Used motorcycle sidecars can be purchased online through Internet auction websites, such as eBay, as well as from local dealers. Dealer listing sites, such as Cycle Trader, allow users to search for specific models of side cars and see what nearby dealers sell them.
Listings for used motorcycle sidecars on eBay contain varying information, but most typically consist of a picture of the sidecar and a text description of its features and condition. The site does not place any minimum requirements for the content of a posting, which means many can leave out pertinent information about the item in question. EBay offers users the ability to contact sellers with any questions about a particular item for sale. When contacting a seller, it is best to include as much information about the item as possible to help them differentiate between different listings and cut down on wasted time.
Cycle Trader allows dealers from across the United States to create listings for the items they sell in their local stores. Each listing for used motorcycle sidecars contains information about the current state of the sidecar, as well as what motorcycle models it is compatible with. Attaching the wrong sidecar to a motorcycle can lead to safety hazards.