Biker.ie Forums Irish Motorbike Enthusiasts
Home Events Bikes for Sale Mobile Motorbike Chat Racing Rideouts

Go Back   Biker.ie Forums > Introductions > First time bikers

Reply
 
  #221  
Old 14th August 2018, 09:13 PM
efanton efanton is online now
WSB Contender
 
Biker.ie Member No. 35658 from North Cork
633 posts since Jan 2016
Motorbike: Suzuki GSX 600F
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Originally Posted by horse7
Looking at honda cb300r as a return to biking bike, it's light enough, powerful enough,and position seat height ,feet on ground , comfortable enough compared to other bikes I've looked at. Unfortunately I can't get a second hand one as it's a new model. If I go ahead to buy new in Dublin, which is the best shop to buy from.recommendations please.
There are plenty of other low capacity bikes that would probably suit you. I wouldnt restrict yourself to one particular make and model.
Question is what are you prepared to spend?
What sort of bike are you looking for, or does it matter?

JP motorcycles have a CBR250 that looks reasonably tidy
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...ycles/19538211

another here
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...r-250/19221536
Reply With Quote
  #222  
Old 14th August 2018, 09:15 PM
jp biker's Avatar
jp biker jp biker is offline
Veteran Racer
 
Biker.ie Member No. 36294 from the big smoke
3,112 posts since Jun 2016
Motorbike: bicycle
Modifications: big belly
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Originally Posted by efanton
There are plenty of other low capacity bikes that would probably suit you. I wouldnt restrict yourself to one particular make and model.
Question is what are you prepared to spend?
What sort of bike are you looking for, or does it matter?

JP motorcycles have a CBR250 that looks reasonably tidy
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...ycles/19538211

another here
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...r-250/19221536
And i can vouch 100% for jp motercycles ,
Reply With Quote
  #223  
Old 31st October 2018, 09:26 AM
xNuke xNuke is offline
Wobbling Fledgling
 
Biker.ie Member No. 38643 from Kells
3 posts since Oct 2018
Motorbike: Yamaha
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Hey guys,
Been thinking about getting a motorbike for a few years now. Finally decided to go for it. Got an A permit, but I've never been on a motorbike so want to start slow and small. I'm 27, average build and height. There's also the unlikely possibility I may not like it. I won't know 100% until I actually give it a go!

I have a fair amount of driving experience in a car, good 7-8 years.

I'm fairly limited by budget, got maybe 1-1.5k for the bike alone and need something cheap to insure as well.

1. How old should I go? A few 125 & 250 bikes around 2005 in my budget. Is it a bad idea to buy such an old bike? At what point do they loose value and actually become hard to sell in order to upgrade? And what about parts availability etc?

2. What mileage is considered high for a bike? (eg. 43k km 2010 GN 125)

3. The GN 125 and CBR 125 seem the most common in my budget range, but ideally I was looking to start with a 250, just because I would use it to commute about 15km and need it to do 80kph without screaming at me and dying in a few weeks time.
Any recommendations or would the 2 above be fine? Can't really find anything 250cc that doesn't have any issues listed under 1.5k though.

I'm not concerned about looks at this point. Just trying to get used to riding a motorbike, build up NCB and gradually move up, eventually do my full licence test in a couple years time or so.
Reply With Quote
  #224  
Old 2nd March 2019, 03:01 PM
horse7
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Can you recommend a store?
Reply With Quote
  #225  
Old 3rd March 2019, 08:25 AM
Rockster Rockster is offline
ISB Contender
 
Biker.ie Member No. 26433 from Dublin
423 posts since May 2011
Motorbike: CB 1300, Suzuki gn 125
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Originally Posted by horse7
Can you recommend a store?
Depends on what you want and what your budget is really. For cheaper/commuter bikes I would recommend jp motorcycles off pearse st. He normally has a good range of cheaper bikes and have found him good to deal with.
If youre in the market for something sportier (read more expensive) check out ccs unlimited in Kells, again good to deal with and he always has a big range of bikes. If you know what your looking for done deal is your best bet for a second hand bike but take everything said in the adds with a pinch of salt. Everything is either "mint" or a "barn find" in this country. Some genuine sellers out there but as ever caveat emptor and all that....
Reply With Quote
  #226  
Old 3rd March 2019, 01:19 PM
horse7
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Does jp do new bikes or best shop for Honda CB 300r in Dublin?
Reply With Quote
  #227  
Old 4th March 2019, 07:02 AM
Rockster Rockster is offline
ISB Contender
 
Biker.ie Member No. 26433 from Dublin
423 posts since May 2011
Motorbike: CB 1300, Suzuki gn 125
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Originally Posted by horse7
Does jp do new bikes or best shop for Honda CB 300r in Dublin?
No he wouldnt really do new bikes. Cb300 is a fairly new to market model, so if you have your heart set on a new bike I would just go to any reputable dealer - Megabikes, Bikeworld, M50 honda etc and see what is the best deal you can get .Personally for my first bike I wouldnt buy new as when you become more experienced you will want to upgrade to a more powerful machine (difference between say a 300 and a 600 is like night and day) and you will take a big hit financially when you go to sell it on. Also if you are inexperienced the chance of dropping your shiny brand new machine is much higher. Not a big a deal on something second hand....
Reply With Quote
  #228  
Old 7th March 2019, 01:58 PM
horse7
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Good advice, am looking at some cbf600 bikes, how bullet proof are they and seat height wise ,would it suit a short leg, I'm 5ft 8
Reply With Quote
  #229  
Old 11th March 2019, 08:50 PM
horse7
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Ps, how does one contact a moderator,or get a reply from administration biker.ie
Reply With Quote
  #230  
Old 11th March 2019, 09:12 PM
Chickenhawk's Avatar
Chickenhawk Chickenhawk is offline
Supporter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 32015
621 posts since Aug 2013
Motorbike: Honda cbr 600f
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Originally Posted by horse7
Ps, how does one contact a moderator,or get a reply from administration biker.ie
Start a new topic and request a name change
Sure set way.
Ask for horse 8 etc.

Your lucky i seen your post down here.
I'm trying to find a for sale add I seen about an sp1 a week or so ago.
Reply With Quote
  #231  
Old 11th March 2019, 09:17 PM
Chickenhawk's Avatar
Chickenhawk Chickenhawk is offline
Supporter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 32015
621 posts since Aug 2013
Motorbike: Honda cbr 600f
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Originally Posted by horse7
Good advice, am looking at some cbf600 bikes, how bullet proof are they and seat height wise ,would it suit a short leg, I'm 5ft 8
I know of guys shorter and they have no issues with them.

This site is usefull

Www.cycle-ergo.com

Choose your buje
Put in your measurements.
In the options bar you can have feet up or down.
Reply With Quote
  #232  
Old 12th March 2019, 09:38 PM
horse7
Default Re: Buying 1st bike or upgrading to new machine?

Thanks, can't figure out why AXA will only give me insurance on a cbf600 if I do some bike lessons. I have a full A license.???
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Return to Main Topic Biker.ie Forums > Introductions > First time bikers

Tags
1st, bike, buying, machine, upgrading


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying a bike from up north moosejam General Bike Chat 12 3rd May 2007 03:52 PM
Importing used bike from UK corky2004 News before the News 49 8th February 2007 02:20 PM
Email bike sales scam corserrep Buying and Selling 8 31st December 2006 03:43 PM
victory bike FS seanybiker Buying and Selling 2 19th November 2006 05:24 PM
buying an english reg bike kceire General Bike Chat 15 18th October 2006 10:44 AM


Forum RSS news feed Main Biker.ie RSS news feed