Buying a motorcycle may seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things you should know before purchasing a bike. Later this week I'll go into specifics on how to buy a motorcycle on craigslist, only one of the good resources for finding a bike, but because many people purchase bikes through other means, I thought it smart to put together a list of articles that give general advice on buying a used motorcycle.
RideApart is a great resource for usable tips, and this piece on buying a used bike offers some seriously helpful advice in small easy to read sections. This article gives you a few things to think about that you might not have considered and is a must read for anyone who's thinking of buying a used motorcycle.
Revzilla's guide to buying a used motorcycle is very similar to RideApart's. It gives quick tips that are easy to follow and read. Reading and utilizing the information from both the RideApart piece and the Revzilla is a great way of preparing yourself before you buy.
The DMV.org's guide to buying a motorcycle provides easy to follow instructions with a focus on the law and what exactly is necessary. If you only read one article, this is the one you want to read.