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Old 01-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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I'll ask here first.
I AM going to buy a bike preferably one of German descendancy and with a nice blue and white little symbol on it.
If and when I find what I want maybe I must pop over from jolly olde Sweden to buy it and then leave it for a while until I take of for the fair lands of Mexico preferably in april/ may or so.
Where do i store in the meanwhile?
I 'd prefer to buy as close to Mexico as possible, Socal, Texas, Arizona thinking I might do do all of California, I'd like to see the redwoods again.
Budget is 5 grand or so.
A grand more for the right bike is no problem, panniers is a must.
Driving a 1200 GSA today, well not today as it's freezing outside but when it's not I do!
A GS 800 or a nice and tidy 650 might do the trick
Also I'd like to use the Po's adress as mine while getting the paperwork done.
So if there are any staes with fast paperwork bureocracy let me know.
How long does it take to get a title?
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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The issues I see are that in So Cal sometimes the prices are higher by as much as a grand.
If you find a bike on ebay or something that is here in So Cal, you can store it here at my house until you leave to Mex...I am 1 hour from the border in the heart of So Cal....the keys with the bike are a must .

Maybe craigslist for Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego.

I would normally even be happy to help with pick up for a fellow inmate, but I am couch ridden till July.

You could use my address for paperwork mailing stuff. a title takes about 3 weeks here in Cali, give or take and you have to pay Cali taxes, roughly 7.5% of purchase price + registration fees.

I will keep my eyes open for a Gs style bike in the 5k range,,,,they pop up at times but rarely.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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Buy this GS in Argentina and ride it to Calif.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854699

Calif DMV will tell you 4-6 weeks for Title.
Did one last Oct for an Irish fellow and Title arrived in 3 weeks

Drop me a PM if you find something in Nor-Cal that interests you.

BTW:
I did 8000 mile loop thru Mexico to Oaxaca last yr on my DR650 and it did fine.
Sure my GSA is more comfortable and faster but the speed limits and roads of Mexico require a slower pace.
Was really glad not to have the GSA in the Copper Canyon and it was much eaiser to get the DR into the Hotel courtyards for safe parking.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Find a well kept GS650 Dakar (the single cylinder). Store in a Public Storage place. That'll keep your costs down and make sure it's safe (or an inmate might keep it for you)

Not sure about the registration question, though some states I've lived were definitely faster than others.

Strongly recommend that single cylinder GS though...if you're flying in and riding, you want something as simple as possible.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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Contact Frank Zabriskie for help all the way around

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739569
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #6
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Are there any companies that specialize in selling bikes to foreigners?
Or are there any thrustworthy companies / inmates from which I can buy a bike from whilst still i n Sweden?
I'd like to get there and just get on it an be free to go into Mexico.
If I take my docs and go to the DMV and do a bit of song and dance can i Speed up my title?
Which are the cheap states near the Mexican border?
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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Like I said...

Contact Frank Zabriskie for help with all of what you are intending to do.

His website explains it all, but he's in Tucson, Arizona about 50 miles from the border, he's a (good) mechanic, he arranges and leads off-road adventure trips to Mexico, so is familiar with routes, support, etc., he stores bikes, he undoubtedly could find and prep a bike for you.

In other words, contact Frank Zabriskie for help with all of what you are intending to do.

Here's the link to his information in the Vendors Thread...again.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739569
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:30 AM   #8
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Sweden Adventure plan man!!!!

Hi FZ Here,

I can help you with all those, I have been buying bikes for guys from all over getting them set up just for what your are doing.

most are all AZ tagged and insured here. Please check your Pm and I would be glad to help in any why I can.

FYI I have a really nice 02 F650 gs Dakar with caribo bags top box etc ready to go any were. priced under $5k here to sell just for that rerason. I am also building Adv//Rally bikes right now with KTM690E / DR650 / DRZ 400 etc. I can give you lots of referances. Tucson area is a great place to do a shake down and prep for a world adventure.....

I store bikes and for many people who fly and ride in there cold months.....

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:49 PM   #9
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Hi FZ Here,

I can help you with all those, I have been buying bikes for guys from all over getting them set up just for what your are doing.

most are all AZ tagged and insured here. Please check your Pm and I would be glad to help in any why I can.

FYI I have a really nice 02 F650 gs Dakar with caribo bags top box etc ready to go any were. priced under $5k here to sell just for that rerason. I am also building Adv//Rally bikes right now with KTM690E / DR650 / DRZ 400 etc. I can give you lots of referances. Tucson area is a great place to do a shake down and prep for a world adventure.....

I store bikes and for many people who fly and ride in there

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:53 PM   #10
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I was also going to say that I have heard Arizona to be reasonable to deal with. I did hear that they require smog on newer bikes, but that be be a good indicator that the bike is in good shape for you.

If Frank can't store it for you, the mini-storage is a good alternative. I don't know if you have them in Sweden, but they are basically a parking lot full of lockable garages (small and large). You can pay in advance, and supply your own padlock.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #11
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They stopped smoging bikes a few years ago here in Tucson. so it makes the paper work easy for sure.

Storing bikes at lockers are ok... lack of 110v for charging you will need to have a battery plan. Also will be hard to find a storage place for under $ 50.00 month. even around here.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:18 PM   #12
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Are there any companies that specialize in selling bikes to foreigners?
Or are there any thrustworthy companies / inmates from which I can buy a bike from whilst still i n Sweden?
I'd like to get there and just get on it an be free to go into Mexico.
If I take my docs and go to the DMV and do a bit of song and dance can i Speed up my title?
Which are the cheap states near the Mexican border?
Jag kan inte hjalpa till med forvaring, tyvarr. Men jag visar garna runt i San Diego omradet om du/ni kanner for det.
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Jag kan inte hjalpa till med forvaring, tyvarr. Men jag visar garna runt i San Diego omradet om du/ni kanner for det.


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