Posted April 05, 2004 - 04:51 PM
Posted April 06, 2004 - 05:34 AM
If it looks sloppy walk away unless they are selling really cheap.
Posted April 06, 2004 - 10:32 AM
Posted April 06, 2004 - 01:11 PM
Just like a car, you can tell a lot by looking at the little stuff: oil (level and condition), air filter, chain condition, etc. Spin the wheels to check for sloppy bearings. Wiggle the swingarm. Check the fork bump-stops. If they are mushroomed, the guy probably crashed pretty hard a few times. Look at the hard to reach places on the engine - if clean, he probably took pretty good care of it. Look at the wheels for scratches. That type of stuff.
Good luck. It's worth the extra time to check out the extra bikes.