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Old 3 Apr 2018
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Central America TIP suspension / Long term storage for vehicle / Exit with expired TI

Dear Fellows Adventurers,

Currently riding in Honduras, I need to fly to Europe this summer and will have to leave my californian plated KLR during several months. Do you have a clue on the followings :

- Freezing the local Temporary Importation Permit : is it possible in any country of Central America? Period allowed and fees involved ?

- Storing the bike in the customs warehouse : is it necessary to freeze the TIP or can I just freeze and store the bike in a private place? How can I contact the customs to ask for the address, process and fees ? Even with research in Spanish they are hard to find.

- Storing the bike in a private place, let expire the date allowed by the TIP and take the risk to pay a fine while exiting the country in the future : did anyone experience this ? What kind of amount can be expected ?

I am flexible on the country I would store the bike in, don't mind (actually would enjoy) riding extra few days to ensure good storage conditions at fair costs.

Any input will be much appreciated !

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I need a lot of the same information, but I can answer at least one question. You can leave your bike in Honduras without having to take it to a customs garage. I just got back after 3 weeks in the US - no problem at all. The kicker (which won't help you) is that it doesn't stop the click for the time that you are permitted when you were stamped in.
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Aduana at David in panama are supposedly quite helpful.

Ioverlander entry has some information.
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Nicaragua overstay fines

If you overstay the original 30 days Nicaragua gives you, without extending in Managua you will be charged $50+ 1$/day. I paid this rate in August 2018.
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