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Old 17 Apr 2020
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American Plated Moto

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Just buy a Chilean bike. More choice available. Get the paperwork done and ride with less hassle. Or ship your own.

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I don't want to ship mine, I am now going over my route and plans. I might buy in Chile, Argentina, or Brazil, and ride thru Brazil again, French Suriname, Guyana, and then back thru Lethem, and Boa Vista, Manaus, and back to Belem.OR MAYBE VENEZUELA WILL OPEN UP!!!! YIPPEEE, another reason to own my moto is flexibility as to my routes and drop off points for storage or sale.
I would consider a Chilean moto, but I thought a American plated moto in my name, with title transferred to me would definitely be easier than an American riding a foreign plated moto, especially crossing those borders.
I think a problem would be to transfer the TVIP? Brazil had been lax in issuing some TVIP and confusion if its been required? My thoughts are to transfer title,in the STATES, exit Brazil, and if entering another country get a new TVIP,?

Selling it or riding it back is still open option,, I would love to return again through my favorite country Peru!!!

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Originally Posted by Kino Jeff View Post
I don't want to ship mine, I am now going over my route and plans.

Selling it or riding it back is still open option,, I would love to return again through my favorite country Peru!!!
I bought a moto in Colombia, and now go on April 7th!!!

Vaccinated and ready to ride!!!
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Good luck. Hopefully things go smoothly for you!
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Wow thank for all the info!
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Permanently export Chilean bike?


Anyone have experience with buying a buy in Chile and never returning it? I want to ride one from Santiago to USA.
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Hi all,

Has anyone crossed borders in South/Central America with two vehicles (driven by different individuals) but both of the vehciles owned by only one individual?

My partner and I would like to drive x2 motorbikes from Chile to USA - both bikes are owned by me (so the paperwork is all in my name).

Will that be a problem when crossing borders?

Anyone have real life experience?

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Hi Rory,

the owner of the vehicle needs to give a power of attorney to the driver.

Witnessed a vanlife-couple being rejected at the border Perú/Ecuador. She was driving his car. He had no licence. Although both were present, it caused a problem.

Keep sharing your experience. It is super valuable and interesting

Ride safe!
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Has anybody bought a bike and obtain all the documents using this process in the past couple of years? I want to check if it is the still same process till this day since the post was published in 2009. I am planning on visiting in Feb and looking to buy a used bike to travel.

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