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17-05-2019, 15:12   #1
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Anyone get a bike after a 20 or 30 year gap for a summer hobby?
I'm thinking of doing this. Just muck about on a banger for the craic.
Can I get insurance to a couple of months and cost?
Have full A licence.
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17-05-2019, 15:37   #2
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The only way you'll get cost of insurance is ringing and checking. Random number generator depending on your circumstances. When did you get your A license ? Is it still valid if its 20 years since you last rode?
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19-05-2019, 17:57   #3
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The only way you'll get cost of insurance is ringing and checking. Random number generator depending on your circumstances. When did you get your A license ? Is it still valid if its 20 years since you last rode?
Don't waste time here asking questions. Call the few insurers that do bikes.
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19-05-2019, 18:14   #4
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Anyone get a bike after a 20 or 30 year gap for a summer hobby?
I'm thinking of doing this. Just muck about on a banger for the craic.
Can I get insurance to a couple of months and cost?
Have full A licence.
Get some refresher lessons. Bikes have moved on and you have been off a long time.

Unfortunately only do insurance for the year. But you can cancel the policy after the summer, but that will be expensive as you won't be building a NCD
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20-05-2019, 18:26   #5
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I gave up bikes maybe 30 years ago after a crash and about 4 years ago decided to get back into them, like yourself I kept my licence up to date, in the past 4 years Ive had all sorts from sports bikes to big traile's to tourer's so what happened there all sitting in the shed lol I also bought a few bangers and started messing around with them and classics, at the moment Im on a vespa buzz and dont feel the need for speed anymore.
You will need to pay insurance for the year but depending on your age its not too bad, a refresher course might be a good idea.
But go for it you only live once and all that
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