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Guide for 2nd hand motorcycle anyone?

Postby ajay.sgexpat » Fri, 22 Jul 2011 8:45 pm

I'm going to buy second hand 2b motorcycle in Singapore very soon.
I have never bought a vehicle in Singapore before.

Could anybody please share with me what are the things I should ensure
when making such purchase to avoid future issues with the bike?

cheers,
Ajay

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:00 pm

Buy one that doesn't run when you buy it. That way you will never be disappointed when it stops.

Take it to an inspection station and have it inspected at your cost BEFORE you buy it. If the agent/dealer/owner won't allow it, walk away.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:08 pm

inspection centres may not necessarily know what problems are specific/common to your bike.

you're better off joining a local bike website and poking around to find where certain bikes are usually serviced.

are you getting a belt or chain drive bike? 2 or 4 stroke? ask around what are some common problems to look out for.

then arrange to have the bike inspected at one of the shops before buying. the garage owner's experience is invaluable.

of course, ask the seller and the shop before heading down. walk away if the seller refuses.
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Postby Grumpy77 » Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:41 am

http://www.singaporebikes.com/

Register for the forums. Go into the bikes for sale area and prepare to be overwhelmed with selection.

Take your time, probably a good idea to go to a new bike shop to decide on what you want. Scooter through Roadster, it isn't easy to just say 'I'm going to buy a bike'.

I took 2-3 months watching the sale site getting an idea of what was out there. Then took a month testing out Honda CB400's which was what I decided to get.

Do you have licensing? 200? 400? Open? Your license will determine what size bike you get, then you look at model. I have open license but my wife decided on the size of my bike. She thinks a 400 is less likely to kill me than a larger bike??? Go figure :) But I'm happy with a 400 for city riding and my days of long treks are long past.

The site above is an incredible resource (the forums are where the citizens hang out - the site itself is vendors). There is a huge number of classifieds for 2nd hand bikes - overload but incredible for selection. Ask, or PM me if you have questions.

And Sg is a great place to ride, hot as hell, but still really nice.

Cheers,


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