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Buying mc in usa

Hey there.

Im planning a trip round the world in two years time. And i would like to cross usa on two wheels.

Therefor i would like to invest in a mc in N.Y. and sell it again in L.A. Duration of trip aproximately 2-2,5 month.

Does anybody know a good shop near N.Y. city. I would prefer pre-owned with a max costprice of 5000dollars.

Does anyone know about insurance when i'm not a usa citizen?

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Originally posted by morten risum:
Hey there.

Im planning a trip round the world in two years time. And i would like to cross usa on two wheels.

Therefor i would like to invest in a mc in N.Y. and sell it again in L.A. Duration of trip aproximately 2-2,5 month.

Does anybody know a good shop near N.Y. city. I would prefer pre-owned with a max costprice of 5000dollars.

Does anyone know about insurance when i'm not a usa citizen?

Thank you

morten risum

fro 5000 you can get more bike than you need for getting across the usa. for instance you could get a used klr 650 for 3000 or less, brand new they are just over 5000. if you have a motorcycle license in your home country you can get insurance here no problem. selling your bike on the west coast is another story, it's a buyers market so keep that in mind when you buy. i would not spend 5000 on a bike and count on selling it on the west coast. try www.craigslist.org for a listing of used bikes in new york.
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i second finding your bike on craiglist.org. i just purchased a k75s from a fellow in san fransisco california. i live in jackson wyoming. i researched alot of bikes and prices and finally agreed to buy the bike. i flew out, met the guy, gave him the bucks and rode it home.. it was a great experience. of course i was familiar with that particular bike and one reason i bought it was because of its reputation for being well built. i was honest with the guy and asked him if there was ANY reason that i could not get on that bike and ride 1200 miles. i was happy that he was honest also and i had no problems..
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There is no way to know what the market will be in the future. With gas and hurricanes etc used bikes may become more valuable shortly.
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