Butler Maps – printed motorcycle maps for riders by riders

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by eakins, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Having never seen a Butler map, but wanting to, can anyone tell me where I can see one here in SW Idaho?
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  2. scarter435

    scarter435 Adventurer

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    You can get a feel for them by going online; but for the price, they're well worth ordering just to see.
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  3. scarter435

    scarter435 Adventurer

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    Bill,

    I sumbled across these maps at Hi Country Motorsports in Glenwood, and bought a Utah one. They're excellent.

    Say hello to Fred Butler from me. He might remember me.... :eek1
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  4. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    sorry we don't have any dealers as of yet in ID. i'm hoping to have bigtwin carry them at some point.
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  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    thnx & will do.
    steve ?
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  6. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Thanks for the reply. And yes, I know of Big Twin.

    Any thought of getting Cycle Gear to carry them? Lots of exposure there.
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  7. Medic09

    Medic09 Been here awhile

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    Nada por Neuvo Mexico? :cry

    We're just south of CO.
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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    we're working on cycle gear but they are very corporate.
    it'll happen but will take awhile.
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  9. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    we have PLENTY of love for nm & az plus or & wa.
    we had to start somewhere and so it was colo. and then it was the northern states with a much shorter riding season. those guys just got back from knocking out more nor. cal riding but i don't think they've done it all. my guess is some of the dry riding your direction might be knocked out this winter. we will have a nm map but i can't say when, sorry.
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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    just did some emailing about the big picture and this is how it's gonna play out.

    nor cal. gets finished riding & mapped and then talk of a full cali. planner map. sold with the so cal & nor cal maps as a 3 map complete cali experience package.

    after that, or & wa get done so we can offer a west coast package with an included 3 states (cal., or & wa) planning map. so 4 maps.

    then comes az & nm. sorry it's not sooner but that is how things are working out to be.
    we take the time to properly ride & rate the roads and then produce a well done map so this is not an overnight operation. no short cuts ever taken!

    after az & nm???
    we've talked about heading east to the land of the dragon. :ear
    and ozarklandia.
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  11. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  13. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    we now have 2 Texas dealers...
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  14. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    I have the SoCal map and its just stuffed with info. Most of which I already knew but still cool anways. But, because there is so much stuff, its very hard to read and impossible to use in your map case if your riding. You basically have to lay it out on a scanner/printer and reprint the sections you want and magnify the route. Its unreadable with riding with my reasonably good 42yr old eye sight..
    But, other than that. Its cool.
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  15. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    guess you could also see it that your lucky to live a place with THAT many great roads. it's really a must do area for any street rider. nor cal will have just as many great roads and probably even more.

    i do agree there is ALOT of detail we needed to pack in there, more than any other map to date. it took alot longer to produce this map. we did the best we could breaking the state up into 2 pieces. we felt 2 was ideal for what we planned to achieve.

    don't forget the best of the best roads (G1) have additional larger blow-up detail boxes so we have maxed out details. glad you enjoy what we've done and i hope you find some new roads that need exploring.

    thanks, bill
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  16. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    You could have made that map 5'x5' and i'd still have eye trouble. we do have a lot of great roads. I WILL BE BUYING YOUR NORCAL MAP
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  17. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    :thumb
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  18. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    I'm way late with this, but Potius Sero Quam Nunquam (or something)

    I purchased a Utah map from these folks - there was some shipping oddities (not their doing) and they went over a above to make sure I got my map in time for my trip --

    My wife and I ran Bonneville at Bub's, and then dropped down to the Moab area for the better part of a week.

    Suffice it to say, local knowledge is always best, and the map seemed chock full of local knowledge -- given our short time in the area, we could do recon and then enjoy the fruits of our labor -- Bulter-boys helped turn what woulda been a good time into an EPIC time for us . . . . .thanks, gents!
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  19. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    glad to hear you had an aweseome followup trip to UT!
    epic is what it should always be right? and that's what we shoot for. :super
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  20. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    We now have a discounted & free-shipped Master Collection map package.
    It's every one we make for $85 discounted from $115 for the holidays:

    http://www.butlermaps.com/Motorcycle-Road-Maps/

    Includes a Butler Map carrying case for organizing & protecting all those maps on tour!