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How to Sell a Motorcycle on AutoTrader

Selling your motorcycle on AutoTrader is as simple as going to their website and forking over between $49 and $149. If you list your motorcycle on their site it will be featured for between 2 and 4 weeks depending on how much money you spend. Likewise, depending on which listing option you pick you can upload at least nine images to display your bike to potential sellers. AutoTrader’s more expensive listing options also include larger images and a video.

As of May 2018, AutoTrader has about 15,000 used motorcycles for sale by dealers and private sellers. Of those bikes, about 96% are listed by dealers. If you list your motorcycle here, you’ll be largely surrounded by dealer listings. This can be a good thing, because you’re motorcycle will likely be more competitively priced. It can also be a bad thing, because most browsers likely thing AutoTrader is just a channel for motorcycle dealers to advertise their new and used motorcycles.

The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Brand

Harley-Davidson is the largest and one of the first motorcycle manufactures to start production within the United States. They’ve been continually producing motorcycles since 1903. Their brand, their motorcycles and their riders have shaped large swaths of culture within the USA over the decades. Harley-Davidson is a goliath and a cultural icon in the United States motorcycle industry.

Bucket, sponge and water to wash a motorcycle

How to Wash a Motorcycle

Most motorcycle owners think that keeping their machine clean is all about a good old scrub down with water and soap. This is absolutely false! Washing your bike is a delicate process that requires attention to detail. Without regular cleaning you risk damaging the parts and ruining the aesthetics.

Contrary to common misconception, you don’t need complicated supplies or cleaning equipment. All you really need is a good detergent, some water, a sponge work, and a few other supplies that you can affordably buy from the local auto shop. Once you have the supplies, you can get started by using the following step-by-step directions.

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The Yamaha Motorcycle Brand

Yamaha is synonymous to many with excellence, speed, quality, reliability, durability and performance. As the second largest motorcycle company in the world, Yamaha has risen above the rest of many of its competitors and earned its title as a force to reckoned with in the motorcycle industry.

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How to Sell a Motorcycle on an Online Forum

Selling your motorcycle on an online forum is pretty simple. You just find a few forums that are specific to your make or model, and look for their classifieds section. Once you make sure you are in the right place, read any relevant rules, and post your motorcycle’s details. Motorcycle forums usually have very small but loyal memberships, so you may not get a lot of exposure, but it will probably be the right kind of exposure. If you want to target a bigger audience you may need to look into other options to sell your motorcycle.

How to Sell a Motorcycle at Your Local Dealership

Selling a motorcycle at the local dealership is pretty easy if you agree on price. The dealership will likely offer you less money than you could making selling your motorcycle elsewhere. If you are willing to accept that fact and their offer, they will handle all the paperwork and normally write you a check on the spot. If you want to buy a new motorcycle, you can use this money towards your next purchase as well.

The Honda VFR1200F

The Honda VFR1200F is known for its convenience, because it has very user-friendly components. This includes traction control, variety Dual Clutch, and ABS brakes. Its race-bred technology also makes it unique among other motorcycles. Its design is stunning with 127kW of power. You can ride for 180 miles without refueling. The 43mm anti-drive front fork was designed to give the rider ultimate control on the road. Its engine is a 1,237 cc with a compression ratio of 12.0.1. It has four distinct versions which include VFR1200F, VFR1200F DCT, VFR1200F GT, and VFR1200F GT DCT.

The Honda Fury Chopper

It was the first chopper to be produced by Honda in 2009. The fury chopper also called VT1300CX was the first to be enacted with an anti-lock braking system. It features styling by Paul Teutel and Arlen Ness, and is closely related to other Honda models like the VT1300CS, VT1300Ct, and VT1300CR. Its engine type is 1,312 cc (80.1 cu in) with 3.4-gallon fuel capacity. It features three valves on each cylinder with its liquid cooled at 52 degrees v-twin. Its compression ratio is 9.2.1. The current 2017 Honda Fury is an ultimate blend of the comfort plus modern ingenuity.