This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo.
Who doesn’t see spring coming around the corner and wistfully imagine the wind gently pelting their face? Cars are amazing. They are beautiful, practical, and fast. But, they are expensive and don’t have the sexiness of a motorcycle. Still, choppers, hogs, whatever you want to call them aren’t cheap by any stretch of the imagination. The bike itself can set a rider back upwards of $10,000. Oh yes, you read that right! Considering there’s a bit of time until motorcycle weather is fully upon us, you have enough of it to reduce the running expenses. Here are the tips that may be of interest.
Experts and people that are into this sort of thing estimate a new chopper will cost between $5,000 and $10,000. Still, this is a rough estimate and a cheaper hog doesn’t mean the quality will be low. This is particularly true if you know where to search in the first place. Dealerships which specialize in used vehicles are godsends in this day and age thanks to government legislation. Nowadays, it’s illegal to sell a faulty product knowingly, plus customers have a right to a refund or a return. Just be sure to ask for the right certificates before putting pen to paper.
All The Gear; No Idea
Ask a law firm for personal injury what their biggest cases consist of and they’ll say motorcycle accidents. As cars are getting safer, bikes seem to be staying still for some reason. The moral of the story is that any rider, novice or professional, needs to invest in the correct safety equipment. Of course, the more you have, the pricier the investment will become in the short and long-term. Again, don’t rule out used or second-hand vendors because the standard can be high. Or, check out eBay and online auction sites for brand new gear at knock-off prices.
It’s illegal to ride without one, but that doesn’t make it affordable. Thankfully, comparison sites have and are continuing to pop up on the internet. What these engines do is collate a huge volume of data to find you the best deal. So, your only job is to input the correct details and then pick a winner. A cool tip is to look for features which are unnecessary or don’t apply. For instance, natural disaster damage is pointless if you don’t live in a danger zone. The temptation to fib is strong, but it’s fraud and a felony so please resist.
Sadly, motorcycles break down a lot quicker than cars. The tires alone may start to degrade every 3,000 miles, and a set can cost up to $500. Rubber is something you want to pay top dollar for because the treads may be thinner and less safe as a result. Because shopping for a used model isn’t on the cards, you may have to change your driving style. Rather than putting the pedal to the metal, try easing off the gas and being a smoother driver. That way, the entire bike should benefit.
Can you think of any extra ways to save money on a hog?