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Old 27th January 2018, 10:14 AM
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Step one..check out how you will get on with insurance quotes before you spend your money on a bike.make sure your liecence is still valid.There seem to work out diffrent for alot of people. Step two..full steam ahead an enjoy welcome back
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Old 27th January 2018, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by D1Dman
Step one..check out how you will get on with insurance quotes before you spend your money on a bike.make sure your liecence is still valid.There seem to work out diffrent for alot of people. Step two..full steam ahead an enjoy welcome back
Thanks for the good advice! (license valid until 2025)

Is it enough to get quotes via the internet? Any particular recommendation?
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Old 27th January 2018, 10:32 AM
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Iv'found the phone better.if you have ever done rider/skill accessment courses in the past a good few bob comes of the quote.They also can treat you diffrent regarding no claims bonus yrs. Depending how long you have been off the road iv found it better to talk to a real person to explain the case and get their advice. not huge issues you'l get going no problem.best of luck
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Old 27th January 2018, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by D1Dman
Iv'found the phone better.if you have ever done rider/skill accessment courses in the past a good few bob comes of the quote.They also can treat you diffrent regarding no claims bonus yrs. Depending how long you have been off the road iv found it better to talk to a real person to explain the case and get their advice. not huge issues you'l get going no problem.best of luck
Thank you!
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Old 27th January 2018, 11:54 AM
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Personally Id look at the Yamaha mt09 tracer in the uk 2015 up.
Still some ok prices in Ireland for these but better choice in uk.
The Mt07 is a bit boring engine wise compared to its bigger brother.

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Old 27th January 2018, 11:57 AM
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For a test, I just put my details into Liberty's quote calculator and I got a quote of 776 EUR for the MT07/2016. That's pretty steep considering I've got a full A licence since 1997 and the MT07 is not an "R" bike. (we pay approx the same amount for a 2L Nissan Qashqai) I'm hoping it goes lower than this with some other insurer.
Anyways, this won't hold me back :)
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Old 27th January 2018, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny b
Personally Id look at the Yamaha mt09 tracer in the uk 2015 up.
Still some ok prices in Ireland for these but better choice in uk.
The Mt07 is a bit boring engine wise compared to its bigger brother.

Carole nash
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Thanks for the insurer recommendations and the note on the MT09. Almost every NI site I visited in search of an MT07 had no MT07, but had an MT09. I'll see if it's within my reach. (=money)
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Old 8th February 2018, 02:43 PM
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I can't take this...
5999 EUR for an MT07 (and they already have eternal sunshine)?!?

https://twitter.com/yamahaflickmoto/...71512844382214

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Old 8th February 2018, 06:23 PM
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Why do you think theres any difference between a 3 year old bike and a 10 yr old bike? Mileage and condition are the important criteria, not age.

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Old 8th February 2018, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SandR
Now that does look beautiful. I just saw one from 2008 and it looked like a very modern new model. By the looks and the specs I'd love it. However, I'm not into servicing motorbikes myself so I wouldn't take on anything older than say 3 years. (it's beyond my reach as new)

The MT07 is still my favorite.
It doesn't matter what age a bike is, it'll still need servicing.
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Old 8th February 2018, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
It doesn't matter what age a bike is, it'll still need servicing.
There ya go, wrong again. Ya wont be able to advertise it as mint over on Dung Deal if it clearly has aftermarket oil, filter and plugs.
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Old 8th February 2018, 11:01 PM
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http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=242118
This is my own, I can assure you that you won't be disappointed. Feel free to come have a look.
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Old 9th February 2018, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by custom900
Why do you think theres any difference between a 3 year old bike and a 10 yr old bike? Mileage and condition are the important criteria, not age.
I mean the design. I'm not used to seeing 10 year old designs that look as fresh as new bikes. ...yet it can happen apparently!
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Old 7th March 2019, 07:18 PM
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So what bike did you get in the end?
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Old 25th April 2019, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by horse7
So what bike did you get in the end?
Hah, didn't expect a new post here after such a long time.
You've got a great 6th sense as I just got a CBF600SA recently - it took a while!

Thanks for asking, this is the thread :)
https://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=247789
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Old 25th April 2019, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Paranoid android
Honda CB 1000 ??
A lad I know had one of those and he hated it.Kept it for about a month then sold it,couldn't stick it.
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