What's the safest way?


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hap2
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What's the safest way?

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I'm looking at selling my Wing. I want to take every precaution. I don't think I want to give my address as the possibility is for them to come back & damage or steal it. The police have a certain "safe space" available at the police station to show & sell vehicles.

I'm just wondering how the best way would be if u have any ideas.

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Re: What's the safest way?

Post by Viking »

You keep it in a storage unit out back on your property, right? Well, only bring it out to show it and then put it away. If you price it right, it will sell, and your problems are ended.
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Re: What's the safest way?

Post by Pam »

That is my worry also when selling. In the past I have met the buyer. They are going to want a test ride. Keep their wallet as insurance, Also like the Viking says bring it out show it and put it away

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I just know a guy Who is this guy a ticket by for a test drive and he never saw the bike again or the guy So I made it very clear in the ad no just rides. They can sit on it but I’ll have the key in my hand . They can listen to me start it and even follow me on a little road run for a few minutes but NO test rides.

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Re: What's the safest way?

Post by WingAdmin »

Keep in mind that most motorcycle insurance does NOT work the same as car insurance.

If you have insurance on your motorcycle, then YOU are insured to ride YOUR motorcycle, and with most policies you are also covered if you ride someone else's motorcycle.

You are NOT insured if someone else rides your motorcycle.

So if someone takes your bike on a test ride and crashes it, guess what - they walk away, and you're left with a wrecked bike and no insurance to pay for it.

Worse, if they crash the bike and hurt themselves or someone else, and that person then decides to sue YOU, you have no insurance against it - so they could take everything - your house, etc.

For this reason, when I am selling a bike, I ALWAYS mention that no test rides are allowed.

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Re: What's the safest way?

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I rarely see bikes for sale that include a test ride. Most specifically say “no test rides” or “no joy rides” or something to that effect. I certainly wouldn’t let anyone test ride any of my bikes...just way too much risk.

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Re: What's the safest way?

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I totally agree & so does my insurance agent



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