india enfield et al...
hi all. i wish i knew about this site a few weeks ago!! any help/info will be greatly appreciated.
i am hopefully going to buy a used 350 bullet tomorrow here in calcutta.yes, i know its not the place to do this, delhi is.
i have one major problem that i totally forgot about until yesterday. i had my intl driver permit stolen, amongst other things, in bangkok a few weeks ago.never needed it in thailand over 2 months and 4000 kms, so it wasnt in my mind to try to get another one. wholly impossible here as it is not valid in the country of origin.not to mention infamous indian red tape! i do have my usa license though.will this be a major obstacle in my purchase?
also, if i fall in love with the beast, i will want to ship it back to the usa as a 'memento' of sorts.after a 6 month ride it will become part of me,i'm sure! every person i talk to in royal enfield usa says its impossible, although some people have done it illegally and got it past customs and registered in their state. has anyone accomplished getting their bike into the usa? a cat conv is available here for about us$60.
and, if anyone knows the cost of shipping to the east coast, specifically florida, how much is it, more or less? the agents here in calcutta are not sure of anything and cant even give me a price!
hopefully, all will work out and if i cant ship it, i will just sell it for whatever i can and get on with things!
re: the idp, is there a photo of one on a website i caould scan and make a copy of here in india. after all, its india and nothing like that is so important, is it?!
thanx in advance and y'all keep the tire side down!