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Guest Mchelle

Hi there,

 

Hubby in turmoil over shipping (or not) his baby over - without the hassle of 40ft container - is there another way to ship a bike? From Dublin to Sydney.

 

Any advice appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Michelle

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for all the hassle involved your mutch better just sellin it in the uk and buyin again here theres loads o paper work involved


LIFE IS A COIN , YOU CAN SPEND IT ON WHATEVER YOU WISH , BUT ... YOU CAN ONLY SPEND IT ONCE

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Depending on the bike, it is sometimes worth the hassle! I am doing something similar with a Buell.

 

Just google motorcycle exporters and you'll find loads of companies will do it. Pickfords, for example, will crate the bike and ship it for around £1,500. You will need to get import approval before shipping (google it again - the paperwork is fairly simple) and get the bike prepped properly (all fluids drained) but there are plenty of specialists.

 

Total cost is around £2,000 but if the bike is a classic or one-off it can be worth it.

If the bike is something that is easily replaceable, just sell it and start again over there!

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Guest Mchelle

Thanks for the advice guys (BMW F650 Dakar) will check it out options

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Guest shusselmann

Hi - my husband shipped his bike (KTM) from London to Sydney with Excess-Baggage (they were doing the rest of our shipping. The motorcycle went in a separate containing and arrived safe and sound. He's pleased he shipped it. He uses it to get to work everyday so it saves us money on public transport.

I replied to a thread a few days ago in the "Dilemmas" folder about the costs involved once you get to Aus - might be worth looking that up as it will provide more food for thought.

All the best, Sarah

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Great links Furkew !

 

I'm hoping to be out in Perth this year and sell or ship is a dilema !

I have an 08 R1 probably valued at £6500 if I'm lucky !

Looking at the links you posted, a similar model would cost eqiv. £7500-£8500 A$

Up-to-date shipping UK-OZ costing £1300-£1500.

So I question whether it's worth the paperwork ?

Another angle: 2010 R1 UK= £13,500 - £14,000 or 2010 R1 OZ £10,500 - £11,500

Answering my own question I would be selling and buying new with a lot less paperwork !

 

It would be nice to see a Motorcycle Forum on here !

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Answering my own question I would be selling and buying new with a lot less paperwork !

 

It would be nice to see a Motorcycle Forum on here !

 

buying a new toy is always great fun :wink: plus you get the latest updated version.

 

It also means you could be riding witihn a week of arriving and not having to wait till your container/bike arrives.

 

I might have a word with Rob and see if we can get a little corner of this site for bike riders for meets/rides/info etc.


 

 

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I'm putting my Buell into storage for a while before I ship it over.

 

In the meantime, I'll be bike shopping as soon as I land in Sydney next week!

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I'm putting my Buell into storage for a while before I ship it over.

 

In the meantime, I'll be bike shopping as soon as I land in Sydney next week!

 

Now thats a fun job :wink:

 

What's on the wish list?


 

 

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Now thats a fun job :wink:

 

What's on the wish list?

 

Realistically, something Japanese to keep the cost down a bit. Kwakka Z1000 would be nice but I've tended to go for v-twins of late so a return to a four-pot might break my licence!

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Realistically, something Japanese to keep the cost down a bit. Kwakka Z1000 would be nice but I've tended to go for v-twins of late so a return to a four-pot might break my licence!

 

Get yourself a Warrior and join an elite group (only about 250 left in Australia) :cool:

 

Used YAMAHA XV1700 Road Warrior Motorcycles For Sale - bikesales.com.au

 

 

There are so many very nice bikes out there it gets so tempting. :confused:

 

I love the New Yamaha Super Tenere & the KTM 990 Adventue series, and then I see some of the new Trumpy's and fall in love all over again. Damn, why cant I just win the Lotto and be put out of my misery :arghh:


 

 

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Guest DutchRooster

I'm relocating to Sydney in 6 weeks time for a few years (or more...) and really want to import my KTM but am put off by all the paperwork... It's a 2009 250 EXC 2 stroke, a pure off road bike but it needs to be road registered in order to ride off road legally (unless you only ride private property).

 

How did your import go? The company is moving me, 40ft container and they are picking up the bill, but they won't help with registering and all the red tape that goes with it.

 

Any advice gladly accepted.

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Yeah that's what I think I'm going to have to do.... Shame as I fine tuned the set up of this bike, suspension, semi auto clutch, left hand rear brake etc... Hate to sell her.

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if you have all the original OEM parts and are planning on getting the same bike, why not strip her back to stock, and bring out all the parts you can re-use?


 

 

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