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Old Jan 21st 2003, 7:29 pm
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I'm wondering if it'd be worth it to ship my motorbike over to America. Has anyone done this? I haven't been able to get a price quote in addition to what it'll cost to ship the contents of the house. Can anyone suggest a handlers?
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Old Jan 21st 2003, 7:34 pm
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Hm, I guess it all depends. What kind of bike is it? Can you sell it for a decent price in the UK? Is it rare?

Bikes tend to be a bit cheaper in the US compared to the UK, especially if used. Also, I am not sure its that easy to simply register a foreign bike in the US. There are different safety standards, emissions, etc.

You may be better of buying one here.

I have a Honda VFR750 btw

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Old Jan 22nd 2003, 1:53 am
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NOT WORTH IT UNLESS:
It must meet the EPA emissions standards in the US. Comply with the motor
vehicle regulations, and pay duty if not manufactured in the US.

Example: If your headlight isn't bright enough, you go down to get a light,
the lamp won't fit in the housing, you finally get it mounted and it's that
Lucas stuff with a positive ground... now start on the tail light.... now
the.... All work must be completed prior to importation unless you want to
import it, freeze the title, upgrade it, then take it to customs (not the
DMV which is hard if you live in Omaha.... get it?) for inspections.... etc.

Better solution: sell it buy one over here... :-) Of course if you have a
Ariel Square Four.... I'de keep it!
 
Old Jan 22nd 2003, 5:31 am
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thanks for the replies,i have talked to bike shop owner in virginia and he said that my bike is the same as the ones he imports from japan, a honda superblackbird by the way, so im pretty sure it would be legal over there. its more the cost of shipping it that im worried about. thanks again for replying
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Old Jan 22nd 2003, 2:26 pm
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I am from Virginia. Give me an email at [email protected] if you want an introduction to the area roads, etc.

Do NOT assume the bike is the same. There are many small differences that can cost a FORTUNE to change. Pipe, catalytic converter, headlight. Its not that simple.

Did you speak with Powersports/Coleman in Annandale? Trust nothing those criminals tell you.

Great roads in Virginia thats for sure. I am full time biker now, no car!
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Old Jan 22nd 2003, 4:33 pm
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DCMark wrote:
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    > I am from Virginia. Give me an email at
[ ... ]

    > Great roads in Virginia thats for sure. I am full time biker
    > now, no car!

How do you get around in the snow?
 
Old Jan 22nd 2003, 7:11 pm
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Very carefully. It was 10 degrees when I rode to work this AM. BRRRR
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