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How to Sell A Motorcycle From The USA in Argentina

I may not have enough money to ship my bike back home.

Anyone know what the process is like for selling a motorcycle in Argentina, and then performing the proper export procedures?

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Best (and maybe only) option you have is to sell in Argentina is to sell to someone from US who wants to pick up bike and ride it home. They would need to transfer title in USA before going down. May depend on what state it is registered in and what state buyer wants to register it in. Some states require out of state vehicles to be inspected and some don't.

Check with Dakar Motos in BA they should be able to help and could store while it is up for sale. If you have been in Argentina for a while might be best to run over the border and back to restart the eight month clock. Good luck.

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Check with Dakar Motos in BA they should be able to help and could store while it is up for sale. If you have been in Argentina for a while might be best to run over the border and back to restart the eight month clock. Good luck.

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Hi Robert
Hope you and your wife still been good and travelling very often…
Thanks to referrer to us, we know your good intentions but again I have to jump to clear these matters:

To All
WE DON’T SALE OR BUY MOTORCYCLES even less foreigners ones what its Illegal in Argentina.
We don’t provide any services or help for this kind of operation as we can’t do anything about.
We store bikes but in no way want to be involve in commercial transaction between travellers.
So from now WE DON’T STORE BIKES ON SALE, we don’t want to be anymore in the nasty situation to be in the position to tell the buyer that will be legal issues to take the bike out from Argentina.
In the same way WE DON’T WILL ALLOW TO SHOW ANY TRAVELLER BIKE ON SALE to foreigners or locals in our place.

Even when you change the ownership on title/register by mail/courier then also have to deal with ride and exit Argentina. By the temporal importation laws only the guy who brings in the bike are allowed to ride and take it out (cancel the TIVP), and customs use to be strict on this.

Always there is way to do the things but you have to find the way, plenty information are here on the HUBB just take the time to research it very well.

We only want to be clear that we don’t want to be involved in anything against our laws.
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Did not mean to get you involved in any illegal activity but knew you would have the right answers. I know some have sold there but no idea how or if it created problems. hope he does stop by and check out options with you.
As for traveling Martha and I got away for seven weeks riding in Australia and my son and I will go back for a few week in April. I have got to quit this work thing and just go.......
Take care, hope to make it south again before I check out.
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I may not have enough money to ship my bike back home.

Anyone know what the process is like for selling a motorcycle in Argentina, and then performing the proper export procedures?

Thanks

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Hi Bill,
I can understand your situation but selling a bike in a foreign country is quite difficult. Why dont you appeal to the local authorities representing US government? I mean the US Ambassy? there you will get help and after returning home you can pay back the amount...keep your head ahead
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Ok, I'm just going thru the process in my head....

If I were to purchase a bike overseas from an American (North that is):
  1. I would have to pay the seller - no problem
  2. Seller would sign over the title to me and give me a bill of sale - no problem
  3. I call Geico and give them the vin and have them email me the insurance card
  4. I would go to DMV and register the bike and DMV would give me a license plate
  5. In NY they require a safety inspection sticker and DMV gives me 10 days to get the bike inspected - no real problem here since the bike is overseas and I woun't get a ticket from the local policia/milicos
  6. I take the plate with me to BA and do what???? Show it to customs and have them stamp my passport indicating I brought a bike with me????
  7. How does the seller get the bike stamped in his passport indicating it left the country???
I can obviously take his plates off the bike and mail it back to him but how do you record the fact that the bike is mine and that the seller took it out of the country???

Inquiring minds want to know!!!!

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Go together to the border. Make the transfer between countries. Bike enters new country under new ownership, having exited old country under old ownership.

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Thanks Mark, that's exactly what I need to know.
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If not..

Hi guys,

If it's not possible to find a foriegner to buy the bike, it would be no problem to find locals willing to pay (we get offers weekly on our DR650s).

But does anyone know what the repurcussions may be for the seller – for instance, is there a black mark against your returning to travel to the country in the future?
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Well certainly the TVIP would be outstanding at it's expiration date and like with Mexico they would likely eventually come looking for the moto I would think. I'm no expert on this but I can see that it could easily cause troubles for you if you ever came back to Argentina. With or without another moto...
A transfer between boarders seems to be the best way to accomplish a sale with a fellow countryman. And the ferry to Uru is ideal.
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Ok so sounds like going into and out of the country to transfer ownership is the best option.

I have an Arizona title, is it possible to transfer the title, and how would I do that anyways in another country?

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I'm Canadaian and having tryed to buy a friend's bike from another province I found that there was documents that needed original signatures on them from both parties which would require documents to be Fed-x'd back and forth between parties. Not to mention that in order to get a plate in Canada you also need to have insurance. Of course this can be canceled shortly after you get your pink slip but none the less it's another hoop to jump through. I understand that in some places the plate can follow the moto.

Perhaps the US is different but I suggest that there is still a great deal of trust and co-operation needed on both parties, buyer and seller. Certainly some risk is involved.

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There is trust involved, there is risk, and the specifics of any transfer depend on the procedures for this in the state or province where the bike is registered. In other words, rather than bump this thread you need to Google Arizona procedures, study up, and figure it out.

Not meaning to be a hardass about it, but probably no one's going to sign on here and do it for you.

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No worries, I didnt know i was specific. I thought it may be general. I'll go do my homework.
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