Hey Goetz and Karine, we were just talking about you two. Your bikes are fine, just as you left them, and ready to continue your extended tour of South America.
Jeff Condon featured in "The Ride" a National Geographic documentary "Alaska to Patagonia" (GlobeBusters) on BMWs was with us for more than a month. He is an expert machinist and welder as well as Trans America motorcycle guide. He built two trolleys (low plywood and metal platforms on wheels) for us. The motorcyles parked in front of your BMWs are strapped on the trolleys and can be rolled out to remove your bikes. Your gear is still neatly packed in the locker.
After his second Alaska to Patagonia ride, Jeff bought a 1974 Citroen 3cv here in Buenos Aires, restored it, and is now touring. (see BUY/TOUR/SELL in Argentina thread) He will be returning to Australia in May and we will store his Citroen "Cristina" for him, until his next ride and vacation.
Pending a judge's release order, Marty's Harley Davidson 883 has been found (see Missing Moto in Argentina), and will be trucked in from Colete Olivia and Marty is arriving from the States tomorrow. That will be quite a reunion.
I will verify legal length of temporary import permits and possible extensions for all South American countries for you and post here soon. Not sure about Brazil, but the other data posted here seems right, at first blush.
As you know an 8 month temporary import permit is available in Argentina. Note: If you buy new/used bikes in Argentina, no temporary import permit is needed and they could be stored here forever.
We are looking forward to your return. the "island of love" is waiting and so is your room. See you in May. xfiltrate "Ed and Elisa"
Last edited by xfiltrate; 11 Feb 2008 at 11:41.