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Old 22 Dec 2000
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Cheap Used Bike in San Diego?

I'm thinking of taking a month off from work in January/February, going south to San Diego by bus/train/plane, and buying a cheap used motorcycle, then riding the length of the Baja and back to SD.

I found this place on the internet: http://www.deerhorncycles.com/
It looks like I could buy myself a cheap used motorcycle for about $1000-$1500 US.

- Has anyone had any experience with this company?

- Any other place that someone could recommend in San Diego for a cheap used bike?

- As a Canadian, would I have any problems taking a used US bike with California plates across the border?

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Thanks for the response.
I think the best idea would be to work with a dealership. I could probably get a better deal with a private seller but that would take more running around to get the paperwork down. I'm not sure how registration and insurance would work as I don't have a permanent address in the US, but I bet most dealerships would be able to take care of those details. I'd like to just arrive, sign some papers, pay for the bike and get riding.
I have e-mailed the Deerhorn cycle guys and they seem willing to arrange both a buy-back and paperwork.
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