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7 tips for buying your first motorcycle


It took me a month to find the right bike, but I did it!  I finally bought a Harley-Davidson SuperLow®!

Ever since I completed the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider course, I’ve been looking for a bike.  I’ve negotiated online and in-person with dealers.  I’ve looked at lots of ads on craigslist.  I’ve posted my own ad on craigslist (“Looking for…”).  I’ve sent and responded to countless emails.

It took a while, but I finally settled on a private sale, pre-owned bike.  Based on my experiences,  I thought I’d share a few tips.

1. Take your time.

If you’re a new rider or unfamiliar with the Harley-Davidson families of bikes, it may take some time to settle on a bike that suits you.  …

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