weather question spokane wa to bellingham wa

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by fullmetalscooter, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    I thinking about buying a motorcycle in Spokane wa and importing it back to Canada. I know what bellingham weather is like, same as were I live but can you still drive a bike from Spokane wa without hitting snow yet ? Any easy way to route that doesn't use mountain passes that might have some snow on the ground? I think it' going to be around 60 F but that s ok if I dress for it and think warm thoughts.:rofl It's worth buying the bike if it's not going to be a nightmare riding it back. thanks for the help.
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  2. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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  3. dillon

    dillon Low Speed, High Drag

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    Yup, all the passes have snow on them right now. I think snow level in eastern WA is right about 3K feet.
    To add if you need a place to stash the bike for the winter until things clear up Im sure my bikes wont mind cuddling up with another in the shop.
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  4. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    34 and foggy in Cashmere this morning, a few miles west of Wenatchee. Been snowing in the passes, on and off, for a few days. Don't think I'd try it. You could probly drop down to I84 in the Columbia River Gorge, then catch I5 north.
    Just not the time of year I'd try it.


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  5. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    The gorge will be the only way to do it without much snow, but one thing to keep in mind is there is a 72 hour mandatory hold by US customs to export a vehicle from the US. I sold a bike to a Canadian Inmate over the summer and he found this outlast minute as he was coming over the border. Apparently there is no cost but it takes 72 hour to process the paperwork before the bike can leave the country unless you plan to stay near the border in a hotel you might have to rethink the fly and ride in the first place.
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  6. Smedley

    Smedley sshhh, don't tell my wife

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    Another thing to remember is that that wind chill for that many hours ain't gonna be your friend. Even with heated gear, you are gonna be in it a long time in one position.
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  7. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    thanks , as for leaving it at the usa side , as long as you phone ahead or fax the info on the bike it should not be held . it's when you don't tell the usa border the info before hand that happens. Even it it did , I live 10 miles from the USA.
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  8. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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  9. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    fullmetalscooter, have you studied the "Importing a bike from the States to Canada" thread (stickied) in the Canada regional?
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  10. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    yep . honda all of them can be imported which even with all the fees makes it cheaper to buy usa and bring a new bike back often. eg honda nx700 is 9500 with out tax Canada or as low as 6500 in the usa . Even once you factor in all extra you ll still save at least a grand or so.
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