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post #1 of 20 Old 12-31-2014, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Aussie Coming To US in May - Needs Bike

G'day Y'all

A good friend of mine is coming to the US for the whole month of May and will be in need of a bike.

He is a very experienced rider, currently has a Vee and a few KTMs and is good both on and off road.

He would like to either rent a Vstrom(or a touring bike for 2 up), or buy one and sell it afterwards.

The other option is to borrow one from a fellow rider.

Or, he has a house and bikes in Brisbane Australia and is willing to do a house swap including a bike for the month

What say you, anyone interested in helping out?

If you want to see what he is about first, then check out his bloggy thing
- CHASING THE HORIZON

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Hi again

The plan has been slightly modified now, Guy has decided to buy a bike in the states and leave it there for further trips in the future.

He is looking for an older model Vstrom 1000, preferably in California and if possible, somewhere to store it.

If anyone can help, we would appreciate it

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post #3 of 20 Old 01-03-2015, 12:33 PM
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You want us to loan a bike to THIS guy? :biggrinjester:







Seriously though, he does a nice job blogging his adventures and looks like a great guy. I wish him the best of luck on his US trip. I'm in Utah and if his ride takes him through this part of the country, I'd be happy to help if needed.

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The main sources for locating bikes in Ca. are CraigsList and Cycle trader.

There are, of course, many more 650s available - but still a fair number of 1000s. Example: A 2006 with 39k miles listed in L.A. at $4500 (USD not AUD).

We have some unique rules about registration and proof of insurance on used vehicles, so if he can use any help in getting the details ironed out in advance (or in contacting sellers, etc.), just send me a PM.

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Hi chaps, thanks for the replies

Satch - Um yes, that would be him lol

Windypoint and emc2 I will pass that info along, I Have tried to explain basically how the US does things, but it is tricky, takes a while to grasp it

Damm, I am getting jealous, might have to come back as well

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I'm getting ready to sell my 08 DL1K. Its a 98,000 mile clean one owner...

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I'm getting ready to sell my 08 DL1K. Its a 98,000 mile clean one owner...

Hi Tombstone, hows things I shall let him know, might be a tad high on miles though

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Hi Tombstone, hows things I shall let him know, might be a tad high on miles though

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I'm doing well! Hopefully you are also.. If you do come back over to the good Ole USA plan on stopping in here; I'll break out the Skunk beer and we'll tie one on!

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Hahahaha, still recovering from a broken neck, but otherwise OK Not sure on the Skunk beer though LOL.

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