What is the best way to buy a bike on a private deal. It appears that some people want you to bring large amount of money to give them before you take the bike for a test drive. I really don't particularly want to carry around $5000 in cash and hand it to someone so I can test out a ride before deciding to purchase.
I never bought a car without a test ride first so I don't quite understand bringing a pile of cash. If I test ride and like it and the price is right I would, like most honorable people, make the deal, perhaps with some price haggling, pay for it in a way that suits the seller and get on with my new ride. I would presume the seller has their bike insured.
Your opinions please.