How to get the most from selling your motorcycle - 3

3: Shiny happy people

How to get the most from selling your motorcycle - 3

Once it's clean and dry, even just a can of Mr Sheen will add some shine – but a proper bike polish will do even better. Concentrate on obvious parts like the fuel tank and front fairing. Metal polish will lift tarnish and deposits on exposed metal bits like exhaust headers and silencers.

One top tip is a light spray and wipe of SDoc100 Colour Refresher spray (WD40 also works) onto black plastic covers, engine cases, frame rails. This freshens up dull, old plastic parts a treat. Run the bike for a bit afterwards to burn off any overspray on hot parts – you don't want the bike smoking when the buyer starts it up.

  • Find the ad for the nice and shiny 2003 Yamaha R1 pictured above here.
Give it a bit of this.

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