Several bikes bought lately have been rescues , not running , test ride not possible .
The runners , the seller has offered for me to test ride every time ; have never been asked to sign anything or leave a deposit beforehand .
When I sell I play it by ear . By the time we talk about a test ride enough conversation has taken place to know how to proceed .
The bike is licensed and insured , and only twice have I been uncertain enough to offer a ride as passenger rather than letting them go off by themselves .
I see a lot of this paranoia in CL ads , same as " scammers need not apply " ; just afraid I guess . Maybe got lawyered ?