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Old 1 Aug 2007
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Smile Wanted motorcycle in Argentina or Chile

My wife and I will be in Mendoza Nov.27 2007 and require a bike 650cc or more equiped for two up Touring. Prefer Japanese but may concider BMW. Personal email is patandbin (at) hot mail dot com . Interpret for spam.
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Hi Patrick,

Have sent you an email...

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Smile Still looking for bike in South America

Our departure date is getting closer. We will be in Santiago area around 30 November 2007 and maybe the Viedma meeting Dec 8-9. Desperately seeking a bike, dont want to go public transport. Can anyone help? sms +61 419309309 or email
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How long do you need a bike for?

are you planning a trip round south america or just argentina and chile?

I have a BMW R850GS in Quito, Ecuador, that may meet your needs. Either for rent or a buy back type deal.

I know this is out the way, but there is always room for creativity in these things.

It is British registered, but i am sure something could be done there.

Just an idea, PM or email, if you want to discuss a deal.

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BMW Rentals

This company has been advertising regularly in the travel section of the english language newspaper in Buenos Aires for a couple of months. They advertise BMWs for rent.

Renta Moto

RENTAMOTO BMW - ARGENTINA/E RENT A MOTORCYCLE BMW ALQUILER DE MOTOCICLETAS RENT BMW

Upon further research, this company as actually the BMW dealer in BsAs, very reputable. Sergio Trepat Motorrad.

BMW Motorrad Argentina

Dakar Motos might also have a lead on any bikes for sale.

dakarmotos (DOT) com
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Dear Patric and belinda,

Sent you a private e-mail too.


Hello Patric and Belinda, we are Ed and Elisa and live in Buenos Aires. Thanks for the e-mail question. First let me say we look forward to visiiting Queensland someday. We are ex pats USA and Spain. I have very good friends, Monty and Bari Olsen who own a caravan Park on Olsen Avenue, Kin Kora, Gladstone, Oueensland 4680 Tel (07) 4978 5461. they recently stayed at my ranch in Flagstaff, Arizona while touring the States in a motorhome. They are back in Australia now. Maybe you can ring them up and say hi from Ed George and Elisa Rosales. I have my ranch rented to another friend.

From what I understand you want to buy a second hand bike. We bought an NX 400 Falcon Honda and an XR 250 Tornado Honda new very inexpensivly here in Buenos Aires and toured five South American countries. (see Honda Buenos aires web sites for descriptions) We liked Buenos Aires so much we decided to move here. The following is what you do to buy a motorcycle in Argentina. Based on our won successful experience. Paperwork for used bikes can bbe a big big problem here, better to buy a used bike from a certified dealer, not an indivual and let the dealer handle the registration etc. The police will definately confiscate a bike if they even suspect the papers are not in perfect order.

We are renting out our flat while we travel for December and into January. It is in Recoleta, we bought a parking space in the parking building next to aour apartment. we can park motorcycles. Please read the following which I posted on the Hubb several months ago, and if you have any questions, please write back. Hope you get to meet Monty and Barbi, great people. We go way back together. Ed xfiltrate.

Buying a NEW bike in Buenos Aires, touring Argentina, and then selling the bike in Buenos Aires is time consuming, but easy, if you do the following.
1. Rent a place to live for a couple of weeks or more and as soon as possible after you move in, go to the district police station for your street address and politely request a "Domicilio." You will be directed by the guard at the entrance to the right person. Be sure to bring your passport and the exact address of the place you just rented, and ten pesos (about $3.33 US). Some police stations ask for more, but the receipt stamp that will be glued to the "Domicilio" is for ten pesos. You probably know already to carry a little extra cash just in case.
2. You will be told a police officer will visit you at home in the next day or two excluding holidays, protests, revolutions or crime waves. This could take upwards of a week. You must be at home when the officer visits to verify that you really live where you say you do. Sometimes a very attractive policette is sent on these types of missions. I am still dreaming about her to this day. Anyway it is a little incentive for having to hang at home, at least 8 to 6PM or so. If you are at home, you will be pleasantly surprized to be handed your "Domicilio".
3. Take your passport and your Domicilio to the AFIP pronounced "afeep" office near downtown more or less - the Dealer where you are buying your New bike will be happy to direct you to the AFIP office, once you have your domicilio.
3. Be prepared for a wait of half a day, at least, unless you are lucky. At the entrance explain you need a CLAVE DE IDENTIFICACION, which is a tax ID number, and will enable you to buy a new -0 kilometers- motorcycle. I forget what the fee is for this, but as I recall it is not very expensive.
4. You will need these documents so your dealer can sell you a motorcycle new. He/she will take care of registering your motorcycle, getting plates and directing you to a reputable insurance agent for purchase of basic liability coverage as required by law. Forget about any coverage protecting your new bike from theft, as it costs almost as much as the bike. Good news, unlike the United States as long as you own your bike you do not have to renew the plates every year. Plates are renewed by the new owner if you sell your bike.
5. I live in Buenos Aires and purchased my NX400 Honda Falcon here, and would be pleased to direct you to reputable motorcycle dealers and to assist you through the process of buying a new bike. I also suggest selling the bike back to the dealer you bought it from, especially if it is still under warrenty
Buying a used bike in Buenos Aires is possible, but very, very risky in many, many ways. Please contact me if I can help. xfiltrate---------------------------------------->
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looking for bike in ecuador

hey mike,
my partner and i are in columbia right now and heading to ecuador. is your BMW for sale still? we are touring most of south america for the next 6 months but if you are looking to sell it back that would work out for us. email me at
beckymiller420 at hotmail.com
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Ricardo Rocco

...has an Ecuador registered KLR for sale right now. Look him up. I{m currently in Ecuador on the bike i was previously trying to sell. Decided to keep it after all, far to good of a machine to let go and loose money on. Look Ricardo up, he{s in Quito. Sorry, don{t have any more info on me right now.
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Also looking to purchase bike

Hi guys,
I am also looking to buy a motorcycle for touring in South America. Any bike that is over 600cc and ready for touring would be great. Am currently in Buenos Aires but i could travel for the right bike at the right price,
Any advice or offers would be great,
Arthur
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Hi there,
I got your e-mail but i'm still only a virgin member so i cannot send you PM and you have wisely chosen not to receive any e-mails. But maybe you will see this post.
If you do i would really appreciate it if you can ring that bike dealer and see if he has anything available.
Muchas gracias muchacho!!
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