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Have you not considered buying in northern ireland, i buy regularly in the north, and never got a bad bike,and the beauty is you can ride it down the same day...
what make and model are you after, i can find a good bike if i know what to look for ....
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Have you not considered buying in northern ireland, i buy regularly in the north, and never got a bad bike,and the beauty is you can ride it down the same day...
what make and model are you after, i can find a good bike if i know what to look for ....
What's the best site/app for NI bikes?
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Autotrader??? and just narrow the search to Norn Iron
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Some serious amount of gas monkey wannabe twats too.
"Oh the money will come in handy for you, cause of the corona virus".....and all these stupid poxy excuses to try and lowball you.

From a sellers standpoint,this is my view.........That's the price,a fair price too,so either buy it or fcuk off back to where you came from.

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In all my time of riding over to London and back,I've never seen a police checkpoint near Holyhead or in Wales for that matter either.

Only time I saw police was when they stopped me on the outskirts of London to warn me about the moped scumbag gangs robbing bikes off people. Took a picture of it too.

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Re: Riding back from UK legality

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Have you not considered buying in northern ireland, i buy regularly in the north, and never got a bad bike,and the beauty is you can ride it down the same day...
what make and model are you after, i can find a good bike if i know what to look for ....
I would but not much choice there. I usually go through ebay, autotrader and fb marketplace and rarely donedeal and I stopped bothering recently. All you get on done deal is "mint", "needs nothing" and of course non existent service history or any booklets. My most recent bike I had, had every single MOT the bike has done for 12 years, every service filled out as per manual with oil changes every 3.5k miles. I know what I'm buying and that I'll see no issues in the future with the bike. The bike had receipt of the first owner collecting the bike from the dealership back in 2008. Things like these are very common for bikes to have in UK. I would rather pay more but know what I will get than buy scrap here then end up spending hundreds more to fix it when I could have just bought a good example in the first place and save myself money overall.

I am currently looking for K5 - K6 gsxr 1000.
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Re: Riding back from UK legality

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Some serious amount of gas monkey wannabe twats too.
"Oh the money will come in handy for you, cause of the corona virus".....and all these stupid poxy excuses to try and lowball you.

From a sellers standpoint,this is my view.........That's the price,a fair price too,so either buy it or fcuk off back to where you came from.
I was selling a bike for 6k and got offered 4k cash today and it was already one of the cheapest ones for sale.
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I would but not much choice there. I usually go through ebay, autotrader and fb marketplace and rarely donedeal and I stopped bothering recently. All you get on done deal is "mint", "needs nothing" and of course non existent service history or any booklets. My most recent bike I had, had every single MOT the bike has done for 12 years, every service filled out as per manual with oil changes every 3.5k miles. I know what I'm buying and that I'll see no issues in the future with the bike. The bike had receipt of the first owner collecting the bike from the dealership back in 2008. Things like these are very common for bikes to have in UK. I would rather pay more but know what I will get than buy scrap here then end up spending hundreds more to fix it when I could have just bought a good example in the first place and save myself money overall.

I am currently looking for K5 - K6 gsxr 1000.

That should be handy enough.......leave it with me
I get it , you are looking for the best ..
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That should be handy enough.......leave it with me
I get it , you are looking for the best ..
Thanks Road Runner. I'm not looking for the perfect bike. If I can see that the bike has been taken care of, I don't really mind the mileage up to 30k~. I don't mind some random scratch if the frame and swingarm are clean. It's a 15 year old bike now so I realise they're harder to find in good condition. I'm also looking for blue/white and yellow/black colours only as I do not like the black version personally. I've seen a few quite cheap on the marketplace but I can see that they were tracked into oblivion.
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"Sellers insurance is immaterial from a cover point of view. But, as all vehicles are tracked by ANPR, if you pass an ANPR camera car it will flag as uninsured and you'll be pulled over on the spot. You produce your own (Irish) insurance (and they're still in the EU, so it is valid) and you should be OK except for. ..........once you do a change of ownership is done in the UK, the tax automatically lapses. So you (might) get pulled for tax. Which, in the UK, they can seize the vehicle for...."
Ill cut to the chase here ... a "Friend" has done this on bikes and cages previously and the matter of the fact is ... If the vehicle is insured by its uk owner and you buy it and drive it home... the ANPR camera WILL NOT flag anything. As with all insurance databases they take 5 working days to update so all would flag up correct and would pose no issues for you coming home ! ... Tax is identical also ... 5 working days . BUT if the vehicle was SORN then your goosed.

Obviously if you werent coming straight home the longer you spend over there could raise an issue but if its over and back and the vehicle was fully insured up to that day by the owner in UK you are good to go ... ( now that doesnt mean you actually have insurance ) but thats not the issue here i dont think ...

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Yes, I did this while buying a cage some 18 months ago.
Did the same last October, paid the tax online by monthly Direct Debit on my Revolut Card, drove home and cancelled it, only got stung for 1 month tax.

I'd be more put off by the issue of getting there and back by air and sea being stuck with loads of rancid fuckers . At the minute I'd use one of the reputable collection services and save yourself a load of grief and travel expenses
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That should be handy enough.......leave it with me
I get it , you are looking for the best ..



Well i spoke too soon
, the K5 model is proving much more difficult to find in the condition i would want , nothing up north........ found one on DD but not in the condition i would buy, i will keep looking over the week and see if i can come up with something better... ..


This just up on done deal...very pricey and would have to have the original exhaust for me...

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...-1000/24543633

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I was selling a bike for 6k and got offered 4k cash today and it was already one of the cheapest ones for sale.
That's the norm now, arseholes making insulting offers in the hope you're one of the unlucky ones out of work due to the Wuhan Wheeze and badly stuck for cash.....
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Its the assholes who text, without having seen the bike/cage asking if you can do anything with the price cos they are at the other end of the country.
Tell them "Yes of course I will", and give them a higher price.

When I put a GSXR 600 on DungDeal a few years ago, a fellow rang to know if it was Electric and I said "yes and I will throw in the charger for free"
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Tell them "Yes of course I will", and give them a higher price.

When I put a GSXR 600 on DungDeal a few years ago, a fellow rang to know if it was Electric and I said "yes and I will throw in the charger for free"
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Tell them "Yes of course I will", and give them a higher price.

When I put a GSXR 600 on DungDeal a few years ago, a fellow rang to know if it was Electric and I said "yes and I will throw in the charger for free"
That's what I do with those 'best price' wankers.

Wanker: "What's yer best price boss?"
Me: " Best price = €asking price + 25% "
Wanker "b.b.b.b...but it's only advertised for €XXX"
Me "Yeah, that's the price for normal people. There's a 25% surcharge for 'best price' wankers"
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That's what I do with those 'best price' wankers.

Wanker: "What's yer best price boss?"
Me: " Best price = €asking price + 25% "
Wanker "b.b.b.b...but it's only advertised for €XXX"
Me "Yeah, that's the price for normal people. There's a 25% surcharge for 'best price' wankers"
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I think it is in case you get pulled over for no reason or for breaching coronavirus restrictions in Wales and then after you are pulled over found out that you just bought the bike and you are the new owner and didn't pay tax.
just say you have it to test it out for a week before committing to buying it
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