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How did you get on selling your bike in Paraguay?
We have travelled from Florida, USA to Brazil and now have two bikes we need to dispose of. They are currently in Brazil, but can be moved to Paraguay or elsewhere. I'd appreciate any pointers you can offer.
P.S. been reading some of your other recent posts - sounds like you've been having fun!
This motorcycle shop specializes in importing damaged bikes from Miami, fixing them, and selling them in Asuncion. They have the right connections in the government to buy bikes from travelers and legalize them so they can resell in Paraguay. They will make you an "okay" offer on your bike. They will not give you any money for accessories on the bike, so I recommend taking them off and back home with you if you can.
I spent time looking for ways to sell a bike in South America and I can guarantee you that this shop is your best option.
Gotogoto, Thanks for the info.... I reviewed the Klein Motos web site and was impressed.
I am often asked by foreign tourists riding foreign registered bikes in South America, how and where to legally sell their foreign registered bike in South America.
It seems you have found an option for them. What does it mean when you say, "they have the right connections" does Klein Motos legally purchase foreign registered motorcycles. I noted that they import parts from the states for all makes and models, but nothing was mentioned on the web page about purchasing foreign registered bikes?
I do not know the law regulating the sale of a foreign registered bike in Paraguay. If Klein is operating legally, this could be a break through for many foreign tourists wanting to sell their foreign registered bikes in South America.
Could you provide a little more data on the pertinent laws and if you have reservations, concerns or are are you comfortable advising foreign tourists to sell their foreign registered bikes to Klein Motos?
I would like to pass on your info to others, but feel a responsibility to investigate the legal aspects of doing so.
Best wishes in whatever you do next, I have followed your South American adventures with great interest. And, thank you for your interesting post about selling your bike in Paraguay. Ride Free xfiltrate
Hey Xfiltrate, no problem, thanks for the kind words about my trip.
This shop is definitely the best option for a traveler to sell his bike in South America. It is 100% legal. The only problem is that the offer they give you might be a little low, but it will most likely be fair.
If your plan is to fly home from Buenos Aires then I recommend leaving your aftermarket parts with someone in Buenos Aires and then riding to Asuncion to sell your bike and take the bus back to Buenos Aires.
Gotogato, thanks for the great documentation, descriptions and interesting photos on your web site. JourneyRider
I have learned much from your travels and as a parting contribution to all of us who travel Internationally by motorcycle your post regarding Klein Motos in Paraguay was appreciated. Thank you.
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After all your experiences you are more than prepared to handle any culture shock presented by your return to Iowa. I know about the readjustment process of returning home after years spent integrating oneself into a very different cultural environs. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and at my ranch in Arizona, eventually established a 501(c)(3) non profit with the goal of assisting Returned Peace Corps volunteers come home. Many had disabling injuries or diseases that made the readjustment process even more stressful.
Your abilities to adapt and be flexible , abilities that are shared by many other international motorcycle adventurers, will be useful in Iowa.
Elisa,(we have been together 7 years) is Spanish but abandoned the comfort of her parents home in Madrid to take her PhD from Syracuse University in New York, after that she taught at Northern Iowa University in Cedar Falls for 6 years, before accepting an invitation to teach at Northern Arizona University...
She has confided much to me about the adjustment necessary to live in Iowa. On one hand ,the university professed that cultural diversity was a good thing, but the realities of life in Iowa did not meet that standard.
Maybe you can help, by sharing your experiences.
And, if you envision Iowa as just another country to travel, and employ all your traveling skills you will do fine. I really look forward to following your adventures in Iowa!
Best wishes for your motorcycle adventure products business and keep us posted, as your adventure through Iowa. xfiltrate
^Thanks Xfiltrate. I can definitely understand your wife's coping problems with Iowa. I had those same problems when I first moved here when I was 13 from Denver, Colorado.
I can see why Peace Corps volunteers would have adjustment problems when returning. Two years away from home is no joke. That is neat that you set up a non profit to help out the returning volunteers. I am sure you have changed your fair share of human lives for the better.
The title of this post represents a greeting and a farewell as expressed by the peoples of Puerto Limón, Costa Rica during my service as a Peace Corps volunteer.
I will never forget the returned volunteer medically evacuated and flown home from her Peace Corps service with one leg less, and as she struggled with cultural and medical readjustment problems in the States she also became a competitive swimmer and an inspiration to millions of people.
Or, the brilliant woman from Michigan who was assigned as a Peace Corps volunteer to an African country...400 miles down a dirt tract and lived next to the village chief who had multiple wives and beat them regularly. And she was beaten... But, somehow survived and became stronger... and became an assistant to the Dalai Lama.
Or, those who left for Peace Corps as boys and returned as permanently physically and/or emotionally scarred men.
Or the hundreds of Other Returned Peace Corps volunteers, whose stories are equally compelling. I have been honored to have the privilege of knowing such people. Thanks for noticing.
I believe, our purpose is not only to survive, but help others survive. The challenges of survival for the peoples of Mexico, Central and South America are much greater than the challenges of survival in Iowa.
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