Purchasing a US bike in Panama
I'm interested in a CA plated bike (conveniently, I'm also a CA resident) that is located in Panama City. What is the proper process (or maybe 'sufficient' is a better word) to get the bike and I out of the country without issue? I don't mind getting creative with Photoshop, but it's my understanding that the seller would need to check the bike out of the country and then I would check it back in...?
Following the transaction I will head north before looping back down and crossing the Gap. Searches didn't return the answer. Thanks for any help you can offer