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Old 02-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #16
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If you make it to Antigua, Guatemala (nice place to relax a few days), be sure to come by Moto Cafe and share some stories with fellow motorcyclists, join us for a ride, or just have a beer!

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #17
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I crossed from Chile to Argentina numerous times without being asked for proof of insurance. Like I said, it is hit or miss. The right attitude at the border goes a long way.
No way. When did you last do it?
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #18
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Here is a link to a comparison I did on south American maps before my trip to SA

http://www.moto-treks.com/gps-maps

I also had the free garmin world routeable map loaded as my base map.
Great Help thanks a mill.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #19
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You can download the maps for the gps (Chile,Paraguay and Argentina) at : proyectomapear.com.ar
If there is something you need to know about Argentina, here I am.
Thats very kind of you,Thanks and as said I am new to this forum but I already feel at home as people are always trying to help.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #20
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You can download the maps for the gps (Chile,Paraguay and Argentina) at : proyectomapear.com.ar
If there is something you need to know about Argentina, here I am.
Thanks Manolito I will look it up !
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:13 PM   #21
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If you make it to Antigua, Guatemala (nice place to relax a few days), be sure to come by Moto Cafe and share some stories with fellow motorcyclists, join us for a ride, or just have a beer!

Moto Cafe
6a Calle Oriente #14
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90°43'52.43"W

Good for you to take off and do it!
It is marked,Thanks I am getting more exited by the minute.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #22
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look on klr650.net
he did this trip and has a huge write up
Thank you I will look it up !
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #23
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No way. When did you last do it?
That link in my sig has all the info. And I crossed from Santiago to Mendoza just last month.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:24 AM   #24
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Thanks Bud, first response to my post I will look that up!
Hi Airhead,subscribed to smellybiker.com and paid the 50 Bucks,tryed to download the maps on my laptop and my Pc.I have no luck,it shows it installed it but will not open an actual file,I am now waiting to hear back from them.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:28 AM   #25
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That link in my sig has all the info. And I crossed from Santiago to Mendoza just last month.
Misery Goat,checked out your links and i like them.I am just now learning to do some of the stuff.
My starting blog: klrsouthoftheborder.blogspot.com
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #26
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Kindberg. You will have a great trip. I can guarantee that you will run into other travelers and riding with them can add to your trip if you want. Border crossing can be helpful to have an extra person as you get hit with the hurricane of Helpers and money changers in central America. You have time to read the many ride reports that will help with logistics and all the trails of being on the road.

Be prepared that it is a learning curve and you will have lots of challenges along the way. Once you get into the traveling groove and take it all in.

If you have any specific... PM me . Am currently in Ecuador after 8 months on the road. I have put an index on the front page if you are interested in certain countries.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...0#post15950430
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #27
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My advise in short would be Dont Sweat the Small Stuff. Prior to staring the trip you'll probably be concerned with all sorts of details, which as the miles rack up you'll realize arent important. There's no right or wrong way to go about such a trip, only the right way for you. That said, you're probably on a good bike for it for reliability, tire/parts availabilty and ease of maintenance and repair. Best of luck!
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #28
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That link in my sig has all the info. And I crossed from Santiago to Mendoza just last month.
I guess your bike is not registered in Chile or Argentina? It shouldn't exempt you from having insurance. I am talking about third party liability insurance, they don't care about your own property insurance. In any event, I would strongly advise everybody not to show up at a border crossing without proof of internationally valid insurance. It could cost you a long trip back to the next town where you can purchase it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #29
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I spent a year planning for my trip to South America. For me, that's part of the fun I'm planning for a trip to Mongolia now but have no idea when I'll leave

Once you have identified places you want to visit you will find getting there is not really the problem. After awhile, arriving at a town and finding a place to stay is not that big of an issue either. Some of the time I got tips on good lodging and I'd stay there. Other times, there where places you know you will stop at like Casa Blanca. There are also a few hidden gems like Posada Cavieres near Mendoza, Posada La Farfalla in Chos Mala or Estancia La Angostura in the middle on nowhere along ruta 40.

Border crossings with become easier after the first two or three - just remember it's all part of the experience.

All in all you will have a great time. Plan where you want to go but don't let that stop you from exploring along the way
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #30
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I guess your bike is not registered in Chile or Argentina? It shouldn't exempt you from having insurance. I am talking about third party liability insurance, they don't care about your own property insurance. In any event, I would strongly advise everybody not to show up at a border crossing without proof of internationally valid insurance. It could cost you a long trip back to the next town where you can purchase it.
I'm not saying I am exempt from having insurance, my bike is registered in the states. I'm saying that the border agents don't always ask for proof of insurance, which is true. I crossed the border b/w Chile and Argentina a number of times. I decided to self capitalize based on my riding skills and the likelihood that I would be in an accident that was my fault. Everyone needs to decide what level of risk they are willing to assume and yes, part of that risk is you may get turned around at the border. And from what I've read of border experiences here some of these people should get the insurance b/c they seem to attract all the red flags.
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