used

Every bike I have owned was bought used(I'm on #6 I think). Just go over it well. I prefer forums when I'm looking for one, but sometimes cl has great deals.

What are you looking for?
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If I can help it, I would avoid buying used. Part of it is because of potential problems with the bike but a lot of it is superstition. I mean, someone is going to buy your bike, fix it and will sell it on CL or a forum at some point...would you buy a bike knowing someone was hurt or died on it?
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If I can help it, I would avoid buying used. Part of it is because of potential problems with the bike but a lot of it is superstition. I mean, someone is going to buy your bike, fix it and will sell it on CL or a forum at some point...would you buy a bike knowing someone was hurt or died on it?
If someone DIED on it? Chances of that are slim that they would be selling their bike on CL if theyre dead but I guess I get what youre saying. Bikes break down, if they fixed whatever needed to be fixed then you should be fine. I think its fine to buy used bikes, like the other guy said.. get over it and buy a used one unless you got the extra dough to throw at a brand new bike. IMO meeting the previous owner is better vs than buying a used bike from a dealership because you have absolutely no idea who the previous owner was.

Edit: also i worked at a car dealership before, youd be surprised how abused those cars are sometimes
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If someone DIED on it? Chances of that are slim that they would be selling their bike on CL if theyre dead but I guess I get what youre saying. Bikes break down, if they fixed whatever needed to be fixed then you should be fine. I think its fine to buy used bikes, like the other guy said.. get over it and buy a used one unless you got the extra dough to throw at a brand new bike. IMO meeting the previous owner is better vs than buying a used bike from a dealership because you have absolutely no idea who the previous owner was.

Edit: also i worked at a car dealership before, youd be surprised how abused those cars are sometimes
Well I mean we always see/read about RIP threads or RIDER DOWN news articles and the bike of the rider usually looks like it's in pretty good shape. Biker dies and the bike gets auctioned off, or the biker lives and decides to sell the bike...somehow, someway, it ends up back on the market of used bikes.

I am not normally a superstitious person but riding (especially in Houston) requires all the luck you can get.
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If I can help it, I would avoid buying used. Part of it is because of potential problems with the bike but a lot of it is superstition. I mean, someone is going to buy your bike, fix it and will sell it on CL or a forum at some point...would you buy a bike knowing someone was hurt or died on it?
If you bought a house, lived happily in it for 10yrs, then found out the previous lady-of-the-house died a horrible death in the same bedroom you sleep in, how would you feel? I suspect for most folks, it is about knowing it or not - not about whether it did happen. Poltergeist not withstanding.

There are pluses and minuses buying pre-owned. Choice is personal.
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didn't want to start a new thread on this but, I just recently found a used bike with extremely low miles on it. less than 1,000. and its 4 years old and it is a sport bike. What major problems do I need to lookout for? -besides the fuel lines/bad gas/injectors. I'm thinkin I can just refill with new gas and injector cleaner. what do ya'll think? is it safe?
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didn't want to start a new thread on this but, I just recently found a used bike with extremely low miles on it. less than 1,000. and its 4 years old and it is a sport bike. What major problems do I need to lookout for? -besides the fuel lines/bad gas/injectors. I'm thinkin I can just refill with new gas and injector cleaner. what do ya'll think? is it safe?
Bring it to Motorcycles Unlimited for a free inspection
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i think wild west would be much closer. hopefully he will agree to meet there! lol or else probly a no go lol

But i was really just worried about it not being broken in properly. can that really affect it later on? its the 2nd owner with less than 1,000 miles!
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Every bike I have owned was bought used(I'm on #6 I think). Just go over it well. I prefer forums when I'm looking for one, but sometimes cl has great deals.

What are you looking for?
Prolly a cruiser, I don't think my knees will allow me back on any kind of sport bike for a while, or even longer
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I really dont mind buying a bike used. I think its the better way to go IMO. Craigslist really isnt that bad, I've bought all my bikes off there. Just meet the previous owner, you can sometimes tell if he/she properly maintained especially if you look over it notice how the chain looks and what not
Iwould rather used, as long as it was maintained well, and your right if you look hard you can usually tell a well maintained bike from one that has been cleaned and spiffed up for a sale. Its just that i have heard some real horror stories about C/L and some of the scammers, and theives. Really no exp. buying off of there though.
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If I can help it, I would avoid buying used. Part of it is because of potential problems with the bike but a lot of it is superstition. I mean, someone is going to buy your bike, fix it and will sell it on CL or a forum at some point...would you buy a bike knowing someone was hurt or died on it?
I never thought of it that way, Not really superstitious, but if I found out someone died on a bike i bought That would Freak me out! --------------I have been an auto body man for many years And I could'nt work on a car that i knew someone died in, Quit a job once cause of it.
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didn't want to start a new thread on this but, I just recently found a used bike with extremely low miles on it. less than 1,000. and its 4 years old and it is a sport bike. What major problems do I need to lookout for? -besides the fuel lines/bad gas/injectors. I'm thinkin I can just refill with new gas and injector cleaner. what do ya'll think? is it safe?
If its a runner ,yea dump the fuel re-fill with premium and some berryman or seafoam and it should'nt be a problem, If it does'nt run from sitting a long time you will prolly have to flush tank, maybe change fuel lines, and clean the injectors to get it to run.
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Iwould rather used, as long as it was maintained well, and your right if you look hard you can usually tell a well maintained bike from one that has been cleaned and spiffed up for a sale. Its just that i have heard some real horror stories about C/L and some of the scammers, and theives. Really no exp. buying off of there though.
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I never thought of it that way, Not really superstitious, but if I found out someone died on a bike i bought That would Freak me out! --------------I have been an auto body man for many years And I could'nt work on a car that i knew someone died in, Quit a job once cause of it.
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If its a runner ,yea dump the fuel re-fill with premium and some berryman or seafoam and it should'nt be a problem, If it does'nt run from sitting a long time you will prolly have to flush tank, maybe change fuel lines, and clean the injectors to get it to run.
Hey next to the quote button, its a multi-quote button.. check it out! not alot people know how to use it but just thought Id late you know since it is useful for me
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Hey next to the quote button, its a multi-quote button.. check it out! not alot people know how to use it but just thought Id late you know since it is useful for me
yea it would save me and everyone else a lot of time,Gotta admit i'm not very comp. savvy, Thanks i'll work on it.
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