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Old 23 Feb 2012
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WANTED - 2 bikes in Lima or around

Hi everyone,
My wife and I have just arrived in Lima and we have 4 months or so to see as much of south america on 2 wheels as we can We're looking to pick up 2 off road capable bikes, around the 600/650 cc mark, along with some gear and advice on how to make it all legal and cross borders (we're Australian citizens, one with a French passport as well if that helps). If anyone is selling/knows someone who is sellig or just wants to pipe in with some advice, please let me know.

Cheers,
Tony
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hello, we have a bmw gs650 from 2008 for sale, 40000 km with alu paniers and topcase, with lots of extra, 6500 euro. the bike has belgium numberplates but we cannot give a poder because than we stay responsabel. if you have your onwn numberplate you can do a leggal switch on the borders where you switch the numberplate and enter the new country with own numberplate and own papers. the bike is now in ecuador. my husband is riding it.
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Hi,

Why dont you want to travel on 125ccm like the locals? Those bikes are much cheaper and you get spare parts everywhere with no problems. I have traveles from to Argentina, Bolivia and Peru on my Honda CGL 125 wich i have bought in Chile for onely 800 Euro. Curently im in Lima as well.

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Hi Tobi,
Yes, we have considered the local 125s, and that will be the fallback if we can't find suitable bigger bikes. I'm fairly tall though (6'2") with long legs and would also love to hit some dirt and more remote tracks if possible on our trip (how did you go with range off the tank? I'm assuming they are quite economical fuel wise but not a big tank?). How has this bike handled the altitudes?

How easy was getting the title and registration/insurance of the bike not being peruvian? What did you have to do?

I really appreciate the input, it wasn't an option to send our own bikes over and we're floundering a bit working out the logistics.

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Tony
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Hi Sofie,
We don't have our own plates (and have no idea how we would?) Our budget also isn't as high as that anyway as we need to buy two bikes, but thanks very much your reply!
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Tony
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yes in peru the police can be a problem, you can fake paper of the bike or ride with a poder. i took a foto of the law for peru/ecuador that they MUST accept the poder. .. in colombia you can by motor with colombian numberplate and paper, just give fake adress, no problem, for ecuador i dont know.
if you have good offer for the bmw, we can talk..
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Hi Tony

Would you consider renting? I'm a kiwi living in Bolivia and have Honda XR650R's available to rent. They are fully legal in Bolivia and we can arrange a poder allowing you to legally cross borders. Let me know if this interests you and we can work out the detail.
either reply here or, better (cause i check regularly) contact me through my website - boliviabound.net

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Hi everyone,
My wife and I have just arrived in Lima and we have 4 months or so to see as much of south america on 2 wheels as we can We're looking to pick up 2 off road capable bikes, around the 600/650 cc mark, along with some gear and advice on how to make it all legal and cross borders (we're Australian citizens, one with a French passport as well if that helps). If anyone is selling/knows someone who is sellig or just wants to pipe in with some advice, please let me know.

Cheers,
Tony
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hey chicos, i bought bikes in lima.
after mucho screwing around me and my two mates bought 3 brand new honda XR250s. for US$4000 american each. it was AUS$3940 each at the time, 11786 soles or something like that. so we got a bargain.
we were looking for XR650s or KLR650s. we were looking on Mercado Libre (like ebay). we were looking in shops but found nothing second hand.
i was mates with the distrubutor for fox racing in all of peru, he sold full on motorcross bikes. he was searching for us for two weeks, through all his mechanic mates and whatever. he found two 14 year old XR650s for $3500 and $3800. we finally test rode and checked out one of them, it was OLD! no mirrors, no plates, no racks, nothing, but obviously good for thrashing around on off road. needed a new chain and sprocket straight away. so it was a let down. and then not being able to see the other bike. we gave up and decided to buy chinese. we spent ages looking around and reading reviews. reviews told us we didn't want to buy chineses crap, but we couldn't afford much else.
then while looking at new yamahas and Hondas for $5500-$6000 we stumbled upon a dealer with last years model, Blanks(all white no stickers), XR250s for $4300. trying to get rid of them. we talked him down to $4000 each for three bikes. so that{s what we got. i painted them so now they look fully sweet.
Half the price of what you'd pay in AUS for the same bike.
we{re in Colombia now. after 8000 Kms the only problem we've had is two punctured tyres. absolutely nothing mechanical.
gotta go right now but i'll be back.
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and yeah we haven't run out of fuel yet either. the range is about 220 K's i think. 200-250 mas o menos.
be really careful with the police in peru, they are F%$#ed. got stopped a lot with them seeking money. maybe ten times, from Lima to ecuador. don't pay them bribes, - just say "no nintendo" and "no fumar spanish", they'll let you go after ten minutes.
rode all over ecuador for three months and only got stopped once, checked license and passport and on our way. stopped three times in colombia so far and no problems. peruvian cops are dodgy.
so we are really happy with our XR250s. i'm 5'10" and my mates are 6 foot. the bikes are quite tall and the shocks are good. no problems on or off road. if you're willing to sacrifice some cc's for reliability, a brand new 250 for the price of a 14 year old 650 is the way to go i think.
the XR250's are so common in peru because the police use them, and security guards, so that's why they are so cheap.
we found 2009 models (brand new, still in crates) for $3900. at the Honda dealer near the esspressa (the expressway) in miraflores. it's only 4 blocks from the main roundabout in miraflores, at Parque Kennedy, where the Macdonalds and burger king are.
i kind of wish i had more power , but 650's are a little too big i think. probly kill myself off road. i wish they made XR400s.
but we are really happy with our bikes, never had to worry about reliability, and definately enough power for what we are doing. fuel injection would be nice for the Andes, but there is an idol speed adjustment knob, just near the reserve fuel tap, that we tweek with when we hit altitude. we've crossed the andes about 7 times, and although they struggled bit when we were above 3000 metres, they still work to 4200 which is as high as we've been. we were'nt staying at altitude long enough to mess with the carby.
the other thing is there are different chinese bikes in each diffferent country, some are all over South America but i can't tell you which ones. Honda however, are everywhere. we got font rack, back rack, metal hand protectors, and sissy bars installed by the honda shop, on all three bikes for 726 soles. so that's 12 pieces for $240. each peice was $20. pretty good. there's a accessories store called Barbucci, or something like that, in San Isidro, not far from miraflores. we got all our gear there. really cheap and decent gear.
i didn't know about this site at the time, so you may find your 650s easily here, but probly not by searching in lima.
well i hope this helps and i'll put up anything else i can think of. and questions welcome. good luck. see ya
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Hey Yak Sak, cheers for the details, that's awesome. I am looking at a couple of US registered 650s at the moment, but the biggest hangup always seems to be how to change the title across legally (without being in the states in person to sign the forms and transfer the title). I'm still looking into it, but this is another very good option to consider if that falls through.

When you bought new here in Peru, what did you have to do in order to legally register the bikes and then take them out of the country?
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quick extra: we had found the bucatti motors shop in lima, good range of accessories, where else would you suggest to check out for new bikes if we were to go this way?
Honda dealership in miraflores?
Anywhere else? I asked around heaps and couldn't seem to find the addresses of dealerships to check out when I was there...
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Charges to leave country with peruvian bike?

Hi Yak Sak,

How did you go when you left Peru? Did you have to pay at customs or at the border in order to leave the country with your peruvian plated bike? I have heard some stories of $us 300 per bike or vehicle just to leave the country?

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hi tony
you are in luck!!!
a mate and i are currently in peru and we have two klr 650s one a 2008 and the other a 2010 both in very good condition and run like a dream.
both the bike will come with all the equipement,riding gear you need for you adventure.
if you are interested send me an email @ ashleymckechnie@hotmail.com and ill tell you more about the bikes and the extras we have added to the bikes and also could send some pics. ps we are also aussies.

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hey giddyup , sorry i forgot to write back. been busy.

did you get bikes yet?

yeah it took about a month of screwing around with the dealership with all the paperwork and stuff. if you've only got four months, you don't have time for that. we'll be on our bikes a year i think. been 7 months now. we got the Matricula/tarjeta (registration card), SOAT (insurance for one year-because they couldn't do any less) , you need a bike license, and a passport, and the visa/permission for the bike if it's registered in another country. get it from Aduanas (customs) at the border crossings. we've never needed anything else and we haven't had to pay a cent at the borders for the bikes, so that $300 story is bullshit, or maybe someone trying to get a bribe. big bribe though.
hope that helps. what's your progress?
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