Motorcycle Shopping Coalinga CA

Know what to expect before you go shopping for your first bike.

Nieman's Motorcycle Rentals
(717) 758-3919
1132 Main St
Saint Helena, CA

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Eaglerider
(619) 222-3881
3655 Camino Del Rio West Suite B
San Diego, CA

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San Diego Harley-Davidson
(619) 233-6677
2400 Kettner Blvd Suite 101
San Diego, CA

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Fun Time ATV
(323) 707-3478
3968 EAST CESAR E. CHAVEZ AVE
Los Angeles, CA
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ATV, RHINO, DIRT BIKE, TRAILER RENTALS, RENTAL, GLAMIS, PISMO, DUMONT DUNES

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California Motorcycle Rental LTD
(858) 456-9577
1838 Caminito Ascua
La Jolla, CA

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Ocotillo Rentals and Tours
(760) 358-7888
1198 N. Imperial Hwy.
Ocotillo, CA

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Rent A Harley
(310) 536-6780
11860 S La Cienega Blvd
Hawthorne, CA
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Rent A Harley

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Eaglerider Rentals
(415) 647-9898
1060 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA

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RENTAL, ATV DIRT BIKES, RHINO, POLARIS RANGER TRAI
(323) 707-3478
3968 E. CESAR E. CHAVEZ AVE
Los Angeles, CA
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ATV RENTALS, ATV RENTAL, RHINO, DIRT BIKE, GLAMIS, DUMONT

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2 Wheels To Go
(888) 500-6646
245 Foam St. Suite 230
Monterey, CA

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Not to belabor the obvious, but if you've never owned a motorcycle, promise yourself that you'll look into one of the 1,500 rider courses offered by the Motorcycle Safely Foundation.  A lot can happen when you're riding a motorcycle and some of it's not good. So take the time to learn how to ride it right. You'll find more information on safety courses at msf-usa.org.

Decide What You Want

As you probably know, there are any number of different types of motorcycles: touring, cruiser, sport, standard, dual purpose, motocross and enduro bikes.

Whichever you choose, there are a number of things to consider when shopping for a bike.

1. Does it fit?  Sit on it and see if the seat height is right. Ideally, you should be able to straddle the bike with both feet flat on the floor with your knees slightly bent.

2. Is it too heavy?  If you were to drop the bike, could you pick it up yourself?  Can you balance it when stopped?

3. Is it reliable?  Here you'll want to do some homework and do some Internet research. In addition, ask friends who own bikes about their maintenance costs, performance problems and their overall satisfaction. 

4. Does it have what you need?  Again, do your homework. Decide what you're going to need in terms of engine size, fuel tank capacity, accessories, etc. In short, don't overdo it. Don't get carried away with a bunch of bells and whistles and end up with a bike that costs too much and has features you'll never use....


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