Used Dirt Bikes For Sale
Organized by Make & Model
New dirt bikes can be very expensive and tend to lose value the minute you take them off the lot in ownership. It is always possible to find used dirt bikes for sale and can be a cost effective alternative to purchasing a new one.
Of course, just like a used car, there are things to watch out for. In particular, the insides of the bike. While the look of the bike is important, it's the engine, the bearings the brakes, etc. that are the truly important parts to take into consideration when purchasing a used dirt bike. Replacing an ugly or torn up fender is much less expensive and considerably easier to do than replacing a blown engine.
Always ask good questions of the previous owner and if you're not as well versed in good dirt bike maintenance, take someone along who is. Often a parent of a young teenage boy will be looking for used dirt bikes for sale rather than trusting their inexperienced young dare devil with a brand new one, and it is important that they have either read up on the subject and know what to look for, or that they know someone who can help them in that area. Again, like a used car, be sure that you inspect, "under the hood" and know what to look for. You certainly don't want to get caught with a "lemon".
Do some research and check some reviews to find the best years and manufacturers for the money, and check in to what others have to say about the type of used dirt bike you're planning to buy. Of course, a more experienced buyer will already know this, however, even someone experienced can be fooled. It simply pays to research any product before purchasing it especially if that product is used and dirt bikes are not an exception.
There are those who are of the opinion that later year models are more trustworthy than older models due to construction and manufacturer integrity. So, if you're planning to buy a used dirt bike that's older, other questions to ask might be, how many owners has the bike had and are there maintenance records. Since we're talking dirt bikes, you already know that the bike you're looking at has probably been through some stuff, so a record of repairs and if there have been any rebuilds is important to know. This will help you be aware of what you may be dealing with in the long run.
If you're planning to buy a dirt bike, it is still helpful to compare new and used and do your due diligence. It will be worth the effort when you finally have peace of mind about value and integrity as you hit the trail.