The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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FYI: I just got Insurance for my BMW R1200GSA at an Allianz agency in Buenos Aires for these countries:
Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil
3rd party only (the only option for foreign number plates)
1 year is Arg. Pesos 1062,-
1/2 year is 580,-
I arranged it by eMail before leaving Germany with
The office is not far from the Obelisc in BsAs
Diagonal Roque Saenz Peña 651 p3 of. 56
4326-3647 / 2611 - Capital (country code is +54, you'll have to look up the prefix for Buenos Aires if you want to call)
He e-mailed me an advance letter confirming my intent to take out insurance with Allianz in case I should need it for customs. Well, getting off the Grimaldi ship, I wasn't asked for any (!) vehicle documents, To get the bike in the country only took 5 minutes!
A day after my arrival in town I went to his office. He had everything prepared, I only had to pay the 1062 Pesos (cash only) and pick up the contract and the green card for the other countries. Also took just 5 minutes. And I always thought Argentina was a red-tape nightmare
I hear ATM insurance is a bit cheaper, but you have to wait a few days if you want it to be valid in neighboring countries. And Roby speaks German, (and probably english too), which would be a great help if I should actually have an accident.
I have purchased insurance from Roby as well. Very good service, quick, and able to arrange payment with methods such as Western Union for foreigners. Highly recommend Roby and the team at speiserseguros.
Could u tell me which doc. the brasilian boarder asked to get into the country?
Did u have to pay any fee?
Bike papers and passport. They asked the year (build) and current value. Give them a low estimate. If the bike is stolen you have to pay import tax which kind of adds insult to injury. No fee for customs papers in Arg/Py/Brazil.
Allianz insurance agents in the southern countries of SA
When I posted this over a year ago after buying insurance from Roby Speiser in Buenos Aires, he had also given me a paper with a list of agents in other countries in case I should have a claim to make - which I didn't.
It should be possible to buy the 3rd party insurance for all of Mercosur at these places, although I don't have any experience with them. I just post it before I throw away that piece of paper. I hope it'll help someone.
It would be great if anyone could report about using one of these agents.
Banco Seguros del Estado
Boulevard Artigas 3821
Allianz Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A.
Av 20 de Octubre 2680
El Comercio Paraguayo S.A. Cia. de Seguros Generales
Alberdi 453 entre Estrella y Olivia
Allianz Seguros S.A.
Rua Luis Coelho 26 - Cerqueira Cesar
New York 9 - P6
Santiago de Chile
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