Shipping a Moto from Ushuaia to Los Angeles

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Aussie_Gringo, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Flying Gringo

    Flying Gringo Coming Soon

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    A guy did it on a Yamaha Vino, and someone else did it on a Vespa, if your question has anything to do with scooters. You can get there from here and the only part that is not paved is the part of Tierra Del Fuego that belongs to Chile. I am thinking about doing it on a scooter myself.
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  2. Aussie_Gringo

    Aussie_Gringo I have a "get out of banning for a week" card

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    That´s pretty funny....and true. I met ADVrider inmate Metal in Bariloche on a Honda 100 loaded down with camping gear and bound for Tierra Del Fuego along Ruta 40......he made it and is now headed for Bolivia :D
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  3. Aussie_Gringo

    Aussie_Gringo I have a "get out of banning for a week" card

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    You guys are funny....If I were in Santiago, Chile, another rider would suggest riding to Lima, Peru :lol3
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  4. Aussie_Gringo

    Aussie_Gringo I have a "get out of banning for a week" card

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    It's possible to ship a moto on a C.O.D. basis which is what I´m doing for an additional $40 charge from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles, California.

    ALL fees will be paid state side.
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  5. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer Supporter

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    I think it makes sense to ship from the PACIFIC coast then from the ATLANTIC coast, right? I would think it would be faster and cheaper. Just my perception.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

    Maybe you should leave the bike there and have someone drive it up for you :evil
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  6. ontheborder

    ontheborder Been here awhile

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    Heading to the airport in a few minutes. The drill as of now is go to lancargo, get papers to take about 3 miles to customs on la cienga then back to get bikes... i hope it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  7. Shaft

    Shaft counting my blessings

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    Please keep us informed, I will possibly be needing to ship .
    Good luck.:ear
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  8. Flying Gringo

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    This I got to see. And tell me how much it ends up costing.
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  9. Flying Gringo

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    Based on my experience in the Cono Sur, if someone finds a way to do things that work, use it.
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  11. lost...

    lost... Guarior

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    I'm stuck with this problem with 4 motorcycles, but I've been thinking... (a bad habit my girlfriend tells me) if a guy could secure a shipping container, and work with all the other people down there having the same problem, I wonder how much it would cost to ship an entire container. That way, it's sealed, secure, tied down, etc, and could move from ship to ship as needed.

    Anyone heard of this before?
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  12. lost...

    lost... Guarior

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  13. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer Supporter

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    I haven't shipped a bike yet but a 20' container to ship a vehicle will cost around u$s 2,500 from Uruguay to New York. My father has shipped cars from Uruguay to the US 3 times already (1928, 1931 & 1941 Fords). I am in the process of bringing back a 1941 Ford Super Deluxe and was quoted around u$s 2,500.

    It would be a good idea if we got a container and at least a dozen bikes and split the cost. Shipping to Uruguay for me is very easy since we already know who to bribe :evil .

    I need to send my Tengai and am flexible timewise since I have a storage place down there.

    Who's interested? I can start gathering some info. let me know.
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  14. lost...

    lost... Guarior

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    hey, that brings up a great idea. Home is in Oregon for me, but if my bike was in NY, that's one heck of an excuse to do another cross country after doing the Pan-Am!

    I may be inteerested in going in on a container with you.

    +4 as possibility.
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  15. lost...

    lost... Guarior

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    how long has it usually taken your shipments by the way?
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  16. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer Supporter

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    20-25 days by boat. I wouldn't mind riding my bike out west and ship from the west coast to Chile.

    On Monday I will start getting more concrete info on the container.
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  17. glasswave

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    I hoping to ship in early Jan/late Dec.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    I just pm'ed you my contact info.
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  18. BeachBusker

    BeachBusker R.I.P. George

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    Group buy?.................I'm interested:grinner
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  19. lost...

    lost... Guarior

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    I think I misunderstood- I'm riding south to Ushuaia starting August, then want to get my bikes shipped back north to the states in January- or maybe I'll just ride around for a while longer until you guys want to reload the container. -My schedule will be open as long as my bank account still has some flow in it!

    :D
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  20. Aussie_Gringo

    Aussie_Gringo I have a "get out of banning for a week" card

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    So far, the bike has been bumped twice from flights to the USA, shipping costs have gone way high, and the bike has been stuck in US Customs since last Friday (April 13) with POSSIBLE release by Thursday (April 20) afternoon. The latest request by the freight receiver, per Customs request, is an "appraised value in writing by a third party of the bike as it is right now" which has me a little concerned as ALLCargo (freight forwarder in Buenos Aires) placed the bike on a pallet measuring 3 feet in width by 8 feet in length for an 1150GS.

    Quoted cost via e-mail: $1100
    Quoted cost with bike on pallet: $1725

    ALLCargo in Buenos Aires has good feedback from other travellers in Horizons Unlimited and if the bike hasn't been dropped or knocked over then they did a decent job as freight forwarders. ADCOM Worldwide, ALLCargo's counterpart in the USA has been difficult to deal with and apparently have no experience with receiving bikes from abroad.

    My 2 cents.

    Neal
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