From what I have read, it seems to be a bit of a pain to do this. I have a friend in Rhode Island that has offered to "buy and insure" a moto, and after I've ridden the bike west to Vancouver, B.C., he will "sell it to me" so that I can go through the process of registering it in Canada. Any thoughts? Downsides? On a side note, any predictions for weather and road conditions in April for the East? I hope the snow will be gone by then!