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PeterWebtrax 02-04-2013 10:48 PM

Importing an old Beemer
Well, 12 months after buying it, and almost 4 months since delivering it to the docks in San Francisco, I now have my pristine little baby Bertie Beemer R100GS in the back yard.

From Oregon:

To Canberra:

And it runs, battery is not flat, took a few attempts but eventually got fuel in the carbs and it burbled happily away.

But it's been a saga, so I thought I'd start this thread up to describe what I did and what happened so any of you contemplating something similar can hopefully avoid the pitfalls.

And I'll do that once I get back off cloud nine later tonight.


_cy_ 02-04-2013 10:52 PM


lentil 02-04-2013 10:54 PM

Wohoo Pete!!!!

Breathe a sigh of relief :D

Err ill call you later this week and let you know where I am upto re the other stuff :D

davorallyfan 02-04-2013 10:58 PM

Baby Bertie in BBQ land

Go Pete.:clap

Are you riding it to Karuah this weekend? It is a touring bike.

He will have to meet Paris soon.

farcall 02-04-2013 11:04 PM

:lurk Keen to hear all details.

Very nice bike BTW. :clap

fayeslane 02-05-2013 12:00 AM

Tidy looking bike :thumb Welcome to the slow lane :lol3

Russ 02-05-2013 12:17 AM

Nice one Pete I hope you have many happy riding miles on the bike.:clap

dirtsurfer 02-05-2013 01:05 AM

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nevgriff64 02-05-2013 01:44 AM

Very nice mate, congratulations. :clap

I'm also interested in hearing the story in getting here. :wink:

Ockrocket 02-05-2013 02:17 AM

Now THAT is a Beemer that is worth the effort.

Congrats Peter.

Will read all about it when you write it up. :deal

james928 02-05-2013 02:43 AM

Nice rig, been thinking of one of these for some time:lurk

gsd4me 02-05-2013 02:57 AM

Nice, hasn't got the standard tank though.

tinbum 02-05-2013 03:31 AM

I'll take a seat in the gallery:lurkand enjoy the education, well done and looking forward to further installments.

GelandeRoadie 02-05-2013 03:39 AM

That is a very nice bike :clap {but of course you know that}

I am interested to hear the story, my experience in bringing a K1 (owned from new and over 7 years old when imported) back with me from UK is pretty boring. The only "interesting" part is that I sold an old GS and chose to bring back the fancy wrapped up brick :rofl what was I thinking :eek1

=SUTTO= 02-05-2013 03:39 AM

Nice work, I'm sure the wait to get it home would off been a nightmare.
Now all you have to do is get it nice and muddy. :D

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