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Old 22 Nov 2006
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A very odd question.

I'm in cancun (or will be in a couple of days) from where i will fly back to the UK. The bike is not really worth taking, for the cost and hassle of shipping i can buy a better one at home.

Coming to the conclusion that the bike will stay here in mex..

my question is: as far as the Denunciation / police / paperwork is concerned (as i do want to return to mexico some day! (and prob on a bike)) Is it better to leave it on the street with the keys in overnight in a dodgy area, or should i make sure theres at least half a tank of pemex's finest in it, chuck a match in and have a celebratory bonfire?

burning it, although antisocial, does mean i can't be accused of selling it..... or would i then be lumbered with shipping the carcass home?

if i just flew out (i'm in a hurry) and left it without processing paperwork, would i ever be able to get back into mexico again?

any opinions welcomed.

and yes in know its not playing by the rules / its not cricket / yada yada / and all that.

dan
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Leaving it no-mansland???

Can´t you drive to the border with Belize, export the bike from Mexico and don´t drive into Belize, just leave it in between the 2 borders, tell cops you forgot something in Mexico and will be right back ;-)leave the keys on it, someone might give you a hand in making it disappear...Get back into Mexico and take a bus to Cancun??? Nothing illegal, better than a fire, never know what might happen, some countries make you pay taxes even when the vehicle has been destroyed.
Just an idea, I have been in Belize once from Playa de Carmen ages ago...
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How about donating it

I could be wrong but I think you are allowed to donate the bike to a church or such and get a form signed which will clear you of responsibility.

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Ride it south, check it out of Mexico, sell it to somebody in the free zone between Mexico and Belice, 1st class bus back to Cancun....
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Can´t you drive to the border with Belize, export the bike from Mexico and don´t drive into Belize, just leave it in between the 2 borders, tell cops you forgot something in Mexico and will be right back ;-)leave the keys on it, someone might give you a hand in making it disappear...Get back into Mexico and take a bus to Cancun??? Nothing illegal, better than a fire, never know what might happen, some countries make you pay taxes even when the vehicle has been destroyed.
Just an idea, I have been in Belize once from Playa de Carmen ages ago...
You're quick.
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Talking works like a charm

rode to chetumal, then to the border. sold it (for a very nominal fee) to the immigration man. got customs form completed, with a "if anyone asks you sold it outside the casino in the free zone" and the job was a good un.

thanks all. back in the UK. had a curry last night. fantastic. strange the things you miss.

where next.....?

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