for Exporting a Chang Jiang 750:
are basic FAQs to help one understand exporting a CJ750,
or importing to their country. Every country has different
rules and regulations. It would be great if people can
let us know their experiences so we can post it up to
help all CJ750 enthusiasts with acquiring their CJ 750.
For instance, Chile requires that all CJ750 be brand
new in order to be imported. The USA requires the CJ750
to be over 25 years, however many states require it
to be over 30 years old. New Zealand requires that the
CJ750 to be built prior to 2000. Australia requires
you to get import permit first. Canada requires the
CJ750 to be 15 years or older. Austria and Germany has
very strict registration requirements so make sure your
builder knows what modifications to make or it will
cost you lots of money to do it in your home country.
read all our FAQs and find out the facts on getting
a Chang Jiang 750.
are export Chang Jiang 750 primarily PLA Chang Jiang
military (PLA) uses Chang Jiang 750 sidecars and have
a very large inventory of them. They unload these Chang
Jiang 750 sidecars every year as surplus so dealers
will buy them and rebuild them for export. The military
does not buy parts individually, they will take apart
their Chang Jiang 750 sidecars to use as parts thus
there are loads of surplus parts in the market from
the military. Sometimes it takes 3 to 4 Chang Jiang
750 to put together one. These Chang Jiang 750 sidecars
normally cost a few hundred USD. Using a civilian bike
for export is much more expensive because there are
road duties and documents on the civilian Chang Jiang
750 that make them road legal and also the license plates.
The documents for a civilian Chang Jiang 750s have a
residual value because they can be transferred to a
new Chang Jiang 750. Thus it is less expensive to use
a PLA Chang Jiang to export. There is an estimated amount
of 1.3 million Chang Jiang 750 sidecar were built for
the PLA. Read more about PLA Chang Jiang 750 sidecars
on our export PLA page.
it hard to import a Chang Jiang 750 to the U.S.A.?
many Chang Jiang 750 sidecars are imported to the U.S.A.
and usually get through customs if the documents are
correct. Customs have to deal with hundreds of containers
every day so much of it goes unchecked. The law allows
for importation of Chang Jiang 750 sidecars that are
more than 30 years old. Check with your state. There
are occasional cases of Chang Jiang 750 being impounded,
not to scare anyone off, however most Chang Jiang 750
sidecars do get through because of proper documentation..
Big Bill's Bikes has never had a bike confiscated as we provide all
proper documentation as required and only use old Chang
Jiang 750 PLA stock.
information may be found: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/factmnb.htm
do I need to import a Chang Jiang 750 sidecar motorcycle
to the United States?
“mysterious package” of documents that many
Chang Jiang exporters claim, will guarantee your Chang
Jiang 750 will enter the U.S.A. and good for registraion
is listed below. If your dealer cannot tell you what
documents he will supply, we highly recommend you find
one that does.
dealer should provide documents such as:
Bill of laden
Fumigation certificate (as of September 19th no longer
valid, boxes are stamped by customs)
Road worthiness certificate (needed only in some countries)
Origin of CJ, manufacturer address with date of manufacture
Bike registration (blue book with photo)
Ownership certificate (green book, only in some cases
it is provided)
your documents should translated or in English.
some cases customs brokers only need an official receipt,
every state varies and it also depends on your broker.
Our clients have gotten their Chang Jiang 750 sidecars
with even scanned copies of the bill of laden, so check
with your broker.
information can be found on the following page with
links. DMV links
it easy to import a Chang Jiang 750 to Canada?
has quite similar rules to the USA, however you have
to make sure there is no dirt on the wheels or under
the fender. The bike has to be at least 15 years old
and you must demonstrate the certificates of ownership.
This link has Canadian import information: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/E/pub/cp/rc4140/rc4140-05e.pdf
it easy to import a Chang Jiang 750 sidecar motorcycle
however it depends on which country you are in as many
EU countries have tougher requirements than the U.S.A.
Examples of these are signal lights on the sidecar,
front brake light switch, parking brake, sidecar brake,
sidecar lights that can blink, etc. Check out Big Bill's Bikes’s
custom accessories and you can see some of the required
changes for importing to Europe. The most stringent
country we have encountered is Austria.
it easy to import a Chang Jiang 750 to Australia?
CJ750 should be at least 15 years old and you should
get all your documentation done such as your Vehicle
Import Certificate before the bike arrives. When you
do import your CJ make sure the crate is fumigated and
there is no dirt on the tires. Find out further details
from you state. You may be able to import a right hand
drive or left hand drive depending on the state. Two documents that is a must read if you are to buy a bike online from China - listed are two website dealers whos bikes are not allowed to be imported: Import Scheme, Registration This is EXTREMELY important to read if you do not want to buy a bike and get into trouble.
information may be found on this site: http://aussiechangjiang.com/index.html
I import my bike as an antique or as a kit bike?
depends on the country you are in. Some countries do
not have regulations on kit bikes however they may be
harder to insure. Check with your customs, vehicle registration
bureau and also your insurance company before making
do I get it out of Customs?
rules are different for different countries, in the
USA you may do all the paper work yourself or you may
have a customs broker handle it. Make sure all your
documents are complete. In some countries custom is
not a problem or there may be taxes involved, so please
check with your broker. We recommend that you use a
broker to make all the work easier and many of them
will even offer to deliver the CJ750 to your door.
there quarantine issues when importing a Chang Jiang
would think a motorcycle would not fall under this category.
However some countries are very strict about quarantine
and health issues regarding dirt on the tires and under
the fender. Make sure that there is no dirt on the wheels
or under the fender or you may end up having to pay
for the bike to be sanitized or fumigated. All wooden
crated also have to be fumigated before shipping. In
most cases your shipper will take care of this.
many Chang Jiang 750 sidecars will fit in a container?
CJ750 fully assembled for 20 feet container
12 CJ750 fully assembled for 40 feet container
will have to lower the sizes of the boxes for packing
so that they may be stacked. In some cases you may want
to remove the handle bar to get a lower height. Make
sure your dealer knows his business when ordering one
or more CJ. China customs do not allow more than two
bikes out unless it is declared as trade item, which
would require the use of an export agent.
by Chang Jiang 750 riders for Chang Jiang 750 riders!