So suppose someone...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. .... was daft enough to buy a bike from Ft Lauderdale in the Good Ol'
    USA. Just in theory, like.

    How would that person go about getting that bike back to England?

    Just out of curiosity.

    (Actually, I haven't bought it yet, But I'd like to. And no, it's not a
    fucking Harley.)

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    Wicked Uncle Nigel - Manufacturer of the "Champion-105" range of rearsets

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    ZZR1100, Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 11, 2005
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  2. Initially, I suspect that one would need to speak to a shipping agent
    to get an idea of costs.

    I can put you in touch with the guy I'm currently dealing with, to get
    my stuff back to the UK, if you like. I would imagine that, in the
    worst case, he could point you in the right direction.
     
    [email protected], Apr 11, 2005
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Wicked Uncle Nigel scribbled on the back of a napkin:
    Ft Lauderdale, eh?

    You do know that Florida is rather humid and generally has a climate
    that's very helpful in turning iron into iron oxide?
    Get it to one of the big ports on the East Coast and chuck it at the
    next ship leaving for England?
    Yeah, right.
    Another unspeakably big tourer?
     
    Timo Geusch, Apr 11, 2005
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    tallbloke Guest

    Airmail.

    I mean, you are talking about a small model bike aren't you. Aren't you??
     
    tallbloke, Apr 11, 2005
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    Martin Guest

    A chap I spoke to about this type of affair informed me that if the bike
    was not a "runner" per se then certain duties or taxes relating to
    importing a vehicle could be avoided as what you were doing in essence
    was importing a lump of metal.

    However as with all things I could be wrong.

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    Martin:
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    Martin, Apr 11, 2005
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    Gyp Guest

    fucking Harley.)

    Nigella,

    Oh yes you have.

    You've gone and bought a fully chromed up Harley Gayboy haven't you, and
    intend to put Suzuki Anal Intruder badges on it before anyone sees it?

    No need to worry about it, Miss, you secret is safe with UKRM ;-)

    I've seen a few bikes advertised by US dealers on eBay that ship
    overseas and have links to the shipping agent on their eBay pages

    Something like this maybe:-
    http://pages.motors.ebay.com/services/das-shipping.html
     
    Gyp, Apr 11, 2005
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  7. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, "[email protected]"
    Done that. Ouch.

    OK, that answers that question.

    Thanks guys.

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    Wicked Uncle Nigel - Manufacturer of the "Champion-105" range of rearsets

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    ZZR1100, Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 11, 2005
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  8. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Gyp
    Oh no I haven't. It was another Voyager that was cheap enough to
    consider as a parts bin. But a sober reflection on the description
    worried me enough that I've decided against it.

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    Wicked Uncle Nigel - Manufacturer of the "Champion-105" range of rearsets

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    ZZR1100, Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 11, 2005
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    gomez Guest

    You could ride it back the "Long Way Round".
     
    gomez, Apr 11, 2005
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