The Pan American Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by stoltzfii, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Some countries also require the title of your bike .
    Usually you will not be asked for it , it depends on the guy at Aduana (custom) ; but it is a legal requirement .
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  2. stoltzfii

    stoltzfii Been here awhile Supporter

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    I was wondering about that... Would you recommend carrying the actual title, a notarized copy, or just a photocopy? Seems a little sketchy to carry the title unless necessary since it would suck to lose.

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  3. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Long timer Supporter

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    sending you a p.m. regarding your paperwork...............................
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  5. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    I know personally people that have been denied entry to Guatemala because they didn't have their title ; but I also know people who made it all the way down south without ever showing their title .
    If you are asked to show it, you should have the real thing . They know what it looks like .

    And yes , in Mexico you have to pay a deposit at the border and you get it back when you leave the country and turn in your TVIP .

    Lots of info about both topics in the Latin America and Trip Planning sections .
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  6. stoltzfii

    stoltzfii Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks everyone for the info regarding paperwork.
    It has been a hectic last few days, between packing, working on the bikes, and finishing everything up around home. Tomorrow morning we hit the road around 8 am. Everything is packed and ready to go. Jeremy and I spent the day finalizing all the straps on our luggage, assembling a tool kit, and figuring out who takes what group gear. Here's a few pictures of the work:

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    We're definitely excited to finally leave instead of just planning. The next update will now be from the road!
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  7. stromsavard

    stromsavard Serge

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    I'm in guys, from up here in West Canada!! Thanks for the great info you are about to exchange with all of us
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  8. black 8

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    Safe travels on the way....

    I'm right behind you and will leave in a week for Prudhoe Bay...
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  9. ShineySideUp

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    N :clap

    Since it is 5/5 - your probably like little boys on Christmas Eve - to pumped to sleep :lol3

    I love leather - I am curious to see how the leather bags hold up. They look great!
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  10. PaisaMed

    PaisaMed Been here awhile

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    Wow, awesome lifetime adventure! Safe travels
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  11. findlj

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    Great start. I'm In!:lurk
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  12. pista

    pista Been here awhile

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    This should be good...:ricky I'm in.
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  13. Rideon23

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    I'm jealous. :-)

    Congrats on your trip! How's the stock seat feeling by now? Especially after your run?

    Kev
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  14. KHVol

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    That is some pretty spiffy luggage you got there.....
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  15. PapaDontPreach

    PapaDontPreach Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to following your trip ... I'm in.
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  16. benjbeiler

    benjbeiler Been here awhile

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    You go man! Love that you are doing a report on here. Can't wait to see what all happens. So awesome!
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  17. stoltzfii

    stoltzfii Been here awhile Supporter

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    From our campsite someplace in Wisconsin:
    We left Lancaster Saturday morning around 8 and headed for Pittsburgh. It rained just about the entire way. And while we stayed dry, thanks to our Rev'it! suits, we were quite cold. But weather aside, we were incredibly stoked to leave. We hit Pittsburg late afternoon and caught up with our cousins and friends. That next morning, Jeremy and I ran the full and half marathon respectively. We consumed a large amount of food, said our goodbyes and headed out.


    We rode a little over 200 miles that afternoon and crashed at a little park rather exhausted. The next morning it was 30 degrees and my bike wouldn't start... so we put in Jeremy's battery and it still didn't start. So one hour and $90 later I was rolling down the road with a new battery. Bike issue number one solved

    Today we rode 530 miles and camped at a little pond off the highway. The weather has been great since the first day, and although we wish we didn't have to ride strictly highway due to the time crunch, we are loving it! Tomorrow we plan on doing a little over 500 miles and Wednesday we'll cross the border in Portal ND.

    Picture 1: leaving home
    Picture 2: leaving Pittsburgh

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  18. HBLQRider

    HBLQRider Been here awhile

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    Awesome guys! Congrats on starting this adventure. Perfect age...perfect time.
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  19. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial Supporter

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    That RevIt gear will serve you well! Have fun!
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  20. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial Supporter

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    Gotta have the original title. Having traveled plenty in LatAm and crossed many borders like GuateRider, I have never not been asked for the original title, and in many places, had to provide copies as well.

    Also you will need SOAT (mandatory insurance) in many countries in LatAm, which can usually be purchased at the border from an insurance vendor or even at a local gas station.
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