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Old 02-15-2010, 02:23 PM   #61
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:02 PM   #62
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Quick update. Carnival was pretty much the debauchery I´d been anticipating. Matt donated his bike to our couchsurfing host here in Rio so that he can do a trip to the US later this year. I´m now solo in Rio trying to figure out how to ship my bike to Florida. I have no money and an almost maxed out AmEx- my business debit card was stolen in nicaragua, and my personal card expired last month. I´m going to try to western union some cash to myself... Matt was supposed to give me a nice handful of cash and his business card, but we got separated on the way to the airport and I couldn´t find him in time.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:03 AM   #63
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:30 AM   #64
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stranded in Rio

I'm having a very difficult time getting my bike shipped here. Now I've got cash, I just can't find someone who will do it for a reasonable price. I'm stuck on Rio time (this means everyone leaves work at 4 on friday, the bank takes hours per visit, emails get responses only during business hours and only answer one question at a time.) I'm getting pretty homesick (which is funny since I've only actually lived there for about a week. No, I guess I just miss America.)

I was thinking of hitting up the American Embassy and seeing if they could offer me some assistance finding a forwarder that will work with me... Criticism of that idea?
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:48 PM   #65
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I'm having a very difficult time getting my bike shipped here. Now I've got cash, I just can't find someone who will do it for a reasonable price. I'm stuck on Rio time (this means everyone leaves work at 4 on friday, the bank takes hours per visit, emails get responses only during business hours and only answer one question at a time.) I'm getting pretty homesick (which is funny since I've only actually lived there for about a week. No, I guess I just miss America.)

I was thinking of hitting up the American Embassy and seeing if they could offer me some assistance finding a forwarder that will work with me... Criticism of that idea?
the Embassy may be in another city- so, try the consulate,

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Old 02-22-2010, 01:34 PM   #66
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Hello....

We found it much simpler, to go to Sau Pualo, and have the bike shipped from there.

Went to the BMW dealer, and they tossed the bike in a new bike crate. Charged me $120.00.... then off it went to the airport. If you do this, let me know and I will give you the name and telephone number of a real nice guy at the Sao Pualo airport, that would be more than happy to help you get the bike shipped.


You might want to ride to the Rio BMW dealer about 12 miles south west (on main highway) and ask them for advice.....



HOME SICK you are? I am experiencing South American withdrawl!
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #67
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Yes, Sao Paulo is definitely on the table. I wish I had already left, but since I'm still here I'll go to the cargo terminal tomorrow and sniff around with my Brazilian couchsurfing buddy Diogo.

On another note, I emailed my girl Luz from Girag in Panama City. She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and intelligent back in Panama, and now says she'll call around Rio for me tomorrow! I think she might be my saving grace...
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #68
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Still give the BMW dealer there a Rio a try..... it is about 4 miles past where the Hang Gliding Beach is.........
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:49 PM   #69
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Finaly In.

Missed this thread when you started it.

Is Matt back in Vegas yet?
Can't help you much in your current situation, but Best of luck man.

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:20 PM   #70
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Yes, trip of a lifetime indeed.

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:35 PM   #71
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Hello again...... We shipped the bike back by "VarigLog", in Sau Paulo.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:44 AM   #72
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Shit, that's the info I found on Horizons Unlimited as well that I'd been counting on all along. Unfortunately, they're only shipping within Brazil these days.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:29 AM   #73
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I don't know if it helps but there is also a Harley/Triumph/Ducati dealer in Rio in Barra da Tijuca.
My wife is from there so I get down to Rio every year. Not sure if you found the BMW dealer but it's on Avenida das Americas in Barra da Tijuca as well.


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Old 02-23-2010, 04:59 PM   #74
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You two showed some serious brass balls doing this trip and just figuring it out as you go. How was entering Brasil on bikes? Any nasty red tape?
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:07 PM   #75
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red tape

Getting into Brazil was easy, and free. There was absolutely no line, and the customs guy was nice. We only had to wait for him for ten minutes, and got yelled at by the military police for playing with the night stick in his office.

Getting out is extremely expensive. You can't go directly to the airline, so you need to use an agent/forwader. The cheapest quotes I've gotten so far are $2200 to Miami and $3500 to LA by plane. I've also gotten $2500 to LA by seafreight. Just crating the bikes here costs $700, because you can't do it at the airport so you need to pay to have a crated bike delivered there, plus you need to fumigate it and pay an inspector to certify the fuel is empty/battery disconnected etc.

I've been done with my trip since Thursday and trying to go home, and I'm stuck here until I can find a decent way back for my bike.
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