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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 10:00 pm Thread Starter
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Moving from the US to Australia

Hello all,

I had originally posted this query on the Sporttouring section, figured it is more related to the Australian section.

I own a 05 ST3 that I purchased and have been enjoying for the last 14 months in the US. It looks as though I will be being transferred by my company back to Australia within the next 2 months.

Does anyone know if the emissions and specs will be an issue? Also any ideas on how best to ship the bike?

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can't be sure but I believe the californian regs are much more strict than Aussie ones...

Good luck and a premature congratualtion....

Any idea to where you will be posted???


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2006, 9:45 pm Thread Starter
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As far as my posting goes there are two possible options, one in Perth, the other in Sydney. I will know more in about 2 weeks.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2006, 2:15 am
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I am pretty sure that you will not be able to register the bike here. i was helping another US guy when he was trying to do similar last year. it was easier for him to sell his bike in the US and buy another here. Unless you are REALLY attached to that particular bike it might be time to sell.
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Responded to your message in the ST forum.... and raved on and on, but essentially I have to agree with Kel: unless you have some passionate association with this bike, sell and buy replacement here.

I shipped three Ducs in last year, and in hindsight would not have done so except I've had them all for a while...

I can walk you through the process if you want...
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Thanks very much again. It all sounds pretty ominous though. Current plan is to wait until the transfer is finalised, then most likely, I'll sell the bike here in the 'states and purchase a new one upon my arrival in Australia.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2006, 9:48 pm
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Out of curiosity, why do you think the bike won't be able to be registered in Australia?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2006, 4:09 am
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bring almost anything

just expect to pay.
they dont care too much on whats running around as long as it meets Australian design rules (ADR) or has an engineers certificate for anything that doesnt and then just be prepared to start parting with your hard earned
the govt just wants their slice
and its normally a big slice of the pie.

sell your pie and by a local pie i reckon, far easier

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