Buying a American morcycle saftey requrements

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Buying a American morcycle saftey requrements

by: matt123 on
Fri May 18, 2012 12:28 pm

If I buy an imported American bike from Canadian dealer does the bike have to conform to Canadian standards.For example do they have to install a kickstand kill switch.Also if it's A privet sale does the seller need to have it done to pass safety.Thanks
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by: Radar Identified on
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:09 pm

A bit late for me to respond here... but yeah any motor vehicle brought in to Canada must meet the safety requirements. So you'll have to do get some kind of import inspection done on the vehicle where they'll either confirm that the bike meets the standards, or they'll bring it up to standards. Went through the same process in 2007 when I moved back to Ontario from Michigan. Granted, that was with a car and not a motorcycle, but still... Also it's the responsibility of whoever imports the vehicle to make sure that it conforms.

EDIT: You said you'd be buying it from a Canadian dealer. If the point-of-sale was in Canada, and they brought the bike across the border, ensuring that it meets the standards is their responsibility. However, if you buy it in the USA and bring it across, it would be your responsibility.
* The above is NOT legal advice. By acting on anything I have said, you assume responsibility for any outcome and consequences. * OR
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