Originally Posted by somasized
I am curious to know how this worked out. I am also considering leaving my bike in Colombia for a while, but I am less concerned about where to store and more interested in what paper work needs to be done. I don't want to try to leave the country and have them give me any hassle.
Having done this (I left my bike in Medellin for 7 months) This is what you can expect. first, your permit will be expired, so if you get stopped by the cops and checked, you could have a problem. Fortunately, the cops were more busy dealing with some issues in the Cali area and we were largely ignored
Pack lots of cash, they all have their price
When i went to cancel the permit, i was told that they can't cancel it, it now belongs to the Colombian Gov't. I gave them a story about how i crashed and had to go home, and now wanted to leave to Ecuador. The guy gave me back my permit and told me i can't enter Colombia with that bike ever again. Funny thing was, he said i could enter with ANY bike except that one?? Strange but true.
Dirty managed to get an extension, but he literally had to give blood to get it...really! Do a search, the story's here somewhere.