So sorry to hear about your accident Gugie.
Is your entire trip down through South America off now and perhaps to be rescheduled after you heal? From your earlier posts I assume that this is the BIG ride you were planning with the missus on the DL1000.
If your bike is still out there on the Panam somewhere east of Cd.Cuauhtemoc border crossing getting it in to Guatemala city should not be a big problem. Is the Missus with you now at the hospital/recovery hotel ? Perhaps she could go back to the bike location town and arrange shipment which should be quite simply a case of hiring a pickup truck with driver. In Guatemala towns you can find these for hire readily at the town square - just ask around for a " fletero". They stand waiting for work at the square early in the morning. All you need to do is look for a suitably large,more recent model pickup truck and ask if the driver is willing to take the bike, and perhaps the passenger, to a point in Guatemala City,or whatever location . He will calculate the time and distance and fuel requirements and offer a price . For him it might be a two day from home job, so the price negotiation will consider his total expenses with meals and an overnight stay . For these fellows an $80US payday is a reasonable wage ( speaking from having used a similar sevice to haul a big bike 170km into GT city in '09)
As for a location to store it in GT City, I cannot give any specific advice , but you might consider having it taken to one of the major Suzuki dealerships ( Zona 4) so that they can look at you earlier reported fuel leakage problem , and then you might be able to persuade them to store it for you.
How is the diagnosis of your broken knee- will it be a long convalescense and rehabilitation or will it heal without drama? Is the delay going to totally mess up any schedule for South America or can you afford to recuperate in GT ,or Antigua or some low cost location and use the time to exercise the leg and perhaps fill the time with a Spanish course? or will you ,as you suggest ship the bike back to NZ .In that case the Suzuki dealership might be of help in crating the bike and helping with some shipping suggestions.
Again wish you a speedy recovery.
Last edited by Sjoerd Bakker; 25 Oct 2010 at 21:52.