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Old 13 Jan 2007
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Unhappy Stationary in Argentina

Hi all you lucky travellers on the move,
We have been in Argentina since last November and have travelled the princely distance of 110km from Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco and we are still there! Why? Because I slipped on a river bank, fell in the river and broke my left lower leg in the process - wouldn't have been so bad for my "street cred" if it had been while riding! The hospital here did a great job but I'm healing slowly - well I am 58 I suppose!!
Anyway, our problem is "what to do?". We are thinking of trying to salvage some of the trip - maybe head into Bolivia and Peru when I'm strong enough, but who knows when that will be. If we do have to put the trip on hold, I would like to leave the bike (Yamaha Tenere) here (Argentina) while we return to UK and come back at a later date. So here's the question - is there anyway I can leave the bike, legally, in Argentina for more than 8 months? By the way, my current 8 month period expires on 29th June.
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Take care everyone - especially near rivers!!
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Sorry to hear about your accident.

There is a way to leave the bike for extended periods of time but its kinda complicated. Involves obscure paperwork and finding the right person at a main aduana office.

The best way is to contact Javier (dakarmotos at hotmail dot com), he's helped others through this in the past *and* has a good place in BsAs to store your bike...all for a reasonable charge.
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ditto on javier

just a ditto on the folks at dakar motors. we've yet to meet them, but have met a bunch of travelers who have and all give a very energetic thumbs up. seems they have both talents and desire to help.
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Hello... take a one day trip across the river to Colonia and return the same day.. will add 8 months, so you can leave the bike there. Visited the town you are in, and loved it (it was great to get out of BA for a few days)!

We are leaving in 18 days to pick our bike up again at Javier's (currently in California). Is there anything you need from help here, or any other help we could provide?


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Hi all you lucky travellers on the move,
We have been in Argentina since last November and have travelled the princely distance of 110km from Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco and we are still there! Why? Because I slipped on a river bank, fell in the river and broke my left lower leg in the process - wouldn't have been so bad for my "street cred" if it had been while riding! The hospital here did a great job but I'm healing slowly - well I am 58 I suppose!!
Anyway, our problem is "what to do?". We are thinking of trying to salvage some of the trip - maybe head into Bolivia and Peru when I'm strong enough, but who knows when that will be. If we do have to put the trip on hold, I would like to leave the bike (Yamaha Tenere) here (Argentina) while we return to UK and come back at a later date. So here's the question - is there anyway I can leave the bike, legally, in Argentina for more than 8 months? By the way, my current 8 month period expires on 29th June.
Any ideas?
Take care everyone - especially near rivers!!
Peter
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Hi Everyone, Thanks for your replies. I have e-mailed Javier for his advice and am waiting for a reply from him.
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Don't know is this helps, but I believe the following to be true regarding leaving the bike...

Argentina 8 months
Uruguay 12 months
Brazil 12 months
Chile 3 months

I have left mine in Chile and Argentina, so far, with no problems!
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Hi Peter
Two choices. Or I don’t received anything from you or your mail are lost in that hundreds than are waiting to be answered…
Very busy times around here now
So sorry about to know about yours troubles around here.
Better if you are in BA if you phone us or come directly to our place to meet chat drink a or some Mates if you like.

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a good option!!

Hi Peter, sorry to hear about the accident....
There is a good option to live your bike in Uruguay wich I think the period of time goes up to 12 month. I have friends over there I'm sure they'll be happy to help you.
Just let me know if you like the idea and if is possible for you to go to Uruguay with your bike. By the way, a ferry runs coast to coast from Buenos Aires to Colonia or Montevideo (Uruguay).
If you want to do this I'll contact my friends...
Thank you and get better....Loner
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Peter where are you now?

Tell me where you are at the moment and i make you some visit,just to talk and drink(mate or )
SA de Areco is not far away from BA so let me know.
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Is there a limited number of times in a row allowed to leave the Argentina and come back?

I find the way to Uruguay and back too easy a solution to be viable. All expats would then have a foreign vehicule and avoid argentine high taxes on them...any expert in that matter around?

Btw Grey, Buenos Aires is a vibrant city, a life time is not enough to discover it all..why not enjoying it while all citizens are gone to the cold water sea sides? Excellent discounts on everything, and a town for yourself alone, cheap transportation to get everywhere...i ve been here for one month and just forgot my plan to travel around South America, Buenos Aires is a dream on Earth!

PS : last time i was at Dakar Motos, the garage was so packed with motorcycles that they had to store some in the garden, you might want to inquiere there before planning to leave your motorcyle. There are also two different storing fee depending on how many cylenders you have on your motorcycle (70 pesos per month for one cyclender, 120 for two if i remember well)

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Is there a limited number of times in a row allowed to leave the Argentina and come back?
During our travels we crossed back and forth from Chile/Argentina at less a dozen times, and each time "with a new 8 month" allowance for the bike. Same thing for our visits to Uruguay! This is from ANOTHER happy Javier customer.

If you read this Javier, we will see you on the 6th of February --- Getting excited about the next 6 months in South America!
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You MUST leave with ADUANA. I made the mistake of leaving mine with police after an accident, and when I returned, was unable to continue trip into Chile. Bike was impounded(contrabanda!)in Mendoza and it took me 3 weeks and much hassle to get it back. -- Porter
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In Argentina you must not leave the bike with the Police or neither the Custom (Aduana) that is the best way to be impounded and you are lucky if you find all when you get it back.
By the way its “contrabando” and not contrabanda “Smuggling” they was framing you!!!!
If was Contrabando you must be in jail.
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Smile Back on the road again!

Hi to all who replied to my thread. Just to let you know that we are back on the road again and are now in Puerto Iguazu. The leg is holding up OK, even after a long sandy stretch around Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. Thanks for all the ideas but looks like we won't need to stay in Argentina longer than 8 months - we might even go into Brazil from here anyway.

Take care eveyone.
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