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post #1 of 10 Old 08-24-2006, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Transporting a bike

With all the good deals on the 06 DL1000 being in Ohio and Oklahoma ($7800), how can one go about having it shipped to the West Coast. And, before you say fly out and ride it home...I can't get away for that long.
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-24-2006, 12:47 PM
 
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How about asking one of us to ride it out and then fly us back home?

There are ways!
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-24-2006, 01:27 PM
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great idea :lol: :lol: :lol: , ill volunteer, fly me from england, i ride the bike, then fly home, cool

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-24-2006, 04:21 PM
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great idea :lol: :lol: :lol: , ill volunteer, fly me from england, i ride the bike, then fly home, cool
Wow, you're a giver! Who could say no to an amazing offer like that?

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-24-2006, 10:29 PM
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i just shipped my strom from vallejo to louisville for $800 from federal - 800.747.4100 X217. they provide online tracking and several friends have used them with good results.

my advice would be... buy the bike and then you'll be motivated enough to figure out the details of getting it to the west coast. if you're in california, be sure you know exactly what needs to be done to register a brand new bike bought out of state. iirc, there are some stipulations that make it a real pita and, in the long run, not cost-effective. good luck.
post #6 of 10 Old 08-25-2006, 01:27 AM
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The important thing to remember when registering a non-CA motor vehicle in California is 7500 miles.

If the vehicle has more than 7500 miles on it, then you're golden. At that point there are no restrictions on registering it other than those that apply to any bike you buy used in state.

If the vehicle has less than 7500 miles on it, though, then state law requires you pay sales tax on it as if you had purchased the vehicle in state. Now, before everybody gets angry about them taxing you when you buy something out of state, keep this in mind: tax on big item purchases like motor vehicles is a big part of not just the state budget but also local government's budgets. The idea behind this law is to make sure that when Californians get taxed, the revinue goes to California. This law protects the reviue that pays for things like schools, roads, and off-road legal wilderness.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-25-2006, 08:59 AM
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thanks for the clarification. i knew there was some stipulation on out-of-state purchases. so what skyrider needs to do is purchase the bike and allow stromtroopers across the u-s leapfrog it to him while accumulating the required mileage. or... purchase the bike, ride the hell out of it and don't register it until he has 7500 miles on it.
post #8 of 10 Old 08-25-2006, 06:53 PM
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ill ride it 7500 miles round the us, no bother :lol:

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-29-2006, 09:09 PM
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I guess it's too late to hold up my hand? :roll: :wink:
post #10 of 10 Old 08-30-2006, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for all the tips. I'll give that carrier a call. And, it would be coming home to roost in Oregon...so no need for the 7500 mile ride!
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