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Old 23.02.2016, 01:02
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Re: Test driving not common in Switzerland?

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Regardless of how recent the MFK is, I would never purchase a car/bike that I haven't taken for a test drive, unless my intention was to restore the thing or part it out (in which case the MFK is a moot point anyway).
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What do they actually test when it comes to the engine, transmission, brakes and suspension of a motorcycle in the MFK?
Ummm, they test them by riding it, makinfg sure that it stops as it should, etc.

Had a guy tell me once that one of the valves had too much clearance (he was correct, including which one).

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Re: Test driving not common in Switzerland?

I looked at an rs4 a few months ago. I asked for test drive and he said no probs.. as he gets in the drivers seat! Err no I want to drive. He freaked out when I took out a vag com... I know why, the turbos need replacing and 1 cylinder isn't firing.
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Re: Test driving not common in Switzerland?

I was in the used car market in 2014; asked for test drive a two dealers. both gave me the keys without checking anything. I guess it really depends on the seller.

Infact I sold my motorcycle in fall last year and offered a ride to the buyer. Cancelled the insurance only after that. This should be the practice.

Just walk away where you have a bit of doubt and the seller is not letting you ride. There are plenty of choices here.
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Re: Test driving not common in Switzerland?

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I notice you say "working order". What do they actually test when it comes to the engine, transmission, brakes and suspension of a motorcycle in the MFK? As far as I've heard they only check things like oil leaks, brake wear, smoke and noise, whereas the engine could be utter shite at some rpms, and the gearbox could have been fixed by Mr. Wormwood.

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What they actually check really depends on the guy in charge at the moment so I'll just tell my experience. Both times I had a bike checked in front of me they checked brakes, lights, tires consumption, suspensions and after that they did a quick test ride.
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