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Old 02-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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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:


Proof.

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.

Cheers
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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congrats!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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Wohoo Pete!!!!


Breathe a sigh of relief

Err ill call you later this week and let you know where I am upto re the other stuff
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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Baby Bertie in BBQ land

Go Pete.

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

He will have to meet Paris soon.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:04 PM   #5
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Keen to hear all details.

Very nice bike BTW.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #6
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Tidy looking bike Welcome to the slow lane
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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Nice one Pete I hope you have many happy riding miles on the bike.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:05 AM   #8
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:44 AM   #9
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Very nice mate, congratulations.

I'm also interested in hearing the story in getting here.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:17 AM   #10
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Now THAT is a Beemer that is worth the effort.

Congrats Peter.

Will read all about it when you write it up.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #11
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Nice rig, been thinking of one of these for some time
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:57 AM   #12
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Nice, hasn't got the standard tank though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:31 AM   #13
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I'll take a seat in the galleryand enjoy the education, well done and looking forward to further installments.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:39 AM   #14
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That is a very nice bike {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 what was I thinking
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:39 AM   #15
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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.
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