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Old 10-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #31
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It's nice to hear what you've been doing for others Martin. I don't understand why some people find it hard to imagine that you might just want to help out a fellow traveler. I've witnessed the same from a fellow Triumphrat member this year. He helped two separate Aussie travelers secure bikes, titles and insurance. He'd never met these guys before. Some people do nice things for others, that's all there is to it. One of the Aussies has been here for 9 months now and many of us on the forum have opened our doors to him and are glad we did. The other person was here for 8 weeks and was also invited into other forum members homes often. I guess it's a win/win situation for everyone involved.
Keep up the good work Martin.

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #32
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Just found this thread, seems like a great service. I'm not sure how a non resident can get a plate here in NM but I'd be happy to help out if I knew it could be done. Of course in NM you can get a license even if you are here undocumented so it should be possible. I was looking for a thread about sharing bikes. I was loaned a bike for a cross OZ trip by a fellow ADV and in return he can borrow mine when he visits here. He hasn't show up yet but the offer always stands. This was a great example of trust. He even had his girlfriend meet me as he was out of town. Anyway "borrowing" a bike may be an alternative to buying. I'll entertain all offers
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:39 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Witold View Post
I wish there was Airbnb for motorcycles.
There is going to be:

Tailored to all the extra risks involved in motorcycle riding, including theft.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:55 AM   #34
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Thanks for the Rider Share link, sounds like an awesome idea.

My KTM 1190 Avd just sits in storage in the south west; would be nice if it made a few $$, while making someone happy. I can only fly out there a few times a year to ride.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:01 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by wheatwhacker View Post
Examples of deals put together in the last 6 months.

September 2011.
Suzuki strom 650. 2001, 22,000 miles, $4,200 fully kitted, trip ready, sold to British lady for USA trip.

November 2011
Suzuki Vstrom 1000, trip ready, $4000. Sold to local here who hired me to find one for him for Panama trip.
KLR, 2000, 18,000 miles, boxes, needed doo, sold for $1800 to my friend who was coming to Panama with me
KLR, 1999, 22,000 miles, Needed doo and rear shock, sold to Australian for SA trip. $1,800

March, 2012.KLR 1998, 32,000 miles, $1,300.............for a coworker.
March, 2012 KLR 2004, 5,600 miles, kitted out, trip ready, $3,400.....Sold to Australian traveler.
March, 2012 KLR 2000, 14,000 miles, kitted out, trip ready, $3,200.....Sold to Australian traveler. (needed doohickey)
March, 2012 Suzuki strom 650, 38,000 miles, no boxes, aftermarket pipe, $3,400, sold to German traveler

I charge $100 per bike to check them out and pick them up, more if they are more than one hour away.
As the clients are involved in the haggling process and are CC'ed in every email exchange, the potential for me to "profit" is zero and all cost savings are passed on to the eventual buyer.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:44 PM   #36
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BTW: if anyone from over the pond needs some help looking at a bike on the East Coast/New Jersey area, let me know.

Not a business, and not asking for a dime. As with Wheatwhacker; it's just about good karma. I also like talking to travelers from other places, so there's some personal benefit i guess. Can't promise 24hr. trailer service or nothing, but I'll do what I can.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:08 PM   #37
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Just a FYI wheat whacker is now working out of Ireland helping guys get going in western islands and on to mainland Europe. I think you can find him in trip planning Europe
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