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Old 10 Nov 2006
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importing bike from uk to Canada

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any one got any tips/advise for importing a bike from uk to canada

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importing bike to Canada from UK

Do you mean " importing " as in bringing it over for permanent stay or just bringing it along for a temporary trip and then leaving with bike back to UK or elsewhere?
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Smile shipping uk to canada

hi we shipped our bike from southhampton to halifax on a roro using willanius willhelmsen, took about 10 days ,and 10 minutes to release it from customs.it does'nt get anybetter than that.
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Importing could be a challenge

The regulations for Canada make it very difficult to import a bike that is not made for sale in either Canada or the U.S. Here is the quote from Transport Canada:

VEHICLES PURCHASED OUTSIDE CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
The Motor Vehicle Safety Act and Regulations require that all vehicles imported into Canada comply, at the time of importation, with the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect on the date the vehicle was manufactured. Vehicles manufactured for sale in countries other than Canada and the United States do not comply with the requirements of the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act, CANNOT be altered to comply and CANNOT be imported into Canada. The only exceptions to this rule are vehicles fifteen (15) years old or older as determined by the month and year in which the vehicle was manufactured and buses manufactured before January 1, 1971.

Hopefully you were just looking to bring your bike in to ride and then take it home. If that's the case it is very simple with either shipping (as per previous post) or fly it over.

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hi guys

thanks for the replies the hubb is the coolest place so quick
I am thinking of going for good the bike is a an 1986 r100 gs/pd so no problem I have had the bike nine years now done a few trips on it would not want to sell it,thats is unless its the only thing stopping me getting a visa to live over there

thanks again

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