5 Telltale Signs of a Bad Used Motorcycle

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Buying a used bike, or a lemon? Here are 5 methods to Sherlock your way into a good buy. Mechanical, electrical, psychological - it's all elementary, my dear Watson.
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KOMMENTARE
Cool Beans
Cool Beans Vor 17 Stunden
Yes, yes and yes but i love to walk away after THEY start the bike and immediately pin the throttle. or the guy that say "break in? I rode it like it was stolen!" I also like to look at the garage to see if they are somewhat of a mechanic, oils, lubes other projects, lots of bike pics, talkative personality.
Bartholomew Smutz
Bartholomew Smutz Vor 2 Tage
Nice homage to the Tommy Tutone song Jenny with the phone number 867-5309 posted on the bike.
PhatDaddy
PhatDaddy Vor 2 Tage
robbie rotten
Adam Sexton
Adam Sexton Vor 3 Tage
You are one weird lookin guy
Victor
Victor Vor 3 Tage
What is the song at? 2:05
7122_Ranajit Pratinidhi
7122_Ranajit Pratinidhi Vor 4 Tage
Buying a used bike?...Here are five easy signs that it's a piece of shi-WRRRRR WRRR WRRRRRRR....hmm
grlaun
grlaun Vor 4 Tage
A thoroughly educational and entertaining video. Thank you.
PickleSmoothie Productions
PickleSmoothie Productions Vor 5 Tage
I have renamed ryan to kyle
G Manning
G Manning Vor 5 Tage
every motorcycle is dropped by their owner? bullshit
Avishkar More
Avishkar More Vor 6 Tage
It's like Joffrey had a baby with Sansa, with a third party interference by LancePranks210.
Brett Manning
Brett Manning Vor 6 Tage
“When it handles like a crazy...” 😂😂😂😂
Charles Pratt
Charles Pratt Vor 6 Tage
Ran when parked. Part only costs $20.
Matt Hileman
Matt Hileman Vor 9 Tage
The quality of information in your videos never ceases to amaze me.
Hardy Maritz
Hardy Maritz Vor 11 Tage
These moto videos inspire me to make my jewellery better. Tx. New biker.
geoopa
geoopa Vor 12 Tage
I am so over hese adds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coasting Delta IX
Coasting Delta IX Vor 13 Tage
If you took this long to take a look at my for sale, I'd kick you the fuck out.
Rudy Delacruz
Rudy Delacruz Vor 14 Tage
Just subbed get this man to 1 million
The sinner Jim Whitney
The sinner Jim Whitney Vor 17 Tage
I buy air-cooled, carbureted, dual-sport bikes. Almost none of this applies, haha! Still, good to know in case anyone ever builds a real adventure bike that I like/trust the reliability of.
vhahsijajs suud
vhahsijajs suud Vor 18 Tage
Its my first time to buy a motorcycle i didnt understand the show part is there a more detailed video on how to do that?
John Biesty
John Biesty Vor 19 Tage
This is the best motorcycle channel
Aman Tiwari
Aman Tiwari Vor 19 Tage
Sherlock holmes
Sam Alras
Sam Alras Vor 20 Tage
I am buying one, it looks fine but the handle bar is not the original. Should that be a problem?
Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis Vor 21 Tag
I wanna know where the tool bag came from 😄
LANDS EVERYWHERE
LANDS EVERYWHERE Vor 22 Tage
Everything is about feeling when it comes to bikes. Pure and simple. Feeling.
E
E Vor 23 Tage
the only bikes i ride dont have warning lights
Dead Inside
Dead Inside Vor 23 Tage
I love your point of view
Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith Vor 25 Tage
As much as I like buying bikes, I absolutely hate selling them! The amount of prospective buyers I've had that lowball me, don't show up, or have done zero research on the bike they are dealing on makes me want to just leave them in the corner of the garage and not even bother selling them. Lol, I once sold a Wing to a guy that gave me kind of a low offer, but also a good story about being a divorced dad and wanting to take his daughter out on bike trips for affordable holidays for them both. He seemed genuine and a nice enough guy so I took the offer, 4 hours later it was up on Kijiji for 2.5 times what he paid for it! Lol, lesson learned.
Bert
Bert Vor 29 Tage
This is SO good ;-) I'm going to look at a used bike this week and came back especially to see this video. I'd pay for content like this 👌
Justin Pallett
Justin Pallett Vor Monat
You do a very good show
Myron Clements
Myron Clements Vor Monat
Buying a bike from Jenny? (phone number on bike)
endymionas
endymionas Vor Monat
Excellent content in every department. Ty
Jonathan Snyder
Jonathan Snyder Vor Monat
My ninja 300 had scrapes on it from the previous owner and I never dropped it. The guy asked me about it and I told him it was the previous owner. So I don't really agree with the first point of the video. I still have the pictures from the dealership showing the scrapes on the bike at the dealership.
Michael Gatewood
Michael Gatewood Vor Monat
I've never owned a bike with a radiator
Ryan O'Donnell
Ryan O'Donnell Vor Monat
"1985 Harley. New tail light and left turn signals. Ran when parked. No tire kickers! I know what I got!" - Do you though?
FNQ-88
FNQ-88 Vor Monat
You dump the Oil & black treacle dribbles out .? compression gauge in a plug-hole & it whistles ?
Zrexer One
Zrexer One Vor Monat
Used sport bikes in general with a few exceptions are a hard pass. My favorite is watching young riders hitting the rev limiter on a stone cold engines. Or reving in neutral to the rev limiter repeatedly.
John Phelan
John Phelan Vor Monat
#1 sign of abuse ? ...is abuse damage.....every bike I check out that is owned by someone who bought an abused bike , or abused it themselves, always had a few cracks in the body work, a bigger scrape on the pegs than should be there, ( or anywhere else on the bike ) , and the deal breaker ??...the motor just doesn't sound tight and smooth...it's sounds loose and rattily ...go get something else that doesn't sound like it was never warmed up properly , or rodded too hard...or regret the purchase later. I'm glad he pointed out that a good, thorough person usually takes care of their bike, and a sketchy type person...simply never takes care of any of their mechanical things... and, as soon as I know the seller is hiding something from me, or states something confidently that I know is bollocks...I thank them for their time, and walk away
Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts Vor Monat
Yet another great video. That I found later than everyone else. 😂😂
mustbeburtreynolds
mustbeburtreynolds Vor Monat
You are the Brad Pitt of bike guys edit: maybe the Matt Damon. still tho
jhonny joint
jhonny joint Vor Monat
haha every bad word he peeps away just slips 1 trough 2:00
AlexVillaPro
AlexVillaPro Vor Monat
Thank you for red pilling me out of Harley. I am now enjoying more types and styles of bikes. 🤜🤛
ismy alak
ismy alak Vor Monat
game of thrones specifically for motorbikes. I love your channel and they way you put the video together. You have no match buddy.
Bicycle Bookster
Bicycle Bookster Vor Monat
I don't care how much cash in hand the prospective buyer brings- if he or she doesn't have a motorcycle endorsement (license), they are NOT riding my motorcycle.
AustinPetDetective
AustinPetDetective Vor Monat
Not this Dickhead again ?
Hughesy
Hughesy Vor Monat
Great clip... thanks 😊
Vicky Veera
Vicky Veera Vor Monat
Mahesh Babu lol
M L
M L Vor Monat
Lol...
Cobweb Theorem
Cobweb Theorem Vor Monat
5:46 Spot on Herr Sigmund Freud! I doff my hat to you, Sir.
Luke Warmwater
Luke Warmwater Vor Monat
last three bikes I bought were in boxes and I paid 50 bucks.....
mark m
mark m Vor Monat
Is this a parody ? Lol 😆
Greg Philpot
Greg Philpot Vor Monat
Missed checking for a worn out/slipping clutch..
koekoek575
koekoek575 Vor Monat
you are still in your parents basement aren't you?
Traie King
Traie King Vor Monat
Just brought a 20 year old ninja. I knew it was a good used bike because it makes most modern bikes look like old pieces of sh.. plus the owner was my dad's old mechanic for a race team which we had 3 zx10's back in 05 but still
Ritalie
Ritalie Vor Monat
There are probably hundreds of videos covering this subject. But FortNine assures that the other video channels should really just be deleted from DEshow.
MB
MB Vor Monat
yeah saying a bike was never dropped is like saying a cpu/gpu has never been overclocked...sure it hasnt lol
Ritalie
Ritalie Vor Monat
I bought a bike that wasn't dropped. And I paid way too much for it. When a bike isn't dropped, you pay premium prices indeed. But the peace of mind of not having a dropped bike with bent parts, or a smashed engine case cover, is priceless. However, the bike I bought has super deep scratches the muffler, like wolverine came and clawed at it. I asked the owner "what" caused the scratches and he suspiciously "couldn't remember." Luckily a new muffler is only $1,298. A real bargain.
Pramienjager
Pramienjager Vor Monat
"I get paid to tell how good a motorcycle handles and I am still kind of rubbish at it. But anyone can tell when a bike handles badly." -Ryan That is some deep truth there, truer than any religion or anything.
old cars 1971
old cars 1971 Vor Monat
The only thing I found wrong with my bike is after I dropped it from locking the front wheel up trying to slow down I dropped it from about 5-15 mph and when I started to ride it again I looked at the bars there not kroocked and I notice that the forks are loose and every whoop/dirt speed bump I hit there moving up and down in the aluminum fork holder thing so I got it straightened to a point and tighted the bolts and the bike was like normal also another issue I had is carb issues with the float not sitting right and here and there just in a matter of a minute or so dump my whole 3 gallon tank out. This would be a 93 kawi kdx200
Mike Ward
Mike Ward Vor Monat
Remember that an old bike with low miles means a lot of maintenance before you ride. Currently replacing all the seals, lines and rubber components on a 87 Yamaha with 600 miles on it.
Andrei Fasola
Andrei Fasola Vor Monat
Directed by Denis Villneuve - after a night of whiskey and banter?
ZALD
ZALD Vor Monat
I actually haven't dropped my bike or anyone's bike for that matter (i have had my fair share of scars from bicycle though). What am I supposed to say?
SAFX4 Off - Road Action
SAFX4 Off - Road Action Vor Monat
I see tons of Bikes for sale saying no test ride. We even have a local dealer that don't allow test rides. They claim they cant afford the insurance. There is no way I will ever pay for a bike without test riding it.
SAFX4 Off - Road Action
SAFX4 Off - Road Action Vor Monat
And PS: Love your videos.
Cody Anderson
Cody Anderson Vor Monat
What is that bike?
Robert Tllman
Robert Tllman Vor Monat
drop my bike no. had some one else do it yes. i dont think every one drops there bike, hell i tale extra care when just parking it. center stand only.
Prateek Kataria
Prateek Kataria Vor Monat
These videos are so informative 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Tony Soto
Tony Soto Vor Monat
Wonder if anyone caught the Jenny 80s song number on the for sale sign. Absolutely love the videos!! Thanks for the great tips
Boyan Silyavski
Boyan Silyavski Vor Monat
And he buys BMW...
Jebby281 Games
Jebby281 Games Vor Monat
What happens if the locks have been turned buy a screw driver
Downhill Park
Downhill Park Vor Monat
And then you pay a fortune for insurance
Lee B
Lee B Vor Monat
You don't ride in the winter? Fair weather riders.... the most common breed of 21century biker on the planet.
Nick B
Nick B Vor Monat
After working at a bike shop for awhile my first instinct is to judge heavily on the tires too Mismatched tires/190's on a 600/*shinkos* are usually red flags that the owner also thinks mineral oil and organic pads are "just fine" on a sport bike "Fork seals? What the hell are those?"
Vladu Roset
Vladu Roset Vor Monat
i need your level of confidence in my life 😂
Peter August
Peter August Vor 2 Monate
From all the Bikes I have bought so far I can say that usually the decision depends to 90% on the seller and only to 10% on the Bike. The condition of the bike will be compared to its price, thats for sure, but the decision if I buy it or not depends almost exclusively on me eyeballing the seller. And that is said by me, beeing a mechanic and an Engineer...
Bill Harvey
Bill Harvey Vor 2 Monate
F9 bro we need your charm and whit and ability to be a fact forward dick but totally want to hear what you’re saying. And I enjoy watching your take and want to hear you out on account of your voice and timing. Thanks for your time buddy cheers
André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory'
André Deketele 'AstuteComplexTheory' Vor 2 Monate
I got an ad for Harley Shitbrokeson before I could watch the vid. I had to think about the Harley vid on this channel, if they only knew... lol
Jari Kinnunen
Jari Kinnunen Vor 2 Monate
Cash is the best way to bargain a price when a bike is faulty and you know how fix it.
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson Vor 2 Monate
Uh, no, no test ride until I've gotten both wheels off the ground and given them a shake. This is where a centerstand comes in handy. If not, I always take a Bike lift when I go to buy. In addition, while the front is thus suspended, I give the forks a good yank front to rear, checking head bearings, and fork seals. Same with the rear, move side to side and twist to see if the rear suspension arm bearings are good. Next would be the chain and sprocket, if equipped. A worn chain and sprocket is a sure sign of a lazy owner. Don't forget that countersprocket, they wear at a much higher rate. Checking the handlebars is good way to look for serious drops, and visually inspect the brake fluid to see if it's relatively clear or amber. I rebuild old Japanese Dual Sport (Scramblers and Enduro's) for fun and profit in the winter, many times these tips have allowed me to negotiate a lower price. And check the wheels, not just the rubber, especially the spokes. A wheel that's dinged badly or out of round is automatically gonna cost ya bit to have properly tuned or straightened. They are NOT cheap.
Jay Ko
Jay Ko Vor 2 Monate
That’s the dumbest advice at the end I just look like a retard
Phil'O's Garage
Phil'O's Garage Vor 2 Monate
I absolutely agree with everything you said, this is solid advice and easy to follow. Excellent video.
George Karamolegos
George Karamolegos Vor 2 Monate
Except if it’s a Honda..
gentlemen.
gentlemen. Vor 2 Monate
Does having a world record for dustiest tires count?
STONEDCOLDCHILLER K
STONEDCOLDCHILLER K Vor 2 Monate
Bruh why you wearing an overcoat and scarf for a video in your garage? Lol
Prashant Mayekar
Prashant Mayekar Vor 2 Monate
U rock bro ur videos are very informative... cheers !!!!
True Thought
True Thought Vor 2 Monate
I got my first bike 47 years ago. That is the only bike I have ever dropped. Not all bikes are dropped. Several owned since my first. None dropped.
Anton Nilakson
Anton Nilakson Vor 2 Monate
First time watching his video, so was super surprised when I heard him talk. Like that voice on this squirt kinda surprise 😂
Motard Gentil
Motard Gentil Vor 2 Monate
For me is a Kilometres.
Jimmy Bean
Jimmy Bean Vor 2 Monate
Vancouver B.C. 👍
Ryan Hill
Ryan Hill Vor 2 Monate
Why do I trust this guy
PETE55
PETE55 Vor 2 Monate
Well done. Again.
BA19ARC074 Alla Revanth Krishna Reddy
BA19ARC074 Alla Revanth Krishna Reddy Vor 2 Monate
It’s a piece of ..vrom vrommm vrommm
Joshua Knowlton
Joshua Knowlton Vor 2 Monate
Excellent work!
Jeroen de Sterke
Jeroen de Sterke Vor 2 Monate
My experience with bike sellers is that the least time you spend on it - the better.
Feyiz Akil
Feyiz Akil Vor 2 Monate
U should make a film
David Shirz
David Shirz Vor 2 Monate
The amount of work put into this video is insane ! Great editing/quality and knowlege ofc. 11/10
R Evans
R Evans Vor 2 Monate
Every magazine says NEVER allow a test ride. Instead offer to let the buyer sit on the back while the seller drives.
Mateo
Mateo Vor 2 Monate
Actually my number one red flag is any bike with mechanical 'mods' or that's otherwise been 'improved' (engine swaps, bored out, carb & exhaust replacements, etc.)... which may be perfectly fine, but no telling about the skills of the 'mechanic'.
Anno Anno
Anno Anno Vor 2 Monate
I have the same grey jacket nice :P
wraithsrath
wraithsrath Vor 2 Monate
Enjoy your videos great 👍 content. Just purchased a used Suzuki Intruder for 500$ dollars because I called the guy out on his fell over in the garage damage. Come to find out layed it down 3 times now he was scared of it. I have replaced most of the damaged parts and now have a great bike at low cost. Moral of the story Come clean be honest some things can be overlooked and repaired. Look forward to seeing more of your videos.
yubtypin
yubtypin Vor 2 Monate
Folks this is the Ben Shapiro of motorcycles.
Bushcraft Jon
Bushcraft Jon Vor 2 Monate
Or theres me who actively looks for a bad maintained bike to then just haggle the hell out of he price. I like a project bike as I like working on them
moon7thsky
moon7thsky Vor 2 Monate
867-5309 - haha! Amazing video, thank you! All your videos are outstanding!
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