Buying a Bike - Traveling Through Canada

Discussion in 'General' started by ekraft84, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    Fellow Beeb Experts - Looking to buy a bike in New York, traveling through Canada to save a couple hours' drive time. The bike's title won't arrive until the seller's loan is paid off, etc. and will be mailed out to me. That's fine, but will I have trouble driving back through Canada to Michigan - with only say a receipt and not a title on the bike?

    Thanks.
     
  2. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    You will have problems.
     
  3. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Check into using BoS to get paper plate from NY.
    Then haul across Canada but drive it into US?
     
  4. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    Canada didnt ask for any registration on my way in, US did ask what my tag number was at the bridge in Detroit.
    I’d guess with proper doc’s and insurance in place they “shouldn’t” have a problem. But at first glance it looks like your importing a Canadian bike. I’d be ready to prove otherwise.
     
  5. backcountryme

    backcountryme Word to your mother.

    I would enjoy the extra few hours ride and stay in the US.
     
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  6. peakpowersports

    peakpowersports Well-Known Member

    Would the title that the current owner has for the bike, copy of his registration along with signed bill of sale suffice?

    You can always call the customs office and run the situation by them. Get their name, time you spoke to them ect.. better yet if they can email you so you have some docs where they said it was ok that would be solid.
     
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  7. ScottyRock155

    ScottyRock155 A T-Rex going RAWR!

    I did it when I lived in Michigan, but that was 15 years ago. Going into Canada was obviously no problem, but coming back into the US was interesting. Luckily after a short talk about what I was doing and showing them the BOS they let me go.

    Edit - I came through Port Huron, not Detroit.
     
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  8. peakpowersports

    peakpowersports Well-Known Member

    Pre 9/11:
    Boarder Guard: "What cha got in the caarrrr with ya there chummy?"
    US Citizen: "oh just some cocaine and a dead hooker"
    Boarder Guard: "Safe travels there bud"

    Post 9/11:
    Boarder Guard: "Out of the car with your hands up"
    US Citizen: "Huh, I'm traveling home from visiting in laws with the family... you can see us all in our mini van!"
    Boarder Guard: -puts on rubber gloves-
     
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  9. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    I figured as much, thanks guys. Wanted to make sure there wasn't some obvious way coming back, I didn't think of.
     
  10. renegade17

    renegade17 Well-Known Member

    9 posts in and not a single "whatcha getting?" Lets hear it Edski, what are you getting?
     
  11. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    You can easily pass for Canadian Eddie... you'll be fine.
     
  12. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    Tuono. The perfect street/track bike for the washed up racer who still has his leathers. :D
     
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  13. renegade17

    renegade17 Well-Known Member

    Are there 2 available?
     
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  14. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Assumed it was SV650 as that is 4T motorcycle perfection.
    Anything else 2 wheeled strives to achieve that perfection.
     
  15. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    And ultimately it depends on who's working and what kind of day they're having. Just like going to the DMV.
     
  16. renegade17

    renegade17 Well-Known Member

    Preach on brotha!
     
  17. motoracer1100

    motoracer1100 Well-Known Member

    If you “ Assumed “ it was an SV 650 ... why wouldn’t you also assume that it was Clapped Out ? :D
     
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  18. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    :stupid:
     
  19. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Aren’t they all? That’s part of their perfection

    :D
     
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  20. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    "I'll have whatever pain killer this gentleman is having please..."
     
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