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by fastrhino
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: My riding gear first impressions
Replies: 0
Views: 443

My riding gear first impressions

I have just bought new riding gear for an upcoming trip and trips in 2020. I have done a brief breakdown of what I bought and what I generally think of the products. I have published this in the form of a YouTube video linked below. I would love some feedback, likes and please consider subscribing a...
by fastrhino
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

I reckon SG will be about half the price of Motorcycle Express, if not less, but you'll just have a lower level of cover. I had a look at the SG website and it would be $475 but I suspect you have to enter from Mexico to get this insurance. the only options for entry are through one of the US/Mexic...
by fastrhino
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

OnHellas wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:21 am

Self insure as in ‘ourselves’. We looked at the price of a policy we were offered against the value of our bikes and decided to take the risk ourselves and buy cover for the third party risk.
How did you go about getting mandatory third party cover?
by fastrhino
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

I got the quote back, I am glad I was sat down at the time I opened it. $1942 for Comprehensive, Collision, Trip Interruption and Roadside assistance. This also includes Liability and Medical payments of $2,000. that quote is based on 6 months and me being 50 year old rider, my bike is a 2016 BMW R1...
by fastrhino
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

I have just submitted a quote so I will let you know what they come back with for 6 months in the USA and Canada.
by fastrhino
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Keeping foreign bike in UK after travels.
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Keeping foreign bike in UK after travels.

So potentially it should be relatively easy to do this.

Looks like a bit of bureaucracy involved but has a returning expat there should be no import VAT.

now to choose the route home from Perth.
by fastrhino
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Keeping foreign bike in UK after travels.
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Keeping foreign bike in UK after travels.

I just bought a BMW in Australia it is a 2016 R1200GSA. My plan is to ship the bike to the USA and spend several months there before shipping the bike to Europe for a UK and continental Europe touring holiday. After this I plan to reside in the UK. Does anyone know the process to import the BMW to t...
by fastrhino
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: My new BMW R1200GSA
Replies: 2
Views: 485

My new BMW R1200GSA

Hi everyone I have a new (to me) BMW R1200GSA after a 2 year absence from the two wheel world. I did a cross Australia trip (west to east) in 2015 and the BMW Safari and then back to Western Australia Well after a 2 weeks back in the saddle after a 2 year break it is like I never left (its just like...
by fastrhino
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: The thorny Issue of Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 2680

The thorny Issue of Insurance

Hi all Having resided outside of the UK for the last 12 years (in australia) I now have the problem of looking for insurance that won't require me to sell my vital organs on the black market. I have owned motorcycles in the UK and Australia since the late 90s and have a pretty good riding history. I...
by fastrhino
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Not so Newbie here from Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 2165

Not so Newbie here from Australia

HI all. I am signing in for the first time on this forum. I am formally from Bury Lancashire and moved to Australia 12 years ago. Having cut my teeth on sports bikes though the 90s and 00s such as Ninjas, CBRs and Fireblades. I decide to try the adventure bike and was immediately hooked. I had previ...

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