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Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by RoninMoto, Apr 14, 2012.
What he said!
So the cops know where it is and they won't go get it because its a tough neighborhood? Sounds like we need to lend you some cops from this side of the pond...
Thank you scotty.ie for helping out and lending a hand to a hometown Arrowhead Mn neighbor in his time of need. Very much appreciated...
Dude. No f-ing way.
I just spent a good part of the day cacthing up on this RR, and I have been loving it as you have passions similar to mine (snowboarding, m/cing & KTM's at that)...I finally made it to the last page only to see this unfortunate turn of events. Sounds like there is hope to retrieve your bike. Stay postive, and just think how this will only add to the overall adventure in the long run. ...and drink another Guiness in the meantime..... or ten.
When I travel on my 950, I hate to stay overnight in a city of any sort; I always have the constant thought of "will it be there in the morning when I wake?" which then always leads to a sleepless night. I would much rather be in the middle of BFE where you can pitch a tent right next to your bike, but that isn't always possible.
And for those who are shitting on Dublin, it isn't like it is the only place where bikes are stolen, it happens everywhere, just some area's more often than others. ....Just go look at the Rockies regional section and you can easily see where the Colorado hot spot is at this time. I grew up New York, and I quickly learned to always be aware of my environment and those who exist in it. Bottom line is that any bike left outside is at risk. It sucks, but that is the world we live in.
If it turns out that your bike in unrecoverable, I vow to sell all my extra motorcycle & snowboard gear that is currently laying around unused, and then donating 100% of the proceeds to you for a replacement bike.
You will ride on.
Well, there are more to choose from....
I was just thinking about how much time you plan to travel and how far you will be going and what that cost would end up being. Maybe, you would enjoy the rest of your trip more if you were on a bike you really like instead of just "something"....
I'm sure it would be a tough decision but, maybe cut a section out (Japan or Austrailia for instance) freeing up money, to then afford a better ride for the rest of your trip. It seems like just not sending the bike on one or two plane flights and you have freed up enough funds to afford it.
Plus, from the looks of it, the ADV community is lining up to help out. (Me included) Get that Paypal Acct. set up....
Wow ADV rocks! THANK YOU SCOTTY.IE !!!
Simply amazing this network works again, I certainly hope you get your precious back dude!!! That Biker.IE thread somebody posted says it was stolen from Talbot Street and was later seen on Dunsink lane (old info at this point, just collecting...)
I was going to contact the only tiny moto connection I have with Ireland and that is Sean (Sean Patrick Dillon) of HondaVsTheWorld.com fame. I thought perhaps one of his contacts can help out. On his Equipment page he says:
"On the subject of bike preparation I cannot thank Mick and Declan enough at Motorcycle City, Blessington St in Dublin..."
So hell maybe they can help too? Just doing all the data mining I can...
Sean is the crazy (I think Dubliner) who shipped his bike to Alaska and is riding to the bottom tip of S. America on his 1987 Honda 90 Cub. Yeah that's right a 90cc bike!!! Below is where I met him in Baja in Feb this year, currently it looks like he may be in Panama? or perhaps trying to get across the Darien Gap?? dunno.
Anyhow in the spirit of RTW and the ADV comunity and the love of the Irish spirit (my mother-in-law was 100% Irish), here is a pic of Sean in Mulege, Baja, Mexico from Feb 2012. Sure it's off topic but I'm just trying to add to the connection we all have on this big ol' planet and the ADV universe.
Noah, if Sean can make it on a 50, you can surely make it! (course the odds of it getting a Cub 50 nicked for a joyride are surely less than your KTM )
Keep the faith Noah! Good luck man!
Oh man! I haven't read up on the thread a few days and this was NOT a welcome read. You have the best attitude anyone could expect by far. Lord knows I'd be likely to start slapping every punk I saw but, I'm Irish and have the temper to go with it. That would be unproductive to say the least.
That being said, I'm all in on the XT660. I'm looking to get one imported myself so I can be cool like RTWPaul. lol Get that Yammi, brother. I bled blue long before I bled orange. It's an amazing machine and if the Dakar girl's bike isn't available, I'm sure there are hundreds available on the Green Isle.
I'm not a fortune teller or anything but, I have a funny feeling you're going to end up with your Katoom soon.
Cheers to this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey, I mentioned limerick, not Limerick city. Went to college there, and yes, "stab city" in an understatement.
My buddy has a farm about 30 miles out, near a small village with workshop and all the mod con's to get a bike ready or repaired, whichever needed. Sounds like the bikers boys from the biker.ie site got you figured out though.
I'll be back in a few days and can offer up my Africa Twin to tour around Ireland while things are being figured out. If you can wait in Dublin till Wednesday, there will be a spot for you in Kinsale, and boy, do we have a workshop to work in.
Relax and don't let the skinheads in Dublin ruin a trip to a great country.
Any Paypal set up yet????
This is just amazing how quickly people have jumped on the bandwagon to help!! This place is the tits!!! I'm one for donating as well. Please be careful if you decide to step near these bitches that snagged the 690.
I hope you can recover it...
What a shitty thing to happen...
Set up that pay pal link...
I'm in for the pay pal...I got see this through.
Noah, I can understand that you might not want to go there, but really if enough people chip in a couple bucks you get to continue your trip and we get to continue to live vicariously through you. It's no joke. $100 bucks from a 100 people and you'd be back on the road in style. Maybe, not a KTM 690, but beggars can't be choosers. Consider the option. I'm in.
Count me in for a PayPal contribution! I admire your efforts and journey and hate to see them squashed by some lowlifes.
Keep your head up Noah.
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Gonna read up... Have a great trip
Noah contact me Daithi has my number sw
Lads there is lots going on behind the scenes keep cool and I strongly advise that nobody goes to that area to look for bike
brotherhood in action