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Old 11th January 2019, 04:33 PM
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Disconnect your horn and if a cage pulls out from a junction within a mile of you redline the bike to near its death
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Old 11th January 2019, 05:24 PM
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Make sure you fit in with the rest of the biker dudes over there, full safety gear at all times, T-shirt shorts and flip flops should do it
yeah leave the leather gear safe at home, too expensive to replace.
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Old 11th January 2019, 06:33 PM
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Justin
Is herself going to ride the Street Triple down to Phoenix. If so wow what a woman. Sounds like its fairly Baltic in Columbus. About 10C here.
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Old 13th January 2019, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by muzz_mm View Post
Were you on a J1 visa? It probably doesn't make a huge difference but I'd love to hear if someone did the J1 and rented/bought a bike during the 3 months they were there.

If I were going for 3 months, I'd be looking to buy one and hopefully being able to sell at the end of August. That would probably have to be in the same State from where I bought it, right?

No.wasnt on a J1
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Old 13th January 2019, 07:44 AM
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one other thing, if the cops pull you over do NOT get off the bike, move slow and be polite, dont ask me how i know.....
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Old 13th January 2019, 01:24 PM
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Jaysus, what happened to drinking and ridin' young ones on your J1. Too much time wasting, getting bike, fixing bike, riding the bike and then trying to sell the thing. You're only there for a few months, enjoy it as a 19yr old should.
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Old 13th January 2019, 07:46 PM
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Alright Tom, any plans for US roadtrip this year?

hi Mark,no not a biking trip anyway, heading to new york alright.id say your doing your annual trip?
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Old 14th January 2019, 03:09 PM
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Justin
Is herself going to ride the Street Triple down to Phoenix. If so wow what a woman. Sounds like its fairly Baltic in Columbus. About 10C here.
Hey Paul, LOL no it was a mad trip down to PHX. Caged 15 Hours straight through Snow and Freezing Rain. Total trip was 34 hours. I was hallucinating towards the end. If we stopped we would have got stuck with roads being closed cause of the storm through Missouri

She did do the round trip to Sturgis SD on it though. 3600 miles altogether

Your need to update your bike BTW.!

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Old 15th January 2019, 02:31 PM
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Shouldn't be a problem getting insurance with an Irish license.
Shipping to Ireland is not worth it right now unless the bike is over 30yrs old because of the tariffs. your looking at 30% on top of the cost of shipping and vat and duty.
I lined up a couple of bikes for mates and we went to Sturgis on them, bought them in the winter and sold them on and made a little profit
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Old 15th January 2019, 04:09 PM
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I hadn't realised the tariffs hit them. Well that makes any hope of bringing one back pointless. Hopefully they'll sort out their shit and get a trade deal, doubt that will happen in 6 months though
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Old 15th January 2019, 07:37 PM
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Alright Tom, any plans for US roadtrip this year?

hi Mark,no not a biking trip anyway, heading to new york alright.id say your doing your annual trip?
Still deciding. Never did a Euro trip so thinking about it. Flights to usa are bit pricey at the moment, don't think I'll ever match last year's 330e return.
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Old 15th January 2019, 08:05 PM
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Still deciding. Never did a Euro trip so thinking about it. Flights to usa are bit pricey at the moment, don't think I'll ever match last year's 330e return.
Norwegian are pretty cheap, it's a killer if you have to get a domestic flight though.
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Old 15th January 2019, 08:11 PM
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Norwegian are pretty cheap, it's a killer if you have to get a domestic flight though.
Good prices alright but don't fancy a narrow body 737 across the pond.
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