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Old 05-25-2013, 08:36 PM   #31
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wheatwhacker you may not know it but your thread may have inspired my wife and I to take on Europe on a motorcycle. I was always concerned about shipping costs from canada and insurance etc... but your service may be our answer. It is an experience I have on my bucket list and I really hope that next year we are discussing options for my wife and I. I am already reviewing the donedeal site :) its a bit early but good to do research well in advance. ride safe.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #32
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wheatwhacker you may not know it but your thread may have inspired my wife and I to take on Europe on a motorcycle. I was always concerned about shipping costs from canada and insurance etc... but your service may be our answer. It is an experience I have on my bucket list and I really hope that next year we are discussing options for my wife and I. I am already reviewing the donedeal site :) its a bit early but good to do research well in advance. ride safe.

Looking forward to helping you make your wishes come true.
Join my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/motofeirme and keep up to date with the comings and goings of bikes in my "moto farm"
If you see anything that takes your fancy on www.donedeal.ie, shoot me a PM and it will be in my barn before you know it, awaiting you when you arrive.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #33
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:36 AM   #34
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a US registered bike is available in Europe.

No shipping, ready to go.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893136

I can store it till the buyer arrives.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #35
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Rocky dog woofs the isles

Started a ride report about bopping around the British isles on my Transalp Martin was instrumental in purchasing, storage, etc.

Thanks, Martin
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #36
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For sale; '07 DR 650 soon to be...

....at Wheatwackers place. US reg. (Tn) Bike in excellent shape & ready to go anywhere.
E-mail @ rick@thedragonsend.com or call 07730391606. Rick
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:58 AM   #37
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This probably needs to go into the "For Sale" forum, but while we're all here talking about it...

This will be available in late July (after the 25th).

US (Virginia) registry, stored at Stefan Knopf's place in Heidelberg.

Odometer reading is no longer valid, and will be even less valid by July 25

I bought this bike new, but I'm looking to replace it with something a bit more dirt oriented. An F650 GS single comes to mind.

PM me for more detailed info if you're interested.

GPS & camera don't convey. GiVi cases & tankbag do.

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Old 07-03-2013, 12:30 AM   #38
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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 south of England who rented me a Suzuki Katana (sp?) that my wife an I rode through England, into Scotland and took the ferry across from Troon to Belfast. We spent three and a half weeks wandering Ireland and enjoyed Kinsale as well as many other spots throughout Southern Ireland. We were recently talking about going back for a longer stay and considering the pros and cons of renting, buying there or shipping a bike from here. I decided to look to ADVrider for some insight and found your excellent offer.
I have a question regarding the feasibility of shipping a bike from the States (probably by air and out of Toronto) to Dublin, registering and insuring it in Ireland and leaving it with you for storage. If that can be done without much difficulty I'd probably do it sometime this July. At your convenience please let me know what you think.
Best Regards,

Wade Butler
Weeks later, here he is in Ireland.




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Old 07-03-2013, 12:32 AM   #39
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Started a ride report about bopping around the British isles on my Transalp Martin was instrumental in purchasing, storage, etc.

Thanks, Martin

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=895070
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:36 AM   #40
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I'm just gonna chime in here and say Martin made possible the purchase of the R1 I'll be punting around Europe for a few months! (you can see it peering over the tail of the bike in the photo)

Without Martin's help it would have been a damn sight harder getting a bike organised.

Ian aboard his R1



And a few weeks later, here is is on the French Alps.

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Old 07-03-2013, 12:39 AM   #41
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Nice!

Can't wait to ride the transalp in the background this summer!
And ride it it he did, all the way to Russia.

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:12 AM   #42
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Motofeirme purchased it's 30'th bike last Sunday night in our first year of operation.
For 2014, I hope to pass 50 bikes.
We have a new barn being erected, lockers for your gear, super secure and fully insulated.
The Honda Transalp has proven to be the most popular bike of choice for the solo traveler and most of them have been leaving the the yard for less than 2,500 Euro prepped for travel.
Trading within the group has already started and bikes are changing hands between members.
As the business gets more established we will have onsite living quarters and a campground.
I would appreciate you people spreading the word in forums, clubs, facebook pages etc and would also appreciate feedback on how to make the business more attractive to potential clients.
If you know of people shipping bikes from the USA to Europe we will be more than happy to store them or add them to our selling inventory.

Nick from AZ aboard his beautiful Honda Varadero.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #43
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wheatwhacker, yauhen and rockydog the morning after we checked out the Spaniard in Kinsale

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #44
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And ride it it he did, all the way to Russia.
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Actually to Ukraine, to be exact! I left the bike with a friend in Ivano-Frankovsk. I'm back in US and had a blast of a time. Thanks so much Wheatwacker!!!

A proper ride report will be in the works, once I get some free time.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:43 AM   #45
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Just got this email this morning.
Makes the whole business worth doing when you get emails like this.


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How've you been? I'm in Bulgaria after a fantastic 3-month ride around the Balkans. (Check out my blog at bikerpop.com) The bike has been flawless and hasn't let me down once. I lucked out!

Anyway, I've decided to end this trip here in Sofia, leave the bike here, and start next year's trip from Sofia and head north, then back to Ireland. There should be registration renewal on the bike coming up. Can you please forward either by e-mail or regular mail anything I need to do relating to the bike? I really appreciate it. I also really appreciate how this whole transaction has turned out. The trip worked out even better than I hoped and other than getting a ton of rain the first couple weeks, I couldn't have hoped for a better outcome. I hope you've been able to help out others as well as you've helped me. Thanks again!

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