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Old 25 Aug 2010
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Argentina/Chili Motor Clothes Shops?

Hello,

Somewhere December 2010-January 2011 I am planning to start a motorcycle trip in Argentina or Chili going all the way North to Columbia.

The bike I have to buy overthere (I am not shipping mine).

As I am going first to Haiti for 2 months and climbing the Aconcagua, I will not be carrying my motorbike protective clothes.

Therefore my question: can I find decent (and affordable) protective gear in Chili or Argentina (jacket, breathable pants for desert areas, helmet,...)? Any addresses?

Thanks!

Bart
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Gear and stuff

Having done the southern version of this trip I have left my moto in Buenos Aires at Dakar Motos until I return in Dec, and I would bet that they could be fantastic help to you in gearing up for this trip. They are great people.

Please be sure that you will in fact be able to buy and register a moto in Arg (or Chile) and have the correct paperwork to travel with throughout SA.
As a Canadian I tried to do this recently and didn't find the procedure to be simple or viable, never mind confidence inspiring. Ask detailed questions.

Spending the money seems to be the easy part but getting the proper docs to travel with is not so simple.

BA is a huge modern city and finding gear and bikes shouldn't be a problem though.

Craig
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Bart !

Can i get in touch with you ? We are planning our motortrip to Chili/Argentina , leaving october 2012, buying motorcycle in Chili ... thus looks like same story you had/still have?! If you don't mind, I love to share some thoughts about buying the motorcicle in Chili ! As we are climbers, we would also travel through Patagonia to feel some rocks on our hands

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Lien (Belgium)
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in Chile (Santiago & Osorno), 'Motoaventura' sells bike gear and maybe you'll even be able to rent it there (they do rent out travel bikes etc.)
Not cheap though....
Nice stores, very helpful.
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