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2008 Kawasaki Versys and 2002 Suzuki SV, Buenos Aires, Argentina

I have a blue, 2008 Versys, with Kappa hard cases, a Corbin seat and an adjustable windshield. It has approximately 46,000 km on the odometer. Asking $2500 US. Also a 2002 Suzuki SV650 in need of some work. Rear view mirror on LH missing and speedo sensor needs replacing. Other than that the bike works great, extremely reliable, amazing rear tire, great for both off-road and highway riding. Also has custom Corbin seat, that makes riding a pleasure. Great on gas. Asking 1200 USD or best offer. We've been trying to ship the bikes back since March 1st and are getting nowhere, we're back in Canada and would hate to see the bikes go to waste, they were amazing on the trip down. Not your typical adventure rides, but surprisingly rugged and reliable.

<<UPDATE>>
The shipper caught wind that we were looking to sell the bikes and he FLIPPED!! Clled me up and ripped me a new one. Threatened to go to the police and tell them the bikes were stolen if the depot didn't hand them over to him tomorrow. Funny thing is we're the owners of the bikes, not him, and we WANT to sell them and we don't want HIM to have access to them because we don't even know if they're actually even going to ship. BIG lesson learned here, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ship air, and NEVER pay in full, no matter what the guy says. Goodbye bikes...
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Last edited by the_jesses; 10 Sep 2012 at 20:43. Reason: No longer for sale...
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You can see more pics of our bikes in action at:
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Smile 2008 Kawasaki Versys

I'm very interested in the 2008 Kawasaki Versys.
Could you deliver it in Brazil?
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Francisco
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how will manage to provide some king of paperwork if you are back in Canada?
are these bikes legally possible to ride it outside argentina and travel all around?
which was the problem with shipping?
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The bikes have current certificate temporary import?

If the answer is not, they are subject to expropriation by the customs authorities in any moment and any place within the country.

Specially in the argentinean borders.
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@ FranciscoFranco, sorry, can't deliver the bike. It has to be ridden out of Buenos Aires.
@ Preguntonto, we have the original ownership, which we can give to you. The main issue is that the bikes have been in BA past the temporary importation period, which is not good. I'm talking with Aduanas and the embassy to see if there's any way we can get some sort of official paperwork that would allow the rider to take them out of the country.
As for the shipping problems, we made the mistake of shipping by boat and the customs agent we hired to represent us was a complete moron. He still insists that he can ship the bikes out for us but thus far we've been waiting for 6 months to get them back. He keeps telling us we have a reservation, then drops off the face off the earth for a couple of weeks and then reappears to state the obvious, that the bikes didn't ship. We've found another shipping company that could get our bikes out for us, AllCargo, but they need the original importation papers that we entered the country with and the shipper/customs agent refuses to hand them over to AllCargo. Not sure if it's some sort of professional pride thing or what but he refuses to give up. We've told him repeatedly that we don't want him as our shipper and that he needs to hand the papers over, but it falls on deaf ears. We really have given up though, and I just bought a new (used) Sv650. But we would hate for the bikes to rot away in some warehouse, they are really spectacular to ride, so we thought it best to try to sell them to someone doing a trip around South/Central America
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FYI, NEVER EVER EVER use Dracma Solutions S.A. or deal with Andres Borja Moreno... biggest mistake of our entire trip
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Question 2008 Kawasaki Versys

Who is keeping the bikes?
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wow now I have more questions than before!!!
now how do we get the original ownership to my name? is that what I will need?
what means temporary importation period is past?
is like jachaus says and now the bikes are impeded to circulate?
to make it clear, you are in canada with some papers, others in BA with a guy from darhma who does not want to hand over and the bikes are in BA with the same person? customs, embassies and two shipping companies involved? are an storage fee or a penalty that also must be paid?
will you be going back to BA to make the deal? if not all this sounds very complicate.
sorry if i bother you with so many questions but i am trying to plan a motorcycle trip in latinamerica and cannot see how these things can be done.
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The most important issue is the expired temporary import, all other things could be solved by local notary or through argentina embassy.
In that sense, if you achieve pass the argentinean border (by your own...), you can return the country, obtain a new temporary import certificate and be able to ride within argentina for until 8 months.
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Hello The_jesees,
I sent you an e mail asking where I can see the Versys
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waldomero2009@hotmail.com
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Versys

In my opinion maybe you should call the police, It sounds like this guy might be trying to steal the bikes from you.

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Angry UPDATE: The robbery!!!!!

@dmorrisg: Boy were you ever on the money!!! Turns out the guy took the shipping money from us, told the shipping company that we would pay them when we collected our bikes and washed his hands completely of the whole thing. We tried talking to the consulate but they don't want to do anything, they say they're merely a liaison between the customer, us, and the company. All they said they could do was send me a list of lawyers in Buenos Aires that could talk to the police for us. Turns out we can't even go talk to the police directly! So now we have to pay an additional 2,500 USD to pick up the bikes, bringing the shipping total to.... drum roll please... 5,770 USD. Yeah, we're chumps.http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...s/censored.gif
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