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Buying used Harley Davidson hogs off of Craigslist – tips for beginners

Buying used Harley Davidson hogs off of Craigslist – tips for beginners

Beginners to any new hobby/interest, call it what you want, are often times bamboozled by shady characters who try to offload poor quality merchandise, maybe even broken merchandise, for obscene amounts of money. Same things is sadly true with Harley Davidsons. Even though we all like to think that no self-respecting Harley Davidson owner would do anything to mistreat his/her baby, some people do do it. They break the engine, do poor paint job and then they try to sell their mistake to unsuspecting newcomers that are looking to buy their first Harley. Today we’re going to talk about the right approach to buying used Harleys off of Craigslist.

Buying used Harley Davidson hogs off of Craigslist – tips for beginners

So the first thing that you need to know is that you need help if you never bought a hog before. You can learn so much by reading up online or watching YouTube videos of people explaining about Harley Davidsons. Try and join a group like ours, only in your local area obviously, and talk with the more experienced people there. They will be able to tell you what to look for in the particular Harley model that you plan on buying.

Some of you might have friends who knows bikes. Talk to them and ask about what to look for in the engine, how to check the body, etc. We all have a computer guy, car guy, so there’s bound to be a bike guy in your circle of friends. If not, join a local bike club. Reading online and watching videos will only help you so much. First hand experience from older drivers is a much more valuable source of info. Hope this helps. Ride on.