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Old 28 Jul 2005
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usa to ushuaia : oct/nov 2002 until july/august 2006

hello,

i m french, 25, my name is fred.

i will ship my bike from france (africa twin, transalp style) to usa or buy a bike in usa.

do you have any info on buying a bike in usa and/or shipping from europe to usa : where can the boat stop or the plane land ? any ideas, experience, comparisons ?

then, i ll drive south to ushuaia, in +/- 6 months time.

i m eventually looking for partner(s) on the way for short or long time, or for the whole trip.

i would appreciate also any info about administrative part of the trip : visa, carnet de passages en douane, insurance, dangers and annoyances, ...

this is my first travel on a bike and alone.

i can manage the bike part, know a bit about mechanic.

i am less at ease with the administrative part.

thanx a lot in advance, cheers

nb : thanx for vincent danna and jj baudorre for his kind help and to the french and other hubb communities who kindly replied me.
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Hey Fred- I'm Dave- live in Colorado. I'm starting the same trip as you in October! Same time frame as well. Get in touch and we can talk- where do you plan on entering Mexico? I'm thinking of El Paso as that is the shortest way to the border for me- we could always meet up down the road. Bon Chance no matter what! Dave.
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You both might want to try to hit the HU Meeting in Creel, Mexico Oct 11 - 14, 2005.

You'll get a chance to meet experienced travellers and learn a lot, as well as a great introduction to Mexico and awesome riding.

Details on the Meetings page, link on left.

See you there!

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That is a good recomendation, do not miss HU at Creel.

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Many used bikes. You should
contact the HU community in this area.

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Hi Fred,

I have the same idea that mollydog. I have an Africa Twin as you.
Probably the best option for you is to buy a used Suzuki V-Strom. Is not as good as the Africa off road but is better on paved roads. And most of used bikes have a better windshield than the original that sucks.
Read the V-Strom specific forums to have a better idea.

If you go south by Chile send me an email. I will be happy to be helpful here.

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Hi Grant- I'm all signed up for the Creel event- look forward to it. Dave.

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