Importing bikes from the us

I have asked Choppaweeza provide advice based on his business experience in this forum. There are a variety of ways of avoiding Australian regulations... please don't expect him to give advice in those areas.
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Brooksy921
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Importing bikes from the us

Post by Brooksy921 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:31 pm

Hey guys I'm looking at goin over to america at the end of the year to buy a chopper and bringing it back with me! Just wondering if anyone on here had done it and is it worth it ?? Here are some of the ones I'm looking at
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem ... 530&back=1

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem ... 077&back=1

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem ... 8919307180

I know some of those have ended I hope u can still at least see the pics or description! Basically I want a customized bobber something tough and for around us 5000, and wanna know if the above bikes are registrable in aus??? but was wondering if there was any way to get around all the ADR costs and taxes involved ? Maybe by stripping the bikes and sending them in parts ?? How did u do it?
Thanks Adam

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Post by El Skitzo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:58 am

Forget it, sounds like you're trying to get the bike you want doing the cheap and nasty way.

There is no way to get around ADRs with a bike you're importing. If you want to avoid ADRs buy a bike locally that is already licensed pre 1976, then hardtail it if it isn't already.
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Brooksy921
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Post by Brooksy921 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:05 pm

Not looking to get one the cheap and nasty way, a few friends and i are planning on buying them and riding them round a part of the united states for a few weeks, and i would just really like to keep it and bring it home, i may not even neccesarily register it here for quite a while, would just be a nice piece of memorabilia to have.
but yes if it is too hard i will look at buying one here instead my spending limit is around $6-$7000 anyone know of anything around similar to what im looking for ??
cheers

El Skitzo
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Post by El Skitzo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:10 pm

The other option is to buy a genuine old rigid Harley that has been bobbed and you can prove is an old Harley, that way if you do bring it back it will avoid ADRs here...

The authorities certainly don't make it easy!
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Post by 78gold » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:30 pm

Hi all, I spoke to this young guy on the phone and he seems very genuine and is after a particular look. We discussed hiring there and buying here and I advised he list his question here as there are some very cluey heads here and it would be great to see more people on chops and bobs. I can see how with Aussie $ being so strong it would look attractive. Anyway fire away with the pro's and con's. P.s he is based in Qld so maybe someoneike pommie chop could assist but I don't have contact details anymore.
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Post by chopaweeza » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:40 pm

Ignore most of what is said online . Most is out of date , wrong or opinion .

Thats Rule #7 .

For the rest of the article here's the link http://www.chopaweeza.com/gpage6.html .

It's the clearest and simplest I could make it while still explaining the basics .
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