Overall Appearance Matters
First impressions last a lifetime and when you see the machine you might want to buy for the first time you can immediately get a feel for how it has been cared for. Broken plastics and plastics discolored by the weather are common in the off-road industry, but look closely to see if the fractured fender is not hiding additional damage from the collision. Taking pride in your machine sets you apart from the rest of the crowd at the trailhead. A clean and nice looking machine doesn’t mean there is nothing wrong, but it makes it less likely that it has been abused. You can always put make-up on a pig but if you’re not blind you will know it’s a pig!