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Help!!

#1 Unread post by Tia » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:17 am

So I’m trying to buy my first motorbike (through private sellers). But I don’t have anyone who is able to come with me and test ride it for me as I’m not confident doing so just yet. I’m also a beginner and only know the basics so I won’t know if the seller is going to rip me off !!!

What should I do ? Any help will be appreciated ! 😊😊

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Re: Help!!

#2 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:01 pm

Did you take a beginner riding course? If the instructor lives near by, maybe they'd be willing to do it as a favor? Or reach out to a local riding club..... meet some people, make some friends, see if there's someone reliable who would do it as a favor?

(For an experienced motorcyclist, it's always fun to have a chance to test ride a model of bike they'd not ridden before. Beats working.... or doing chores..... etc, etc)
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Re: Help!!

#3 Unread post by Tia » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:43 am

jstark47 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:01 pm
Did you take a beginner riding course? If the instructor lives near by, maybe they'd be willing to do it as a favor? Or reach out to a local riding club..... meet some people, make some friends, see if there's someone reliable who would do it as a favor?

(For an experienced motorcyclist, it's always fun to have a chance to test ride a model of bike they'd not ridden before. Beats working.... or doing chores..... etc, etc)

Yes I did, but I wouldn’t know how to contact him.
Good idea, I’ll try to look up my local riding club!

Hopefully I figure something out !!

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Re: Help!!

#4 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:34 pm

The fastest way to get in touch with your local riding clubs will likely be Facebook. There are hundreds of regionally specific motorcycle groups to be found, and you're sure to find someone in those circles who would jump at this chance.

And while you're there, you should check out the TMW presence on Facebook as well. Links in my signature. :)

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