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need advice on what to do with a motorcycle in anchorage

Am going to ride my own, old blackbird from New York to Anchorage in July, problem is, what to do with the bike afterwards. I have been quoted £1000... to ship it back to uk, which the bike, I dont think will be worth it.
My options are either to ship it home, leave it by a lamp post in a dodgy area or give it to some honda dealer....if that would be possible.

Anyone any ideas?????

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You have plenty of time to search through the sites and find someone who you can donate your bike to. It cannot be that difficult.

I would not just dump it because that could come back and bite you on the a%%se.

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Find a charity and donate it where it can do some good
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Maybe I'm missing something... if so, in the words of Gilda Radner... "Never mind"... but are you planning on temporarily importing the bike into the US from the UK for personal use, ride it to Anchorage and then dumping it? If so, I'm sure you'll have some customs concerns. Is this a US-registered bike? From your post, it's implied that you are bringing it from the UK.
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Yep,
From the uk, ride the wheels off it and leave it somewhere.
How hard can that be?
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Why not advertise it for sale to another British national in the States.

If I hadn't done a similar deal with a fellow Hubber for this summer, I'd be up for it.

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look at rory with the good idea

Yep, that sounds like a good idea. I will look at this site and try and word something sensible.
Thank you.
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Stuck in Alaska?

Dear advice needed in Alaska:

Call former Alaska Governor Sara Palin, I know most of you won't get
this one. Hint: she built the "bridge to nowhere" just google it.

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Stuck in Alaska?

Call the former Argentina Military Junta, I know most of you won't get
this one. Hint: they're the ones that can make something disappear faster than Sarah Palin can say "What Bridge?" .....just google it.

Politicians say and do the damnest things. (;>)

Most non-profits don't want something that's had "the wheels road off of it". As long as it's running you won't have any problem getting rid of it. Not sure as to the U.S. Customs ramifications of your leaving without it, but that will be something you'll have to deal with at the time of departure. Do your homework.
If it's still running well and just needs a little maintenance, then the suggestion above about passing it on to someone else wanting to "travel about" is a great idea.
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When I say about riding the wheels off it, I will ride from new york to anchorage, in about 12-14 days. A lot of miles in a short space of time.
The bike as it is now...its in great condition, never missed a beat. It will be a shame to leave it, but too expensive to bring home to uk.
I have sent sarah palin an email to see if she wants it...still waiting for a response.
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one word.

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Dear Stuck,

There is controversy regarding Former Governor Palin's position
on the Bridge to Nowhere. After checking several sources, Former Governor Palin may or may not have supported funding the proposed bridge.

At this point I am not even sure if the bridge was actually built or not.

What does this all mean in terms of this thread? Probably better not to consult with former Governor Palin if associating her in any way with any bridge, real or proposed. Including the Bering Strait, a once upon a time land bridge, connecting the two continents, that she mentioned early in her campaign.

Sorry for the misinformation. Personally, I admire Former Governor Palin and I wish her continued success.

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Martin
Can I ask who quoted you 1000 for the return trip - that´s a lot cheaper than I´ve been quoted. Cheers mate
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I just wonder how a GB person got the rego for the bike in the USA
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I just wonder how a GB person got the rego for the bike in the USA
If you are refering to posts 6 and 7 above, you can learn all about transferring UK registrations and how it's done here -

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-vehicle-61877

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