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Old 5 Jul 2012
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Motorcycle storage/rental/buying in Ireland and Europe

He all.
I am presently in San Francisco, moving back to Ireland in 6 weeks.
As soon as I get back, I am starting a small side business, along with the running of a small farm close to Cork city.
Here are the details of the business I am setting up.
I will supply moto travelers with motorcycle friendly accommodation with either a room or a campsite with kitchen and showers. I will also have a complete workshop for servicing or repairing motorcycles including welding equipment.

Motorcycle sales and buy back.
I will have bikes on hand, set up for moto traveling for people coming on short visits.
You buy the bike for an agreed price and I will buy back the bike for an agreed price depending on how long you need the bike. As this is not a rental per say, I will need you to keep the bike for a period of at least 2 weeks.
It should work out as low as US$50/day for a 650cc vstrom.
Green card insurance is easily obtainable as long as the bike is transferred to your name.

Motorcycle storage.
I will store bikes or any vehicle in secure storage, connected to a battery tender with regular starts for a very affordable fee. Also help with motorcycle/car/camper purchase if you need a local address or local bargaining power.

I will have maps with recommended routes, GPS way points, spare parts and even local tour guiding if you need it.

I also plan to host a HU meeting on the farm in the near future. With ferry ports from France and England only 15 miles from my place, it should be easily accessible and a large barn to camp in, just in case the weather turns nasty.

Look forward to seeing you in Ireland next summer.

I can be reached directly at


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Good luck with the new venture. I am hoping to get over your way as well as the UK & Europe for approx 12 months in the next few years.
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I have made the move.
I am now ready for business.
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Originally Posted by wheatwhacker View Post
I have made the move.
I am now ready for business.

Well done-keep us updated on how it goes,and post on 'the other place' as well.........
Best of luck with the new venture.
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2 months later and I am all settled in.
Secure storage is set up and house is ready.
Bike tours, bike purchase, bike storage, you name it, I can make it happen.
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
Well done-keep us updated on how it goes,and post on 'the other place' as well.........
Best of luck with the new venture.
Thanks. It's not a "venture"
I'm doing this to help fellow travelers because, I know what it's like to be in a country where you don't know anybody.
I'm not charging for this service, it's all voluntary.
I do ask enough to cover petrol expense for picking up bikes, other than that it's all free.

Again here is what I can offer.

I can purchase motorbikes and get them in a non resident name using my address.
I can offer a place to stay. It's not the Hilton but, it's free.
I am growing my own food so your welcome to feast.
I have a shop where repairs can be done.
Depending on the season, I can offer a job on the farm.
I can store bikes in secure storage.

I am in a very central location for touring Ireland and both the ferry port and Cork airport are only 15 miles from my property

My local town.


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Hi Martin,

Cool to read you keep up the good works now that you're back in Ireland!
Hope to meet you again someday, somewhere!

Daan (now home ;-))
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How do you propose to insure the bikes?
The electric monk always has faith.
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Wow, that is indeed the most awesome thing I have seen in a long time.

I hope that someone will use this fantastic offer.
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How do you propose to insure the bikes?
All your questions will be answered in this thread.

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