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Old 05-19-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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I am starting to plan a trip on South America and I would like to have an estimate as to shipping bikes from Oregon to Argentina. Has anybody here done it before?

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Old 05-19-2015, 12:08 PM   #2
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Cheapest but not logistically most convenient would probably see if you can book some container space on a tug/barge going to SA. Don't know who does regularly scheduled runs to SA but from the US the pacific side isn't as well serviced as the gulf/Atlantic side. On the Pac side, the best you might be able to pull off is a port in Chile? If OR is your outport of choice I would call Saus(sp?) Brothers Towing in OR. Don't know if they do runs to SA but they'd know who does from the US west coast.
For ease of logistics and Customs snafu's your best bet is ship via air freight and fly on the same plane as your bike. Best of luck and plan on being flexible with money, time and destination.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:29 PM   #3
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Loads of information about motorcycle travel and shipping here.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #4
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM   #5
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Unless you are moving to Argentina, I would investigate renting a bike down there.
Remember, you not only have to ship it there, you also have to ship it back when you're finished.
Double the chance of some idiot damaging it.
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM   #6
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Check out Air Canada. You'll have to get your bikes to Vancouver but that shouldn't be to hard.
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