Have you ever deposited money ($4,500) into someones bank account that you have never met...?
...for a bike you've never seen...?
...that lives in a different country...?
WE DID!!!!!!! ...and so the story begins.
First: Thank you ADVrider for bringing trustworthy people together with a passion for motorcycle travel!!!!!!!!
So, the check was deposited. The title to the bike came in the mail, and was registered to my state and me.
The bike was being stored at Dakar Motos in BA.
The owners of the bike had a vacation planned from Brazil to Yellow Stone and were able to bring the luggage to us, and it was great to meet them.
We flew to Argentina with the bike's luggage packed and found our bike waiting.
First stop: See the start of the Dakar!
The taxi gets lost on the way to Dakar Motos, once we find the place we do some quick set-up of the bike, and are off to find the ferry to take us to Uruguay.
After a long evening of trying to figure out how things work in this new to us country we stay the night in Uruguay.
The next day we cross back into Argentina, and we see if all this paperwork stuff is going to work out for us.
We find the Aduana, and the the bike gets imported to us and we are good to go. WOW, This was huge, Every thing worked out, and we get a room close to were the Dakar will start and take it easy for a couple of days.