Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > North America

North America Topics specific to Canada and USA/Alaska only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 8 Oct 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Aberdeen Scotland
Posts: 12
Unhappy Shipping my US bike home without me?

Guys,

I have been transfered by my company to Thailand from the UK! However I cannot take my US spec (I bought it in the USA) with me. I dearly want to keep my beloved old ZRX 1100 and want to ship it to my parents house in Maryland. Is this possible? I don't live there "right" now and I will not be able to pick the bike up.

Any ideas?

carbster
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 8 Oct 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere west of Laramie...
Posts: 479
I can't see why that would be a problem, you just need to put one of your parent's names down as the consignee, and you being the shipper.

The only other problem you might have is if the bike is now registered in the UK? Presumably if it is going to stay in the US indefinitely the it will need to be 'imported' and the irony being you might have to go though all the SVA tests etc? And even pay duty!

Mind you, if you have the original sales invoice showing it was a US bike bought in the States, there may be a fast-track way of exchanging the UK documents for a US Title?

Hope that helps...

JennyMo xxx
__________________
JennyDakar.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 9 Oct 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Aberdeen Scotland
Posts: 12
I think what I would do is to put my old Texas plate back on the bike. Its obviously an American spec machine. I have the title etc.

CC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 9 Oct 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere west of Laramie...
Posts: 479
Yes, if you've still got the US Title then that would be the way to go - you've just been away on a long trip... x

xxx

btw. did you not need to forfeit your Title to the UK DVLC when you registered it there? I'm asking because I have my Nevada Titled XR in the UK at the moment, and don't want to forfeit the US documents incase I do decide to bring it back at some point...
__________________
JennyDakar.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 9 Oct 2008
Statdawg's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 95
Having a US title should be a positive.

You may wish to have the bill of sale available in case you plan to register the bike in Maryland from Texas. There maybe little or no tax due at registration. Also to change state to state registration you may have to be present to sign the title, but that varies from state to state.

I am not sure about a third party picking up the bike. But it being US titled should be easier since it is not being imported, it is just being returned. Also get insurance on the bike.

Isn't the UK plate issued for life ? Meaning once you return back to the UK one can just put the plate back on.

MVA Home Page Maryland Dept. of Motor vehicle.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shipping parcels home to Canada/US from S.A. Rene Cormier South America 4 4 Jan 2010 21:17
Shipping bike home to UK from Vietnam JoeSheffer Southern Asia 1 4 Sep 2007 22:52
Returning home without bike brennan South America 4 6 Jun 2007 14:44
getting bike home from sa to u.k deebee Trip Transport 0 7 Sep 2006 21:34
How to fly (a bike) home from Algeria Chris Scott Sahara Travel Forum 1 28 Feb 2003 13:53

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:49.