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Importing US bike into Argentina from Uruguay

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking to start my South American trip by buying a bike from a fellow HU member who is riding down from Brazil to sell his bike (US Plates).
I am in Buenos Aires and we imagine the best idea is to meet in Uruguay to sign over the bike/papers into my name and part ways.

I'm young and new to this and just want to steer in the way of caution before handing over the cash that I won't be running into problems as soon as I meet a border officer.

Is there anything I should sort out regarding :
-import/export permits
-having the ownership papers verified/notarized (and how/where to do this on Uruguay side
-getting 3rd party insurance on the bike ahead of time (as I understand this is neccessary in Argentina??)

This is happening as early as this weekend (3 or 4 Sep 2011) so any information would be greatly appreciated!

Max
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