maybe you can sell it to an advised tourist and do the paperwork together "free style" : i ve heard stories like that.
otherwise, when you sell something in a foreign countries, you re supposed to pay the taxes etc ...
in the lonely planet, they say the best place to buy : chile / to sell : paraguay.
argentina : as a tourist, you can t leave the country with a bike you bought there, within a year.
bob or smelly biker sent me this also :
Just saw your post on HUBB.
I've been in Peru for the last year & have been over all the borders you
>>mentioned. No hassles, fairly straightforward. The crossing between
>>Chile & Peru at Arica takes a long time 'cos theres lots of paperwork
>>(and the two countries dont like each other) and takes around 3 hours,
>>all the others are about 30 minutes.
>>No carnet required for the bike, just passport, driving licence & bike
>>papers. Insurance for Peru is called SOAT & can be bought at a large
>>Grifo gas station for around US $40.
Hope that helps.
Taking a rented bike over a border would be difficult as the first thing
that customs want to see are the ownership papers.
Buying a vehicle can take some time. I recently bought a pickup truck in
Peru and it took almost a month before the vehicle registry produced
papers for it....its South America, nobody is in a hurry here.
Selling a bike is best done in the same country as you bought it to
avoid problems with customs, and it would be hard to find a buyer for a
bike thats registered in a different country.
Hope that helps,
NB : i arrive in santiago on 1st feb. and need to buy a small bike, 125cc or 250 cc, according to my small budget. then i go to bolivia and peru and try to sell it in peru (end of feb.).