Selling Your Harley: Ways to Sell it Higher

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By Richard

If it’s time to sell your bike, you’ll want to get as much money for it as possible. The amount you can receive depends a lot on the type of Harley, how old it is, what shape it’s in, and other details. However, there are ways to increase the amount of money you can get for it. Before selling, keep the following in mind. 

Make Sure It’s Clean

Always make sure the Harley is clean before you start listing it. Clean every part of the motorcycle, including parts you might not normally think about, to make sure it looks like new. If there is scratched paint on the motorcycle or evidence of wear, it may not be possible to get as much money for it. Instead, if you’re ready to sell your Harley, clean it completely to generate interest and make sure you get as much as possible for it when you find the right buyer. 

Have a Tune-Up Done

It is a good idea to have a mechanic do a tune-up before selling the motorcycle to make sure there aren’t any potential issues. Issues like not starting the first time or not running smoothly can significantly lower the value of the bike. Using a mechanic to get a tune-up done can help increase the potential profit on the bike, allowing you to get more money when it does sell. If you have experience, you can do the tune-up on your own, but it is recommended to get professional help if you’re concerned. 

Get All the Paperwork Ready

Make sure you have all of the necessary paperwork ready when you decide to sell. Along with the title and any required documents to make the sale official, ensure you have copies of any damage done to the vehicle as well as what was done to fix it. Keep maintenance records to show that the motorcycle was cared for properly, as buyers will be willing to pay a little bit more if they can tell the motorcycle was cared for prior to being listed. 

Know Where to List the Sale

Make sure you know where to list the sale – some sites are known for great deals, but you might get less for your bike. Instead, look into companies that can help facilitate sales, as this ensures you’ll receive as much as possible from the sale. Avoid places that may not provide assistance if needed or that operate more like a garage sale than a company. With the right help, you can make sure the listing is eye-catching and designed to bring in buyers, so you have the opportunity to get more from the sale.

Learn About Safety When Meeting Potential Buyers

Always make sure you’re safe when meeting potential buyers. Make sure you meet in a public place and avoid giving out any personal information before the meeting. It may be beneficial to meet at places designed to facilitate sales, so there’s less of a chance of someone coming with the intention to steal the bike. It is also important to know the signs of scammers to avoid them when you’re ready to sell. 

Are you thinking about selling your motorcycle? Use the tips here to make it as easy as possible to find a buyer and ensure you’re going to get as much as possible from your bike. When you use the previous steps, you should be able to get more for it. 

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