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Old 02-06-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Lost my Bolivian plate....

...and need to head out of Peru at Copacabana by Sunday. I have just been told that its a huge hassle get a new plate in Bolivia, and to make matters worse I need to transfer the ownership of the bike in my name legally in LaPaz, since I bought it in Colombia off another traveler. The plate has nothing to do with this though.

What would you guys do to get creative about this? I was told its hard to get gas without a plate and who knows about the border....make a fake plate? ride with a real - bogus plate? Im at a bit of a loss
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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make one out of cardboard, that's what I would do.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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I need something that actually looks legit, due to the gasoline restrictions here in Bolivia.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:49 AM   #4
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I'm sorry. I'm not aware of the Bolivian gasoline restrictions.

What happens? Do they check your plate and record it? or what?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:32 AM   #5
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Without his Bolivian plate he is screwed paying the foreign vehicle rate, makes for a much bigger expense at the pumps for those going to Bolivia.
I'd do my best to find a metal shop and work on a really good fake if you are on a Bolivian registered bike, if any other just make a regular copy with whatever you can find.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:42 AM   #6
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Luckily I just found out that have a sticker with my plate number on it which verifies that the bike and plate are Bolivian. Confirmed by Cory from Bolivia Bound. I should be able to use this in lieu of a plate, but I still plan on getting one made somehow. Getting one legitimately takes 2 weeks if gone smoothly and involves some crazy stuff and costs I dont know how much.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:17 PM   #7
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Luckily I just found out that have a sticker with my plate number on it which verifies that the bike and plate are Bolivian. Confirmed by Cory from Bolivia Bound. I should be able to use this in lieu of a plate, but I still plan on getting one made somehow. Getting one legitimately takes 2 weeks if gone smoothly and involves some crazy stuff and costs I dont know how much.

There you go then. If you have a legit sticker make a cardboard plate.

Or, there is always a copy store and photoshop.

Or, magic markers and an old road sign.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:52 AM   #8
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I am currently in Bolivia.

I was behind a local on a 125 with no plate, the other day at the petrol station in Tupiza. He was asked about his placa, and said he had none. He was sold fuel anyway.

Since you know you number, I would do the cardboard and Sharpie temp tag. I think you'll blend right in.

EDIT: Hey, ADV, Check out this Small World Moment!
As I wrote this post, the OP, brecchi was actually sitting NEXT TO ME at this cafe in Sucre! We are sharing at table and chatting ADV and the weirdness of crossing paths.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:29 AM   #9
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That's cool, I always liked running into other riders now and then.


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Old 02-25-2014, 10:38 AM   #10
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I am currently in Bolivia.

I was behind a local on a 125 with no plate, the other day at the petrol station in Tupiza. He was asked about his placa, and said he had none. He was sold fuel anyway.

Since you know you number, I would do the cardboard and Sharpie temp tag. I think you'll blend right in.

EDIT: Hey, ADV, Check out this Small World Moment!
As I wrote this post, the OP, brecchi was actually sitting NEXT TO ME at this cafe in Sucre! We are sharing at table and chatting ADV and the weirdness of crossing paths.
That is unbelievably cool!
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #11
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Cool moment.

On our way to Puno and Lake Titicaca for New Year 2014 we spotted a rider in the distance.....................caught up and it was Anders on his KTM.....we had him at our home the previous year and helped him buy the bike! Then we almost rear end him on the PanAm!

ADV rocks
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