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Forum: Latin America 09-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,964
Posted By Acampao
PM me when you get close to Punta Arenas.

PM me when you get close to Punta Arenas.
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,964
Posted By Acampao
Call Cristopher at +56 9 8405 8166. He is a...

Call Cristopher at +56 9 8405 8166. He is a former BMW dealer mechanic and has been doing great service to my RT for a couple of years.
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By Acampao
Yeah, right. Bring some $10 dollar bills to...

Yeah, right. Bring some $10 dollar bills to Chile and try to bribe a cop...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,964
Posted By Acampao
Yo feliz con las Heidenau por mas de un año. ...

Yo feliz con las Heidenau por mas de un año. Cuidado en el tramo Cerro Sombrero - San Sebastián, hay bastante ripio suelto...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,964
Posted By Acampao
PM if you are near Punta Arenas...

PM if you are near Punta Arenas...
Forum: Latin America 12-19-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Acampao
It sounds like a lot of riding for just two...

It sounds like a lot of riding for just two weeks. I'll buy you a beer if you come to Punta Arenas on your way to Ushuaia.
Forum: Americas 11-26-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Acampao
Anyone of you in need of a beer in Punta Arenas,...

Anyone of you in need of a beer in Punta Arenas, PM me...
Forum: Latin America 11-26-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Acampao
Hey Chris, PM me when you are getting close to...

Hey Chris, PM me when you are getting close to Punta Arenas. I will buy you a beer
Forum: Latin America 11-26-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Acampao
Funny thing, I rode from Santiago to Mendoza last...

Funny thing, I rode from Santiago to Mendoza last week. Thanks to my Garmin maps it took me about 350 km to get there and 460 to get back...
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Acampao
For your Garmin, download the free "Proyecto...

For your Garmin, download the free "Proyecto Mapear" Chile and argentina map. It's much better than the one you can purchase from Garmin in Chile, and it's kept updated by the users.
Forum: Latin America 10-09-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Acampao
PM me if you have any specific question. Happy to...

PM me if you have any specific question. Happy to help.
Forum: Latin America 08-22-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,840
Posted By Acampao
In Chile, MotoAventura stocks Heidenaus. They...

In Chile, MotoAventura stocks Heidenaus. They have stores in Santiago, Osorno and Punta Arenas. Most other brands are also available, at least in Santiago.
Forum: Latin America 08-22-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,437
Posted By Acampao
OK, by now you have already learned that you can...

OK, by now you have already learned that you can not permanently import a used vehicle into Chile, but can get a temporary permit for the duration of your own visitor's permit (90 days). There is one...
Forum: Latin America 03-23-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Acampao
Buyer for a big enduro bike in Punta Arenas

For you guys planning to end your trip in Punta Arenas, I know of somebody wanting to buy a GS, KTM or something like that. PM me and I will give you his email address.
Forum: Latin America 03-18-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By Acampao
You can get strong winds any time of the year,...

You can get strong winds any time of the year, but weather can be miserable from April through August. January and February are the best.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By Acampao
Tire pressure indicator

Maybe everybody knew it but I just learned it and want to share. When my front tire pressure goes down just a few PSIs, it starts making a loud whistling sound, going as slow as 50 kph. At least my...
Forum: Latin America 02-07-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,004
Posted By Acampao
That's going to be a looong bus ride from Lima....

That's going to be a looong bus ride from Lima. Better save for air tickets.
Also, keep in mind that zona franca bikes have some restrictions, in case you plan to get back to Chile further north.
Forum: Latin America 02-07-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By Acampao
Stay there...

Stay there...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,964
Posted By Acampao
Re: crating, all wood has to be treated and...

Re: crating, all wood has to be treated and certified. Used bikes fogged and certified.

Alejandro Lago is a reliable source for fixing/garaging your bike. He usually stocks Heidenau tires too....
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By Acampao
Two pieces of advice if you want to hear them: 1....

Two pieces of advice if you want to hear them: 1. Don´t even think of trying to bribe a cop in Chile. It will surely end with you in jail. 2. Producing a counterfeit license (i.e. a xerox of the...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By Acampao
Don´t worry Bubba, we are not in the US, no death...

Don´t worry Bubba, we are not in the US, no death penalty here (you won´t get life in prison for a third minor offense either).
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By Acampao
I would like to hear first hand experiences from...

I would like to hear first hand experiences from people actually doing it. It's obviously illegal but you can probably get away with it. Most important question is, do you want to have a criminal...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By Acampao
I can tell you are no lawyer. You may not like...

I can tell you are no lawyer. You may not like the law, but withholding the driver's license is absolutely legal in Chile were, by the way, Chilean and not international law applies. And by...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By Acampao
Nice math!

Nice math!
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,004
Posted By Acampao
Double check. While in Texas on a non-immigrant...

Double check. While in Texas on a non-immigrant visa, I imported a used Harley from Chile and registered it without any problem. Thing is it was a US made bike, but still had a metric speedometer...
Forum: Latin America 01-16-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By Acampao
Right, sorry I missed that.

Right, sorry I missed that.
Forum: Latin America 01-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,979
Posted By Acampao
Buying in Argentine will be way too expensive. ...

Buying in Argentine will be way too expensive. Buying in the rest of Chile will probably be about the same as buying in Punta Arenas paying VAT.

If you buy a bike in Chile (PA or elsewhere)...
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,979
Posted By Acampao
That's true if you want to buy a bike imported...

That's true if you want to buy a bike imported under the "Zona Franca" regime to save some taxes. If you buy a new bike and choose to pay the 19% IVA, the bike is free to go anywhere.
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Acampao
1. US dollars will do the trick everywhere. ...

1. US dollars will do the trick everywhere. You'll get better exchange rate in Argentina compared to CH$.

2. 400 km is a pretty good range. But don´t forget the number one rule for riding (or...
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By Acampao
You can call Alejandro at +56 9 9640 1233

You can call Alejandro at +56 9 9640 1233
Forum: Latin America 01-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Acampao
Santiago-Villarrica is a long day but doable....

Santiago-Villarrica is a long day but doable. Expect heat. Doing the Lago Pirihueico crossing from Puerto Fui to San Martin de los Andes is a good option. Very scenic if you are luchky with the...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Acampao
MotoAventura carries the Heidenaus in Chile. ...

MotoAventura carries the Heidenaus in Chile. They have shops in Santiago, Osorno and Punta Arenas.

http://www.motoaventurachile.cl/index.php?route=product/product&path=55&product_id=414

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Forum: Latin America 12-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,964
Posted By Acampao
You can get a new temporary import permit after 6...

You can get a new temporary import permit after 6 months from your last country exit.

A
Forum: Latin America 12-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,112
Posted By Acampao
No problem getting a good mechanic shop and...

No problem getting a good mechanic shop and decent restaurants here. Just make contact when you get closer.

A
Forum: Latin America 11-29-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,112
Posted By Acampao
I'm in The Pearl of the Strait, a.k.a Punta...

I'm in The Pearl of the Strait, a.k.a Punta Arenas, most of the time.

A
Forum: Latin America 11-29-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,112
Posted By Acampao
Chilean Agriculture and Livestock Authority ‘SAG’...

Chilean Agriculture and Livestock Authority ‘SAG’ has recently issued a provisional regulation to control the entry into Chile of two pests, the Asian Gypsy Moth and the Brown Marmorated Stink bug.
...
Forum: Latin America 11-26-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,897
Posted By Acampao
Hey guys, any of you being around Punta Arenas on...

Hey guys, any of you being around Punta Arenas on your way to TdF send a PM if you are in need of a beer or two...

A
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,112
Posted By Acampao
I assume your bike is under temporary admission....

I assume your bike is under temporary admission. You can either re expedite it or sell it in one of the duty free zones (Iquique or Punta Arenas). You cannot permanently import (and sell) a used...
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Acampao
C'mon, you are not motorcycling, are you?

C'mon, you are not motorcycling, are you?
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Acampao
I would take the Lago Pirihueico ferry (you need...

I would take the Lago Pirihueico ferry (you need to check it's working) and go from San Martin de los Andes south on route 40 to Calafate, then crossing back to Chile at Cancha Carrera to Torres del...
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