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Dealer Advice - One to avoid or not?
« on: 13 October 2013, 11:23:53 PM »
Looking at a bike from a dealer but they seem to be around in a number of guises, depending upon where in the country you are.
This instantly makes me suspicious.
Anyone had any dealings with any of the following, which seem to be the same company although trading under different names:
  • Bike543 - Roydon
  • SoManyBikes - Manchester
  • The MotorcycleMan - London

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Re: Dealer Advice - One to avoid or not?
« Reply #1 on: 14 October 2013, 07:05:01 AM »
This isn't definitive, but may be of use.
 
I work at Oxford Products, I see returns from dealers up and down the country, we pretty much have a monopoly since buying up Motrax (although there are others, Bike It etc), but I've never seen returns from any of those 3 names. I've never heard of them either. What you've given above does strike  me as a little suspicious, but may be totally legit. The thing is, to make absolutely sure before buying from them. I would never buy from a dealer whose premises I can't visit, and see the bike for myself. Then, HPI check anything you're considering.

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Re: Dealer Advice - One to avoid or not?
« Reply #2 on: 14 October 2013, 06:07:58 PM »
Cheers for the comments and interesting to know.
Bike543 do have premises in Roydon and all 3 trade on Autotrader. I have heard "mixed" reviews about Bike543 but no worse than I have heard from other Dealers to be honest. I work for a large Finance Company whose name they list on their website so just waiting to see if we have any dealings with them.
Really wondered if there was anyone here who has bought from them

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Re: Dealer Advice - One to avoid or not?
« Reply #3 on: 14 October 2013, 06:53:39 PM »
I think my bike came from 543 Manchester area,


If it is them , they delivered to Hereford,,and a month later , a missfire, coils they said,,they picked it up and took it back and came back fine,,,dodgy men,funny accents but they looked after me.
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