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    When selling do you allow test ride??

    Soon I will be selling my FZ6
    I am just wondering do you guys allow buyer a test ride? Maybe stupid question but when selling a car you ride right seat. With bike you can't do that. I wouldn't like to see back of my bike disappearing down a road and no money in hand.

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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    Soon I will be selling my FZ6
    I am just wondering do you guys allow buyer a test ride? Maybe stupid question but when selling a car you ride right seat. With bike you can't do that. I wouldn't like to see back of my bike disappearing down a road and no money in hand.
    The only way I would allow a test ride would be if I had cash in hand for the full amount. No exceptions. You broke it/crashed it/dropped it, you bought it.



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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    Dont let anyone take it for a ride bro. Even if you do. Get every detail you could. I did let someone take mine for a spin. 3 days later cops showed up telling me it was flashed at 170 km/h. Took my bike away for a month. Now I am facing charges for not being able to identify the rider at the time of offence. **** it. Dont let anyone touch your bike.

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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    I am thinking of selling mine too and this is a worry, I will insist on retaining ID, driver's licence and their car/bike keys before they even get a leg over it.

    Also this won't happen at my house but in a very public place.

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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    Tell them it has gps on board and I've got a live feed! If you leave the circle I'm calling the po po...

    Reality is you can do this for cheap and witness speeds.

    Money in hand with a witness and a signed contract is best. No downs or you are the new owner like it or not.
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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    Take a pic of the driver's license, hopefully his partner or friend keeps the money and stays with you. Usually most people come to you via a car or other personal vehicle. You would be a bit safe there.
    If there is no one with the potential buyer, and didn't come in a personal vehicle. Ask him to pay cash up front, along with a pic of his photo ID. You can give the money back, if the transaction fails.

    I sold my FZ in august and my hands are still itchy. I got a Merc E350 4Matic, which I love every bit of it, but I do still hate cars and wanting to get back on two wheels.
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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    Thank you everybody for input. I guess cash is the kind so I'll do it that way.

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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    I have a statement on my ad, https://www.ksl.com/myaccount/listing-classified something like
    Test rides, Cash-in-hand.
    I noted that at least two other sellers added something similar to their ads in the past week.
    I'm less worried about someone driving off and never coming back, than I am of someone dropping it exiting my driveway, pulling the key out and handing it back, muttering "Sorry man" and disappearing! I've heard of that happening before, not worth chancing.
    That said, I asked to test-ride my current beemer (her name is "Pig") and the owner was a bit wide-eyed but let me, three years ago. She was hard to steer and I almost dropper her myself, but she ran okay and I bought her. Come to find out both tires had less than 10 psi in them, AND the gas was lord-knows-how-old; once I reinflated the tires and gave her some fresh petrol, she was a dream!
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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    I've done the cash-in-hand before but was always concerned the guy will return and say he dropped the bike because it stalled for no reason and he's not paying for a broken bike, or refuse to buy it and instead suggest he fixes it 'cause his cousin has a garage...

    Is it even legal to hold on to someones money if they wreck the bike even though they want the money back?

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    Re: When selling do you allow test ride??

    I would feel perfectly comfortable to let someone test mine. I mean I wouldn't buy one myself without testing it!
    Of course it's a case by case thing. If the person looks like a crook I'd have different terms than if it was e.g. an entire 'normal' family and they'd be waiting with me while one member tests the bike.
    And I assume by testing we are talking about a few minute ride.
    Having some basic details and ID of the potential buyer is a must though.

 

 
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