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chile bolivia peru info + motorbike search

hello,
i arrive in santiago chile on 01 february from paris, ride in chile bolivia peru and fly back to paris from lima on 01 march. i d be happy to meet local people and travellers there.

i want to BUY a small bike in santiago on arrival, honda cg125 style or even honda xr250 style, according to my budget : 500 euros maybe more, according to the local market. To AVOID spending too much time finding a bike on arrival : if you have any good plans, contacts, if you can help me in santiago, etc ... to get a bike like this over there (i posted before on this subject so i already know a bit and thanx to the people and local hubb communities who alreday replied me).

i m now preparing my trip a bit and focus for the moment on the BORDER CROSSINGS.

please could you confirm what i alreday searched and found, tell me if wrong, give ideas, tips :

* chile - bolivia - : arica to la paz, calama to ollague with connections to oruno and la paz, iquique to oruro via colchane/pisiga, san pedro de atacama to uyuni;
* bolivia-peru : puno and cuzco via copacabano, yunguyo and desaguadero.

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Hi, try in www.chileautos.cl, is a good site in which you can see photos and prices of bikes offered here in Chile.

For 500 Eu I can only think in a tiny motorcycle like those used in pizza delivery. Is a small budget. For 1000EU instead you could find and old 1989 XR-250.
Also Yamaha DT-175 are common here , reliables asa yamaha and more cheap.(aroud 900 EU)

Pd: 1 EU = 620 Chilean Pesos


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joevaldes,
thanx for your reply.
i did try the website you mentionned ... but the bikes are quite rare, it s more auto orientated.
your kind of "ebay" site in chile or south america (i forgot the name of it but it's mentionned here on the hubb) gives more results, especially for big bikes. for small bikes, i guess people don t use websites where you are, or ?
so i ll have to find it when i arrive, if people can help me in santiago, welcome :-)

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hello
i ll have a look again at this website.
i ve seen some ads on other websites, kind of local "ebay".
as you can understand, the problem is i can t buy a bike like this in advance, or book it.
if you see anything interesting, pls let me know.
i ll arrive in santiago on 01 feb. hope to find a bike quickly then go.

i ve heard/read the PAPERWORK should be easy for a foreigner on a tourist visa to buy
a bike. could you confirm ? which documents are required (ownership, insurance
...) ?

then, i ve heard/read that there should be no problem to CROSS BORDERS (bolivia and peru) : could you confirm and also tell me which documents are required ?

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