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Alber55

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Belfast motorcycle shops
« on: July 23, 2019, 11:28:32 PM »
Anyone remember the 'no longer there' motorbike shops...Andrews Gresham Street, MB Motorcycles Ravenhill Road...?

stranmillis v

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 08:51:53 AM »
yes remember both got my first moped in Andrews, and my first bike in BnR in the Pass.
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Alber55

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 09:46:43 AM »
Hi stranmillis v, I (or should I say 'my dad'), bought my 2nd bike from Andrews, a new 1971 Yamaha AS3, red & white, DOI 1036.

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 10:08:10 AM »
That should read...'AS3'.

stranmillis v

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 10:47:22 AM »
Maxi Puch (Andrews)
The first new bike I ever bought was a honda superdream 250 1980 (Noel Orr`s) still have it, the ones before were a GT250 Suzuki (BnR) and a CB200 Honda (Pal`s) 1970`s
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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 10:53:55 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2019, 10:56:49 AM »
Great old poster, I lived in the same street as one of the mechanics in Andrews.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 11:00:38 AM »
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Alber55

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 11:25:01 AM »

I worked for MB Motorcycles for about 6 months, summer of 78.

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 11:34:23 AM »
Bought my first motorcycle from Andrews, a BSA c15  :)

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 12:24:20 PM »
I remember Noel Orr, but not BnR nor Pal's. Was there a Moore Brothers just off the Shankill road?

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 12:40:58 PM »
Palís a friend lol
BnR Think it was somebody and Russelís ? May have been 77 Donegal pass that long ago I forget.
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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 12:51:11 PM »
Think there was a scooter shop on the opposite side of the pass from Russellís?
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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2019, 01:02:49 PM »
I remember picking up a set of front brake pads for my CBR1000 from a shop, I think it was Albert Bridge Road, can't remember, possibly 1999/00. As I collected them at the counter the other sales guy was pricing up 'front brake pad replacement' for another customer. By the time he had discussed the job and quote I returned from the kerbside with the old pads in the box to ask if they could dispose if them. The 'prospective' customer looked at me and then proceeded to ask the salesman 'why are you guys charging £30+vat for a 10 minute job' .I left quickly LOL.

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Re: Belfast motorcycle shops
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2019, 08:58:37 AM »
Donegal Pass, Billy Nutt Kawasaki, Stateside Custom, Russells and Rod Taylor. Scooter shop was Dublin Road.
Maurice Bradshaw Ravenhill Road, Sam in stores and Davy the mechanic early eighties.
Noel Orr, Castelreagh Road then Kawasaki Centre moved in further up.
Puch dealer was Getty's on Ormeau Road.
Can't remember name of guy on Albertbridge Road.