Panama to LA Shipping
I shipped my British registered Yam XT600 from Chile to LA in March last year, leaving Chile was easy, getting the bike through Customs in LA was a complete nightmare. They are complete and utter a***h***s, I had to convince them that I was not importing the vehicle "officially", and not intending to live or work there, I had a banquet of forms to fill in, involving many phone calls and trips all over the place, just to please one Customs Officer dressed like a member of a SWAT Team on the 10th floor of an office building down in Long Beech, complete with a pistol on his hip! I had already ridden the same bike through the US from Canada to Mexico the previous year, it was obvious I was a traveler just passing through.
So, unless your bike is an American registered vehicle, forget it!
Much better ship it to Vancouver or, believe it or not, Mexico, it would be less hassle...