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Forum: Latin America 07-14-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 27,322
Posted By ChileGS
Chile

Yes it is possible to bring in a bike temporarily. THEORETICALLY
But as a Canadian who has lived 15 plus years in Chile under 3 occasions, and have started a business here, i strongly caution you...
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By ChileGS
Smog

Pretty bad. Environmental alert and traffic restrictions this last week.

The weekend was cold , foggy and smoggy.

I still got out for a 2 hr ride this AM.
Forum: Latin America 06-16-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By ChileGS
Move to Chile

Im back again in Chile for the third time as of May 1, with a total of about 15 years here since 1989. So obviously I must like something here.

Its winter here now but Saturday I did a 450 km...
Forum: Latin America 05-05-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By ChileGS
Chile mechanic

I have a good mechanic in Santiago but not sure any further south.
I could ask for Concepcion if you will be in that area.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By ChileGS
Mechanic

Glad things are going well for him. Not so good for me as my apt was 3 blocks from his old shop, but I will still take all my bikes to Claudio.
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By ChileGS
Mi Moto

I have been taking all my bikes to Claudio at MiMoto since 2003.
First competent and honest mechanic Ive found.

But ive been in Uruguay for a year. Has he moved from Av Italia con Santa Isabela?
Forum: Latin America 03-20-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By ChileGS
Gracias Miguel. Voy a salir manana en ruta...

Gracias Miguel.

Voy a salir manana en ruta a Uruguay en mi Hilux pero sin moto.

Tiene sentido tu idea de comprar algo menos que 250 cc, y prefiero evitar comprar algo de China. Revise la...
Forum: Latin America 03-07-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 27,322
Posted By ChileGS
Wash

Not sure if its what is called high pressure but there is a DIY car wash at the COPEC corner of Manuel Mont 1118 corner of Alferez real. They at least have a hand held wand.

Though I havent seen...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By ChileGS
Uruguay

Not all that surprisingly, i guess, you never hear much about Uruguay on this forum.

I am very close to accepting an offer of 9 months employment in Colonia, Uruguay.

Any inmates from Uruguay...
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,373
Posted By ChileGS
They were found and had no idea they were missing.

They were found and had no idea they were missing.
Forum: Latin America 02-19-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By ChileGS
Just read his blog and seems he has been into...

Just read his blog and seems he has been into Motoaventura already.

If they cant point him in the right direction I dont know who can.
Forum: Latin America 02-19-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By ChileGS
Talk to th epeople at the Motoaventura office in...

Talk to th epeople at the Motoaventura office in Osorno.

They rent BMWs iot KLRs but they usually have someone who speaks English and can be very helpful.
I think Sonia is in that office, ask for...
Forum: Latin America 02-19-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By ChileGS
Problem with this is that it generally takes 10...

Problem with this is that it generally takes 10 days min to get anything air freighted in and through customs.

I blew the final drive on my 99 1100 GS about three years ago when I was riding in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-18-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By ChileGS
Thanks guys. Good info. Ill start plotting...

Thanks guys.
Good info.
Ill start plotting this on a map and see how it looks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-16-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By ChileGS
Summer tour

Flying up to Vancouver BC from home(Chile) in July for 6 weeks and want to spend 2 of them touring the PNW on my KLR.
I know Hwy 5,seattle , portland and the Olympic peninsula from a trip some years...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By ChileGS
Changing your address on the PADRON IS VERY...

Changing your address on the PADRON IS VERY SIMPLE COMPARED TO GETTING THE FIRST ORIGINAL.

Just go to the Registro Civil in Antofogasta when you know the address and I think it is even free of...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By ChileGS
It shouldnt be a problem. They have loosened the...

It shouldnt be a problem. They have loosened the rules that you need to be resident in an area to renew there.

But to circumvent any problem. if you have something showing that you are employed...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By ChileGS
When are you heading up? Over the weekend? ...

When are you heading up?
Over the weekend?

I am riding down to my apt on the beach near Santo Domingo probably in a few hours, latest early Sat AM, and if you want to get off Hwy 5 for a while...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189
Posted By ChileGS
148 in a 120 zone is classed as gravisima and is...

148 in a 120 zone is classed as gravisima and is subject to a fine of up to 3 UTM where a UTM is worth 40,005 pesos.

So about $245.00.
Forum: Latin America 02-02-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189
Posted By ChileGS
You were very unlucky. Usually the carabineros...

You were very unlucky. Usually the carabineros dont bother to take foreigners licenses because they dont expect them to be bothered to get them back.

What ticket did he write you?

If you live...
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 27,322
Posted By ChileGS
Bjoern GS Trophy Exactly what is this and...

Bjoern
GS Trophy
Exactly what is this and where is this going on?
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,932
Posted By ChileGS
Nx400

In Santiago at Procircuitos a new NX400 will run you USD $7,450. If you pay cash you could probably get it for about $7,000. I would offfer $6,850 and see where they counter.
Forum: Latin America 11-14-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By ChileGS
Meridiano is a good call. Very nice small family...

Meridiano is a good call. Very nice small family run boutique hotel.

Casa Roja is very nice but pretty much a young backpackers in style hostel with a lot of people looking to party, which it...
Forum: Latin America 11-14-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By ChileGS
Casa Condell is sometimes called a hostel but...

Casa Condell is sometimes called a hostel but really its more of a family run bed and breakfast. At least you dont usuallly get groups of young travellers wanting to party.

Its central, good...
Forum: Latin America 10-27-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By ChileGS
Santiago bike

Assuming you mean trail and not trial(s) if you are going to Vancouver.!

I think the smallest bike that would get you there without a lot of hassles would be an XR125 Honda selling for about $2700...
Forum: Alaska 08-04-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,131
Posted By ChileGS
Just got back from Inuvik on a Vancouver to...

Just got back from Inuvik on a Vancouver to Inuvik trip on a set of Heidenau K60s
Still a few more kms left after 7900 km
Great tires especially in the mud on the Dempster.
Forum: Latin America 04-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By ChileGS
Claudio Nilo MiMoto Avenida Italia 1307...

Claudio Nilo

MiMoto

Avenida Italia 1307
Providencia

Tel 2049215
Cel 92405120
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By ChileGS
Copiapo

Sorry but I can't help you about Copiapo.

About 7 years ago my Mazda MPV blew its auto tranny in Copiapo and I tried to have it repaired there.

No way.

I had to ship it back to Santiago.
...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By ChileGS
I have had very good luck with Claudio Nilo of Mi...

I have had very good luck with Claudio Nilo of Mi Moto who does all my work on my R1100 GS and CRF 230

tel o2 204 9215
cel 92405120

Av Italia 1307

Providencia
Forum: Americas 02-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By ChileGS
KLR HEIDENAU Inuvik

Rather than riding my GS from home in Santiago Chile I have taken the easy way and bought a KLR in Vancouver.
I am planning to fly there in June and ride Vancouver to Inuvik and back.

Dealer...
Forum: Latin America 02-10-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By ChileGS
This is definitely the best advice you are going...

This is definitely the best advice you are going to get.
If Roland doesnt have one he can have one sent by Turbus from Santiago the next day.

There are lots of bike shops in Concepcion, not sure...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By ChileGS
What do you mean, on top?

What do you mean, on top?
Forum: Latin America 01-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,419
Posted By ChileGS
Rental

Ivan from

Www.motorent.com has a good rep

Not cheap, like everything in Chile
Forum: Latin America 08-30-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 27,322
Posted By ChileGS
Chile Ralco to Lonquimay

I was out last weekend exploring a few routes, but in my pickup.

I got about 60 km out of Ralco climbing up the Alto Bio Bio when I hit ice and snow and had to turn back.

But I tallked to a few...
Forum: Latin America 07-19-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 27,322
Posted By ChileGS
Chile

I normally live in Santiago but find myself in Los Angeles until next May 2012

Los Angeles,Chile that is

Looking for people who like day trips into the Andes and central mountains, or who can...
Forum: Latin America 02-18-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By ChileGS
Santiago in April

The weather around Santiago in April is usually still OK, cooled down a lot but the rain and smog of winter have not arrived.

Best bike shops in Santiago are BMW and Triumph. Also one place...
Forum: Latin America 02-18-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By ChileGS
Santiago

Canadian living in Santiago for 14 years now.
Riding a 1100GS and Honda down here.

Glad to help you out with any questions.

When are you coming this way?
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,918
Posted By ChileGS
Saturday ride in Chile

Where is Laguna Negra? Is it above Embalse del Yeso? Too bad the trail is closed off.

Have you been up to Termas del Plomo, above the Embalse?

I am looking for rides like this around Santiago. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,979
Posted By ChileGS
Where I live in Santiago Chile these have been on...

Where I live in Santiago Chile these have been on the streets for quite a while. A few times I have made the mistake of trying to keep up to one in heavy traffic when riding my BMW 1100GS.

Not a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 398,229
Posted By ChileGS
Santiago

I envy you your great adventure.

I have lived in Santiago 10 years but have not yet made it past Chiloe to the south.

Anyway if you need any assistance in finding your way around or if you...
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