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Crate for free in Vancouver

Hi Folks,

I'm Matt from France, on a motorbike world tour started in France July 2010.

My bike will arrive by boat in Vancouver from Malaysia third week of may (planning to pick it up on the 17th of may)

I'll be glad to offer the crate to another traveller who's planning to ship his bike. it's a wooden crate (wood has been fumigated) witch fit for my 1150gsa.

The best option for me would be to uncrate the bike out of the port. I'm not sure battery will be good enough to start engine, maybe not enough pressure in tires and definitely not enough gaz to ride straight out of the port.

So anyone interested in a free crate !? I would just ask you to pick up the crate (and my bike inside) and bring it to a place where it's easy to uncrate the bike and check it before riding !!

I also have so many questions about riding in north america. My main concern right now is about insurance... Does anyone knows how to insure foreign registered motorbike ridden by a foreign driver... I've found some answers on the HUBB but always need an adress in Canada or US, what I don't have off course.

Any and all advices are welcome !!

Cheers,

Matt
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Hi Matt,
check out Fernet.com for insurance.
Happy travels,
Mark
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Id ask your own insurance in France, I use my own here in Germany useing a green card. Its good for all EU states and the USA & Canada are extras but still available.
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