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Old 2 Mar 2006
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Buying a bike in Chile - HELP!

hi there

I am currently in Santiago, having arrived a couple of days ago and am having spot of bother finding a bike to purchase for my south american trip

I have trawled the bike shops on ave vitacura with no success, (the only dual sport bikes available were super teneres / africa twins for around USD8-10,000, whereas im looking for a used XT600/KLR650 or similiar for USD3-4,000

i also need to obtain my RUT, and require help from the bike shop with this also

Is there anyne who can

- give me the location of some more bike shops in Santiago

-provide me with assistance/advice with finding a bike in Santiago/obtaining my RUT

Many thanks

phill

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I've just been getting new tyres fitted on my GS1150 this morning on Calle Lira, which has dozens of motorcycle shops lined up one after the other. It would be worth a cruise down that street to see what's around. (it cost me 9000 pesos this morning and they even took the wheels off and fitted new rear brake pads for me)
I'll be in town for the next couple of days getting my computer fixed, which is turning out way more expensive than tyres unfortunately.


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Hi there mate

I found calle lira today and had a good walk along the length of it

still had a very hard time finding a used 600cc bike amongst that lot, plenty of new japanese and chinese bikes though

It seems that there is plenty of motocross bikes and 250´s but very few 600´s in town

Depite what my profile says, im an actually an aussie, if you stuck in town and feel like catching up for a in the next few days email me on phillwicks@hotmail.com

cheers

wicksy
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Hi Phill

Contact the Santiago community. If someone there can't help you, no-one can.

Regards, Mick
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Phill check your mail
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Hi there, I have just checked my email, thankyou to those who responded, i will keep the forum updated on my progress for future travellers in the same situation

ciao

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hi
check out these web sites for private sellers and some garages-
vehiculosconfoto.cl, chileautos.cl, motonet.cl, mercadolibre.cl, todomercado.com, lapapa.cl, deremate.cl
its not easy to find a 600cc bike in good condition for the right price, it took me and my brother 6 weeks to find two xt600's and get all the paperwork (temporary paperwork) before leaving santiago!
good luck with the search
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You should contact the Americans who have posted a KLR's for sale thread on HU.

They are not far from you. By far the best
solution even if you have to bus to meet them somewhere. Better hurry.

Good luck.

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Hello Phil,
We have 2 klr´s for sale! We will be in Ushauia in 1 week!! Paul and I are on the East coast of Argentina right now! My bike is a year 2000 and has 12000 miles! I want $3,800 dollars for it!! Let us know!! I have panniers and nerf bars!!

Dave and Paul
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Hi there

thankyou to all who responded to my cries for help

With help from some terrific people I found a bike, a 650 Dominator with 35,000klms and am currently in Mendoza for a couple of days before i head south

I will update the forum on all the wheres and what ifs in the next week or so, in order for others to hit the road as quick as I did (or quicker!)

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Hey good news!
did you buy the bike in Argentina?

anyway, hope you can post details about
geting it registered in your name, insurance and such.

I hope the KLR guys find some buyers too, seemed like pretty good price for S.A.
Although we see near new KLR's here
in SF Bay area everyday for $3500!

But a well set up one is a good thing!

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I just left Temuco Chile(500 miles S of Santaigo). I left behind two KLR650's that I plan to sell. I bought one new(2002) and one had 5000 miles(2000). Bikes have a fair amount of history but good/dependable. I might run them for one more trip prior to selling. Might be down there Dec 06 for a run to Brazil then sell the KLR's. Reply here or send to my email if interested or are in works of making plans or if you know of someone thinking of doing multiple trips(like I did-6 times) in Chile. I am from USA. Bikes are registered in my name in Chile. Will help get them transfered into your name if our time schedules permit meeting in person.
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Buying a motorcycle in Chile

By Phill Wicks

Firstly (as you may well know) you need your RUT number which enables you to purchase a motor vehicle

The government agency (cant remember the name) that you need to go to is at Alonso De Ovalle #680 (on the south side of the Alameda, close to Santa Lucia Metro Station)
I walked in with my passport for ID and brandishing the following letter in spanish

"Por Favour necesito obtener un RUT para efectivos de comprar un vehiculo con el cud voy a vizjar dentro y fuera de chile
muchos gracias"

I was helped by the friendly staff and 15 minutes later I had a temporary document with my RUT number on it, the original being posted to my hostel at a later date.

Finding a motorcycle, either see a dealer on ave vitacura, or ave las condes or look in the internet classifieds, www.chileautos.cl , www.deremate.cl, www.elmercurio.cl, or www. mercadolibre.cl

The vendor needs to have the following documents

*Inscription - (ownership document)
*Permiso de circulation - (road tax)
*Certificado de emisiones contaminantes (emmisions certificate)
*Technica Class B - (roadworthy certificate)
*Certificado seguro obligatorio accidentes personales (third party insurance)

If a any of these documents are up for renewal it is easier if the vendor sorts them out before the bike is sold to you

When you and the vendor have reached an agreement you need to go to the Notaria, which is an agency that handles transactions of this sort (and others i presume)

Both the vendor and yourselves present all your documentation, (for you this means your passport, RUT number, and a postal address in Chile for the Registro Racional de Veiculos Motorizados to send the original inscription paper to, i used a friends and will pick up the original when i pass Santiago again on my way North)

The Notaria needs to give you two documents

1.) The Compra Ventor
This is an original document that indicates that you have puchased the motorcycle from the vendor for the agreed amount of money
This document is signed by both the Vendor and yourself

2.) The Carta Poder
This is a declaration signed by the Vendor that will allow you to leave Chile with the motorcycle before the original inscription document is received (10-ish days)

At the completion of the formalities you should

1.) pay the Notaria (cant remember how much)2.) pay the vendor in front of the Notaria and receive ALL of the documents listed above

And the you are free to travel within and outside Chile

So in THEORY if you found a bike on Monday, got your RUT and went to the Notaria on Tuesday, you could be in Argentina on Wednesday, nice theory and things didnt quite work out that way for me, but its true

I admit that I was very lucky in that
* all the vehicle documents for the bike that I purchased were up to date,
*the vendor was a good guy and spoke some english
* That my good friends Jose Valdez and Ricardo Baros helped me immeasurably

So there you go, by the way im currently in Argentina Heading South, and

If ive left anything out or got something wrong feel free to correct me

Cheers

phill
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The two KLR's mentioned earlier are for sale. At one time I was planning another trip with them(I am from USA) but now intend to sell them. Have a 2000 and 2002. Can send photos and details of each. Both bikes were bought ane registerd in Chile. Foreigner(like me) can own-register them. Dealer will asist in getting legal papers. Both are receiving engine updates(rings,chains etc) so should be trouble free for many miles. Fly into Temuco,Jump-on,Go.

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Phill,

Can I just say that I love you and Kate wants your children!!! What most excellent advice that was.

Anybody needing a RUT number should definetly go to Alonso Ovalle and speak to the superb staff and the nice man that speaks english and says "name, surname, passport number, sign, take a number, wait, sign, here you go"

All done and dusted in 15 minutes, eeeaaassssyyyyyy!

Cheers mate. Got the bikes today (2 days after arrival) and are off tomorrow.



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