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  • arjay Posts: 4
    Stock Poster arjay
    18 Jun 2017 11:41 AM
    Folks, i'm after a little advice on what I need to do to prep my bike for when i bring it back home to Australia as a personal import, or if i'll get slugged the average $2.5k that i've seen tossed around anyway, regardless. Been trawling the forums and checked out http://geezers.com.au per one of the threads, so have some idea, just after your experience/thoughts.

    It's a 2014 FLSTN, 103, ABS, California model, Chrome lowers, Freedom Performance true duals, S&S cleaner, 16" apes & Dynojet Power Vision Tuner. Apart from that, it's bog stock. Softbrake licence relocater, Le  Pera/mustang or some other low profile seat, custom dynamic LEDs all around (probably clear lenses for turning & smoke tombstone) and their triple play module in the pipeline. 

    Just thinking what i should do to minimise the financial pain before i ship:
    amber lens covers - no biggie
    pipes.....guess i should whack on the stockies?
    bars....do i need to change these to stock?
    dual kmh/mph speedo?
    compliance will then do the fluids, lines and tyres right?
    Anything else?

    Is it worth doing as much prep before, or just fork out the going rate?

    thanks for input....


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  • chopaweeza Posts: 2124
    Beecroft NSW
    Motor Head chopaweeza
    18 Jun 2017 11:46 AM
    I speak from a large volume of experience . A very large volume and my peers consider me an expert on these matters . So listen carefully as I will only be saying this once

    If you go as a Personal Import you are a moron . You will find that in most states you will need a RAWS or Engineer to sign off that the bikes has been legally converted . You will also have a shitload of other issues - The main being Insurance . Most Insurers will not touch a Personal Import and those that do will positively rape you .

    RAWS by comparison is cheap . The only company I will recommend for Compliance is The Sydney Compliance Center at Smeaton Grange , They are also one of the cheapest .

    Thats all I have to say on the matter
  • Chaser Posts: 165
    Stock Poster Chaser
    18 Jun 2017 08:57 PM
    Another shop to speak to is Iron Motorcycles in Caringbah.  They bring in a heap from the US and can advise you of the process.
  • keith Posts: 1455
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    18 Jun 2017 11:21 PM
    Welcome to the forum, will be interested to follow your thread as you make some decisions on the above, nice looking bike , asking price in USD ? 
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2856
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    19 Jun 2017 01:08 AM
    just a small piece of protocol


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  • keith Posts: 1455
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    19 Jun 2017 02:28 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

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  • arjay Posts: 4
    Stock Poster arjay
    19 Jun 2017 03:02 AM
    Posted by keith on 18 Jun 2017 10:51 PM
    Welcome to the forum, will be interested to follow your thread as you make some decisions on the above, nice looking bike , asking price in USD ? 

     Hey Keith, thanks mate. I bought it as is for US $10k. 

  • keith Posts: 1455
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    19 Jun 2017 03:51 AM
    Posted by arjay on 19 Jun 2017 01:02 AM
    Posted by keith on 18 Jun 2017 10:51 PM
    Welcome to the forum, will be interested to follow your thread as you make some decisions on the above, nice looking bike , asking price in USD ? 

     Hey Keith, thanks mate. I bought it as is for US $10k. 

     I've been through this process before, buy, ride over there ship home, justifies some of  the outlay vs rental bike, if your just shipping home after purchase $ exchange rate shipping, compliance etc, still a nice, bike but becoming expensive.

     

  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    19 Jun 2017 07:28 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

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     Classic! 

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2856
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    19 Jun 2017 01:35 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2856
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    19 Jun 2017 03:37 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    19 Jun 2017 03:47 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 03:37 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

     I hear you.

  • Winger Posts: 601
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    19 Jun 2017 03:48 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 03:07 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

     Probably a bloody Victorian, Soapy??????

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2856
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    19 Jun 2017 05:46 PM
    Posted by Winger on 19 Jun 2017 03:18 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 03:07 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

     Probably a bloody Victorian, Soapy??????

     Meh, I'm not racist

  • arjay Posts: 4
    Stock Poster arjay
    20 Jun 2017 12:33 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 03:07 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

    Hey Soapbox, happy to play by the rules mate. I'm white, male, 6'2 240lbs. Shaved head and luxurious long read beard. I love long walks under the moonlight, am a Gemini, prefer brunettes to blondes, have always been a leg man, drive a 55 Buick Roadmaster, I live in an open carry state, so I drive around with an ATI Omni-Hybrid Maxx AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on my seat - strangely, it would be against the law if I drove with it hidden, I also ride a 1942 WLA - nice to meet you Sir.

    Thanks for the advice above, i'll contact some compliance shops.

  • keith Posts: 1455
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    20 Jun 2017 12:45 AM
    Sent you a PM Arjay which may be of assistance with the bike coming to Oz.
  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Jun 2017 08:36 AM
    Posted by arjay on 20 Jun 2017 12:33 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 03:07 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

    Hey Soapbox, happy to play by the rules mate. I'm white, male, 6'2 240lbs. Shaved head and luxurious long read beard. I love long walks under the moonlight, am a Gemini, prefer brunettes to blondes, have always been a leg man, drive a 55 Buick Roadmaster, I live in an open carry state, so I drive around with an ATI Omni-Hybrid Maxx AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on my seat - strangely, it would be against the law if I drove with it hidden, I also ride a 1942 WLA - nice to meet you Sir.

    Thanks for the advice above, i'll contact some compliance shops.

     We don't like white folks with read beards........LOL

  • keith Posts: 1455
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    20 Jun 2017 08:50 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 06:36 AM
    Posted by arjay on 20 Jun 2017 12:33 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 03:07 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

    Hey Soapbox, happy to play by the rules mate. I'm white, male, 6'2 240lbs. Shaved head and luxurious long read beard. I love long walks under the moonlight, am a Gemini, prefer brunettes to blondes, have always been a leg man, drive a 55 Buick Roadmaster, I live in an open carry state, so I drive around with an ATI Omni-Hybrid Maxx AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on my seat - strangely, it would be against the law if I drove with it hidden, I also ride a 1942 WLA - nice to meet you Sir.

    Thanks for the advice above, i'll contact some compliance shops.

     We don't like white folks with read beards........LOL

     Tough crowd to please.

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  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Jun 2017 08:54 AM
    Posted by keith on 20 Jun 2017 08:50 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 06:36 AM
    Posted by arjay on 20 Jun 2017 12:33 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 03:07 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 01:05 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 12:44 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 06:58 AM
    Posted by keith on 19 Jun 2017 01:58 AM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 18 Jun 2017 11:08 PM
    just a small piece of protocol


    Introduction

     

    HD Forums Australia - untitled barney.png

     Classic! 

     sorry guys, it must be the cop in me, always good to know a little about a person when you talk to them

     LOL and then he continued posting totally ignoring you.....LOL

     Meh, just a long line of "zero fucks given", ain't my forum

    I ride a 04 Nightrain, all the brains trust for me have moved on, so outside the S.A. rides, the forum banter, the forum is superfluous


    it is a suggestion only (introduction), there is no actual rule, just shows class

    Hey Soapbox, happy to play by the rules mate. I'm white, male, 6'2 240lbs. Shaved head and luxurious long read beard. I love long walks under the moonlight, am a Gemini, prefer brunettes to blondes, have always been a leg man, drive a 55 Buick Roadmaster, I live in an open carry state, so I drive around with an ATI Omni-Hybrid Maxx AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on my seat - strangely, it would be against the law if I drove with it hidden, I also ride a 1942 WLA - nice to meet you Sir.

    Thanks for the advice above, i'll contact some compliance shops.

     We don't like white folks with read beards........LOL

     Tough crowd to please.

    HD Forums Australia - 1285866146_0bb pauly.jpg

     And a ranga as well!

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