Hello!!! I've just shipped my 1150GSA over to Paris CDG from JFK in New York. I've found out today that I need to pay 900 to clear customs and put a deposit of 1400 down that I won't see back until my bike returns to the USA. My plan is to ride through Europe, India and Southeast Asia and I'd rather not have anyone hold onto 1400 unless it is an official Carnet De Passage that is useful in other countries. Does anyone on here have any experiences with this, good or bad? I feel like the 900 is very high. The 1400 is somewhat more understandable because I've imported my bike into France and they are basically responsible for what I do with the bike from this point forward. I'm all ears folks. Let me know if they are being unreasonable or I am being unrealistic. Thank you very much!