Bike swap and free bike trips - something for you..???

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Motosport, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

    Oct 13, 2006
    Cork, Ireland
    Great idea.
    I could make a bike available here in Ireland for visitors but, it would have to be for a month.
    Reason being is that Irish insurance companies will not insure non EU license holders. You will have to green card insurance, which involves you "titling" the bike in your name, an easy process enough but, requires pre booking the bike.
    My loaner bike would prob be a KLR 650, value 1000 euro.
    My idea, you "buy" the bike, you pay for insurance, you pay me for running costs, tires, chain wear, service etc, say 20cent/mile (roughly) and when you bring the bike back, we settle up.
    Do a 1000 miles around Ireland and the UK, 200 Euro (service charge)
    A KLR is plenty fast enough in Ireland plus you are high enough to see over the hedges.
    If there is enough interest, I'll start working on this plan
  2. Witold

    Witold Been here awhile

    Jul 21, 2004
    Are you sure this is even operational? They say they moved to Facebook but the Facebook link is dead and there haven't been any updates in years, as far as I can tell.