You may remember that I had quickly given up the plan of selling the chopper when arriving in New Orleans at the end of the first leg of the trip. I soon had realized that at least after the trip it would no longer be a motorcylce, but the very bike I took that trip on. In addition, I was keen to also complete the second leg of the trip from New Orleans back to Boston. And, being the Honda CB 750 SOHC/4 nut that I am, how could I ever sell a CB 750? So, I had left the chopper with Andy who was so kind not only to provide the garage space but also winterizing it.
It took me a while (until fall of 2005, actually) to organize the shipping, roll-on-roll-off. Chris had volunteered to bring the chopper from Boston down to the port of Newark in his truck:
Chris took off to Newark. I had given him the details and the contact of the shipping company. But when he got there, the person I had been dealing with had left the company a few days ago and they knew nothing about the chopper coming.
But eventually everything got sorted out, and the chopper got on the ship to Bremerhaven, Germany. It arrived there a few weeks later. Initially, I had planned to drive the 500 miles from Munich to Bremeerhaven and back again to pick it up myself, but ended up using a forwarding service which is specialized in motorcycle transport. They picked up the chopper in Bremen (after it had cleared customs) and delivered it to my door: