im pretty new to motorcycles and plan on purchasing one and taking the safety course before riding. I havent decided if i am going to buy my first bike from a dealership or a private seller. From what ive read on these forums, dealerships will try to sell you the bike no matter what, and the salesperson does not care for anything but making a sale. When i buy a first bike, i dont want to end up buying something with problems. I am curious about what are the most important things to look at and check for when looking at a used bike to buy. Remember that i have not much knowledge of the way a bike works so it may be hard. Thanks for your help, and if there is another thread on this topic, please inform me.