Anyone know how long parts take to clear Colombian customs? `

Discussion in 'Americas' started by peteFoulkes, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. peteFoulkes

    peteFoulkes Been here awhile

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    I had a high speed fall a few days ago and have managed to smash up my bottom end on my DRZ 400. I'm currently in Pasto in southern Colombia and trying to source parts locally but it looks unlikely.

    Does anyone have any experience with how much time it typically takes for parts to clear Colombian customs at all and also what the process will actually involve from this end? My spanish is still only at a basic level so if it involves complicated paper work then it could be a struggle.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Pete.
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  2. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    What do you need?
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    peteFoulkes Been here awhile

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  4. Redhed

    Redhed Lost on the Island

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    Pete
    I checked out the pics from your crash. Ouch, but glad to hear ;you are not broken anywhere. I am slowly working my way westward, and after picking up a new tire in Bogata, may even be within shouting distance of your two. Don't give up hope. We had a Garmin base repairid in Cartegena, and everyone said that it was toast. There are some very talented folks down here.

    Madog
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