Buying a Second-Hand Bike? Here is the Tips
"Are you thinking of getting a new bike? But before that do you know that you can also get good condition second-hand bikes?"
Motorbikes are very convenient and useful on narrow roads in the Kathmandu valley and Nepal. Are you thinking of getting a new bike? But before that do you know that you can also get good condition second-hand bikes? So if you are looking out for a second-hand bike, we can help you with the things to consider while buying a second-hand motorbike in Nepal.
Looks come first. So on the bike, all you need to see is its physical condition. Looks are the first thing everyone notices. It shows how the bike has been handled by the owner and how much care the bike has received.
Moreover, it is highly recommended to go through the details and history of the bikes because you will find out different information from them before buying a second-hand bike.
As mentioned before, the engine is the heart of the vehicle. All you need to do is check the sound and take it for a test ride as the engine gets up to full operating temperature and you can make sure all gears engage correctly.
- Clutch, Brake, and suspension:
Always make the clutch and the brakes of the bike are operating smoothly and properly. The smoothness of the clutch also indicates how the bike has been used by the owner.
Check the disc plates to know if the owner has timely replaced the brake pads. If the disc pads are worn out and still used, it will cause deep scratches on the surface of the metal disc. It can be problematic while braking as well.
Also, check the suspension. There should not be any grinding noises and there should not be any oil leaks.
Always make sure to check the tires before buying a second-hand bike. The tire has not been used for more than five years. A proper inspection of tires should be done.
- Fuel Efficiency:
Before buying a second-hand bike, you should always check how much distance the bike has covered to date. This will help you find out the proper condition of the bike.
Moreover, Fuel efficiency should also be measured before purchasing the bike. A well-maintained bike will give good fuel efficiency.
- Mechanical Inspection:
After your personal inspection, it is always better to show the bike to the professional before purchasing it. Even after the detailed inspection and test ride, mechanic inspection will make sure if there is something the buyer should worry about.
Since the mechanics are professionals, they are more aware of the vehicles and can determine if the vehicle has any underlying issues or areas that might become an issue in the future.
The documents related to the vehicle should not be neglected at any cost by the buyer. It is one of the most important things that will give you different information like about previous owner, vehicle sold record, and also vehicle’s tax payment record.
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