And be sure you stick to your guns during the negotiations; if you’ve done the research you’ll know the true fair price for the motorcycle you’re trying to buy. Dealers, by nature, will always try to maximize their commission by squeezing the highest price possible out of a potential buyer. And while you could buy a used bike off the local classified ads or on Craigslist, for your first H-D motorcycle we’d recommend a used or new one from a dealership. With so many Slim Shadys out there right now, there are just too many variables that could backfire when buying a used bike from somebody you don’t know (unless you’re a bona fide mechanic). Motorcycles that have been sitting neglected for too long could have rust in their tanks, clogged fuel lines, cracked seals and gaskets, janky wiring, or even worse, a cracked frame. Who knows? If it seems like too good of a deal, the bike might even be stolen.