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Old 01-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #16
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Cyrille from France over 11 000 Km in the Maritimes, Québec and Ontario. Some interesting info for you.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:01 AM   #17
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klr 650

i'm considering the option of maybe buying a bike and selling it at the end.
What is a good prices for a klr650 in good shape?
klr is a model you barely see in belgium.
or are their better and cheaper bikes?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #18
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A KLR 2008 and newer would be 4000 cdn dollars. Pre 2008 would be 3000 dollars, both depending on condition and mileage. The advantage of selling at the end of your trip is that they depreciate very little.
A DR650 would be similarly priced.
If you were going to do mostly dirt go to the DR and the KLR would be a little better for longer days on pavement.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:23 PM   #19
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Buying a bike in Canada may be a good idea for an extended trip. You gotta look into wether you can register and insure a vehicle being a non-resident before everything. All provinces and territories have their own legislation on that. There are also significant differences between provinces and territories in premiums. In the case you find that you are able to register and insure a bike, you probably want to be cautious in opting to buying and selling a used bike. Buying blind (before arrival) could grieve. Buying after arrival could take time. You also may have to "prep" a bike before commencement of your journey or simply have to update maintenance (which may also be a factor when selling). When selling time comes, you would need to still be in Canada or have someone store and sell it for you. Just like shipping your bike over, it all cost way more than you would like to. Lots of things to think about.

Have a great trip.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #20
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Just a bit of information for all the posters in this thread.
I looked into registration and insurance for Hannes and it is totally doable here in Alberta, my insurance agent said no problem just use my address and the registry said it would be better if he got an international drivers permit and no problem using my address.
Insurance in Alberta is based on the summer riding months, for example if the premium was $400.00 for the year and he used it for only 3 months in the summer the refund would be minimum.
I also looked at rental rates
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:22 PM   #21
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Here's the best thing to do...........

Buy a bike that is me and I will keep it in my shop until you your trip.........then get a shop to sell it for you..or I will sell it for you.

Contact me if you need any more help.

It's a Belgium/Canada thing due to the recent hostilities.

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