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Forum: EMEA 04-08-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By ewbutler
Ditto

Martin will be able to answer any questions you have and assist in getting a bike if that's what you decide to do. I've purchased and stored two bikes with him with much more confidence than I have...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By ewbutler
Doug is at: motocampbg@yahoo.com

Doug is at: motocampbg@yahoo.com
Forum: Europe 03-06-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By ewbutler
for lodging I highly recommend- Jo's Cafe &...

for lodging I highly recommend- Jo's Cafe & Rooms/joskinsale.com
55 Main St.
Kinsale
...
Forum: Vendors 03-05-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By ewbutler
Ozzie's BMW-Chico,Ca. :clap

Ozzie's BMW-Chico,Ca. :clap
Forum: EMEA 02-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By ewbutler
check with Martin (Wheatwhacker) at...

check with Martin (Wheatwhacker) at facebook.com/motofeirme. Highly recommended.
Forum: Europe 01-12-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By ewbutler
Welcome to the club! I did the same thing two...

Welcome to the club! I did the same thing two years ago and have been back to ride three times enjoying each trip. It's great to know that you have a bike there that's ready to get on and ride and...
Forum: EMEA 11-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By ewbutler
My best info is that the offices are open from...

My best info is that the offices are open from 9-5 Monday thru Saturday, closed Sunday. A comprehensive source of information can be found at:
...
Forum: EMEA 11-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By ewbutler
I've had great success relying on the Tourist...

I've had great success relying on the Tourist Info offices that are in most small towns and villages. These folks know all of the local B&B's and Innkeepers and will call to check availability and...
Forum: EMEA 11-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By ewbutler
the M7/M8 will give I-80 a good run for it's...

the M7/M8 will give I-80 a good run for it's money. Probably a bit less truck traffic but otherwise try not to doze off.
Forum: Europe 11-10-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By ewbutler
Thumb Good choice. Have a great trip and if you think...

Good choice. Have a great trip and if you think of it please tell Martin I said Hi.
Wade
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By ewbutler
Two years ago I blew a tire in Watson Lake YT and...

Two years ago I blew a tire in Watson Lake YT and called Yukon Yamaha in Whitehorse to see if they had anything that would fit my GSA 1200. They had an Avon on the shelf and put it on the bus to...
Forum: Europe 10-30-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,193
Posted By ewbutler
+1 on motofeirme.com. Martin(Wheatwacker) is an...

+1 on motofeirme.com. Martin(Wheatwacker) is an experienced rider and provides an excellent service to riders. He will take care of all of the documentation necessary so that you can arrive at his...
Forum: Europe 10-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By ewbutler
You might want to check with Martin at...

You might want to check with Martin at motofeirme.com. He's very knowledgeable and always willing to share. I keep a bike with him in Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland and he's handled the purchase,...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,507
Posted By ewbutler
+1 for Storm Industries. I've used them on my GSA...

+1 for Storm Industries. I've used them on my GSA for three winters, warm and dry with very little need for the heated grips.
Forum: EMEA 08-04-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By ewbutler
Don't leave Dingle without trying a pint of Tom...

Don't leave Dingle without trying a pint of Tom Creans. Local brew that's excellent.:1drink
Forum: EMEA 05-27-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By ewbutler
+1 for Martin at Motofeirme (Wheatwacker). He...

+1 for Martin at Motofeirme (Wheatwacker). He takes all the uncertainty of doing business in a foreign country via long distance out of the equation. Answers all questions, handles all the paper and...
Forum: Europe 04-04-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By ewbutler
Check in with Martin Hurley (Wheatwacker) at...

Check in with Martin Hurley (Wheatwacker) at facebook.com/motofeirme.
He's very knowledgeable and always willing to help. A visit to his operation in Kinsale is recommended if you get the chance.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By ewbutler
I recommend that you call Moto Tote and have them...

I recommend that you call Moto Tote and have them clarify how the system works. I bought a Moto Tote 8 or 9 years ago and had your same concerns when I first saw it. I called Moto Tote and the person...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By ewbutler
I've carried the gear you mention, for two, with...

I've carried the gear you mention, for two, with two helmets from New Zealand to the USA then to Ireland and back in a KATHMANDU Zip Away Tote. It's very light rip stop nylon and very strong. Folds...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 43,676
Posted By ewbutler
Have a great trip. I made my first trip South of...

Have a great trip. I made my first trip South of the boarder in November,solo with no Spanish and had a great time. I crossed at Douglas, AZ. Easey Peasey. Not a busy crossing, helpful officials at...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By ewbutler
you might check with a fellow inmate, Brady who...

you might check with a fellow inmate, Brady who does a lot of that kind of stuff. I have a pair of his on my 2010 GSA and am very pleased. His web site is: Stormind.net

Wade
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By ewbutler
Try zipperfixer.com. I first used them several...

Try zipperfixer.com. I first used them several years ago and always carry a couple back-ups in my dop kit. They've worked great.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By ewbutler
+1 on Moon Motorsports. I'll go out of my way on...

+1 on Moon Motorsports. I'll go out of my way on long trips to go there if I need tires or service.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By ewbutler
maybe the 90 Degree Valve Stem Extension and/or...

maybe the 90 Degree Valve Stem Extension and/or EZ Air Gauge from:
bestrestproducts.com?
Good Luck
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,635
Posted By ewbutler
Definitely Russell for quality, service...

Definitely Russell for quality, service and.....quality! I have over 260,000 miles on 3 Russell's and will stick them.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,796
Posted By ewbutler
:clap Steve, Thanks for sharing your...

:clap
Steve,
Thanks for sharing your excellent adventure. May there be many more. Safe home.
Wade

PS: if you're ever in the neighborhood....
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By ewbutler
+1 on Priors recommendation. Look for the highest...

+1 on Priors recommendation. Look for the highest quality products on the flea market. From my experience inmates tend to understate the condition and are very fair on pricing.
Good luck and ride...
Forum: Europe 08-06-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By ewbutler
Taking full advantage of wheatwackers service I...

Taking full advantage of wheatwackers service I just returned from a six week tour of Ireland on the bike that he helped me purchase back in March. I had pictures and paperwork in hand but didn't see...
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,799
Posted By ewbutler
I'll take the Revo 3065's. Please PM and we'll...

I'll take the Revo 3065's. Please PM and we'll clarify details re: shipping,payment and addresses.
Thanks,
Wade
Forum: Europe 04-30-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,754
Posted By ewbutler
+1 on dealing with Wheatwhacker. He worked...

+1 on dealing with Wheatwhacker.
He worked with me on purchasing a bike and the transactions been trouble free and a pleasure. I contacted him re:bike purchase in Ireland and all related legalities...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,903
Posted By ewbutler
Who knew....yesterday morning...that today I'd...

Who knew....yesterday morning...that today I'd have a motorcycle in Ireland?:clap The idea came to fruition when I saw Martins thread and recognized that, hey, this might be a real possibility. I...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,903
Posted By ewbutler
Thumb Thanks for the clarification Martin it makes the...

Thanks for the clarification Martin it makes the decision much easier. Armed with the information you provided I can't find any upside to shipping and documenting and so on. You've already made my...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,903
Posted By ewbutler
Thanks for the insight IanJ I appreciate it. The...

Thanks for the insight IanJ I appreciate it. The bike I would be shipping is registered in the US and shipping from Canada would be a matter of convenience and reasonable cost. It would ship one way...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,903
Posted By ewbutler
Hi Martin, I think this is a great idea and I'm...

Hi Martin,
I think this is a great idea and I'm really glad to see it. In 2000 it was difficult to find any motorcycle rentals in Ireland or the UK and after much research I found someone in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By ewbutler
check: saeng.com for their Quick Scans. Pricey...

check: saeng.com for their Quick Scans. Pricey but effective.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,600
Posted By ewbutler
AD1 lights are now available in Black,Tan and...

AD1 lights are now available in Black,Tan and Grey, check the web site. I've worn Dariens for 12 years and my only complaint was that the pockets weren't sealed and emptied whenever they were on a...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 375,875
Posted By ewbutler
Hey Brady, I finally got the chance to test...

Hey Brady,

I finally got the chance to test the Hand Warmers that I got from you last summer. 15 hours in steady rain, 40 degrees, average 70 mph and not a drop got through. I was using my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,877
Posted By ewbutler
Warranty Insurance

MJ,

I paid $1,500. but I believe that there's some room for negotiation in there. I know that had I bought the insurance when I bought the bike it would have been somewhere around $895.-the price...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,877
Posted By ewbutler
MJ you might want to look into an extended...

MJ you might want to look into an extended warranty for a bit more peace of mind. IIRC some can run for 7 years from the date the bike was put in service, with unlimited mileage and are transferable...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,996
Posted By ewbutler
+1 on Ted Porter. He fixed me up with Wilbers fro...

+1 on Ted Porter. He fixed me up with Wilbers fro my '10 GSA, he answered all questions and schooled me on things I wasn't smart enough to ask. Good price too.
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