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Looks like I will get a job offer from Brisbane. Good weather all year around, good roads, and I get a full container to ship my stuff. Since I am a batchelor and don't have any stuff (and the stuff I have is crap) I am thinking of sending my bike over.

Does anyone know the rules for importing bikes to Australia? All i know is even though I have a crummy bike (by this board's standards) the bikes seem a lot more expensive over there. Looks like I would get about $5K for my bike here (03 ZX9R) and would have to pay about $8K ($10K in Australian Dollars) for the same thing.

I know it's a shot in the dark, so, anyone?
 
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WOW man that's super cool good luck!! My aunt went to Australia once and never went back.

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Cant help ya but congrads on the new job in oz thats awsome your so lucky.Im sure if u have the propper papers 4 your bike and drain the fluids u should be good to go.When i was in surfers i was wishing i had a bike down there.People are great and the beaches are beautiful you are so lucky con grads and good luck.
 
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Cant help ya but congrads on the new job in oz thats awsome your so lucky.Im sure if u have the propper papers 4 your bike and drain the fluids u should be good to go.When i was in surfers i was wishing i had a bike down there.People are great and the beaches are beautiful you are so lucky con grads and good luck.
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It's actually a in Tweed, south of Brisbane on the Gold Coast. And I don't even surf. I was looking more for the legality issues of transferring the bike to Australia. And finally, I know I am exporting from Canada, but I don't think there it is difficult to do that. Anyways, thanks for the tips about the fluids.
 

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oh watchout for the kangaroo, the desert rats. I hear they are worse than deer
 
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sweet deal make sure u go to bad girls in the valley nothing like free lap dances tell 5 in the morning
Back before Thor settled down and gave up being a sinner he used to love lap dances.......aaaaaahhhhh the old days.

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i have a bunch of info on my computer somewhere for exporting bikes to australia that i can forward over to you of you are actually serious about it, i JUST got of the plane from there literally 2 hours ago so im not to motivated to go about it right now, but if you pm me ill get to it when i have a chance.
 

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It's ok. Was contacted monday, sent info tuesday, told to pack wednesday, fell through thursday. What a week.
 

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So you are not on your way? Did you say, never count your chickens before they hatch. I try not to do that to often. If I may ask what type of job were you headed for. With some luck and positive thinking I am sure your dream will come true.
 

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I am a high school science teacher, so, not a dream job for most. And you are right about not counting my chickens. But now I find out it hasn't fallen through either.

The bizarre thing is that I had decided to take a break for a year. Friend in Melbourne decides that's no good, so starts making calls. Some guy emails me out of the blue with an offer in a position at a private school south of Brisbane. The board at the last moment decided not to hire a non-australian, however, there isn't a lot of choice, so who knows. Contacted me again today to see if I am still available. So, who knows.

But, when an opportunity comes out of nowhere like this, you have to sit up and take notice.

But, by all accounts, a bizarre week.
 

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I suggest you do some real research on importing your bike. I have heard that the Aussies have some very tight regulations concerning what equipment your bike has to have and they require a bond of some sort to be posted. Suggest getting hold of their Embassy or at least go on line and do a search. You might find it cost prohibitive.
 

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I was in australia for most of last year... I was staying with family friends that brought a bike and had to go through a bunch of shit. They brought an Indian, so there were more hoops to jump through than what you'll have to do... He had to get smaller handlebars, a headlight that focused light to the other side of the road, non-steel coveres lines and cables, turn signals that were a certain distance apart, and quiet exhaust... obviously once all this was done and the bike was inspected upon arrival all that crap went in the trash and he put all his aftermarket parts back on.

as long as your bike is stock you'll have very little problems since jap bikes are universal as far as what side of the road you drive on. Just make sure you have all proper paperwork filled out, and I think you can get the paperwork from the aussie DMV, or any aussie govt office should be able to help you (try contacting their embassy here if you have time)

and you're right about the prices of vehicles... they pay A LOT more than we do so if you get a shipping freebee then DO IT

the roads there are amazing.... be careful cuz there are animals everywhere that seem to want to jump in front of you at the worst possible time

Seeing as how you'll be in Brisbane, make the time and ride the great-ocean road (it's an hour or so out of Melbourne so it'll be a trek, but you just have to suck it up). I took a bike on that and I can't describe it. It was just the most amazing ride I've ever been on...

If you want a super detailed e-mail of what to do (and what not to do) when you're in australia as far as what I've expirieced then shoot me a PM and I'll send it to you. It's an e-mail that I sent a friend and I kept it to give to anyone else heading down under, and it's a good one ;)
 
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