I agree with BCK_973 phendrixx should celebrate the arrival of his
parts in Venezuela. I can only add, and please take note here, that
it is illegal to import (mail) used motorcycle parts to Argentina.
Any motorcycle parts deemed to be used or not brand new upon entering
Argentina will be confiscated by Argentine customs. If you are carrying
used replacement parts with you personally, on your bike, when entering
Argentina you may or may not have a problem. If you are questioned
you can explain that you must carry parts for your bike in the event of emergency
breakdown and indeed you have had emergency break downs and these, the
used parts were the parts originally installed in your bike. Twisted, but
handy information, and in many instances true information.
The reason, according to Argentine customs that used motorcycle parts are
not permitted into Argentina is that the confiscation of used motorcycle parts
makes it more difficult for parts removed from "stolen" motorcycles to be
imported and sold in Argentina.
And, as BCK_973 also mentioned, there is a substantial import tax on new
motorcycle parts shipped into Argentina, so, the prohibition of used parts
entering the country assures Argentine manufacturers and large importers
with "connections" more profit, and revenue for the government.
A new book, just published 11/11/2011 I would like to suggest is
"The Golden Motorcycle Gang."
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