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Hey everyone,

Just purchased a 2008 WR250R in Japan with about 1100 miles on it. I will be stationed in Japan until Mar 2011.I asked the guy I bought it from why he was selling the bike, he told me that he was going back to the states and this particular "Frame Number" could not be imported. Does anyone have any info on importing bikes into the US?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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The US really put a strangehold on gray market imports of motorcycles over a decade ago. When stationed overseas it's better to buy a US spec bike then bring it back to the US, file for a green sheet, and register this. I did this with my Ducati. If my Ducati had been German spec it would have cost a fortune even though they are identical. Hell the german spec Ducati's even have an EPA warning in English on the cans. I am in Australia now, I'm interested in bringing back my XT660R since they're not available in the US, but it seems that it'll just be too difficult because the bike isn't "US spec".

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/

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