Can anyone recommend a customs broker to import a bike from Japan?

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  1. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    I am thinking more and more seriously about importing an '80s 250 four from Japan. The export service I talked to in Japan doesn't handle the import/customs stuff once it arrives at a US port; I need a separate U.S. Customs Broker or Registered Vehicle Importer for that side of the equation. I am predictably nervous about throwing money at people I don't know in far-off places to get a bike I've never laid eyes on, so a recommendation from an Inmate would be much appreciated.
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  2. lefty80883

    lefty80883 Adventurer

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    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but try a site called Japanese classics.
    They import Japanese cars and bikes and sometimes have 250/4 sport bikes that
    are 25+ years old or older.
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  3. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    I've looked at their website. They only have a CBR250RR now, and seem to stock mostly hardcore race replicas: CBRs and FZRs. I'm trying to get my hands on an earlier GF250 or FZ250 Phazer.
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  4. CollinsB

    CollinsB Long timer

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    Google "U.S. Customs Brokers"... Narrow it down to the port you'd like the unit received, and search for a local CHB in or near that area. Good luck!
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