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Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

Hi i stopped to help a guy and his wife on a broken down bmw gs 1200 today. They were on the way to killarney and intended getting ferry back to uk on thursday.
Bike cut out by gort. Resue van picked it up and was taking it to a compound locally. The owner and his wife i think were going to a bnb . anyone here know anyone in the galway area that could look at bike for them.? Bike is turning over but not firing.
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Iím back in cork now but left my number with them.
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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Best bet would be get it shipped back to the UK and burn it
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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Hi i stopped to help a guy and his wife on a broken down bmw gs 1200 today. They were on the way to killarney and intended getting ferry back to uk on thursday.
Bike cut out by gort. Resue van picked it up and was taking it to a compound locally. The owner and his wife i think were going to a bnb . anyone here know anyone in the galway area that could look at bike for them.? Bike is turning over but not firing.
Bmw gs 1200 2006.
Iím back in cork now but left my number with them.
Had Bob from the site service my x11 last year- great job. Just pmd you his no.
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What did the wife look like ?
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

Wonder if that was one of the folks at the Leenane trip.
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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Wonder if that was one of the folks at the Leenane trip.
Youíre correct. They were on the way from leenane.
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Best bet would be get it shipped back to the UK and burn it
Too right, wouldn't do to be wasting our carbon credits on that.
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

When u say "rescue van"...u mean a pikey stopped..........
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

Steve Mac is in Galway city, there is a mechanic just outside Oranmore, can't think of the name, he used to have the garage behind woodview house B&B .
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

Originally Posted by Frankkilty
Wonder if that was one of the folks at the Leenane trip.
Lots of BMW's there but a few sensible bikers arrived on Triumphs, a few on AT's
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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... there is a mechanic just outside Oranmore, can't think of the name, he used to have the garage behind woodview house B&B .
Sean Griffin is his name, can't recommend him enough!
He's still in that place behind bnb.
Google for "Sean Griffin oranmore mechanic" and you get the number under the second link.
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

If he was on a GSXFZRCBR 100000000000,,,,,,,,,would there be so many jokes!!??
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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If he was on a GSXFZRCBR 100000000000,,,,,,,,,would there be so many jokes!!??
There probably wouldn't be any jokes, because there probably wouldn't be a thread, because the bike would probably have got him home without shitting itself
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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There probably wouldn't be any jokes, because there probably wouldn't be a thread, because the bike would probably have got him home without shitting itself

Ssshhhh........don't tell anyone..... but I'm breakin me bollix larfin here.




That's a fair point in all fairness.


'twas a serious point I made though.......there's a poor lad that might/might not need assistance from the biking community in trying to make his ferry...................sure let's just take the piss out of the bike he's riding instead.
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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Ssshhhh........don't tell anyone..... but I'm breakin me bollix larfin here.




That's a fair point in all fairness.


'twas a serious point I made though.......there's a poor lad that might/might not need assistance from the biking community in trying to make his ferry...................sure let's just take the piss out of the bike he's riding instead.
Get a grip, if he is still trying to reach the ferry its a safe bet the fuckin boat sailed without him.
Wots the world coming to when ya can be criticised for necrotizing a spent thread on the interwebs. Jesus wept and its all your fault, ffs.

Edit: If he's still there by the roadside the next time I'm passing through Killarney I'll have a look at the bike for him. howszat?

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Get a grip, if he is still trying to reach the ferry its a safe bet the fuckin boat sailed without him.
Wots the world coming to when ya can be criticised for necrotizing a spent thread on the interwebs. Jesus wept and its all your fault, ffs.

Edit: If he's still there by the roadside the next time I'm passing through Killarney I'll have a look at the bike for him. howszat?
Boat is sailing on Thursday. (that's in the future, as in.......it hasn't happened yet)
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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Lots of BMW's there but a few sensible bikers arrived on Triumphs, a few on AT's
Does that make me not sensible.....? Mind you don't find a flying brick coming your way..... :) You have been seen on one....
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Re: Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

Originally Posted by Camp
Hi i stopped to help a guy and his wife on a broken down bmw gs 1200 today. They were on the way to killarney and intended getting ferry back to uk on thursday.
Bike cut out by gort. Resue van picked it up and was taking it to a compound locally. The owner and his wife i think were going to a bnb . anyone here know anyone in the galway area that could look at bike for them.? Bike is turning over but not firing.
Bmw gs 1200 2006.
Iím back in cork now but left my number with them.


So...any word from them.....??
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Himself, his missus and the bike are now up in Dublin trying to get the bike sorted so they can make their sailing on Thursday.
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Originally Posted by cracker boy
Himself, his missus and the bike are now up in Dublin trying to get the bike sorted so they can make their sailing on Thursday.
Probably too late now but I'd say Mark in Platinum in Bray would sort him out....
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Probably too late now but I'd say Mark in Platinum in Bray would sort him out....
I think it's Mark that has the bike alright.
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I think it's Mark that has the bike alright.
He'll sort them out...good lad....
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There probably wouldn't be any jokes, because there probably wouldn't be a thread, because the bike would probably have got him home without shitting itself
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The lad is sorted.
Fuel pump kaput (reasonably common problem)............fixed now and he'll be on time for his boat tomorrow.
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