Best Place to Store Bike

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  1. Frgich

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    Just for the sake of clearing things and providing fully correct info.

    Lobagola is the only current provider inside of EU that is issuing green card insurance policies that are also covering you (third party liability) if your motorcycle is registered in any of the EU countries.

    Agree on IDP, it's very useful to speed the process during the routine checks (France comes to my mind), and will for sure make life on the road easier one no matter how long you plan to ride.

    Cheers,
    Dooby
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    rsvflip Optimistic realist

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    Pm send :ricky
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  3. Ken Fritz

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    Motofeirme is rock solid. I had no problems over 5 years with Martin. None. Zip. Nada. Only the straight story all the time, every time. YMWV - Your mileage won't vary. ;-)
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  4. Capestormer

    Capestormer n00b

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    Im happy to store your bike with mine in the UK. 15min from Junction 8 on M20 so about 45min to Dover(port) and just over an hour to Heathrow
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  5. sportbiker2000

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    Hello!

    Do you still offer annual motorcycle storage in Milan?
    I notice you haven’t posted since last July so wondering if you are still in business?
    If you can send me any relevant information.

    If you don’t, and if you or anyone on this forum knows someone who does offer a motorcycle storage service in Milan, I would be appreciative


    Has anyone on this forum know or have used this gentlemen for services?

    Thank You

    Joe from United States
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  6. MichaelJ

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    Looks like Mototouring is no longer offering that service. You might contact Renato at BiancoBlu to see if he knows anyone.
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  7. Frgich

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    Hi Joe,

    if you do not mind storing it on the other side of the Adriatic, to be more precise Zagreb/Croatia, we're offering one stop shop service.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...key-green-card-provider-bike-storage.1075077/

    You can read about our services on ADVrider, HUBB from hospitality to green card insurance, from bike storage, freight etc.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Cheers
    Dooby
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  8. sportbiker2000

    sportbiker2000 sportbiker2000

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    Thanks Michael, I know you use Stefan Knoft in Heildelberg. Renato did get back to me to say he does offer a similar service and now I’m waiting for a price quote. I assume he has a good reputation.

    I called today about using Air Canada cargo for motorcycle shipping. They quoted me $1,100 Montreal to Milan if I am also flying. I’d also have to pay $180 for a “dangerous goods” certificate. If I don’t sell my Triumph Sprint GT shortly I’ll go out for a ride in September and leave it there and return annually.
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  9. MichaelJ

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    I've rented from him 4 times (2002 - 2006) and never had anything but a good experience. Others have had issues - but he's still in business 16 years after I first rented from him. That says something.

    I was with Stefan for 8 years and it was a pleasure. Being an Alpaholic, it was a long schlep to and from Heidelberg. Presently without a bike over there.

    Rapidly approaching the age where insurers drag out the Caribbean vacation brochures and start planning their trips when you go for a quote. And that's if they'll talk to you at all.

    I think that I'll need to talk to Air Canada in the next year or two. Toronto is an easy day's ride.
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    Right now I'm having trouble hearing back from Renato from BiancoBlue on pricing, but In the meantime I've noticed this caveat on the mototouring site.

    "A very important thing to know if you intend to bring your motorcycle from your home country, (not part of the European Community), always feasible:
    From a legal point of view, you can keep a vehicle for 12 month under a "bond"; after that time you have to pay the taxes, import it and register it in Italy. Not easy to do and moreover, you have to calculate a cost of 1000 euro, plus the import taxes."


    I was hoping to ship my bike over to EU with NJ plate and and store it and then just get green card insurance for when I go out there riding, which apparently many Americans do out of Stefan Knoft's place. Can this also be done in Italy? Mototouring may just be trying to encourage bike sales. (?)

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  11. MichaelJ

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    Yeah - I've seen that, too on their site. Might be an Italian thing vs. an EU thing. I wouldn't put it past the Guardia Finanza to spot check. The Italians are pretty laid back on most things, but can be worse than the Germans on others.

    I had one bike with Stefan for 5 years and another for 2 with a gap between them. No problems.

    The first bike was sold to a USAF SSgt at Ramstein AB who was able to register it under the SOFA and he ultimately shipped it back when he returned to the US. The second is still there and sold to another US citizen who should be throwing a leg over the saddle in about a month.
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  12. Frgich

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    Chiming in again, we can provide all the services you have asked for in previous emails.

    Regards
    Dooby
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    Thanks Dooby. Croatia is a bit out of the way from where I'd like to start/finish but I will keep you in mind if my other options fall through. Thanks
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  14. LifeScribe

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    I'll also be storing my bike with Martin (aka Wheatwacker). He helped me arrange the purchase of a bike last and got it registered. Insurance should be squared away in a day or two. Plan is to keep the bike in Cork for a few summers. Process has been very easy so far.
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  15. motoreiter

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    I had my moto with Mototouring in Milan for 5-6 years and never had an issue with this. Might be an issue if you fly/ship your bike directly to Italy, but I rode it in from another EU country (and before that from Russia), and no one every asked me about a bond or taxes.

    Someone above says that Mototouring doesn't offer this service anymore, but you should send an e-mail to Eligio, not sure if it is advertised on their website. I had my bike there until last spring, he definitely still offered the service then.
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