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Buying used is one of the best ways to get a good deal on a vehicle, especially an ATV. However, you can't be too careful. Here are some tips from our staff of experienced ATV buyers that can help you sort the peaches from the lemons.

You'll want to give the ATV's motor and electronics a thorough looking-over. Start with the engine oil -- visually inspect it for moisture, particles, and other things that shouldn't be there, and make sure that the color isn't too dark. You'll also want to get your nose in on the act by smelling the dipstick, to confirm that the oil doesn't give off a burnt odor.

Next, check the coolant -- you're looking for particles of oil in it. If you find them, it's a red flag.

Finally, confirm that all of the electronics -- headlights, tail lights, key switch, and engine shutoff -- are in working order.
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Looks like a lot of links to stuff he's selling on ebay to me. And most of what is told/said is common sense to me.
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Looks like a lot of links to stuff he's selling on ebay to me. And most of what is told/said is common sense to me.
Ditto...Never had too much trouble picking up used vehicles....ATV's included. I buy from all over the place. Only had a few that were less than advertised over all the years I have been doing this. A little research on values and a good vib from the current owner always helps, and never be affraid to walk away and think about it.
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In a perfect world you could pull oil from the two diffs and the gearbox.

Then pull the CVT cover to check the belt and clutch for damage or water intrusion.

Same for the airbox and intake manifold.
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i have bought and sold many too with good results.
i know it sounds stupid but if the plastic/seat is good with no cracks or breaks and it looks unmolested,they are good.,take care of outside and good chance they took care if inside too.that's why i cringe when i see people put tuners,snorkels,rad kits,big ass tires on,lift kits..etc
i would never buy a machine with this shit on it,you know what they have been doing with it.
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