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Gold Wing buy in Vancouver ship from Mexico Mexico

Request for information from anyone who can advise on the advantages / disadvantages of buying a GoldWing (new or used) in Vancouver BC mid-August 06 and touring North Americas for 5 months before selling up or shipping bike out of Mexico to UK. (this is my first post and the trip is going to happen)
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We will be starting a Trans Canada and US trip on July 19, here is some contacts to start with. After much investigation we gave up on the whole buy sell thing in Vancouver and shipped our bikes from Australia.
Check this site for bikes for sale in Vancouver http://vancouver.craigslist.org/mcy/
This site is for the local wing club www.gwrra-bcd.org
BC has a few taxes that add to the purchase price one of which can be claimed back if the goods leave the country within 60 days. If have heaps more info, let me know and I can PM the lot to you if required.
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Further info on the buy sell thing

Thanks Glen if you could PM the extra info that would be much appreciated. Our planned route out of the Rockies takes us from Jasper to Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnepeg Lake, Winnepeg, Minneapolis, north shore of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, Sault.Ste. Marie, turn off to Route 6 & Ferry between Georgia Bay & L. Huron then to London. Ferry to Sandusky across L. Erie, to Niagra Falls, South side L. Ontario & south side of St. Lawrence seaway, across Adironbachs, to Rensela, Albany then to Catskills and south to join the Blue Ridge Parkway and turn off to Charelston S. Carolina, onto Savanna and then across to St. Augustine Florida, Miami, Pensacola, New Orleans and then the long hike to Mexico via the interior route to Salilla, Guanajarto to Mexico DF.
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if you make it to Mexico City we can put you up and show you around. It won't be easy or legal to sell the bike here in Mexico. Shipping out of Mexico is probably more complicated than from the States. Send me a PM if you want me to check out shippimg for you.
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Shipping out of Mexico

Thanks for the offer to meet up in Mexico City - We will be staying the Xmas fortnight with friends (in Colonia 20 - Alpes I think), but will confirm contact details nearer the date. Would welcome more info on Shipping out of Mexico.
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A good place to find bikes in Canada is Kijiji, try every city, Kijiji Vancouver, kijiji Victoria, etc. Ebay has a lot of bikes but mostly U.S.
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Rowley: if your taking the Chi Cheemaun across the North Channel (paradise) make sure you visit Midland and Penetanguishe. I lived there 10 years and wonder why I moved. Absolutely great place and people.
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Good advice, but possibly 3 years too late!
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