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Old 08-09-2018, 10:04 AM
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Louis's K1200 RS, the one he has never seen before, has been in my warehouse for the past four years. But not anymore! We arranged trucking to sent it north, and after many calls back and forth, the trucker came by yesterday. Here's the last look I took.





The trucker was well equipped, with a pallet and rachet tiedowns. He did a good job routing the straps to avoid damaging the bike, which left here is good shape, by the way.


Here's hoping you finally get to enjoy it. Don't let it end up like this!





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I guess it'd be time to change all the fluids now......
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Louis's K1200 RS.... Don't let it end up like this!
later that same day ..... Louis said he was only going 5 mph or so when he went into the water. I asked him why he couldn't scrub off 5 mph and his reply was priceless, "Shit, I scrubbed off 115!"

BTW, the original pics were Polaroids.
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Just a few THCRs ago
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Billmorganjr would have ridden the frickin thing right through the creek.
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Billmorganjr would have ridden the frickin thing right through the creek.




Not that I didn't try...
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Bike arrived at Essex Junction end of last week.


After going to not one, two but three border crossings with all the necessary paperwork, I was finally told to go to the CBP.gov site and go to AES to get a ITS number. After spending many hours fumbling around the bureaucratic site, I finally figured out that I have to go thru it broker to get said number...
What a frickin' nightmare!
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Bike arrived at Essex Junction end of last week.


After going to not one, two but three border crossings with all the necessary paperwork, I was finally told to go to the CBP.gov site and go to AES to get a ITS number. After spending many hours fumbling around the bureaucratic site, I finally figured out that I have to go thru it broker to get said number...
What a frickin' nightmare!

Nightmare?I tried to tell you last year about them rule
changes/ITS number requirement etc...!

Thread on ADVRider?Canada subforum?"Importing a bike from the states to Canada."Too late....!
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Nightmare?I tried to tell you last year about them rule
changes/ITS number requirement etc...!

Thread on ADVRider?Canada subforum?"Importing a bike from the states to Canada."Too late....!




Your like a wife to me, even there, no sex either!


Bwahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.



Shoudda made it a priority to bring it back a helluva lot sooner...

Too late now. I'll just have to suck it up and make a great vintage motorcycle out of it.
With some help...


Had all the fawkin' circumstances aligned for the perfect storm, I shoudda brought it back the following summer.
But... Grandkids started coming, then the following year, I broke my pelvis. Then more medical shit...
We'll see what comes out of it.

Picking it up next Tuesday...


Fingers crossed...
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Bike arrived at Essex Junction end of last week.


After going to not one, two but three border crossings with all the necessary paperwork, I was finally told to go to the CBP.gov site and go to AES to get a ITS number. After spending many hours fumbling around the bureaucratic site, I finally figured out that I have to go thru it broker to get said number...
What a frickin' nightmare!
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When in doubt, blame TRUMP!




Frickin' lying hypocritical scum suckin' bottom feeder !

There, I said it!
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Heading down to Essex Junction this morning to pick up the bike.


Frank's motorcycle sales of Vermont has been holding it for me in storage till the export nightmare got staightenned out. Cool people there, Lester and Kamran, don't want a dime for the bother.


Two thumbs up to them!


Hope that the border crossing goes smoothly...
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Beware of the way south! They may not let you in at all!
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:56 AM
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Heading down to Essex Junction this morning to pick up the bike.


Frank's motorcycle sales of Vermont has been holding it for me in storage till the export nightmare got staightenned out. Cool people there, Lester and Kamran, don't want a dime for the bother.



Stand up guys!



Two thumbs up to them!


Hope that the border crossing goes smoothly...
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How did that post double up??
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How did that post double up??
It sometimes happens if you had too much booze or snorted something not casher
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It sometimes happens if you had too much booze or snorted something not kasher




Bwahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Whoa! That bike is dirty...





Didn't hose it down before heading to the border. May as well be seen as it is by the customs officers.


Need them to see that it ain't worth what I paid for 4 years ago.


Full story later on...
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Look on the bright side. Now you have an opportunity to clean it up and put it to use. Finally. And, the speedo is in km/h!

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Full story later on...
I hope I'm the main protagonist!
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That's the bright side!


As far as being the protagonist, aren't you always?
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As far as being the protagonist, aren't you always?
In my stories, absolutely!!
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Picked up the bike at Frank's and headed straight to the border. All the paperwork was done ahead of time with a custom's broker. Even with all that, american custom's took forever to figure out how to do it.Needed help from not two but three colleagues. The first two supervisors had no idea how to get it done. Finally, someone sensing his ineptitude checked things out and showed him how it's done.
We went outside and feeling empowered by his snotty attitude I let him look for the VIN number till he finally admitted that he didn't know where to look...


Back inside, more paperwork and finally let me go.

...


Next time... Canada customs...
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