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Old 12th October 2017, 12:31 PM
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Hello everyone!

First post.

I recently passed my theory test and I finished the lgbt course, full A license.
I am based in Galway and I did some research and apparently there aren't many mechanics around (apart from Bob, PHD Mechanics, Steve Mac..... and "Ivors" ).
I was wondering, where would anyone suggest to buy a second hand bike?
Apart from Donedeal, if I wanted to buy it off a dealership?

People told me that Ivors changed but... to be honest I would prefer to go with somebody else.
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Old 12th October 2017, 01:05 PM
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Galway is in bad need of a decent bike shop, Steve Mac sells an odd bike but mostly for other people. Whats your budget?

We're not allowed to mention it by name but theres a place in Athlone with decent stock, rhymes with Boils. Head to Meskells in Limerick either - good guys to deal with.

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Old 12th October 2017, 01:17 PM
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Galway is in bad need of a decent bike shop, Steve Mac sells an odd bike but mostly for other people. Whats your budget?

We're not allowed to mention it by name but theres a place in Athlone with decent stock, rhymes with Boils. Head to Meskells in Limerick either - good guys to deal with.

'cptr
First off thank you so much for the info, ehehe I saw the "Boils" but they sell mostly big bikes.
My budget would be around 2k to 3k for a small bike, max 250cc reason being that this is my first motorised vehicle, I want to get experience on a smaller bike before moving on a bigger bike.

This is so frustrating, especially since people think that Ivors is a good dealer (I read/heard of horror stories and I wouldn't feel confident).
Only reason why I wan to a get a bike off a dealer is for the warranty, being a newbie and all I would feel more confident (not sure if that makes any sense....)
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Old 12th October 2017, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by chachar
Hello everyone!

First post.

I recently passed my theory test and I finished the lgbt course, full A license.
I am based in Galway and I did some research and apparently there aren't many mechanics around (apart from Bob, PHD Mechanics, Steve Mac..... and "Ivors" ).
I was wondering, where would anyone suggest to buy a second hand bike?
Apart from Donedeal, if I wanted to buy it off a dealership?

People told me that Ivors changed but... to be honest I would prefer to go with somebody else.

Much bigger pool in larger cc bikes available , up to 250 a bit more difficult, put up what takes your fancy and I will keep an eye out for a honest clean bike and put it up here , as im sure others will do the same.....
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Old 12th October 2017, 01:58 PM
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Hello and welcome
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Old 12th October 2017, 02:29 PM
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Consider what you can get insured on and expand your net and possibly consider a 600. Don't just have your heart set on a 250. Budget in lessons also that will get your confidence up and rule out any bad habits from the get go...

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Old 12th October 2017, 02:57 PM
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Wow thank you all so much for the warm welcome !
I really appreciate it!
Honestly a small bike is just something that would be great to have to get more experience and practice and then go for a 600cc so that my first 600 cc won't be my first bike.
I don't have my heart set on a bike at the moment, I looked at CBR 125 (saw one on done deal up in Dublin) and the MT 125, which unfortunately Ivors has on its listings, or Honda Hornet 250.
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Old 12th October 2017, 03:18 PM
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Want me to check a bike out for you in Galway? That MT in Ivers mightn't be bad and at least you'd have a data point to work with.

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Old 12th October 2017, 04:06 PM
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Want me to check a bike out for you in Galway? That MT in Ivers mightn't be bad and at least you'd have a data point to work with.

'cptr

That's a very valid point, but still. I am still looking around I am in no rush, I am based in Galway so I wouldn't mind that at all, maybe I can check the Ivor's one but I will also check the crowd in Dublin (CBR) just in case.
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Old 12th October 2017, 04:19 PM
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Screw the budget and cc limitation

http://www.streetbike.co.uk/bike-sto...650al5-131323/
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Old 12th October 2017, 04:56 PM
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Screw the budget and cc limitation
Ahahah I would but the wallet and the brain say no!
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Old 12th October 2017, 05:26 PM
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Ahahah I would but the wallet and the brain say no!
An sv 650 or the likes are a fairly timid bike and have to be trashed to make them really move. They won't do anything out of the way to you and are ideal as a first bike. Given your mindset and respect for yourself I say you should really consider one. Lots of bike schools use bikes of that sort to train new riders. Smaller cc bikes are rare and are rare for a reason. Buy a 5 or 6 year old bike of that size and you have something to learn on and then grow with as your skill level and confidence increase. If you buy a 125 you will ask yourself after a month "why did I buy this fuck of a thing ". And then when you try sell it nobody will want it. At least when time comes to move the bigger cc bike it will sell easier.

Look into FZ6,hornet 6,sv 650 and the er-6f. Price them and price insurance. Then find one and buy it....i guarantee that's the way to go once your of an age to get reasonable insurance quotes

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Old 12th October 2017, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by green grass
An sv 650 or the likes are a fairly timid bike and have to be trashed to make them really move. They won't do anything out of the way to you and are ideal as a first bike. Given your mindset and respect for yourself I say you should really consider one. Lots of bike schools use bikes of that sort to train new riders. Smaller cc bikes are rare and are rare for a reason. Buy a 5 or 6 year old bike of that size and you have something to learn on and then grow with as your skill level and confidence increase. If you buy a 125 you will ask yourself after a month "why did I buy this fuck of a thing ". And then when you try sell it nobody will want it. At least when time comes to move the bigger cc bike it will sell easier.

Look into FZ6,hornet 6,sv 650 and the er-6f. Price them and price insurance. Then find one and buy it....i guarantee that's the way to go once your of an age to get reasonable insurance quotes

Bang on the money here..
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Old 12th October 2017, 06:55 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I agree with you - the only issue is that when I started the lgbt course I was moved on a lower bike because I had no experience at all with any sort of motorised vehicle, with that said.
I agree with you all, but I am unsure how confident I feel handling it.
At the moment I need a bike to commute and practice my skills and you are right, it might be hard to sell it.
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Old 12th October 2017, 07:27 PM
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Book some lessons on a 600 and go from there. Don't put yourself under pressure and see how you feel after a couple of hours spinning around on one. One step at a time........
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Old 12th October 2017, 07:40 PM
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welcome along too,
go with the bike you feel most comfortable on to get some experience on.
keep looking on donedeal for something
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Old 12th October 2017, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by chachar
Don't get me wrong, I agree with you - the only issue is that when I started the lgbt course I was moved on a lower bike because I had no experience at all with any sort of motorised vehicle, with that said.
I agree with you all, but I am unsure how confident I feel handling it.
At the moment I need a bike to commute and practice my skills and you are right, it might be hard to sell it.
As above...book a lesson or 2 with a school that has a larger cc bike. The size of the engine has little bearing on anything.....its the size of your brain that's important. Whatever you decide I wish you luck
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Old 12th October 2017, 09:49 PM
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Try paul greaney in county limerick, absolutely sound, no bullshit.

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Old 12th October 2017, 09:50 PM
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Thank you so much for the advice, I will follow it up with one of the ADI in Galway.
I might as well take up a few lessons on the 600cc, you are absolutely right, I am putting far too much pressure on me!
Thank you all :)
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Old 13th October 2017, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by allsorts&oddjobs
Try paul greaney in county limerick, absolutely sound, no bullshit.

Welcome to the asylum by the way.

Thank you, I will try him as well, I did hear about him and he seems sound
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