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Old 17 Apr 2012
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questions about canada

hy my name is andy , im 33years old and plan "the second trip of my life" (previously i was living and travelling one year around australia... ) no i´ve got a´working holiday visa for canada ,wich alouds me to travel and helps me to save a´bit money on my journey. i will be in canada (toronto by may the 9.5.2012) also i wanna send my bike(a old honda transalp to canada) -> where the probs starts i didn´t found a insurance company for canada/usa (myself i have full health coverrage wich cost´s me a´fortune...) any sugestions would be much appretiatet(bloody german/english) ->can i insure the bike in canada when it´s there ,at the harbour(with a´mail adress?) or should this done before entering canada...? ->how is the procedere at the harbour/what´s my part? ->any work? "willing worker do everything" thanks a lot see ya greetz andy
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Hi Andy,

My first question is are you sure that you want to send your bike over? If you have a low cost bike like an old Transalp, it'll cost you more to ship it there and back than you can buy one in Canada or the US.

If you want to get an idea of prices to compare shippng to buying, check out craigslist.com for used prices, the US is cheaper than Canada to buy bikes.

Also, with a local bike it'll be straightforward to insure. At the end of your trip, you can easily just sell the bike, which is not possible if you bring in a foreign bike.
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buy a transalp in Canada

I live in the Caribbean and decided to buy an '89 Transalp in Seattle (had it trucked to Vancouver)...paid about 3200 USD..there are some for sale at various times. The difficulty is getting the insurance/registration but BC has temporary insurance (up to 90 days I believe). wish you luck...I'm looking forward to getting back on mine for trip down to Oregon and Northern California..sometime this summer.
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Hey everybody ,finaly i sorted it out...
Bike goes by plane on tuesday ,my own flight is on wednesday...
does somebody need a´verry good made box out of (OSB-oriented stand board) for a´ inklude an black&decker batterie screwdriver...
just send me a´pm
greetz andy
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Hi Andy!
Habe gerade deine Geschichte hier gelesen. Bin auch gerade am Planen.
Ging ja doch schnell am Ende...wie hast du es denn nun gemacht, mit welcher Gesellschaft und was hat der Spaß gekostet? Habe 2 Africa Twins in D aber denke, ich werde mir trotzdem was in Canada oder USA zulegen.
Was hast du denn für Pläne, bist du an der Ost-oder Westküste?

Grüße aus Schweden,
Tobi
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Hey Tobi,
sorry für die späte Antwort...
Bin durch Canada, grad im Okanagan-für bissle "Kirschen-Pflücken"
Hab immer noch 9,5Monate über...
Älso Flieger hat ca.1800€ gekostet, Mop.-Versicherung ca.280$US...
Transe läuft Prima.
Hier mein Blog-> www.andystripon2wheels.blogsot.de
See Ya maybe Irgendwo
Grüßle Andy
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