Hey frostbite, my 07wr450 will definenitly not run without a battery.
Thanks for the info Mandrik.
Frostbite, any word on the three boxes we sent out, hopefully you got em ? just emailed Nathan to see if he can help with getting my bike Plated,
Hey ThumperTom, how's everything, great I hope!
No news on the boxes yet, the last tracking info was from Friday when they cleared customs.
Speaking of getting plates, I do have some good news. After a few phone calls I am halfway to getting the bike registered in Canada. I was eventually told that if I reassemble the bike and take it to the nearest Customs office, they may be able to inspect it and provide the F1 form that I need. Then I have to take the bike to the nearest Canadian Tire outlet to have them inspect it, and it's good to go. The nearest Canadian Tire Outlet is a 1500 mile flight away, so that's a whole other ball game that I'll deal with later.
The nearest customs office is in the capitol "city" (pop 6500) of Nunavut, and I just happened to be flying through there today. In fact I'm sitting in a hotel here right now, waiting for my connecting flight tomorrow. It's a 200 mile flight from Pang to Iqaluit, which isn't bad for me, but it's $1200 round trip for the bike, and that's not good.
I called the customs officer in Iqaluit (there's only 1 guy) and explained the situation and that I didn't really want to fly my bike to Iqaluit so he could inspect it. We talked for a while and he called his head office a few times and we seem to have worked out a plan.
I'm meeting him tomorrow morning and bringing in all my paperwork for the bike, the receipt from customs for the 1/2 that flew, and the receipts for the 3 boxes that were shipped. I'm also bringing my laptop to show the pics we took of the disassembly, and my 1983 AMI Licensed Mechanic Certification.
If all the paperwork is in order, it looks like he'll let me put the bike together in Pang and have a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer (there are 3 in Pang) sign off that the VIN# matches the paperwork and the bike looks like a bike and is safe to drive - hopefully nothing falls off during their inspection. Haha.
If all that goes OK then I just have to deal with the Canadian Tire inspection, and since there are no garages or motor vehicle service stations whatsoever in Pang, maybe they'll also take the RCMP report in lieu of a southern inspection.
So far so good, now if only those boxes arrive so I'll actually have a bike for the cops to inspect.