Is there anything you can do here to help the border patrol approve the importing of the bike.
Just thinking out loud here but I wonder if having photos of the parts and where they came from on the bike, etc etc, may make this go a bit smoother?
P.S. I live in Edmonton, which is a fair ways from where you live, but in Canada none the less. If you need a hand, let me know.
Best of luck.
That's exactly what I'm planning to do. I'm going to take lots of pictures to document the process, partly to prove to the authorities that it is what it is, and partly so it’ll actually be identifiable as a WR when I stick all the pieces back together. Haha.
One problem with the stuff crossing the border is that while I will be with the parts in my suitcase when they try to cross the border, I won’t be with the mailed packages to help coddle them along.
Another thing I just learned is that I may get stung with some heavy duty duties. If I bring the bike across in one piece, I pay a $207 vehicle import fee, and then pay tax when I register it. If I bring it across in pieces, I will have to pay duty on the value of the parts, and I’m sure that’ll be a lot more than $207, but it’ll still be cheaper than paying the shipping, and if they won’t let me register it, I’ll save the tax. Or maybe I'll mark "gifts" on all of the boxes:smirk:
Thanks for the offer to help, and I do have an idea. How bout you wheelie back and forth in front of the border crossing, and while they’re busy chasing you, I’ll sneak the pieces across.