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					               How to Import a Harley Davidson Motorcycle from the USA

Locate your Harley Davidson
This can be done through eBay, craigslist or any of the multitudes of motorcycle dealers in the US. You need a bike that
is standard (i.e. as it rolled out of the factory) or with all the parts to return it to standard.

After you purchase the motorcycle, you will need to ask the seller to take photographs and complete and forward
various documents to facilitate the export of the motorcycle so be upfront with this.

It is no good paying the money then finding he won’t do any of this for you or supply you with the necessary
documentation.


Ensure your Harley motorcycle has clear title
The US title is like an Australian REVS certificate. It indicates there is no money owing on the motorcycle or that it has
not been damaged.

Evidence of clear title is required by US Customs before the motorcycle can be exported. Not having clear title will delay
the export and YOU will be required to pay any outstanding monies owing on the motorcycle.

If there is no title on the motorcycle, one can usually be obtained but this can take months and cost over $500US – and
it may not be clear!


Arrange the purchase of your Harley
Negotiate the purchase price and any additional parts the owner may have which will help return your Harley
motorcycle to “standard” if required. The owner may also have other parts he no longer wants so it is worth asking.


Arrange the payment
Payment can be made in any number of ways including credit card, bank transfer or PayPal. Each of these has different
costs and different levels of protection for the goods purchased. PayPal is quick and easy and if you don’t already have
an account, you can get one here.


Ask owner for required documentation
Ask the owner to send you photos of the VIN, month and year of manufacture, speedo reading and any other photos of
your Harley Davidson motorcycle you may want for your records.

Ask the owner to send you a copy of the title.

Ask the owner to complete the seller’s Export Declaration and forward with the original title by FedEx or
UPS to our Carson deport. Make sure they record the tracking number and advise you of this number so you
can advise us. (If the documents don’t arrive, they are impossible to trace without this number.)

Ask the owner to ZIP tie the keys and any security fobs to the front brake hose so they cannot be lost.



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If you take the keys or have them sent anonymously, we may never be able to correctly allocate them to
your Harley Davidson.


Complete application for shipping
This form is attached. It is to ensure we have all the information required to arrange the shipping and importation of
your Harley Davidson motorcycle back to Australia.

We can also arrange collection of your Harley motorcycle from anywhere in the US if required. Information in regards to
this needs to be supplied on the form (if applicable).


Pay GST
GST is invoiced when your Harley arrives and is payable before the motorcycle is released from the warehouse. Please
note that if not paid within 24 hours of issuing of the invoice, storage charges of $70 per week may start to accrue.


Pay for Compliance of your Harley
We will then arrange collection of your motorcycle from the Brisbane docks and complete the compliance work.

Upon payment of the compliance (and any other charges), your documents required for registration will be posted to
you and you may collect your motorcycle.




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Documents required
 Document            Needed because                                                                  Supplied by    Required by
                     This is like an Australian REVS certificate and confirms there are no liens
                     on the Harley, there is no money owing on it and that is hasn’t been                           US Customs
     Title           damaged and repaired.                                                              Seller          and
                     US Customs will not allow your Harley Davidson motorcycle to be                                    You
                     exported without a clear title.
 Shipper’s           This is like a receipt to allow the motorcycle to be exported. It is
                                                                                                      You to the
  Export             confirmation that the motorcycle has been sold and can be exported. You                        US Customs
                                                                                                        Seller
declaration          should put in your details before sending it to the seller.

Photographs          Photos of the VIN and month and year of manufacture are required for the
     of              Import approval. If someone makes a mistake in transcribing these                                  You
                     numbers and the import approval application is rejected because of this, it
    VIN                                                                                                 Seller          and
                     can be impossible to check back if the motorcycle has been delivered to
  Date of            the LA depot or packed in a container. This will result in additional storage                  Qld Imports
Manufacture          charges until the information can be verified
                     A photograph of the speedo can help you with your records (especially if it                        You
Photographs          shows the odometer reading) and allow us to ensure we have the correct
                                                                                                        Seller          and
 Of Speedo           parts to change your speedo to metric when it arrives. Otherwise, there
                     may be a delay in finishing your compliance modifications                                      Qld Imports

                     The document is required to enable us to arrange collection of your
                     motorcycle, shipping and packing, unloading in Brisbane and most
Motorcycle           importantly, to contact you when your motorcycle is ready to go.                               Qld Imports
 Shipping                                                                                             Purchaser     to arrange
                      It is extremely important that all information on this form is correct.
Application                                                                                                          shipping
                     It also allows us to arrange insurance (if required) and warranty (if
                     required).
                     This is issued by the Department of Transport and Infrastructure and is
   Import
                     required by Customs before the motorcycle can be released.                                     Australian
  Approval                                                                                           Qld Imports
                     A copy will be supplied to you when your motorcycle is collected as most                        Customs
    (VIA)
                     registering authorities require a copy for registration.
                     This is an official document to advise you that the motorcycle has not been
 Consumer
                     supplied be “official” dealers and that parts and service may not be readily                   Registration
Information                                                                                          Qld Imports
                     available in Australia.                                                                        Authorities
Notice (CIN)
                     What can we say? A Harley is a Harley 
Queensland           Required by Qld DoT for registration purposes.
                                                                                                                    Queensland
   Safety            This can be supplied at additional cost if required.                            Qld Imports
                                                                                                                     Transport
 Certificate         All states have similar requirements.
                                                                                                        State
Registration                                                                                                        Registration
                     Required to register your motorcycle                                            Registration
Application                                                                                                         Authorities
                                                                                                      Authority
    CTP                                                                                                Various      Registration
                     Required to register your motorcycle
 certificate                                                                                          suppliers     Authorities




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                             Shipping and Motorcycle preparation Checklist
        Number                                              Item                                              Date completed
          1          Locate motorcycle
             2       Check for clear title – ask for copy
             3       Agree on price
             4       Ask for any additional parts seller may have
             5       Get photos of VIN, Speedo and date of manufacture
             6       Make payment
                     Send request to seller for title and any other documents to be forwarded
                     in one parcel to shipping agent and for keys and security fobs to be zip tied
             7
                     to the front brake hose
                                                                                      Draft letter attached
                     Complete Motorcycle Shipping Application and forward to Queensland
             8       Imports (qld.imports@gmail.com or fax 07 3255 1631)
                                                             Automotive Shipping Application form attached
                     If you have additional freight or parts, complete the Freight Shipping Form
                     and forward to Queensland Imports (qld.imports@gmail.com or fax 07
             9
                     3255 1631)
                                                                            Freight Shipping Form attached
            10       Pay GST upon receipt of invoice
            11       Pay for compliance and collect motorcycle
            12       Register motorcycle
            13       Enjoy riding it
            14       Got to 1 and repeat   




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                                  Draft letter for you to forward to seller


Hi,

I have purchased your Harley VIN…………………………. I am importing this Harley to Australia but need various documents
to enable this to happen smoothly.

Can you please:-

               1. Email me a photo showing the
                     a. VIN
                     b. Month and year of manufacture
                     c. Speedo including odometer reading
                     d. Copy of the title

The VIN and month and year of manufacture are on a sticker on the front frame and a sample is shown below. I need this
information for the Australian Customs.

               2. Complete and print the attached Sellers Export Declaration
               3. Forward the Title, Sellers Export Declaration, Shipping Request to:-
                              i. Import a Harley
                                  C/-Californian Image
                                  16905 Cherie Place
                                  CARSON CA 90746

Please send this via FedEx or UPS and record the tracking number on the Shipping request form before sending it to me.
Documents don’t often go missing but when they do they are much easier to find if I know the tracking number.

I need these forms for US Customs and to arrange transport for the motorcycle.

               4. Complete and print the Shipping request (Insert the tracking number etc) and email a copy to me.
               5. Zip tie the keys and any security fobs to the front brake cable.
               6. Be available for the Harley to be picked up.

I can then arrange for the motorcycle to be collected at a time convenient to both you and the transport company.

Attached are a Motorcycle Shipping Form and Sellers Export Declaration.

Thank you.




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                                                                                                                                      PO Box 685
                                                                                                                            Archerfield QLD 4108
                                                                                                                                   (07)3255 1630
                                                                                                                 Email: importaharley@gmail.com

                                           MOTROCYCLE SHIPPING FORM
           ALL CUSTOMERS MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS FORM BEFORE VEHICLES CAN BE SHIPPED
Australian Client

Name                                                                         Phone Number
Street Address                                                               Mobile Number
Suburb                                                                       Fax
State                   Postcode                                             Email address

Vehicle Details

Make                                                                      VIN
                                                                                                                   Mon/Year of
Model                                                                     Colour                                                                /
                                                                                                                   manufacture
Does vehicle run?                         Yes  No                                                                              Import a Harley
                                                                          Original Titles and purchase
                                                                                                                           C/- Californian Image
Does the vehicle have clear title                Yes  No                documents to be sent via FedEx
                                                                                                                            16905 Cherie Place,
                                                                          or UPS overnight to:
FedEx or UPS tracking ID                                                                                                     Carson, CA. 90746.
US Pickup required                        Yes  No                       Quote for US Pickup            $US
                                           This Service is provided by, but not part of ‘Californian Image’!
            However it is done by licensed bonded trucking brokers in the U.S. All cars are fully insured while in transit on mainland U.S.
Californian Image accepts no responsibility for wrongly addressed or labeled documents. All post / parcels must have
tracking consignment note numbers. All tracking and con note numbers are the responsibility of the Australian Client
listed above.
Address for US Pickup if required – additional cost – quote needs to be accepted by you prior to collection

Contact Name                                                                Phone Number
Street Address 1                                                            Street Address 2
Suburb                                                                      State                                  ZIP Code

Comments or
additional
instructions
Signed                                                                                    Date                                /       /201
NOTE: ALL TAXES AND DUTIES ARE THE RESPONSIBILTY OF THE AUSTRALIAN CLIENT AND ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE
     FINALISED 1 WEEK BEFORE VEHICLE ARRIVAL INTO AUSTRALIA.
DISCLAIMER: The owner accepts all responsibility to ensure the vehicle has all correct paperwork and clear title.
           All shipping is arranged through Californian Image.
           Californian Image and Import a Harley do not accept responsibility for any damage to vehicles.
           Insurance is at the customers own discretion.
           All freight and loose items must be declared and proof of sale presented.
           No responsibility is taken for damage to items, and any items not declared may be confiscated.
           Customers will be liable for any other storage or extra fees incurred if false information is provided.


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                                                                                                                PO Box 685
                                                                                                      Archerfield QLD 4108
                                                                                                          (07)3255 1630
                                                                                             Email: importaharley@gmail.com
                                        Shipper’s Export Declaration
               (To be completed by the seller and returned before motorcycles can be shipped)

Vehicle Details

Make                                                    VIN
                                                                                          Mon/Year of
Model                                                   Colour                                                 /
                                                                                          manufacture
Odometer reading                                        Original date of Purchase

Seller’s Details

Seller’s Name                                              Phone Number
Street Address 1                                           Street Address 2
Suburb                                                     State                           ZIP Code
Phone Number                                               Cell Phone Number
Seller’s                                                   Identification Type
Identification                                             (SSN, Passport, EIN, Drivers
Number                                                     License etc)



As owner of this vehicle, I hereby release liability and transfer ownership to :

Name                                                          Phone Number

Street Address                                                Mobile Number

Suburb                                                        Fax
State                    Postcode                             Email address
Sale Price           $                                        Date of Sale
I declare under penalty of perjury that the statements herein are true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.

I authorize Titan International to file the shippers export declaration on my behalf for export
purposes only.

                         Seller’s Signature …………………………………………..                     Date___/___/_____


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                                                                                                          U8/1 Business Dr
                                                                                                       Narangba QLD 4504
                                                                                                         (07)3293 4055
                                                                                                         (07)3293 4377
                                                                                           Email: swapmeetjunkie@gmail.com



                                                      Freight Service
Californian Image offers a freight shipping service direct from Carson, California to Brisbane.

If you have motorcycle parts to come with your motorcycle that are not actually part of the motorcycle (additional
exhaust, clothing, spare panniers etc) we can ship them but they will be shipped as general freight and charged
accordingly.

We have containers leaving weekly with a 5-6 week delivery time.

Freight forms must be completed and returned to our office with a copy of the invoice of your purchases before any
freight can be shipped.


We ship all freight,   big and   small;   many people take advantage of the excellent exchange rate and buy goods from

eBay in America and can do so with confidence as Californian Image will ship it for you.

Our minimum fee is $50 and is charged on a cubic metre rate. (We ship crate engines for $500.)

Our fee includes customs clearance, quarantine and unpacking from the container etc.

Please ensure your goods are securely packed and all parcels are clearly marked with your name and contact details.

If the parts are intended to be fitted to your Harley, please ensure the motorcycle VIN is clearly marked on the outside
                                        of the packaging together with your name.

If for whatever reason your parts require additional cleaning or quarantine inspections, you will be required to pay such
charges prior to release of the goods.

All parts will be brought back to our new depot located at;
                                            Californian Image
                                            Unit 8/1 Business Drive
                                            Narangba QLD 4504


                                                 For you to pay for and collect.



                           Please feel free to call out office with any questions on 3293 4055.




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                                                                                                                      U8/1 Business Dr
                                                                                                                   Narangba QLD 4504
                                                                                                                     (07)3293 4055
                                                                                                                      (07)3293 4377
                                                                                                                 ABN: 95 818 337 878
                                                                                                     Email: swapmeetjunkie@gmail.com
                                               FREIGHT SHIPPING FORM
Australian Client

Name                                                                  Phone Number
Street Address                                                        Mobile Number
Suburb                                                                Fax
State                 Postcode                                        Email address
Freight Details

Type:       Box          Parcel                 Pallet             Number of items
Size of items mm                          mm wide X                              mm high X                              mm deep
Package Contents - please provide a brief description of the goods or attach an itemized invoice showing the value of
each individual item
    1
    2
                                                                                                       Value
    3
                                                                                                       $US
    4
    5
US Collection required --  Yes                  No      If yes, please complete the following

Name                                                                  Phone Number
Street Address                                                        Mobile Number
Suburb                                                                Fax
State                 Zip                                             Email address
        This Service is provided by, but not part of ‘Californian Image! It is done by licensed bonded freight brokers in the U.S.
All packages must be clearly marked with the following information:
                                                             Your Name
                                                        C/- Californian Image
                                                         16905 Cherie Place,
                                                         Carson, CA. 90746.
DISCLAIMER: Californian Image accepts no responsibility for wrongly addressed or labeled items.
             The owner accepts all responsibility to ensure the freight has all correct paperwork.
             Insurance is at the customers own discretion.
             All freight and loose items must be declared and proof of sale presented.
              No responsibility is taken for damage to items, and any items not declared may be confiscated.
             Customers will be liable for any other storage or extra fees incurred if false or misleading information is provided.
             Minimum shipping fee $50.
              THIS FORM WITH BILL OF SALE ATTACHED MUST BE RETURNEDBEFORE ITEMS CAN BE SHIPPED!


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