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Anyone know of any reason why I shouldn't buy an AT from this place? Having never bought a bike, there's scope to screw up massively. Any pointers greatly received.

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[edit]..although the site appears to be off-line right now
 

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Don't know anything about the shop but the price looks right for an AT of that age (i assume you are looking at the Red and Blue AT that is second on the list)
 

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Anyone know of any reason why I shouldn't buy an AT from this place? Having never bought a bike, there's scope to screw up massively. Any pointers greatly received.

Thanks..

[edit]..although the site appears to be off-line right now
Did you pass your test, then? Congrat's if so and welcome to to the wonderful world of XRV'ing!

Cheers
-Simon
 

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Looks kosher, check all documentation thouroughly, especially details on the HPI check, if in doubt phone the local Trading Standards Office and ask if they have had any complaints.

Always best to take a mate who knows the bike to look it over for you, check everything works and it starts and runs Ok, etc.

Looks like a careful dealer who specialises more in oddball and collectables rather than trying to compete with the big shops on sports bikes, etc.

Afraid to say his stock list looks like a list of all the bikes I've owned in the dim and distant, makes me feel even older to realise they're all "classics" (can you pick up the blue 400-4 and put it in you pocket while the dealers not looking and post it on to me?).
 

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Excellent advice guys, thank you.

Haven't done the test yet, did a second day of instruction on a 500cc bike today, test tomorrow.

Unfortunately, no-one that I know of that I can take with me to check the bike out, but my instructor has given me lots of things to look for. I'll let you know how I get on.

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PM me. I may be able to come see the bike with you-can't guarantee I'll spot everything, so do do an HPI check, but greenford is close to me and i ride past this shop regularly (usually before and after opening hours!!)
I once arranged to view a bike he had, and the shop was shut at least 30 minutes before closing time, I never went back but just check to make sure he will be there when you want to be!
It is on the A40 Eastbound (London bound)
 

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Hi Cie

I bought my AT from Motorcycles Unlimited about 5 months ago.

This guy has a strange set-up i.e. 2 little shop units around the corner from each other and each jam packed with all sorts of everything!

Having said that the guy seems to be a good 'un, took my old wreck in PX, let me bugger off on a test ride (I think I just left him my driving licence as security), he's not at all pushy and he does the HPI check and gives you the certificate.

He only gives a 3 month warranty but because my AT had 1 month manufacturers warranty left to run he delayed his warranty until the Honda warranty had expired. Fortunately I never had the need to go back to him so I'll never know if he is as good as his word but I've no reason to doubt it.

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That's great Dave, just what I was after.

3 month warranty eh... well, I think I'd want someone I know, or a dealer looking after mine so I don't think I'll be that worried about warranty.

Best break the credit card out of its "Do Not Use Envelope" ;)
 

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Cie

The AT that I bought was in pristine condition and rode like a dream. I'm no mechanic (far from it!) but this appeared to be one of those 'Ronseal' moments ie does what it says on the tin!

Having said that, and given that there was a little bit of Honda warranty left, I took the bike straight round to my local Honda dealer (good reputation locally) and got them to service it and check it over. It came back with a clean bill of health.

Let us all know how you get on.

Dave
 
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