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Temporary Import Harley to US for Sturgis

I`m hoping to ship my Wideglyde to Long Beach so I can take in Sturgis and a few other things during August. So far I have learned that I can import the bike and do Customs clearance myself at Long Beach. My problem at the moment is finding a Long Beach Company to receive the bike, hold it till I arrive, store my crate for one month and then assist me to export it back to NZ.
Next problem is arranging liability insurance. I sent paperwork to Motorcycle Express several weeks ago but so far no response and now I can`t access their web-site - are they still alive?
Would appreciate any advice.
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My problem at the moment is finding a Long Beach Company to receive the bike, hold it till I arrive, store my crate for one month
Your problem is the "hold it till I arive" bit. Basicly if I understand correctly - clearing customs for you and then storing the bike for you ... that will be expensive. It is much cheaper if you are there when this is done. And mush less risk for the clearence people - anything illegal is your problem .. they don't get involved if any illeage drugs (for example) are found ...

Having said all that ... what time frame are you talking about? If it is less than a week I would not talk to them about it ... a sudden delay is much better - they will cope with that ... but asking them to plan for it adds too much to the work load? Just see if you can find someonme to act as your agent in clearing the bike first, storage latter?

Personaly I'd avoid the storage thing .. you'll find stuff to do while you wait for teh bike to clear.
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try talking to Vanguard Logistics Services. (about the storage and shipping that is)
Dont have their details on me but try a search and if you dont get it I will try and let you know next time I am on line.
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