Shipping a bike to the USA?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Duster929, May 31, 2010.

  1. Duster929

    Duster929 New Member!

    Dec 6, 2005
    Toronna, Canada
    Hey all. I've done a search and didn't find anything, and read through the first few pages of threads and didn't find what I was looking for...

    I'm planning a ride down in California this summer, and I've decided I'd like to ship my bike there instead of riding it all the way down (yeah, yeah, I know - I'm blaming it on my wife).

    What do you folks know about the ins-and-outs of shipping a bike from Canada to the USA, and then back again?

    I've got a good, reliable trucking company lined up, but they told me I'll have to take care of all the paperwork on my own. Anybody know what paperwork is required? What pitfalls might I run into?

    Keep in mind, the bike's going down there for a few weeks, then coming right back, so this isn't an import/export deal.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    --- D