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By Frank Angerano
So here’s a question. I have seen a few members that have recently purchased a used bike. Also a HUGE amount of so called new members who have purchased a used bike and have come here “just here for a manual”.
Some have been disappointed with the bikes and or knew they were getting a broken bike with some mechanical experience thinking hey I can fix it. So here’s my take on buying a used bike. Anyone who has followed some of mine and other members posts about what to look for when buying a used bike here’s a few pointers on what to look for.
1. I always check the oil and look for moisture, metal shavings and color.
2. Feel the compression or take a compression tester with you.
3. Check for spark (if the bikes not running)
4. Take a small jumper pack to verify that the starter cycle works and the bike cranks.
5. Look for bent or cracked frame/welding that was done on the frame from maybe a wreck.
5. Mismatch plastics by looking under neath.
7. Bolts on the engine/frame that look like they are stripped from someone taking the bike apart.
8. Any kind of scilicone or gasket adhesive that was used on a cover plate or engine seem where the engine was taken apart.
9. Patches on the exhaust pipes with sheet metal or jb weld patch material.
10. Wiring messes on the harness like bundles of tape where the harness was opened up and taped up for an after market device or just plain butchered up.
11. Put the bike in gear (running or not) and roll the bike back and forth to see that the gears work and you feel resistance like the engine is trying to spin while pushing it forward as if you were push starting it
12. I keep a vin# decoder website on my phone as a favorite to double check the year of the bike .
All though nothing is fool proof these tips will help you along while buying a used bike. Not only that but it will help you negotiate a fair price for a bike that may have one of the above problems.
I have minimized this entire process down to about 15 mins. I buy all the time so I don’t expect you to do the same or have a compression tester etc but use some of these tips when buying and go into the purchase with confidence!
I would like to hear anyone else that has any input on buying a bike and what to look for!
Just curious if anyone is making their home "smart" in terms of plugs, outlets, switches, cameras, alexa, google, etc. I've got a few things going and just installed some smart switches. I'm pretty happy with the overall setup and got everything on amazon. Here' what I have:
Indoor and Outdoor Zmodo camera pack $75. Bought 2 of these and run them through the meshare or zmodo app. I want to get teh NVR setup and find that these cameras work pretty well.
Zmodo Greet Pro Video Doorbell $165
TP-Link 3 Dimmer Switch pack $99.99 when on sale controlled through Kasa App
TP-Link 3 smart switch pack $79.99 when on sale controlled through Kasa App
TP-Link smart bulb x2 for $20 each
TP-Link smart plug $17
Nest e learning thermostats 2 of them $169 each but got them on black friday for $120, have to use nest app
Amazon echo dot 2nd generation, 2 of these.
I also have a couple of fire tv sticks 4k
I also have an apple tv and a chromecast I don't use.
By Frank Angerano
Take a look at this. I just ordered it. Wondering what your thoughts are ? I mainly like to get my bikes up In the air so I’m not killing my back any more. I either build up some stuff I have laying around etc but this looks like it’s going to work out well.
Goplus 300lb Motorcycle Lift Table Hydraulic Cycle Dirt Bike ATV Scissor Jack Lift Hoist Center Stand Lift https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BRBKA82/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Kx5wCbPR1HRPA
Just bought my first ATV and came across this site/forum.
Small issue though. I'm registered through Tapatalk but it doesn't recognize my email on the actual site. Recognizes my username though.
Can't reset my password and can't register. Contacted the admins but no response yet.
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