touring north america

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tony645645
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touring north america

Post by tony645645 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:33 am

hi all, newbie here, thinking of doing a tour of north america, canada/usa in 2014, maybe
4-6 months, question is, is it better to buy a bike there and sell when done with it? and how do you go on with insurance. I have family in canada if that helps but obviously I`m not a resident.ta!

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Re: touring north america

Post by skygod » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:04 am

Hi Tony, done quite a bit there myself and always shipped my own bike. Not sure where you are in the world but at Adventure Bike Warehouse in Manchester this Saturday afternoon. Sgt Bilko of this parish is chatting about USA travel and shipping your own bikes etc. Could be right up your alley!
You are very welcome if you want to pop along.

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Re: touring north america

Post by almar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:29 am

Eyup skygod what time does it kick off on Saturday .

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Re: touring north america

Post by Lamble » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:02 pm

There's a site for bike swaps... you ride their's over there and they ride your's over here. Forget the name but google is your friend.

Also try BMW MOA see if anyone has a bike you could "borrow".
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Re: touring north america

Post by tony645645 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:36 pm

hi, I`m N west, near Skipton, I`ll try to get along on saturday, cheers

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Re: touring north america

Post by skygod » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:59 pm

Starts about 2ish but you are welcome to come earlier for a bowl of Chilli and a waffle abut bikes ;)
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Re: touring north america

Post by Road2Manchester » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:12 pm

nevefr told me about that ??????? Free Chilli !!!!!!
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Re: touring north america

Post by Norrie77 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:11 pm

Mike O's the man to talk to a few years back he did a 6 month trip round
The States and did a fantastic RR on the UKgser.
That's not to say others may have similiar experience of the states
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Re: touring north america

Post by Sgt Bilco » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:59 pm

I've sent you a pm Tony. Happy to help with your plans if you need it.

For the time you will be there, the best thing is to ship your own bike. Buying and selling one is fraught with potential pitfalls and of course there is nothing like riding your own bike on a big trip :)

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