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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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how to safely buy a used bike?

Hey guys, im looking at buying a 2019 speed twin tomorrow. It has 300 miles on it and im getting it for the great price of $9900 out the door. Seems like a heck of a deal. Anyway, is there anything i need to look out for? I am purchasing from a Harley dealer. I have called my local triump dealer and he confirmed the bike "should" be under warranty thru May of next year. Why its "should"...and not "does", i dont know. But that is what they said. Also...what is the easiest way to tell if a bike has been down? Is there anything else you can warn me to check on before purchasing? Thanks guys and looking to be back on a Triumph (ive had a speed master and thunderbird storm).
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 04:11 PM
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Iíve seen great prices on Triumphs at Harley dealers. They probably donít want them on their lots, because everybody would want them!
Look for scratches on the sides of grips, pegs, things that may not have been replaced. They gave it a good look when they took it on trade, donít be afraid to do the same.
And no matter how good the deal is, Iíd ask for something a little better. Canít hurt.
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If you have a Triumph dealer fairly close by that Harley dealer, ask them if they could schedule an inspection on the bike and how much that would cost. Then take it on a test ride to the Triumph dealer that day have them inspect it. It would be worth the money to know for sure it's a sound, undamaged motorcycle that has had any recalls addressed.

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So under warranty or not? Kind of an odd thing for a dealer not to know.

Nice price for a basically brand new motorcycle. I wonder who bought a Triumph, rode it for a few miles and traded it in for a Harley

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I bought my 08 T100 from a Harley dealer also. It had 2700 miles on her and was just fine. I had my son take it for a test, I couldn't at the time, he said it was cool. Brought her home that night and we haven't been separated since.

Just look her over real good, make sure the oil is at the right level, half way up the glass window.

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Call your triumph dealer and have them look it up based on the VIN. They can tell you about the remaining warranty.

900 miles is basically new. Like others a
Have said, look it over with a skeptical eye for said damage, haggle for a better price and enjoy

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Some people make mistakes on what they really want and maybe thought a Harley was what they wanted but buying a Triumph because they are a lot cheaper and found out the hard way it wasn't for them, so you might get a good deal out of it, its easy to pick if its been down or not but take it for a good ride just not around the block and if you can have someone who knows bike with you or get a independence inspection to look it over even if you have to pay a few $$$, but think you be right if the dealer has been around for a while as they don't like come backs if there are problems.

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I'm sure some guy bought the Triumph and his buddies gave him sh!t about it so he went and traded it in for a HD so he could be cool like his friends! damn peer pressure.

You've owned bikes before so you should have some ideas about what its supposed to be like, what to look for ....... if its been down there should be some signs of it.

I bought my bike with 200 miles on it from a dealer, they told me the guy wanted something a lot faster, sportier, that was great because I got his 200 mile bike with about 15 months of warranty left on it and for a whole lot less then a new bike would have cost me.
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