Out of Province bike purchase

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Elenor, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Elenor

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    Does anyone know if it is possible (legal) for an Ontario resident to purchase a used bike in B.C. and ride it back to Ontario. Thanks for your advice.

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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Sure. Tell your insurance and giv'r.

    Btw.. nice first post after 7 years.:lol3
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  3. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Bought a bike in Alberta and did a fly and ride from Nova Scotia. When I called my insurance co they said that new purchases were automatically covered for me for a week or two, don't recall exactly. I had them email me the coverage paper work. Went into the vehicle registry in Alberta and picked up a 7 day in transit permit and that was all it took. Sadly every province is different and so you have to do a bit of digging to sort things out.
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  4. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    Just get a temp vehicle permit from service ontario before you go. I think you can get them up to 10 days with only having insurance info
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  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Got Google???

    "Ontario out of province vehicle"....About 8,150,000 results<NOBR> (0.47 seconds).</NOBR>
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  6. Rinty

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    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    I have done it a few times to Newfoundland. Most times I register it here and bring a licence plate with me but I have ridden home with the previous owners plate when I bought the GSA in Nova Scotia. Called my insurance company and they said no sweat just use the policy number from the KLR.
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  8. Elenor

    Elenor n00b

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    Thank you gentlemen.

    "Maggot", I find this site both informative and entertaining. I don't post only because the experience/knowledge level here is much greater than mine. There is very little that I could add to most conversations or inquiries that would have any value.

    Regards,
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  9. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    No worries bud, just giving you a ribbin'..

    Good luck with the bike purchase. What kind of bike you looking at?
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  10. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    +1 on this. When I last called my insurer regarding a new (to me) bike, they said I need not even call them in advance - just make sure I get the details to them within two weeks.

    Your insurer may require advance notice, but even so, a phone call and a transit permit are pretty simple. My fly and ride was a great experience.

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  11. Elenor

    Elenor n00b

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    Maggot12

    I am hoping to find an older GS, GSPD. There have been a couple available in B.C and I thought it would be nice to fly out and ride back. Of course I'd fly to any of the provinces just seemed as if the ones listed recently have been on the west coast.
    Regards,
    Dan
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  12. Slowphil

    Slowphil Big Man in a very very small pond

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    That would be great, new to you bike and a long ride home to get used to it. win win!!
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  13. bornincalgary

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    No problems with legal but I do recall that BC was trying to change sales tax on used vehicles, even of it was a private sale. Not sure if they still are doing that???

    They would collect the tax when you went to register it. Since BC and some provinces are government registration & insurance, there was no way around it. People would buy a used car for lets say 2 grand cash, then do up the paperwork and state a lot less.

    Like I said, not sure if BC is still doing this, I just recall that they were.

    And don't forget to check kijiji and autotrader for you hunting.

    Good luck with the search.
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  14. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    I can beat that.

    Registered for ehMac.ca in August, 2006 and made my first post this January. 7 yrs, 5 months before I popped my cherry.
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  15. kirbike

    kirbike Been here awhile

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    I did I fly and ride too. You have to stay in Canada though with the temporary plate.
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  16. timk519

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    Not true - in Aug 2013 I bought a RAM 2500 in Alberta and drove it back home to Ontario, and took a "shortcut" through Michigan - all on a transit permit.

    The US Customs guy thought the permit was interesting, and that was about the extent of the excitement.

    For the OP, the only "gotcha" on the transit permit is that the issuing body may require proof of insurance before they give you the permit.
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