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Offline DanToughSunday

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Freighting a bike to South America
« on: September 21, 2012, 09:11:22 am »
How much more or less will it cost to ship a bike to South America ? Thinking of doing a 6 week trip in South America, what else do I need to know ?

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Re: Freighting a bike to South America
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 05:59:49 am »
Contact Dakar Moto, (Google it) They are good people and will give you shipping costs to BA
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Re: Freighting a bike to South America
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 06:58:51 am »
Ping Bluebull2007, he did it before
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Re: Freighting a bike to South America
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 10:07:04 pm »
Cost is around USD2600 there and back, 5 week sea trip. This will be a share container. PM if you need more info.
 

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Re: Freighting a bike to South America
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 04:16:39 pm »
I have just returned from 6 weeks in South America, which firstly is not long enough and secondly I did not have my bike.

Depending which port you ship it too will also depend on the cost. Find a budget, then see what countries there accommodate your budget as some are a lot more expensive than others and then chose your port. The major cities are generally the cheapest shipping options, however these cities are in the more expensive countries to travel in.

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Re: Freighting a bike to South America
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 01:27:13 am »
Cost is around USD2600 there and back, 5 week sea trip. This will be a share container. PM if you need more info.

Sounds about right. Ship to Buenos Aires. Make sure you get a decent freight agent who can clear your bike through customs for you or you could lose up to two weeks fighting paperwork! Budget for 3-4 days of frustration, that way you will stay chilled.  After that its all good!
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Re: Freighting a bike to South America
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 02:23:34 pm »
plenty of cheap US plated bikes for sale in south america ,have a look on Horizons Unlimited
 

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Re: Freighting a bike to South America
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 03:05:36 pm »
check out this thread

this wd is currently doing it and mentions the price and company he used.


http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=113826.0

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