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Old 12-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #61
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Thanks to all the help from wheatwhacker/Martin I now have this bike in Ireland. He was very helpful on e-mail and the phone and communicating with him during the purchase was like having a knowledgable buddy along with you while you looked over a bike to buy. The ease to get from Ireland to mainland Europe and the ability to continue on to Asia and Africa opens up a huge part of the world to ride without any shipping costs,just the cost of storing your bike there. The ability to divide your explorations into many trips is another bonus. The hardest part is now waiting to get over there,thankfully I can just go skiing to keep me content.

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Old 12-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #62
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This is definitely what I was looking for, Ive been saving up for a trip around Europe for some time and now knowing that wheatwhacker/Martin is available to buy and store the bike its probably going to seal the deal.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #63
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I'd like to add another review of Martins services. I was planning to visit Europe next spring and figured I might as well look into buying a bike and this is when Wheatwackers services came into my planning. I had heard of him when he was living in San Francisco where he was helping riders buy bikes when they came to the US.

I searched Donedeal Ireland for about 2 weeks and then one of Martins purchasers of a Transalp posted an ad here on Advrider, I skyped with the seller and bought the bike the next day.

I was comfortable with this arrangement because both the seller and myself could use martin to hold the title for us while the deal went through and then Martin mailed in the title and it was transfered to my name. very easy and very professional!

Martin answers questions with lightning speed!
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #64
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Need pics of that new bike Cal.......
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #65
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Need pics of that new bike Cal.......
Hola Mitch I hope all is well in the frozen tundra!
The bike is in Spain so no photos other than the original for sale ad.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933789
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #66
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Hola Mitch I hope all is well in the frozen tundra!
The bike is in Spain so no photos other than the original for sale ad.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933789
Sweet! Contact me when your thinking of getting rid of it as I'd like to be the next in line for this puppy no matter where your leaving it in the EU.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:43 AM   #67
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Merry Christmas from Ireland.

I'd like to thank you all for your support, especially the mods who have let me run this thread and to my clients who have supported me in my venture.
In one year, we have secured an existing barn to a level where only a very well equipped criminal would even get a look in and we have also built another barn for my existing farming business.

We are getting more streamlined as the months go by with bikes being started on a regular basis, 5 chargers doing the rounds making sure all the batteries are kept topped up and various maintenance issues being dealt with as owners require it.

Keep an eye on my facebook page for updates and good deals on bikes I see popping up.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #68
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Martin has been great. My brother Rick and I have both purchased bikes through Martin. Martin is so patient with motorcyclists trying to buy a bike in a new land completely on trust.

I have a very pretty 2007 BMW F650GS parked in his barn. I am planning on riding it to Vladivostok via Mongolia this spring/summer. I paid a premium for a low mileage bike (7000 km) that was completely loaded. It seemed that as the days got shorter the number of good bikes on DoneDeal got fewer. Martin got the bike bought for me in less than 18 hours when I found it.

So I am going to be selling off some of the pretty stuff in the next few months. I will post some pictures in a bit of the actual bike when I get SmugMug set up, but it is the 3rd identical 2007 red F650GS I have owned - so I know how to break them and fix them.

My new blog is www.fritztomongolia.blogspot.com.

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Old 01-05-2014, 07:54 AM   #69
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Do you farm wheat? I would have thought potatoes or dairy.


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Merry Christmas from Ireland.

I'd like to thank you all for your support, especially the mods who have let me run this thread and to my clients who have supported me in my venture.
In one year, we have secured an existing barn to a level where only a very well equipped criminal would even get a look in and we have also built another barn for my existing farming business.

We are getting more streamlined as the months go by with bikes being started on a regular basis, 5 chargers doing the rounds making sure all the batteries are kept topped up and various maintenance issues being dealt with as owners require it.

Keep an eye on my facebook page for updates and good deals on bikes I see popping up.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:15 AM   #70
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Do you farm wheat? I would have thought potatoes or dairy.
So stereotypical :)
I grow malting barley for good Irish beer and whiskey
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:43 AM   #71
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Sounds like a great service Martin. I have added you to my contact list and will spread the word and use your service in the future. Bonus that your are also close to the airport and "Old Head" golf course:
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:59 AM   #72
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Did someone say golf? It's 16 degrees F here and while I don't play golf this looks pretty good, taken last summer



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Old 02-19-2014, 05:55 PM   #73
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So stereotypical :)
I grow malting barley for good Irish beer and whiskey
Barley??!!
Then you should be "Barleywhacker"!
I think that has a rather nice ring to it.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #74
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Ian aboard his R1



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

Ian has good taste in bikes.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:11 PM   #75
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Just wanna chip in here and say, almost a year after Martin helped me organise my bike, I've come back to this forum just to post on this thread and say how much help he was.

He's a champion of a bloke and if anyone reading this needs any reassurance about the services he provides, take it from me (and all the others he's helped) you will be very, very hard pressed to find a better way of buying, titling, and storing a motorbike to tour around Europe on.
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