ok well… im new to this all so i have no idea what to do…
well im doing my CBT tomorrow and i should be buying a bike in a few weeks…
BUT WHAT DO I LOOK OUT FOR??? lol im confused
i know with sketchy looking bikes i should HPI it…
but i dont know much about bikes and non of my friends like bikes (damn cagers)
its just i dont want to end up buying a bike and getting ripped off.
someone please help me!!! lol
anyone up for coming with me to buy a bike?
ideally i want something small cause im only 5’7" ish (short ass)
i had my eye on the cbr125 or the van van
but yeah i need some advice
thanks in advance guys
If you buy from a dealer you have consumer rights and you will get a warranty. If you buy privately you get jack sh1t and it’s guaranteed to the end of the sellers drive. Unless you know what you are doing or have a friend who is a mechanic I’d recommend buying from a dealer.
If you are looking at a cbr125 consider Honda finance. They can offer 0% over three years so for a CBR125 that’d be less than 100 pounds a month for a bike with a comprehensive warranty. If you can afford that it’s worth considering and more fun than fixing some old nail every time it goes wrong or a long list of parts that wear out one by one.
If you buy privately just make sure it has ideal mileage so below 30,000 miles on a 4-stroke. If it has the right service history its worth going for it.
If its from a dealer still check the service history. I didnt and I didnt see the guy derestricted my old RS50 without changing the carbs. 3 months down the line it blew its crank case seals as there was too much pressure. Not enough fuel.