Need Help in Costa Rica - Bike impounded

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by krl, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. krl

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    Now there is some advice he can use. I will comment more when I get back home. Thanks...great input!
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    I was reading about your trials on another threa this weekend....put a smile on my face.
    That gate (repair the damage) was slammed shut when his bike was confiscated. Saying NO to a dubious transaction is always received with negative interpretations! Most of us would have made the same decision in those circumstances.
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  3. pepelopez

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    A KLR in good shape is worth $7-8k US, with a tico plate, they tend to sell fast, i see 2014's for up to 10k:freaky so importing it and selling it will recoup all the BS. fly to calif. and buy a 2014 with 5k miles for $4k:freaky
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    Pepelopez....you planting seeds in Juniors mind? :))
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    pepelopez Been here awhile

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    been trying,, at least come out ahead, :freaky
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    Good info. What would be the approx. total cost then to get it imported w/ a CR plate? Is the resale in CR the highest of any Central American country?
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  7. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    Pepe's a true KLR owner. I've worked on his bike. :D

    Funny, there's a few unplated KLR''s running around here in Ojochal. Likely borrowed from the city. :eek1
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    Costa rica is the most expensive in central america. has the highest import tax, his case is more complicated with the thieves involved, :pimp
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    What should be the actual import costs in CR of a slightly used KLR?
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    I paid $1400 on a '09 in nov. import tax, $200 registration/insurance, $150 for legal fees ant title/plates
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    OK, based on that, and the selling price quoted above, It does seem possible to ride, sell, and fly back?

    Are KLR's the most sought after or would a DR 650 be comparable?
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    red '06?

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    ride sell flyback and still come out a little ahead, KLR, DR, anything common, a new bike is double here, so any used bike in good shape is good:freaky
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    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    I'll keep my eye out. This town has 2 Cops, one car. Rarely see it out of the station so things are pretty casual here as far as rules go.
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    "we don't need no stinking cops" you me and my colombian lawyer can get it back, think scarface..:freaky
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    Get er done!!!
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    Any update?
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    OK, so as of today, i've sent an email to the party involved, waiting for a reply, but basicly this is how it is.
    he paid a "shit ton" of money, ie, paid all bribes and shakedown, embassy was totally useless, all they did was make it take longer and didn't give good advice, i have a legal team on standby waiting for the go ahead.
    in costa rica, each country is different, but there is a way to go to the supreme court really fast, and what it's called in spanish, i can't remember, but i can get it if someone want's it. but basically, they fucked up, and as a result his freedom of movement was violated, that's unconstitutional. why the supreme court, then all the fines, payoffs and taxes don't need to be paid, then after the bike is free, then we go after the dude asking for the money and get his job. also, all hotel and expenses are covered too.:freaky
    so,, REMEMBER, in latin america, if you ain't in jail, don't waist time with the embassy, get a LAWYER, everything happens here with a lawyer.:freaky
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  19. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    acción de hábeas corpus/recurso de hábeas corpus/solicitud de protección del derecho constitucional
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    not quite what my lawyer called it, but that's the idea,
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