Offering use of bike in Alaska in exchange for one in Spokane

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by youngan, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. youngan

    youngan -------

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    Hi,
    Ever wanted to do that dream motorcycle trip in Alaska, but didn't want to ride all the way there, or pay exhorbitant rental fees? Come use mine for free!

    I'm going to be visiting Spokane for a week or two, arriving sometime next week (first week of October) most likely. I'd love to have a bike to ride while I'm there. If you have one that you're willing to loan me, I'd happily let you borrow mine in Alaska sometime.

    Large adventure bikes are my preferred style, but I'll gratefully take most anything. The one I have to offer is a Cagiva (Ducati) Elefant 900.

    If you prefer Colorado as a destination, I have a couple of Elefants there as well, so I imagine we could work that out also.

    I know it's weird to loan your bike out to a stranger. I can provide references, etc., some of them right on this forum, in the Rockies section.

    I don't always seem to get timely notification of PMs from this site, so please reply here initially, or email me at: youngan1@yahoo.com

    Thanks
    Andy
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  2. bionicman

    bionicman Been here awhile

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    A motorcycle is like a wife -

    You own it - but not really cuz it decides how full your wallet is

    You'd more than welcome to take your buddies for a test drive several times so you can get to know it - but it's really weird with your buddy afterwards

    Lastly if you break it while on your test drive you can try to fix it but it'll never be the same if you'd just stayed on your own damn equipment

    Best bets is to ride your own "bike"
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  3. skydivegazoo

    skydivegazoo Been here awhile

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  4. youngan

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    Bionicman,

    Sorry you feel that way. I guess we differ on that. I've borrowed bikes in various places around the world, and loaned mine to folks from far off places as well. All have turned out successfully. I don't put my bikes on the same level as my partner, or any human, so it would not effect me in the same way if something unfortunate happened to one of them. Of course, I do always try to take the best care of any bike I borrow.

    All the best,
    Andy
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