ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Trip Planning > Americas
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-18-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
peteFoulkes OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: London
Oddometer: 157
Anyone know how long parts take to clear Colombian customs? `

I had a high speed fall a few days ago and have managed to smash up my bottom end on my DRZ 400. I'm currently in Pasto in southern Colombia and trying to source parts locally but it looks unlikely.

Does anyone have any experience with how much time it typically takes for parts to clear Colombian customs at all and also what the process will actually involve from this end? My spanish is still only at a basic level so if it involves complicated paper work then it could be a struggle.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Pete.
__________________
Read more about our round the world DRz 400 trip on our website here:
www.toughmiles.com

Find us on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/toughmiles
peteFoulkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
Parcero
Mundial
 
Parcero's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago physically, Colombia en mi mente.
Oddometer: 520
What do you need?
__________________
Chicago to Panamá y Más Allá

Light Dual Sport Fun in Michigan

R1200GS / KLR650 / XR400 / XR250 / 1950 Panhead
Parcero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
peteFoulkes OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: London
Oddometer: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parcero View Post
What do you need?

I've smashed up my DRz in a place called Pasto. Damaged the frame, crank case and the magnesium cover. We're working with a local mecanic now to see what he can do with the damaged parts. There is more details on this thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post20082583
__________________
Read more about our round the world DRz 400 trip on our website here:
www.toughmiles.com

Find us on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/toughmiles
peteFoulkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
Redhed
Lost on the Island
 
Redhed's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: NorthWest Vancouver Island
Oddometer: 80
Pete
I checked out the pics from your crash. Ouch, but glad to hear ;you are not broken anywhere. I am slowly working my way westward, and after picking up a new tire in Bogata, may even be within shouting distance of your two. Don't give up hope. We had a Garmin base repairid in Cartegena, and everyone said that it was toast. There are some very talented folks down here.

Madog
Redhed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014