A closer look with an expert eye
It always best to get a professional inspection before you hand over the cash for a used motor cycle. You will have a report on what needs to be done to get your new ride into top shape again and will also give you good bargaining power if it is something that the seller has failed to see or inform you on before you have made your way to check it out.
Be aware though that even with a full mechanical inspection, not all faults that may be evident with the bike will definitely show up, but it will give you a great reference point to start from. Reduce he risk and purchase a quality ride.