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Offline Phil_from_Derry

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Hello from NI
« on: February 08, 2021, 07:58:04 PM »
Hello.  Currently on the lookout for a Tiger800.  My first 'big' bike was a Triumph Tiger but that was nearly 40 years ago and it was a wee T100, an ex Irish Garda bike.  Many moons and bikes later and i'm drawn to the newish 800 after looking at a few other options.  The size and engine seem perfect for a bike that i can use easily day to day as well as a long run away.  Currently on a M900 Monster and a Yamaha MT-03 660.  The Yam is a good run around but a bit revvy and single cylinder so not so good on a longer run, esp 2 up.
Any tips/recommendations welcomed.  Thanks in advance
Phil

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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 08:05:08 PM »
Hi and :401:
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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 08:40:26 PM »
Hello and welcome :152:
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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 09:53:45 PM »
Hi Phil and welcome to the forum.
Good luck with the search.

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Offline Tigermainia

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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 09:10:25 AM »
Hi &  :401: good luck in your search, if budget allows go for as new as possible  :417: :152: :031:
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Offline Grumps

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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 09:56:38 AM »
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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2021, 12:36:37 PM »
 :401: to the family   :031:
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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2021, 01:02:42 PM »
 :401: from Kildare
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Offline Phil_from_Derry

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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2021, 06:53:49 PM »
Thanks for the kind welcomes all.
Start of enquiries to dealers in GB are good fun.  So far, of the few i contacted, none willing to sell to NI with Brexit.  They say they're not prepared to do the V5 change to an NI address as they're not sure how it might pan out with VAT etc down the line.  I thought a private sale would be ok and that the doubt previously was to do with dealers in NI.  I even thought they came to an agreement around that, introducing a marginal scheme or something like that where they restricted VAT to the profit that the NI dealer made on the import??

Anyway, i'll get there at some stage.  I can maybe get a friend in England to buy and i'll change it over from them and ride home ... or something. :084:

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Re: Hello from NI
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2021, 12:20:34 AM »
Has it got to be a dealer sale? There's generally Tiger 800s to be found in NI on Gumtree and Ebay.
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