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Old 28 Dec 2013
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U.S. to South America Shuttle

Hey All!

I'm looking to travel one way between Colorado and southern South America this spring/summer (2014) between April-July. I don't care whether I start up north and head south or vice versa, I just want to drive only one way and do not want to ship the bike. I have not yet decided on, or purchased a bike. I would like to talk to others who would like to arrange a bike swap in south america (someone else interested in driving the route in reverse) so the bike can be purchased cheaply in the U.S. and end up back up here. Or, my alternate plan:

I am a US citizen who is also interested in purchasing or selling a US registered bike in Chile or southern South America in the near future.

Colorado title transfers occur by a simple signature on the back of the title; this process varies by state.

After the bike is transferred however, the old license plates/ registration are for the old owner. Does anyone know
1) How one can leave Chile on their newly acquired bike and traverse back to North America without new registration (or how to get new US registration while abroad)?
2) How to get out with old TVIP (or how to get new)?
3)How to get insurance if you can't get new US registration abroad?
4)Basically, How can you ride a bike one way, to or from South America, without shipping the bike?

If anyone can shed light on these questions or has link to thread/ website that can I would be very grateful. I am planning a trip from Colorado to South America (or the reverse) this spring/summer (2014). If anyone is interested in participating or working together, lets talk.

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i would love to such a trip too
to ship my bike from Egypt (where i live ) and after the trip to ship it back will cost me a fortune ,so im looking for another way like to buy a bike South or North and to ride then to sell it again
let us be in contact and see how it will go
and travel safe always
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shuttle, relay, swap?

I'm interested. will PM you
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Check out our bikes for sale in Chile - maybe just what you need?
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Originally Posted by omar mansour View Post
i would love to such a trip too
to ship my bike from Egypt (where i live ) and after the trip to ship it back will cost me a fortune ,so im looking for another way like to buy a bike South or North and to ride then to sell it again
let us be in contact and see how it will go
and travel safe always
Omar. PM sent
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