Re: Anybody Cross the border for parts?
Force the dealers to ship the stuff via USPS, then the brokerage stays at $5 - $6 bucks and you only pay for normal postage. Yup, UPS take the cake for total morons/rip off artistes when it comes to cross border shipping.
I've used USPS/Canada Post VERY successfully with all my bike transactions. If you explain that you are willing to pay the higher costs for USPS and tell them how the UPS charges are, in total, most dealers will try to accomodate. If they won't, find another one. I was always able to.