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Old 7 Mar 2014
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Kawasaki klr650

I'm an Aussie living in Canada at the moment and I've bought a klr 650 that I love and want to bring it back to Australia. How do I go about doing this do I pull it apart and ship it piece by piece?
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Apparently you mean how to do it physically? I would pull the front wheel off, rotate the handlebars down, cover the seat with some builder's plastic, and build a crate around it. Drain all fluids. STRAP IT ON THE CRATE BETTER THAN YOU THINK YOU NEED. After that, start shopping for air or boat freight companies.
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Weblookup VSB10, which will give you all the dirt on how to get an import approval, BUT beware, with duty and GST you will pay about another 25% of what the bike is worth, plus shipping costs, which may equate to being cheaper to buy one here.

You can try to ship it as parts, but the same rules apply, it just costs more.
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Hi Jack.

Used Motorcycle For Sale - Buy and Sell Motorcycles Australia - bikesales.com.au is Aus bike classifieds. It may be cheaper to buy another KLR650 here. There is lots.

GetRouted : Bike shipping and Tour Operator ship from Vancouver to Aus

We shipped our bikes back to Aus from Alaska in 2010. Expensive.

Hope this helps.
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I looked into this with a KTM SXC I had and liked a lot. However once you take into account shipping, paperwork, customs, GST, inspection, attachment of an approval plate, etc... it became far too expensive.

For a rare sportscar worth $100,000 it would be well worth it. For a motorbike worth $5000 it is not.

I got all my info through Googling and finding various people's reports (there was a particularly good one about a guy importing a Lotus from the UK). Spend an hour or two doing that and you'll have a reasonable idea of the cost and work involved.
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Also if you do go ahead and need assistance or advice try: Professional and secure International Motorcycle Shipping freighters

Run by a fellow motorbike traveler we met on the road.
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