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Forum: EMEA 08-04-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
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: 649
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: 441
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: 330
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: 1,290
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: 41,291
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: 964
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: 1,521
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: 1,585
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: 950
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: 3,251
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: 20,685
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: 1,346
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: 11
Views: 910
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: 1,687
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: 3,060
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: EMEA 03-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,209
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: EMEA 03-20-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,209
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: EMEA 03-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,209
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: EMEA 03-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,209
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: 1,254
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: 2,098
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: 1,314
Views: 321,052
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: 8,924
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: 8,924
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: 4,399
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.
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By ewbutler
If you're anywhere near Annapolis I have one that...

If you're anywhere near Annapolis I have one that you're welcome to use. I think it's a MotoSport or something like that. I've used it for thousands of miles with a KLR and a 78" R100S and it's...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,329
Posted By ewbutler
I use a Microfiber cloth and a can of lemon...

I use a Microfiber cloth and a can of lemon scented Pledge. Good for face shield, windshield, glasses and light lenses. No scratching, cheap and it smells good! :wink
Forum: Vendors 07-13-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,022
Posted By ewbutler
Big thanks to CBACH and HelmetCountry for this...

Big thanks to CBACH and HelmetCountry for this deal! I got my Anthracite 2XL this afternoon :clapand it's just what I expected. Thanks again you guys are great!
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By ewbutler
Oops! just reread your post and see that I moved...

Oops! just reread your post and see that I moved you cross-country to the Other Washington. Sorry about that.
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By ewbutler
Wink in Manassas VA - Beemers Uber Alles ...

in Manassas VA - Beemers Uber Alles
9248 Mike Garcia Dr.
Manassas, VA 20109

571-318-2472

Excellent. BMW...
Forum: Vendors 07-06-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,022
Posted By ewbutler
Thumb The Buy is still on. Just ordered my mine and...

The Buy is still on. Just ordered my mine and Jeff was great to deal with. He asked me to post that discounts are available to inmates on ALL SHOEI AND HJC products and to just call him for pricing...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By ewbutler
+1 on the Giant Loop Diablo. May be a bit smaller...

+1 on the Giant Loop Diablo. May be a bit smaller than you're looking for but meets your other requirements. I have risers on and the bars don't touch the bag, which is easily moveable (note: no need...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,340
Posted By ewbutler
I had the exact same situation occur a bit more...

I had the exact same situation occur a bit more than a year ago. I picked up the bike from the dealership early on a Saturday afternoon, rode home (about 35 miles), picked up my wife and took off...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By ewbutler
I've had the same issue and found that the Combat...

I've had the same issue and found that the Combat Tourers, while very comfortable, were a pain to get on without dropping pants, pulling the boots through, tightening them up and then pulling the...
Forum: Vendors 11-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,958
Posted By ewbutler
Tool Box GSA

PM sent
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,140
Posted By ewbutler
Another +1 for eztouring. I've had mine since...

Another +1 for eztouring. I've had mine since 2000 and used it on my LT for 9 years and now on my GSAdventure. It's light,compact and has withstood all weather conditions including extremely heavy...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By ewbutler
+1 MOON - traveling through they have fit me in...

+1 MOON - traveling through they have fit me in for service twice and had me back on the road quickly. Professional,courteous, I recommend highly.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,163
Posted By ewbutler
I use a 34L top box from Caribou and have really...

I use a 34L top box from Caribou and have really appreciated having it. Caribou has a pad that inserts as a backrest so the box can sort of perform double duty. It's easy off and on using four...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By ewbutler
I just waited over two months for a sight glass...

I just waited over two months for a sight glass for my 2110 GSA. It started weeping at about 19,500 and I finally got the glass at 32,000. Apparently the wait was for the product to come from...
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