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No longer welcome in the US? #749281
09/15/18 4:27 pm
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I have just heard that a new law has come into force in the USA, that now makes it impossible for visitors to the US to ship their own bikes to make an epic ride abroad, if you intend to bring in your own bike it must now have full US type approval otherwise you will not be insured. So no more attending international rallies in the US on your own bike.
This has already come into effect, and I have heard of people being turned back when they get to the shipping agency thumbsdown


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Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749288
09/15/18 6:08 pm
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When singing "Kung Fu Fighting" is outlawed, only outlaws will sing "Kung Fu Fighting"
Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749290
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...the other day I posted that I wanted to send one of my Triumphs to US ride there for a few months then send it back here. Seems now that is not possible?
What a retarded stuff is that?

Regarding that web page about "to import". How can I import a bike to US? I am not an US citizen. You can not import a bike to a foreign country. What dumb assery is that?


Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749292
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When singing "Kung Fu Fighting" is outlawed, only outlaws will sing "Kung Fu Fighting"
Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749295
09/15/18 6:52 pm
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Or better yet, how about the OP post some actual fact instead of rumor?


When singing "Kung Fu Fighting" is outlawed, only outlaws will sing "Kung Fu Fighting"
Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749297
09/15/18 7:53 pm
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Even with the first link- it is important to check as soon as possible before your trip. Things change so quickly that what was true in May, may not be so today!


Do not rely on someone else's experience- things may well have changed since they did it, even it was only a month ago. Go to the correct sources and get current info for your situation.

(Remember when the price of a part was actually printed on the box itself? You don't see that today, either. Things move way too fast!)

Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749300
09/15/18 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Kev.
I have just heard that a new law has come into force in the USA, that now makes it impossible for visitors to the US to ship their own bikes to make an epic ride abroad, if you intend to bring in your own bike it must now have full US type approval otherwise you will not be insured. So no more attending international rallies in the US on your own bike.
This has already come into effect, and I have heard of people being turned back when they get to the shipping agency thumbsdown

This must be very recent, because Magnetoman's Cannonball teammate shipped his 1920s H-D from Ireland to Boston a couple of weeks ago.

Of course, things can change without much warning, as we found in Australia when Customs started cracking down on asbestos in brake shoes and head gaskets.

Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749364
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Buy a bike in the US, ride it in the US, ship it back home and then you'll have another bike.

Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Kev.] #749367
09/16/18 1:32 pm
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Vehicles over 21 years of age are exempt from EPA emission rules. This is explained in "Section 2.2.5 Temporary Vehicle Imports for Nonresidents" at the following link.

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/P10081IS.PDF?Dockey=P10081IS.PDF

Surely the existence of these rules shows that non-residents can ride their bikes in the USA for a period of one year. Perhaps the shipper of the vehicle could provide assistance in navigating the required paperwork.

Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: henryanthony] #749426
09/16/18 10:10 pm
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Hey Kev. Come to Canada. I’ll even buy the first pint. Jeff

Re: No longer welcome in the US? [Re: Ob1quixote] #749506
09/17/18 3:55 pm
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Thanx, very nice to know.


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