The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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I'm checking out the option of getting a new or slightly used KLR650 in Canada for a trip down to SA as this bike seems to be the most common low priced "endurobike" in North America.
I se lot's of used KLR650's (and also quite some XR650's) in the Montreal area e.g. on www.canadatrader.com so I'm speculating on starting my journey there. Used KLR's with 5-15.000 km's are about CAD 4.500.
However I got a "on-the-road" quote on a new KLR650 from a dealer in Vancouver who wanted CAD 7.926!!! MSRP is CAD 6.499.
I would like to get a reliable figure for the total on-the-road price of a used KLR650. Can someone tell me what kind of cost I should calculate on top of the dealers prices e.g. on canadatrader.com before I'm ready to hit the streets?
The prices you see in the bike trader are typical. All such price quotes are before taxes .If you buy a vehicle new you have to pay additionally a Goods and services tax of 7% (GST) and a provincial retail tax of 8% (PST) in Ontario (rates in other provinces may differ) and the dealer may charge a small sum as a "predelivery inspection and setup fee ( don't ask me why- isn't that why tey are in business?),plus license and registration
If you buy a used vehicle you only have to add the 8% PST ,but then you or the seller will have to agree on who pays for the safety certification which cost about $30. Best to only buy a bike which has already been safetied, then you will get no surprises after you have already parted with your money .Then you have to pay at the vehicle licensing office for transferring the ownership , about $10 and the license plate for a year $47 (all Otario examples)
Additionally will be the liability insurance which is compulsory, shop around.
Glad to be of help.
Living in Ontario I have no direct knowledge of used prices or availability on the west coast but I think if you do some more web search you should be able to get the Bike Trader site for that area or click on to some of the motorcycle stores there that you can find on the web too . Just explore and nose around on the sites for the different brands to get some leads.You appear to have found the Montreal sources so those in Vancouver should also be possible.
Just took my own advice and through a google found www.canadatrader.com fiddled through their selections and got to the used bikes where there were in the first 6 pages already two used KLR in Langley , a Vancouver suburb ,'04 for $5998 and '03 for $4999 , : used bike prices there are higher ? KLR more desirable there? Dicker the price down. Just some examples , you should be able to find more.
Note that this was just one of a handfull of sites that came up on www.google.ca in answer to a search titled
"used motorcycles, British Columbia"
Try looking on www.craigslist.org . Wow, lots of taxes in canada. Here in montana there are no taxes and the license is permanent for as long as you own the bike. Unfortunately there are less than a million people in the whole state so the supply of used bikes is likewise limited.
Best to only buy a bike which has already been safetied, then you will get no surprises after you have already parted with your money.
A Safety Inspection only certifies that the items on a list are working and meet specification. That'll include the horn, lights, tire condition, rim trueness, brakes, steering head and swingarm bearing play...BUT...it doesn't tell you if the engine and transmission are in good operating condition. In fact, the engine doesn't even have to run to pass the safety.
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