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Around the World in multiple years! From Alaska to South America, Africa, and beyond

I am new to HU and have already reviewed some of the posts particular to my planned (loosely) trip around the world. The trip I am planning will be conducted over multiple years, storing the bike at various locations, returning to that location, sometimes a year later, to continue on, probably for a riding time period of about a month.
I live in Alaska and plan on riding the trip on my BMW R1100GS. I have taken the bike up the Alcan Highway from Washington, and to Deadhorse and Inuvik Canada. The bike is pretty much set up for camping/traveling. I plan on taking off on the first leg of my around the world trip this coming July. The first leg will be from Alaska just to Texas where I plan to store the bike until next year. Next year's (late 2013) leg will be from Texas to Tierra del fuego then on to Buenos Aires. I'm thinking I will store the bike in BA and fly home. I will need to have the bike shipped to Cape Town prior to the next leg across Africa. I don't know if I should ship the bike to Cape Town before I leave BA and have it stored there (probably be another year until I do the Africa leg) or store the bike in BA and have it shipped to Cape Town just prior to my flight to Cape Town and meet up with the bike there. I'm not sure what would be the best way, logistically, to do this, or which way would create the least possible trouble (paperwork, cutoms, etc.). Anyone out there have any suggestions or ideas?
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I'd send it on to where you are next going to use it, but in saying that I could not plan that far ahead, plans change so I'd just deal with it nearer the time. If you leave it in a country, you will of course have the issue of exceeding the bikes temporary import period which you will need to look into.
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