How to take a second-hand motorcycle out for a test ride – 5

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5: Stylish chassis?

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Submitted by Visordown on Fri, 12/01/2018 – sixteen:forty eight

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Assuming the engine ticks all of the bins, flip to the chassis. Does the steering pull to at least one aspect? When you take your arms off the bars, does it begin weaving? How are the brakes? Does the suspension really feel plush and managed, or is the bike bouncing about over bumps and ruts? Are there any thuds if you brake (unfastened steering head bearings may cause this)?

Flag up something uncommon in your thoughts – it’d assist to cease midway and take some notes in your telephone or a pocket book. Then, once you get again, undergo your listing of queries with the proprietor to see if they’ve any explanations. Then you possibly can take a view on whether or not you need to haggle a reduction based mostly on what you’ve got discovered, whether or not you are going to stroll away, or in case you’re proud of what you’ve got seen and able to purchase.

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