Motorcycles inspire feelings of nostalgia, sentimentality and freedom from the restrictions of a normal life. The decision to sell a motorcycle is a hard one, but sometimes it's necessary to take that next step. If you're going to part with your favorite machine, make sure you get a fair price for it. Here's how to sell a motorcycle for as much money as you can get for it.Read More »
Everything you need to know to save money riding your motorcycle.
No one said it would be cheap,
but who says it has to be expensive?
"My motorcycle won't start!" Ask the phone-jockey of your local motorcycle shop or dealership how many times a day they hear that. While motorcycles are as different from one another as their riders are, there are some common trends as to why your motorcycle isn't starting or isn't working properly. Mechanics share their insight on what the most common reasons are for motorcycle problems and how to avoid them.
A good motorcycle mechanic is going to cost you around $90/hour. Instead of waiting to learn the hard way, read this and see the most common reasons a motorcycle ends up in the shop.
“What are the best websites for motorcyclists?” she asked me. She had been bitten by the bug. The bug that turns the average human into a motorcycle-obsessed freak, looking to learn as much valuable information about motorcycling as she could, ...Read More »
Spencer sent in an email looking for help selling his motorcycle. He’s tried “everything” we listed in our How to Sell a Motorcycle post with no great success, likely due to it being dead of winter. We’re not giving up ...Read More »
Motorcycling isn’t just a sport, a hobby, or a method of transportation. To many motorcyclists, riding is a lifestyle, a passion, a life-long love affair. Growing up and growing old shouldn’t mean having to sell that love short. My years ...Read More »
I was reading YouMotorcycle’s Twitter feed Sunday morning and noticed @Forbes tweeted How To Overcome The Most Common Barriers To Homeownership. What was really missing from the article was a true to life example of how to jump the hurdle and reach a home ownership goal. ...Read More »
Although your motorbike might be handy for avoiding traffic queues, there’s no way around paying for insurance. Just like cars, motorbikes are illegal if driven while uninsured in the UK, so make sure you’re covered before you hit the road. ...Read More »
I often get emails from visitors asking how much their bike is worth. Some simply say, "I have a 1980s Honda, how much is it werth?" This week, Jamie L. sent me a little more comprehensive email, so I thought I would try to help. Jamie wrote:
"I am ready to sell my Harley. It is a 883 100TH ANNIV. It has approx. 4000 miles, garage kept, and has never been in the rain or in an accident. I would like to know what it is worth. Would you give me an idea. It also has added items."
Here are a few ways of finding out what your motorcycle is worth / what your motorcycle's resale value is.
When you hear some people talking about bikes they almost worship them as the greatest things in the world. Once you're riding down the open road with the wind in your hair you can see where they're coming from. At any point in time someone could decide they want to start riding a motorcycle. Hopefully that's you and you're ready to give it a shot. They can be dangerous, so you'll have to think long and hard about whether you want to take the risk or not.
If you're a safe rider and pay attention to the road there's a great chance you'll never be involved in an accident. It's all about knowing your limitations and being patient enough to never go above them. Let's stop talking about the danger because it's not fun, so instead we'll look at some of the great reasons why you should start riding one today. Hopefully by the time you get to the bottom you will want to get out there and start taking lessons, so let's get going.