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Import regulations
« on: May 17, 2012, 03:00:38 PM »
Hi guys. I was hoping to get some info. I have a 1993 RE Bullet in London UK that I would like to import into the US. I've most likely got to do some work to it to bring it up the spec for US EPA standards. Does anybody have any information or has anybody gone through this process before? What needs doing (catalytic converter etc), paperwork, costs etc...
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Re: Import regulations
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 03:04:26 PM »
I think it depends on the state you bring it to.   It may be old enough to be exempt from a lot of the BS laws except for California,  there they require a DNA test and tracking device implanted...    ;)
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Re: Import regulations
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 04:36:11 PM »
Just donate the bike to me. I'll look after her really well and can just cut your losses.
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Re: Import regulations
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 04:54:09 PM »
Not worth the headache, hassle or money. You can easily buy a used RE under $3000.00 .

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Re: Import regulations
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
I agree with GreenRE.
There are EPA (Environmental Protection Act) requirements, DOT (Department of Transportation) rules and other requirements that make bringing a vehicle into the USA a pain.

Even if it is being imported on a temporary basis for touring there is a bunch of crap to put up with.
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Re: Import regulations
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 06:51:13 AM »
See my message above  ;D
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Re: Import regulations
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 11:01:08 PM »
20 years may not be old enough to skirt the regs. If the bike doesn't have some special significance, like a Vincent engine, see LWT's post above.

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Re: Import regulations
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 03:36:19 PM »
You need to find out the regulations and paperwork needed for the state you are planning to move to. I wouldn't think you would have a problem considering you are coming from England which has tough standards/regulations.
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