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Old 09-22-2009, 12:25 AM   #10
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oddometer: 406
Need help quickish.... (Importing a bike from the US)

Hey guys:

so I have a KTM 950 SE down here in L.A. that someone from B.C. wants to buy from me and do a fly n' ride.

Here's the problem: my bank has the title and says that it would take 7-10 business days to send the title to me after I pay off the lien..... but they said they would furnish a bill of sale and release of liability form that I could take to AAA to register this bike in the new buyers name after he pays taxes on the sale (and then forward the title later to his address in B.C.) Does this sound right?

So here's some questions:

1) have any of you guys bought bikes from the States and have any input?
2) would the buyer really have to pay taxes in CA and then again in Canada?
3) what documentation does the border really need?

Thnx gents. I would love to hear from any of you soonish, cuz my buyer is getting cold feet - not good in this economy. Thnx again
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