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Understanding Your Boat Engine

If the engine of your boat isn't well maintained, you may soon find yourself stranded on the water or unable to set out on a voyage. We hope that the things we have posted here will help you to understand the engine on your boat. The articles, which have all been written by amateur boat owners, will help you to recognise the signs that your engine needs attention, understand the process of engine reconditioning, and recognise the importance of using the correct type of fuel. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to hit the waves without having to worry about how the engine will perform.




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Top Tip When Selling Your Motorbike

by Susan Long

Selling your used motorbike can be a challenging task. In the article below, you will find a few motorbike-selling tips that will ensure you sell your bike fast and at a reasonable price. 

Prepare Your Bike For Sale

Below are a few ways to prepare your bike for sale:

  1. Ensure you have the motorcycle's title and insurance documents. You will need certificates if the motorbike has participated in Concours or racing events.
  2. Most buyers would want a recently serviced bike. Therefore, consider a full service to entice buyers.
  3. Consider repair and maintenance work such as replacing worn-out tires and sprockets.
  4. Most buyers prefer buying motorbikes in stock form. Therefore, replace aftermarket parts with genuine OEM parts.  

Clean your bike and take numerous marketing photos. Empty highways, beaches and bridges may provide a beautiful background. 


The price of your bike will be determined by its make, model and year of manufacture. Conduct an online survey to know the selling price of similar bikes in your locality. Price your motorcycle within the current market value and leave some room for negotiations. If you own a rare or classic motorcycle, an appraisal will help you determine a fair asking price. 


Word of mouth is an effective way to sell your bike. If you belong to a motorcycle club, tell other enthusiasts of your intent to sell the bike. You may be lucky to find someone in your circles that needs a bike. 

Take advantage of free advertising platforms, such as social media. Post pictures of the bike on your pages and ask your friends to share your post. Include an accurate description of your motorcycle, and indicate the asking price and your contact information. You could also advertise the bike on e-commerce websites.  

Consider Using a Dealer

Motorcycle dealers are your best bet if you need instant cash on your bike. Some dealers will purchase the bike while others will sell it on your behalf. If the dealer sells the motorcycle on your behalf, he or she will ask for a small percentage of the selling price. You may have to leave the bike in their premises for display purposes. Your dealer may also provide motorcycle trade-in services. Most dealers will provide guarantees and after-sales services such as repair and maintenance. These are some of the reasons why many buyers opt to purchase bikes from dealers.

Selling your bike is now easy with the above tips. Prepare your bike for sale, conduct a valuation, market the motorcycle in your circles and social media and consider working with a dealer.