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Old 02-27-2015, 04:37 AM   #1
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Looking for a cheap bike in the USA or Canada to borrow/rent

Hi,

Scince the cost of shiping my bike aroudn the globe will rouin my travel plans im looking for any cheap 500 Dollars or so bike (125cc would be fine as well) to borrow/rent to travel around the USA this summer and return it at the end.

Anybody willing to help?
This would be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice

Hope to ses you soon, Tobi
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM   #2
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At that price you can find 125cc scooters and 1980s run-out bikes. Add another $200 for title, registration, and repairs to make it legal to ride. You are getting so cheap that people scrap bikes in that price range, rather than repair them.

Search craigslist for the city you plan to arrive at.

Or you want to borrow a bike, use it on the insurance that somebody else is paying for (another $200+), put months of miles and wear on it, and then return it. For $500???

Good luck with that.
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Old Yesterday, 02:34 PM   #3
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Yes easy to repair 1980s bikes or 125er would be great. I got 500 Dollar bikes in Europa, Latin America, Asia and Africa so why not in the USA? Im shure there are cheap bikes that i can sell for the same price after the trip as well or return it with a little cache as i did for someone else :)
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Old Yesterday, 02:38 PM   #4
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I'll let you borrow my ZX12 for 500 bucks. However I would also require a 6,500 dollar cash deposit. Use it to your hearts content.
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125??

Do you have any clue as to the size of this place?

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Old Yesterday, 06:11 PM   #6
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All that and................This is the land of lawyers and lawsuits. Anyone who loans you a vehicle of any kind is as liable as you are for any mishap. That means if you get hurt, or worse, or if you were to hurt some else, the lawyers will come after every penny the loaning party ever had or ever will have. Thus ruining them for life, even though they were maybe a 1000 miles away with absolutely no knowledge of the events that transpired.
So buy something on CL and donate it to a charity or motorcycle junk yard when you are through with it. And a 125cc bike won't hardly keep up on city streets, let alone on the open road.
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Old Yesterday, 07:18 PM   #7
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If your serious about traveling the US, I think you better at least plan on spending $2,000-$2,500 on a cheap KLR650.

You can camp for cheap, & maybe cut some corners here & there, but if your gonna travel that long, & don't have at least $4,000-$5,000, then hold off until you do.......
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 PM   #8
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It's rare in this country (USA) to see a roadworthy bike for sale for less than $1000. Some of this is because there are so few small bikes available. The 125 Honda and its Chinese brethren are not ubiquitous here as they are in much of the world. You will find that a smaller bike is not necessarily cheaper, at the low end of the price spectrum. The Kawasaki Nnija 250 (EX250) is the smallest commonly available bike here. Also Honda Rebel 250. Take a look at Craigslist for an idea of what is realistic. Obviously deals can be found, but it will require time and luck.

You will have to buy license plates and insurance, those are both easily done but will cost money.

Good luck, there is lots to see over here.
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Do you have any clue as to the size of this place?
Thousands of people, including me, have ridden across the USA on bicycles, I imagine he can do it on a 125.
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Old Today, 12:31 AM   #10
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Thousands of people, including me, have ridden across the USA on bicycles, I imagine he can do it on a 125.
Wow by bicycle must have been hard. I went around South America with 125cc and loved it. $5000 for just a holliday is not an option but if registering the bike is so hard in the US i get a bike in Mexico or so no problem. Thanks for your help anyway :)

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