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I have been looking at a few US Warriors with the intent to import them into Aus as a 'grey import', get the compliance done and then have it freighted to me into Western Australia.
There are some beautifully modified bikes that would be real standout examples of Warriors landed here in Oz.
I'm to and froing a lot of late regarding a second Warrior and having a different year model, a little younger, with low ks and stock or the ability to return to stock is my other train of thought.

I went out to look at a 2006, blue flame paint, powercommander, charging cable, Vance and Hines Big Shots exhaust, low ks 13500 original single and rear seat, plus an original exhaust in 'mickey mouse' condition asking price $15900. It has new rubber all round and an new SS Carbon belt.
There are very few 2006 models in Aus.
This bike is on my door step and probably 3-5K less than a US 'grey import' which carries the risk of damage being transported across the US, then shipped to Queensland Australia. Time then spent in the specialised compliance shop, the further transported another 4000 or more kilometres across country to Perth.
So the question becomes do I want a fully tricked up bike like Alan has had on the market over there for a long time now. A beautifully crafted and highly modified Warrior a one of a kind.
Or do a add to my fairly stock 2005 a immaculate 2006 with stock exhaust.
I'm looking to hold both bikes long term. I'd continue to ride my red and keep the blue pristine. I could put the original exhaust back on my red Warrior and apart from the Danny Grey seat it would be stock or put the exhaust on the blue, swap the grips and Powercommander over and then the 2006 Blue Flame would be fully original more desirable bike as the years roll by.
The wife has already agreed to me getting a second Warrior as I relinquished the keys to my RS3. She loves making noise in that and driving it like she stole it.

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I bought mine a year ago with the intention of bringing it to Sydney when I went down there but Covid.
Not sure I will ever retire and drink Capps all day in Sydney now.

It's much easier to buy there according to how much I have seen it costs to ship and go through customs though. I know a guy from OZ who comes here and buys choppers and ships them to Melbourne. Old cars too. (Those are crazy)
 

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Alan's bike hands down is a steal.
Heftysmurf,
Absolutely agree. Don't understand why one of you fellas over there have not snapped it up and it's been way to long a wait for Alan.
But as catchinanupshift says shipping and compliance process is 'hexy'. And as ole mate Baldy pointed out to me in a phone conversation this arvo, compliance in Qld, is different state by state. What gets approval on the otherwise of Oz may not on this side of the country.....it pains me to think about going thru the whole grey import process only to find I'd have to sell the bike interstate before even taking delivery.
There are authorised workshops that can obtain approvals to import specific vehicles and bikes and change them to comply with the particular state laws.
There are none of these shops in Western Australia authorised to work with and make compliant the Warrior.
 
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