Finding Your Next Motorcycle or Scooter

By: On: February 7th, 20090 Comments »Updated: December 17, 2011

Looking for a special used motorcycle or scooter? There are a growing amount of motorcycles for sale online, and scooters too.  Many are actually for sale closer to you than you think.  People don’t realize this so they avoid searching because they don’t want the hassle of shipping a motorcycle.

They miss out on a goldmine of excellent deals on all sorts street bikes, standard and custom motorcycles, and scooters.

Lots of people still don’t get it, and if you are one of them, don’t feel bad., it’s a piece of cake. I love to see the newest listings, but I hate doing all the searches.

Using eBay is sometimes good for finding rare and vintage motorcycles or scooters. For example, finding a rare Harley-Davidson scooter near Anywhere USA is not easy without being online.

If you do find a good motorcycle, and want to bid on it, you need to register if you have not already done that.  It’s not a big deal and it will allow you to bid quickly if you ever want to.

If need to ship the motorcycle, there are a variety of services available, including using eBay’s services via Dependable Auto Shipping.  You can get motorcycle shipping quotes right there online, or you can let the seller figure out the shipping.  A good seller will know about this and will have an idea of what it will cost, so don’t be afraid to ask.  Keep in mind you might be able to find a better deal on shipping than what the seller can.  Or, better yet, turn it into an adventure and get a buddy that has a pickup truck to go with you.  Don’t stress out trying to find a good used bike. But, in the end, you are probably better off visiting your local dealer!

About John Clay

John Clay is the author of MotorcycleInfo.Org. He and his family reside in North Carolina in the United States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course, he enjoys riding his Moto Guzzi in charity rides and serves as a volunteer motorcycle marshal for an annual bicycle charity event in the Carolinas.

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