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Importing a 2001 XT to the USA

Due to a family emergency, i must cut short my south american travels and return to the US. I would like to ship my Chilean bought 2001XT back to America, but was wondering if anyone out there knew about safety/emission standards that might set me back big bucks upon my return. I only have 5 more days to decide, so if anyone knows about problems/ease of importing this bike to the USA, i would be very very thankful.

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Is there no way you could ride it back? Might even be quicker than any other way to get home, depending on where you are...

Sorry for the emergency - hope everything turns out OK mate.
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Unfortunately i am in la paz bolivia and need to be in Houston, Texas ASAP (my dad is in a hospital there!). Riding back isn´t going to happen, but maybe storing it in Lima??????
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sorry to read about your dad, I am to far north to help you - in medellin with the tenere engine in parts - but to store the bike in Lima is a good idea. Try the South American Explorers Club in Miraflores, Lima - for safe storage - I know that a dutch biker has stored his Tenere there. I will coming down south to Lima in a few weeks, send me an email if you need help

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See http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000025.html

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http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000010.html

Try contacting adriancw at yahoo . com - his sister has ahostel in Peru, might be able to hellp out.

good luck, hope all works out well,



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walter nosiglia, the honda dealer in la paz normally lets people store their bikes for free at his dealership. when i was there in 2000 werner zwick's transalp and eric and gail haw's bmw were there. he is a really cool fellow, but only speaks spanish. you will recognise him: looks like chuck norris' twin

you can find his address on the HU site somewhere, i'm sure. (do a search).

the place is very tricky to find. i suggest you pay a taxi driver (check he knows the way first!) and follow him. it is quite a way (down hill) from where the gringos hang out...
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With thanks to many out there (especially Ricardo R.) I put my bike in Walter´s shop in La Paz early this week...Great idea Chris! His buddy Hernando took good care of me as Walter himself wasn´t there. Thanks for all the info I got as a response to my post. I will be able to come back to SA and continue my journey in due time. Thanks again to everyone.

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