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Old 1 Jul 2007
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F650 carburator looking for a lift: Belem, Brasil to Buenos Aires

This may be a little unconventional, but I am looking for some kind individual that is willing to earn a bit of extra money by hand carrying my new/used carburator from Belem to Buenos Aires any time in the next couple of months: before December 1st, preferably sooner.

It is a veerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry long story involving Duetsch Post

The carburator should be arriving at Alex Reis´s shop in Belem in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, my visa for Brasil ran out as did the time and I had to ship the bike to Buenos Aires. Now I am worried about the mail system and the taxes for importing parts by airfreight.

Hopefully tommorrow (if Varig Log comes through) my bike will be in the neighborhood of Javier and Sandra´s Dakar Motors in Buenos Aires where they have kindly agreed to exchange the old monster for the beauty new one. In December when I return to Argentina to complete my trip I hope to have a working bike.
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Hello Susan!

I will pass through Belem next week, if your carbourator is there i could take it to Peru, but from there you would need an other person to bring it down to Buenos Aires! I think more people will pass through the Andens than via Belem!

Think about it, good luck and all the best!

Appie!
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Albert what`s your route?

If going through Cuiaba, Brasilia, Rio de Janiero before me (say 4-6 weeks), we could do a switch, maybe we could relay the carb with other travellers and it could go around South America before the rest of the bike does!

Could be the most creative courier service but hey, DHL doesn`t accept payment in Quilmes...

Email me through HUBB with an approximate time frame. I have a contact in Brasilia or could easily find a biker in Rio?
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Thanks! Appie y Josh

Appie,
The bike actually made it through Argentina customs today, but the carburator hasn´t made it to Belem yet. If it gets there in time it would be great if you could take it to Peru. I think there are more travelers on that side of the continent and although it is a bit wacky, it just might work.

Javier says you should come here and visit his new place!

Ok I will let you know Josh what is going on.. thank you both for volunteering.


Cheers Susan
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the carb arrived in elem

Now to get it out of customs.

I am hoping that Appi you are still willing to bring it over to Peru? Could you email me when you get to Belem. Thanks

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Hallo!

Why you did not write me an private message!
The first day again after a week that i look in here!
I got to Belem yesterday evening and tomorrow morning i have my boat to Macapa!
May be Alex can get it out of custom and send it to Manaus where i could pic it up again, but i need to know where it is and than we can look what i can do for you!
Write to my email adress, there i check all the time!
When the connection is slow, i only check my emails and nothing else!

May be we can organice something for you!
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