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heading up to dublin in the min any bike shops around the city centre or should i say easy to find (completely lost in dublin ).need to get some gear (i mean biking gear )
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Old 3rd May 2007, 08:05 AM #2
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if you are coming from Cork... you should be riding in by Bikeworld on the Longmile Rd.
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if you are coming from Cork... you should be riding in by Bikeworld on the Longmile Rd.
which you should avoid at all cost.

Better to go to Cotters.
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Try Cotters in the same area
Little bit more difficult to find but usually worth it

www.cottermc.com/
Unit 50, Western Parkway Business Park,
Lower Ballymount Road, Dublin 12, Ireland.
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Cheers Jay - i was just away browsing for a map for him.
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Personally i would stay away from cotters at all costs, but that is due to previous experience i have had with them.

In the city centre, check out Megabikes on Wexford st, they are expensive (what bike shop in Ireland isn't though?!), but they have a good range of gear
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expensive (what bike shop in Ireland isn't though?!),
Motorcycle Workshop in Killygordon, Co. Donegal. Run by sound lads, the prices can't be faulted.
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Personally i would stay away from cotters at all costs, but that is due to previous experience i have had with them.

In the city centre, check out Megabikes on Wexford st, they are expensive (what bike shop in Ireland isn't though?!), but they have a good range of gear
You're going to have to share that story, most the lads on here will have you done for blasphemy ...
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You're going to have to share that story, most the lads on here will have you done for blasphemy ...
About 2 years ago I was looking at buying a sv650s. At the time Cotters had 2 in stock, one was very rough, but they had a black one that looked mint. The guys that were in the shop at the time hadn't got the keys for it so i couldn't start it up so i said i would come back the next day.

Came back the next day with a mate to have a look at it. Started it up, was a bit reluctant to start up, but it had been sitting up for a while. The bike wudn't idle at all without the choke, and the revs were incredibly high (yes the choke was on, but far too high for that even), and the adjuster for the revs wasn't working. Anyway there were a few other bits that weren't right, he said he would service it fully and to come back a day or 2 later.

Came back a few days later and he had done nothing to the bike. I was a bit pissed off, cos he had my number and could have rang to say he hadn't done the work to save me the trip. So he says to ring him the next day to make sure it is done before i call out again. I ring a few days later, and one of the other lads answer the phone and ask who i am and if he could help etc. He puts the phone down and i could hear him talking to the owner about it, and he starts going mad to guy, giving out that i was ringing to find out about the bikes and basically having a rant about the fact he had to do some work to a bike i was interested in. At this stage i should have told him where to stick his bike, but for some reason i didn't.

He then comes on the phone and tells me to come out on the saturday, he says he will have all the work done and i can take the bike for a few days and see if i like it and then either buy it or give it back to him. Sounds good doesn't it? This is probably the only reason i gave him another chance. In the mean time i had been talking to a guy i know well off another bike forum about it, and he told me he had been out a few days before me with his mate looking at the bike.....the owner started up the bike in front of them and started revving the tits off it and bouncing it off the limiter when it was cold so they just walked away.

I decided to give him the last chance and go collect the bike on the saturday and keep it for a few days and see what it was really like. I take the saturday off work to collect, get a friend to drive me over, and change my insurance (which wasn't cheap even though it was only for a few days!!). Got their and AGAIN he hadn't done any of the work on the bike. He just gave me the keys and told me to come back in a few days......got on the bike which he had already started, and it had been running for a while, went to turn off the choke and the bike died. He starts talking shite and just tells me to leave it on til i get up the road.....so i do that and then turn it off....bike dies. Won't start without the choke so i have to have the choke open half way so the bike will at least idle. I did all the usual pre ride checks before i left and everything seemed fine, but my mate was following me and asked me why i hadn't indicated for one of the turns i had taken, i had actually indicated for all the turns and it was then i realised there was an intermitant fault with the indicators. I also thought that the front brake was partially siezed cos whenever i pulled it, the bike dragged for a few seconds after i left off.

I had had enough so turned around to give him the bike back. Got there and told him him all the little problems. His reply to lack of working indicators was....ah you will be fine, just take the bike!!! When i told him about the front break, he decides to test my theory by tearing around the car park in shorts and a t-shirt (no lid on by the way), pulling wheelies to see if he could see the front wheel sticking! He started giving me some bull about why i needed the choke on aswell. Then he goes to give me the keys back, and i told him i wasn't driving the bike cos it wasn't fit for the road. He said he would do the work the following tuesday and ring me as soon as it was done to come get the bike for another try. I never had any intention of going back to see it, but i agreed and walked off. Never heard from him again. He was possibly the most rude and ignorant fucker i have ever dealt with in any bike shops, and that includes a guy in a certain bike shop on pearse street who wouldn't believe me when i told him my nsr 75 was actually a group 2 bike even tho I had a letter from AON to prove it and he started telling me I was lying! Why i didnt walk away from that SV sooner i dont know, but lessen learned. And i will never step foot in Cotters again

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if you are coming from Cork... you should be riding in by Bikeworld on the Longmile Rd.
When you see it raise your left hand, extend a single finger and keep riding
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About 2 years ago ... i will never step foot in Cotters again
yeowch. I can't say I blame you.

I found Simon [Cotter] to be a real nice guy who will look after you. I can only think that either this wasn't him, or if it was he was going through some real bad times!

The only drawback (that I've found) to Cotters is he's too busy. He's doing 5 things at once and can be a little disorganized. He could stand to have a receptionist to deal w/walk-in customers, answer the phone, and schedule work to be done; and a full-time mech to never speak to customers and just work on bikes; he could then split time between the two and oversee the whole deal. As it is now he's on the phone while he's changing a tire and three other guys are following him around asking how much for this set of gloves they found in a box in the back...
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yeowch. I can't say I blame you.

I found Simon [Cotter] to be a real nice guy who will look after you. I can only think that either this wasn't him, or if it was he was going through some real bad times!
Yeah it was Simon that i dealt with, I couldn't remember his name last night when i was posting up that monsterous post!!!
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I also had a similar experience when i bought my NSR from him, pretty much the same situation you were in word for word. But as the other lad said he takes on too much work & ends up pissing someone off. But again Simon & the lads are a sound bunch, they do like a chat & have looked after me since that problem. They did get it sorted eventually, it was the choke wouldnt close fully so after a while of riding it the engine would flood. But never had a problem after that, the thing is solid. Try not to let that experience put you off them .... I think the delay with mine was the usual process of elimination but they had not time to be spending on my bike once a week for a month or two...
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For every shop so far mentioned there appear to be very good and very bad experiences. Where is a guy or gal to go around Dublin?...for biker stuff. Seems you have to try them all and buyer beware.
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For every shop so far mentioned there appear to be very good and very bad experiences. Where is a guy or gal to go around Dublin?...for biker stuff. Seems you have to try them all and buyer beware.
you'll get a bargain in cotters!, you'll get top gear at top price in bikeworld!.
mountjoy motorcycles are having a closing down sale and are defo worth a visit !.while there check out dayglo's operation across the road for friendly staff and a good discount!
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you'll get a bargain in cotters!, you'll get top gear at top price in bikeworld!.
mountjoy motorcycles are having a closing down sale and are defo worth a visit !.while there check out dayglo's operation across the road for friendly staff and a good discount!
Mountjoy Motorcycles are closing down.
They were the place to get everything no one else had.
Also the only place I know that done rebores. Anyone know who else does them.
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I'm sure he's found his way there by now!!!
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How in god's name do folks come across threads like this.......

over 12 months ago......ffs..

If he bloody walked from Cork, he'd be there and back 20 times..
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