Adv riders in Colombia

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by theturtleshead, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Microchoveur

    Microchoveur Adventurer

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    I see. Part of the reason I was eventually thinking about getting a bigger bike are countries like Argentina in which I'm going to have to thousands of kilometers on straight highways in order to reach Tierra del Fuego, for example. However, I can definitely imagine that more than 300-400 isn't necessary in Colombia, or even Peru for instance. But then again, you guys know better so I guess I will follow your recommandation and get the XRE 300 as I originally planned.

    Very nice pics btw, they scream of adventure hahaha

    And thank you for the helping offer, I will definitely keep it in mind in case I need it. For now, JuliusR is being a of a great help to me in Bogota as he's helping me through the whole process :D

    The only thing he can't help is choosing for me, that's why I'm here, considering all the different possibilities I have before making a decision.
  2. kraftl

    kraftl n00b

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    Hey Microchoveur,
    this is Ludwig from Germany as well. I bought a 400cc machine in Uruguay 6 months ago and now selling in Colombia to another traveller. It's a Honda Falcon NX4 with 37000km. Are you looking for a bike? If so, contact me on 0049 163 6654573
  3. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Flying down to Bogota tomorrow night — our bikes are on an Air Canada flight out of Vancouver. We'll be in Bogota for a few days and then heading north to touch Punta Gallinas before heading to the southernmost point of SA. On the way, probably all the good bits but would love suggestions: Bogota -> San Gil -> Bucaramanga -> Guajira -> Santa Marta -> Cartagena -> then it's pretty up for debate. Probably go via Medellin, then Tatacoa desert, go down towards Pasto and into Ecuador.

    Colombianos/as de Bogotá, hit me up for a drink! :)
  4. JuliusR

    JuliusR n00b

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    Hey monsieur please bring us mayple syrup and tarts! xD

    Have a good flight!
  5. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Hotel TRYP in Bucaramanga is well located and has secure garage parking. I think it was $60. On the way you'll almost certainly want to stop at Villa de Leyva and Barichara.
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  6. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    Hey Caliform,
    I live in Bogota. I'll PM you my number. Let's link up and I'll buy you a beer.

    Todd
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  7. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hi folks, I'm looking to park my bike for a few days in Bucaramanga, as I have to fly home for a family emergency. 3-4 days max. Anyone around or should I ask the local BMW shop?
  8. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    The hotel I suggested to you there a few posts back would probably be happy to keep the bike for you.
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  9. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks so much!

    Anyone have any idea if the high roads around Guadalupe / La Paz are accessible right now? It's been pretty damn stormy, my gut tells me it's probably a mess up there. Sounds fun though...
  10. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Update: 45A up to Guadalupe was in great shape but the roads between La Paz and Guadalupe are a mess.
  11. nicholastanguma

    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma

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    Lads, I have a couple of interesting questions for which surely someone here has definitive answers.

    How does importing a moto into Colombia work? I've read that machines with miles already put on them, both auto and moto I suppose, can't be imported; I'm assuming this means anything used is not allowed for import.

    1) But what about restored vintage collector cars and bikes? Surely Colombia's vintage iron enthusiasts with fat wallets have some way of getting their favorites imported?

    2) And what about brand new machines? Can they be imported by an individual, or would this have to be done by a dedicated Colombian importer of the motorcycle brand?
  12. pepelopez

    pepelopez Been here awhile

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    Hey, if it's over 30 years old, you can bring it in after a lot of paperwork working with a club for vintage cars/bikes, nothing else can be brought in and get a colombian plate, you can bring in a new one, but it has to have 0km on the odometer, good luck, Pepe
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  13. nicholastanguma

    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma

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    Muchos gracias!
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  14. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Heading to La Guajira at the beginning of next week. We'll be hiring a local guide to get to Punta Gallinas — happy to share it with local riders that want to make a cool trip out of it.

    Locals have advised us going to the National Park is... not the best idea on our utterly massive bikes, but. would love more thoughts on that.

    [​IMG]

    LOVING this country. Wow.
  15. Todd34

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    From what my Colombian buddies have told me, there's a lot of soft sand. Great for lightweight thumpers but probably not so great for bigger bikes. If you do go, get video....
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  16. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    You bet Todd, I got a helmet cam running 24/7. Can't miss those crashes!
  17. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    If it's been raining keep out of Alta Guajira with a big bike! That sand turns to mud with the consistency of a uncooked brick!
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  18. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Is there anything worth seeing on this stretch, or do we just blast up? Might stop at Los Estoraques.

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  19. Todd34

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    Mompox was a cool town worth seeing. It's off your track a bit and takes some time to get there, but I'm glad we went. They say Gabriel Garcia Marquez used the town as a setting in some of his books.
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  20. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Uh wow, has anyone ever done the '49' route between Valledupar and Riohacha? That was ah, fun :D