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shipping bike from Bogota to Miami

After 5 months on the road mostly in South America including the east side I decided to ship to Miami rather than riding through Central America again. Once is enough for me on that.
So I found an agent in Bogota who got me a quote on Centurian Airlines, about $800 to Miami in total. They did a good job but my bike sat in Bogota a couple days while I waited in Miami. Finally it came and I rode home to Nova Scotia...2 full days and 2 part days and only one speeding ticket. I have to find the contact information for Veronica...will post.

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contact info for this agent in Bogota

contact Veronica at veronicam@lyncargo.com

a good place to stay is Hotel del Puente in Bogota, close to airport and Veronica's office
In Miami you can stay right near airport at Motel 6 or other, close to Centurian. US Customs is only minutes from Centurian Cargo, you need to take your waybill there for stamping...

The Botota to Miami option is a good one to consider.
By the way, when I was shipping my bike there were 3 Colombians there shipping their Harleys to Miami, planning to ride to Alaska and back down through the western US and through Mexico and Central America home to Colombia. Say hi if you see them.

Larry
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contact Veronica at veronicam@lyncargo.com

a good place to stay is Hotel del Puente in Bogota, close to airport and Veronica's office
In Miami you can stay right near airport at Motel 6 or other, close to Centurian. US Customs is only minutes from Centurian Cargo, you need to take your waybill there for stamping...

The Botota to Miami option is a good one to consider.
By the way, when I was shipping my bike there were 3 Colombians there shipping their Harleys to Miami, planning to ride to Alaska and back down through the western US and through Mexico and Central America home to Colombia. Say hi if you see them.

Larry
Larry,

This may seem like dumb question but I'm assuming you used "Lyn Cargo" for shipping? Did you send the bike on a ship or via Plane?

I am planning on shipping my bike to either Cartagena or Bogota from Miami and need to start getting quotes. On a side note did you end up getting a Carnet?

Thanks in advance!

Beto
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Hi,
Yes, Veroncia is with Lyn Cargo...no carnet necessary. Good luck.\

Larry
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and shipment was by plane

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A late question but if you pick up the thread, did you have to crate your bike?
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Larry you mentioned in your first post, Once through central America was enough.
Was it the hassle of the border crossings or just your general experience?

For my trip I am tossing up Florida to Colombia by plane or riding through Mexico and C.A.
I have done 6 weeks previously in mexico and short trip to Guatamala so dont mind if I miss those 2 countries on this trip.
Just wanted to know if in your opinion the C.A portion is not to be missed, even if its just a single time or too much hassle?
Would appreciate your thoughts,

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A late question but if you pick up the thread, did you have to crate your bike?
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no, they put the bike on a skid and shrink-wrapped it. Lyn Cargo/Centurion did a good job all in all.

Larry
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Larry you mentioned in your first post, Once through central America was enough.
Was it the hassle of the border crossings or just your general experience?

For my trip I am tossing up Florida to Colombia by plane or riding through Mexico and C.A.
I have done 6 weeks previously in mexico and short trip to Guatamala so dont mind if I miss those 2 countries on this trip.
Just wanted to know if in your opinion the C.A portion is not to be missed, even if its just a single time or too much hassle?
Would appreciate your thoughts,

cheers,

jim
I am glad I did CA one way, just to have seen it and experienced it. But having done that once was enough. I do have some good memories though, met some good people and saw some good stuff. I think it was just that the countries were pretty close together and so the border crossings were a bit like running the gauntlet. I had one customs official try to bribe me (Honduras) and a few cops sniffing for bribes and some other border officials trying to stall me into getting my wallet out and of course the entrpreneur "helpers" were a general pain in the ass. After a while you just ignore them and keep moving ahead, act dumb and don't speak espanol even if you speak it good (just gives them more opportunity to spin you into their web).

Hope this helps and does not confuse you further.

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Shipped from Cali to bogoto to Miami a couple weeks ago . Cost $ 1500 american for each bike plus $50 for mechanic at cali. Mike from mike@casablancahostel.com set things up for us. We had 2 bikes and got a deal on shipping. Mechanic required at cargo area in Cali. We used Centurian also.
Bike was held up in Bogota for a few days due to Flower season taking priority, bad weather, or who knows what. Send keys for bags and bike along incase security wants in. They did and stuff was all shifted but nothing missing. They may bust locks if they cant access. Ended up waiting in Miami calling centurion trying to stay calm. In miami when you go to customs ask for the personal effects counter and hand your papers in there only. Centurion charged $35. to release bike in miami.

Regarding central america. It is a once only for the same reasons.

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I am glad I did CA one way, just to have seen it and experienced it. But having done that once was enough. I do have some good memories though, met some good people and saw some good stuff. I think it was just that the countries were pretty close together and so the border crossings were a bit like running the gauntlet. I had one customs official try to bribe me (Honduras) and a few cops sniffing for bribes and some other border officials trying to stall me into getting my wallet out and of course the entrpreneur "helpers" were a general pain in the ass. After a while you just ignore them and keep moving ahead, act dumb and don't speak espanol even if you speak it good (just gives them more opportunity to spin you into their web).

Hope this helps and does not confuse you further.

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Larry
Thanks for the input
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A late question but if you pick up the thread, did you have to crate your bike?
Simon
NO I did NOT crate the bike. I had D and D services in LA California D & D Services, Inc. : Motorsport Assembly, Storage and Transport Specialists, Motorcycle Shippers

I worked with Barney and these guys were VERY professional and I would strongly recommend them

Hope this helps out
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