What you need to know when buying the Pre-Owned Harley-Davidson

If you are in the market for a Pre-Owned Harley-Davidson, there are a few things to know before you run right out and buy the first shiny Hog you see! Buying a new Harley is a fairly easy thing to do. All you have to do is pick a model, visit local dealers, test drive a few of the bikes, and pay for the one you have selected. Then all you have to do is log on to K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and start accessorizing your new ride.

1999 Harley-Davidson Softtail SpringerHowever, buying a Pre-Owned Harley-Davidson is a different story. Since it is already used, you should be cautious before closing your deal. Here are the things you should consider for buying a  used Harley-Davidson motorcycle:

Motorcycle History – Over time, a lot could have happened to the motorcycles you are interested in, you need to know its history. A good idea is for you to ask for a Carfax from the seller. If the seller is on the up and up,  and isn’t hiding anything, then providing a history of the motorcycle is the perfect step in closing a a deal!

Price – One of the reasons why you’re buying a used Harley-Davidson in the first place is to save money, and getting the most motorcycle for your money is very important. Compare prices using the Kelly Blue book for motorcycles, and stop by your local H-D dealership and ask for a reasonable ball park price. You may also consider calling a bank to see how much money they will loan on that particular Model and Year.

Overall Condition – Whether you are buying an old Iron Head or a 2011 model, you must consider the overall condition of that motorcycle. A well maintained motorcycle with paperwork to back it up makes an older Harley look more attractive, and a newer motorcycle with detailed maintenance paperwork is dream come true!

The unforeseen dangers of a used bike, mandating the need for a thorough inspection.Check the Surfaces – of the motorcycle as well as its performance. Like buying a used car, you should check everything and take a test drive. Check the sound and the engine. Check for rusts, dents, and other things that may affect the price of the Harley. Ask detailed questions about the motorcycle when dealing with the seller. Vague or inconsistent information is your clue to walk away.

It is important to know as much as possible about the motorcycle you are interested in, and sellers who are sincere will be able to answer questions and provide documentation for their bike. Beware of those that cannot. For so many, the dream of owning an H-D often starts with acquiring a Pre-owned unit and moving up from there. You owe it to yourself to go into the sale with as much knowledge as possible because it will allow you the most favorable outcome – a happy beginning into the world of owning a HOG! Accessories, Service items, and more are available for you from your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) for that new ride. Congratulations!