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How to Find a Good Motorcycle for Sale

Learn how to find a good motorcycle for sale in this Howcast motorcycle video with expert Kenyon Kluge.


My name is Kenyon Kluge. I'm from Santa Cruz, California. I'm a team owner and rider for K Squared Racing. I'm also the team manager and rider for Zero Motorcycle Racing. If you want to find out more information about me you can look at my website, or for more information on Zero Motorcycles go to And now I'm going to talk to you about motorcycles. Buying a motorcycle can be a big decision for anyone. So, finding a good motorcycle is critical and sometimes stressful for people. The way I usually go about it is first I ask friends especially motorcyclist friends if they or someone they know is selling a motorcycle. Somebody that you know that knows another one of your friends is gonna know the condition of the motorcycle a lot better than just some random bike. And a lot of your friends are you know, are selling or changing up motorcycles frequently. There's a lot of motorcycles out there to ride. And so chances are they probably either have one for sale or know somebody that has a motorcycle for sale. The next source I go to is Craig's List. It lists a lot of motorcycles in your area. You can often times not go to far and find a pretty wide selection of motorcycles. The third place I might try is Cycle Trader. They're gonna a lot of times point you towards dealerships in your area, but a dealerships not a bad way to get a used motorcycle either. A lot of them keep some stock of used motorcycles. They've usually gone through them and their reputation is on the line, so, chances are that you might pay a little more for a motorcycle from a dealership even if it's used, but you're going to get I think the value out of it that you're gonna pay for. And then the important thing is, is to make sure you set your expectations of what bike you want and what bike is right for you and you maintain those through all of these channels. Though if you do go to a dealership don't let them talk you into the wrong motorcycle for you. Set your expectations before you go buy the bike. And then through all of those sources maintain what it is that you are looking for from the beginning.

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