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Old 11-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #22
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Oddometer: 118
Prior to buying my FJR and Shipping it to Germany, I was shoping in Europe as well.

It seemed to me I got more bike for the dollar (exchange rates included) with purchasing the bike here even when you included my one way shipping.

I was just talking with the buddy that is going with me next year (renting).

when you consider rental rates, especially if your going for a multi week trip and even more so with trips in consecutive years I thought the purchase and ship made sense.

FJR 5000.00
Green Card Insurance : varies depending on where you get it and how long your trip is
Storage: varies based on location
Shipping 1200.00

Knowing your bike vs a rental

doing 2-3 months I would buy and ship it, renting that's probably more than you could buy for and then just abandon it or sell it for parts to a shop
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