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Offline MOGGIE

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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2013, 06:17:59 pm »
Hi Buddy. Enjoy your trip. I have the time on hand now to do things like this, but I need the money.
I will let my wife work more overtime every day to make the money [Just don't tell her I said that ] HAHA
 

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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2013, 06:44:17 pm »
good luck hope you have an awesome time, I'll be following your RR 4sure :thumleft:
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2013, 05:57:13 pm »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2013, 05:46:14 pm »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2013, 05:53:52 pm »
Hope you have your bribe money ready for customs in BA.Last time I heard was 1000$ US.

Sounds like the trip of a lifetime.
Hey Superten, I havent commented on your post because I was unsure what to expect until yesterday but thought other WD's would find this informative.
The airfreight costs worked out to R60k ALL IN for both bikes including customs clearance and crating in SA (but it will cost you about half to send by ship although this comes with much longer time lines and complications on the customs clearance side which can take up to a week.) This excluded the costs to be incurred on the Argentine side.
Like you, I had heard horror stories about what to expect but it actually turned out to be very simple.
We hired Dakar Motos (http://www.dakarmotos.com/index1.htm) in Buenos Aires to handle the administrative process for us and their fee was US$250 per bike. Thereafter the total customs clearance costs including 3 nights of storage in their warehouse was another US$250 per bike. No bribes or under the table funny business. Each cost was properly invoiced and receipted.
Now that the bikes are out, we are using today to do final packing and cleaning and will head for Mar Del Plata at 6:30am tomorrow morning.
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2013, 10:00:26 pm »
Sub to follow the blog!l
 

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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2013, 11:06:54 pm »
Ok,not too bad,so all in,an extra 1000$.Remember to keep a few 5$ bills handy for the traffic cops.

"Senor,hoy es muy caliente!Porque no tomar este 5$ y compra una cervesa!"

Sir,today its very hot!Why not take this 5$ and buy yourself a beer"

I have used this line with traffic cops in -5degrees centigrade.It works.
It is time.
 

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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2013, 04:52:41 am »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2013, 05:02:59 am »
For the WD's...
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2013, 09:13:59 am »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2013, 09:57:19 pm »
 :drif: following the blog now! good luck!
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2013, 03:29:16 am »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2013, 11:17:35 pm »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2013, 09:59:11 am »
If you dont mind me asking, how much does a trip like this cost? Eendag as ek groot is....
 

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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2013, 10:45:45 am »
When I hit the lotto.
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2013, 10:53:59 am »
Anything is possible, anything besides hitting the lotto...
 

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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2013, 06:26:35 am »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2013, 07:36:10 am »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2013, 01:10:59 pm »
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Re: The Americas 2013
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2013, 07:06:00 am »
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