The Smart Buyer’s Guide to Used Dirt Bikes

Dirt BikeDirt bikes allow you to traverse through rough terrain. For many, it’s the ultimate off-road vehicle alongside the ATV. You’ve probably seen riders perform tricks at conventions and shows, and you’d probably want to do that yourself. If you’re confident with your riding skill, it’s time to get your own dirt bike.

Admittedly, some of us aren’t ready to buy a brand new dirt bike, so our option is to check out second-hand and used bikes. Before you make a purchase, you need to watch out for a few things.

Used Dirt Bikes

Used technically means pre-owned, meaning that while it’s second-hand, it’s not necessarily going to collapse on you once you take it out for a spin. Many used bikes in South Jordan are as good as brand new. Despite this, you need to be careful with your purchase. After all, looks can be deceiving.

Know what kind of riding you’ll be doing. Remember: pre-owned dirt bikes no longer have a warranty, so it’s easy to make a wrong decision and end up with a bike not built for whatever you were planning to do with it.

Are you specifically riding it for off-road or will you be doing tricks? If you’re planning to do motocross, two-stroke and four-stroke bikes should be your choice. If it’s for true off-roading, look at endurance dirt bikes that are purposely built for long riding through rough terrain. Decide on what your bike’s going to do for you before you make your choice.

Research and Inspection

Once you’ve decided what kind of riding you’ll be doing, do some research on the retailer or seller. Most of the retailers and establishments that sell pre-owned and used dirt bikes do the refurbishing of the bike. Southpaw Motorsports and other companies in the area also offer new parts. As for independent sellers, it’s best that you do some research and see if they have a good track record selling such equipment.

Finally, and this might require some technical knowledge, do some upfront inspection when you visit the retailer or seller. Perform an upfront inspection of the vehicle and ask for documents that concern any repair work done on the bike. You’ll learn a lot about the history of the vehicle if you do so.

Getting a dirt bike is exciting, so you need to be smart when you’re out shopping for one. Remember these tips to get the most out of your off-roading purchase.