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Old 08-18-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Doing RTW trip in sections?

Hi everyone,

I thought I would ask about this here, as I can't seem to find any information about it through google, maybe I don't know what search terms to use.

Does anyone know if its possible to do a motorcycle RTW trip in "sections", returning home for periods without the bike (months or even years), then continuing the trip afterwards?

The biggest problem obviously being that leaving a bike would require that it be imported into that country, and the import duties would have to be paid in full. Is there any way to get around this? Has anyone heard of someone who has found some clever way of doing this cheaply? Free ports perhaps? I am planning to start my trip in SE Asia.

Any information pointing me to a website or person who has tried this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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look on Horizons unlimited, there is a lot more info about this on there and people offering places to store bikes who know about THEIR countries laws...i'm doing it right now but heading to South America - but for example in Uruguay a bike can be left for one year while you are out of the country
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Hello Techdomi,
I am doing just that. All info on my blog www.mototravellers.com I can help with storage depending on your route.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #4
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Short answer is yes. It can be done, and has been done before. But it will bring you a few extra challenges with logistics. possibly cost you some more than doing it on one go. And storing the bike, the regulations will be different from country to country.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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Looking for info on bike storage in Uruguay!

Hi everyone; I just posted about this that I haven't seen my family for 1.5 years and want to store my bike in uruguay and fly home and surprise them. If you have any contacts for Uruguay for bike storage, I'd really appreciate it!

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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hi, i was just wondering where you were leaving your bike in Mongolia?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:47 AM   #7
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hi, i was just wondering where you were leaving your bike in Mongolia?
The problem with doing a trip like this is many countries do not allow you to leave the country without your bike although there are any that do, it requires some careful research.
From what I understand of Mongolia it allowed you to leave without the bike until this year and the only country in Central Asia which allows this now is Tajikistan.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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this might be a naive suggestion, but how are they to know? if the plan is to leave it there for only 1 month? for example?
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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hi, i was just wondering where you were leaving your bike in Mongolia?
A great place to leave your bike in Mongolia is OASIS GUESTHOUSE AND CAFFEE in UB.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:24 AM   #10
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You can leave a bike behind in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. All with some creative paperwork and/or some good medical records
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