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Old 02-23-2007, 05:50 AM   #1
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Seattle motorcycle rental

My Girlfriend and I are going to vacation in the Seattle area this summer (the last week of july) are there any motorcycle rental places in the Seattle area?
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:32 AM   #2
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I'VE HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT MOUNTAIN TO SOUND RENTALS. http://www.mtsma.com/rentals.htm YOU'LL LOVE THE AREA! LOTS O STUFF TO SEE WITH GREAT ROADS TO EXPLORE. HOPE TO SEE YA ON THE ROAD.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:41 AM   #3
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My Girlfriend and I are going to vacation in the Seattle area this summer (the last week of july) are there any motorcycle rental places in the Seattle area?
What kind of bike are you interested in? You won't find it too hard to rent a cruiser or tourer, but if you have dirt biking or other type of riding in mind, you won't find much.

If you just want to explore the mountains and Puget Sound over a weekend, two up, a cruiser would be fine.

PLEASE be very aware of all the aspects of Seafair - it's a month long celebration of maritime fun in Seattle. It culminates in the championship finals Hydroplane Races on Lake Washington Aug 3-5. This may seem alien to you, but it's a huge deal for locals, and the attendance is measured in hundereds of thousands. So hotel room availability and traffic are affected very negatively that week. If you haven't arranged for a place to stay you should do so immediately!!! Stick around for the races - they are way cool.

http://www.seafair.com/

http://www.seafair.com/hydroplane.asp



Also consider making a new post "Places to visit in Seattle?" so you can find the best spots using insider knowledge. I lived there 23 years and know some good ones.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:45 AM   #4
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I checked out the link from the first post and they offer a ST 1100 for 139.00 a day, sounds reasonable. I never rented a bike before,but I'd hate to be out there and miss all of those great roads stuck in a cage.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:59 PM   #5
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I checked out the link from the first post and they offer a ST 1100 for 139.00 a day, sounds reasonable. I never rented a bike before,but I'd hate to be out there and miss all of those great roads stuck in a cage.
INSPECT THE BIKE CAREFULLY!

My experience with MTSA from another thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143790
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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Moto rentals in Seattle

I know this thread is 4 years old and I've found the two top contenders on Google but I thought I'd ask if anyone knows of another rental company "off the beaten path".

My buddy in LA wants to come up this summer, rent a bike, and us ride around for a few days. He's kind of a tiny guy that rides an SV650 so getting an UltrGlide from EagleRider is definitely out of the question.

Any hints, or should I just start looking for a "pre-owned" bike on CL for him to ride and then sell it when he leaves ??

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:30 PM   #7
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Turkus - Try TourUSA Motorcycle Rentals. All BMWs operating out of Ride West BMW in Seattle:
www.touusa.us
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:12 PM   #8
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If you can deal with a 250 or smaller, try Scootabout in downtown Seattle.
http://www.scootabout.biz/rental.html
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:41 PM   #9
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Not TourUSA

Tour USA is awful--they overcharge and any scratches on your bike are charged for the whole part + labor to replace. We lost lots of $$ there
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:11 PM   #10
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Puke Would Not Use TourUSA

I had a terrible experience with Tour USA.

service was OK, but ended up paying $1800 for a 4 day rental when charges added on later.

I wouldn't use again or recommend to any friends or family.

If you are thinking of renting, at a minimum I'd ask for specific details and get in writing how damages will be assessed. I got burned because the credit card used to rent was 'pre-authorized' for up to $2500 so Tour USA charged me whatever they wanted after I returned the bike and I had no way to defend it- even with pictures and video showing the bike in mint condition.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=rental

Not in WA, but you should consider them.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
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MotoQuest Seattle

I can't say enough good things about Motoquest. They have a rental place based out of RideWest BMW near the U district in Seattle. They are absolutely top notch. We rode a couple of their BWM GS1200's last year along the Pacific Coast Highway. Give them a shout and you won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:50 PM   #13
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Check out motoquest tours in Seattle, or John Eisenburg irnmountainracing here on adv. top notch outfit...
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:49 PM   #14
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I had a terrible experience with Tour USA.

service was OK, but ended up paying $1800 for a 4 day rental when charges added on later.

I wouldn't use again or recommend to any friends or family.

If you are thinking of renting, at a minimum I'd ask for specific details and get in writing how damages will be assessed. I got burned because the credit card used to rent was 'pre-authorized' for up to $2500 so Tour USA charged me whatever they wanted after I returned the bike and I had no way to defend it- even with pictures and video showing the bike in mint condition.
I've heard nothing but great things about TourUSA and have had family and freinds rent from them while they were visiting. All of them had a good experience and didn't get any bogus charges. On top of that all of their bikes were top notch. If you want to trash on a bike that is already trashed try MotoQuest.

The www.TourUSA.us website says they are offering Adventure Rentals for 2012, they have only offered street bike in the past and you were not allowed to take them off-road. I am going to have my dad ride the WABDR with me next year and will be renting from them.

You and Djayr are both noobs and both only have one posting... I am guessing you guys are together and are just looking to slam on these guys; shame on you!
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:33 PM   #15
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I'VE HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT MOUNTAIN TO SOUND RENTALS. http://www.mtsma.com/rentals.htm YOU'LL LOVE THE AREA! LOTS O STUFF TO SEE WITH GREAT ROADS TO EXPLORE. HOPE TO SEE YA ON THE ROAD.
I have used them once. Picked up a touring bike to go for a ride with the wife. Great couple and very friendly. Good selection of bikes too, and they are located near Preston so they were pretty close.
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