On way to South America - stuck in USA and insurnace is running out

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Kerschbaumer, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Kerschbaumer

    Kerschbaumer Been here awhile

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    Leaving for year long south america trip and due to unforseen events we have been delayed such that my Canadian insurance is about to expire before we can get over the border. ICBC sounds like they are not able to extend or renew my policy unless I return the vehicle to BC roads within the policy day (in otherwords - we plan to return to BC next Aug ish and would have to buy a one year policy and get the bike on BC soil before it expires) - all of this so I can have an extra couple of days of coverage to get us over the border into Mexico.

    We are currently in New Mexico, will look into local options but would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    I'm going to assume right now that ICBC insurance renewal is totally riding on a local autoplan agent visually checking on your class 6 motorcycle endorsement. Nothing to do with your bike being in BC to renew, but YOU. It may be that you have to grab a flight back to BC, buy 3 months or more insurance, and fly back to the bikes.
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  3. Kerschbaumer

    Kerschbaumer Been here awhile

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    Not exactly. After speaking with both ICBC and New Mexico insurance - they both say the other one should provide the coverage. ICBC said they could provide 3/6/12 months coverage but I would need to be back on BC roads within that policy time - being that our trip is for one year, I told them it is not realistic to pay for 12 months of insurance for only 2-3 days max extra coverage I need. I communicated that they are forcing me to act illegally, and that they should issue me a binder of insurance, similar to what I bought when I buy a car in the USA and need covcerage while travelling back to bc. They said no deal. Fuck them all - I am going hop back on the CDT trail and bad dog it into Mexico.
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  4. Bayner

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    Well, that's what I would do if it were me. They certainly don't make it easy to do the right thing.
    It still means you'll have to deal with the problem on your return into the US though. They will sometimes reimburse you the cost for the months that the bike is out of an insurable area - you have to prove this with import papers or foreign insurance documents of course. (That's not something they advertise!)
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  5. Kerschbaumer

    Kerschbaumer Been here awhile

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    They said same but forget it, i am going to take my chances. A friend of mine just rode up from sa and on his paperwork they just noted "no lic" for no license. I may regret this but i am done with them. I have a thing about paying for nothing


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