How to Sell Your Motorcycle in the Classifieds

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Do Your Research

You want to get as much as you can for your motorcycle but don’t want to price yourself out of the market. It is worth searching on auto websites or in the classifieds to compare what similar models are being sold for.
Take Great Pictures

When looking through the classifieds people will look at the price, age, make and model of your motorcycle, but what will really catch the eye of the consumer is a great picture. It goes without saying that any pictures should show your motorcycle to be clean, polished and against a suitable background. If your advert allows you to take a number of pictures get close ups of particular features that will help your sale. Add a detailed description to the advert providing all the necessary information including mileage, extra features and consideration.
As well as making sure that your bike looks good it is just as important that it starts first time as well. Make sure that the battery is full and the connection has not eroded; if your machine fails to start first time don’t expect to make a sale.

Have previous receipts ready

If you have had any extra features added, or your machine has had regular services keep any documentation and have them ready when meeting the potential buyer. Proof of a good service history and any added features will help to prove the worth of your vehicle and encourage a quick sale.

Meeting Potential Buyers

It is always better to be safe than sorry when meeting potential buyers. If possible don’t meet someone on your own and never disclose the location of where the vehicle is stored. There have been incidents of a meeting between a buyer and a seller where the motorcycle was not sold but was then stolen at a later date. Try to meet in a neutral location if you can.

Test Rides

If you are allowing a potential buyer to test ride your motorcycle make sure that they show you their license and that they are qualified to ride your model. Also be sure that they are wearing the correct protective equipment and approved helmet.

Making the Sale

Having done your research you should have a good idea as to the true market value of your vehicle. Set your price at the high end of market, you can always negotiate down from their. Have a fixed minimum price in your head and do not go below this during the any negotiations. Just because one particular buyer is not prepared to pay the asking price does not mean that another enthusiast won’t. When accepting payment make sure that the funds are cleared and in your account before relinquishing possession of the bike. Remember to check any side bags or under seat compartments to ensure that you have removed all of your personal belongings.

Car Tune-up Tips

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Before the emergence of electronic systems in cars, a tune-up would normally include repairs of the ignition, engine controls, and fuel injection, which are nowadays undertaken by electronic adjustments.

A modern car tune-up should include processes of preventive maintenance, analysis of performance and minor adjustments, which might be causing driving problems. If conducted properly, a car tune-up usually helps in making the drive smoother, increasing mileage, and preventing any minor problems and symptoms such as poor fuel economy, low power, stalling engine, and ignition problems of the vehicle from getting serious.

Complete Car Tune-Up Checklist

The tune-up of a car can be broadly classified into minor, moderate, and major types, which can include one or more of the following procedures.
Checking the operation of safety accessories such as lights, wipers, tires, indicators, horn, etc.
Replacing the spark plugs and rotors.
Checking all belts and hoses for wear and tear.
Checking, adjusting, or replacing the distribution cap and ignition timing mechanism of the engine.
Checking the levels of engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and transmission and power steering fluid.
Checking the wires and performance of the ignition unit, and replacing it if needed.

Mechanical Fuel Pump

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Heard that you are a regular and a very faithful user of your car?! Time and again the need for you to use your four wheeler occurs, right? Perhaps, you must be maintaining it very well! Many, just like you, are very particular to adapt to preventive measures for maintaining their vehicle. Well, that’s good news as they would never be betrayed by their vehicle in the middle of nowhere! But not all people are so priggish to give their vehicle for maintenance every few months. Such ignorance and carelessness basically leads to several car problems, one of which is a mechanical fuel pump problem.

Although this is the most unexpected and uncommon problem from all the expected ones, it seems that you cannot turn a blind eye since your vehicle has faced one. So the fact is to troubleshoot the problem and repair it at the earliest. How? Look further below, but before that let’s have a brief discussion on the entire working of the mechanical pump in a vehicle.

Compression Ratio

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Compression is squeezing something so that it occupies a smaller volume. Ratio is the proportion between two quantities or numerical values. The basic unit of an engine assembly is a combustion chamber and piston combination. This ratio is a proportion which denotes the degree of compression achieved, in an internal or external combustion engine, when the driving pistons compress the air-fuel mixture in every engine stroke. It is a ratio of air-fuel mixture volume, when a piston is at the end of its up-stroke, to the air-fuel mixture volume at the end of its down stroke, in a combustion chamber. It is a measure of the air-fuel mixture compression and density achieved, in every engine stroke.

The combustion chamber is a cylinder, which is fed with a mixture of air and vaporized combustion fuel. A piston is placed inside the combustion chamber and it makes up and down movements, according to pressure applied. The air-fuel mixture, fed inside the combustion chamber, is ignited, when you turn on the ignition of the car.

The explosive combustion makes the piston move up and every time it comes down, it compresses the air-fuel mixture again, igniting it in the process.

Motorcycles Automatic Transmission

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Generally, you will observe that most people who want to learn how to ride a motorbike mainly worry about the gear changing task. If you are one of them, auto-transmission can solve your problem. As the name suggests, these are motorbikes that do not include the standard gear transmission setup that also involves a clutch. These non-geared motorbikes are the best choice for people who want to learn how to ride, or even for those who do not want to worry about changing gears while riding.

Honda DN-01
The Honda DN-01 is a cruiser manufactured by Honda that was made available for commercial use in 2009. This is one of the best auto-transmission motorbikes available in the market to be ridden on roads. It has a liquid-cooled 680 cc V-twin 8 valve engine, with a 43.3 bhp. It reaches a speed of 60 mph in 7.4 seconds and tops the speed at 113.1 mph. It is fitted with the revolutionary Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which is referred to by the manufacturers as “Human Friendly Transmission”. The latest price reported is around USD 15,600. With a total fuel capacity of 4.0 gallons, it gives about 42.3 mpg.