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Old 02-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #91
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #92
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Question Looking to buy a bike

Looking for a KLR 650 in Guatemala.

Any year considered.

Must have plates and papers.

Newly licensed rider has money burning a hole in his pocket

Please help me find a bike for my friend. If you have any leads please PM me.

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Old 02-09-2012, 06:26 AM   #93
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Looking for a KLR 650 in Guatemala.

Any year considered.

Must have plates and papers.

Newly licensed rider has money burning a hole in his pocket

Please help me find a bike for my friend. If you have any leads please PM me.

Gracias,

Andrew.
There is a guy here in Antigua looking to sell his. I believe it has US plates/papers. Let me know if you're interested and I'll put you in touch. Actually, even better - here is his ad on that other site: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...uatemala-61089
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #94
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border crossing costs

My wife and I are in Oaxaca until Monday morn. Then heading back to the coast and crossing into Guatemala Wednesday. What are costs for bikes and visas? We are on KLR's. We don't have a planned crossing spot yet. We are only passing through on our way to El Salvador, just 2 days in Guatemala. Money changers at all the crossing? Are they exchanging dollars or pesos?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #95
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Looking for a KLR 650 in Guatemala.

Any year considered.

Must have plates and papers.

Newly licensed rider has money burning a hole in his pocket

Please help me find a bike for my friend. If you have any leads please PM me.

Gracias,

Andrew.
A friend of mine is selling his fully equiped KLR , with local license plates and papers . Send me a PM
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:01 PM   #96
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My wife and I are in Oaxaca until Monday morn. Then heading back to the coast and crossing into Guatemala Wednesday. What are costs for bikes and visas? We are on KLR's. We don't have a planned crossing spot yet. We are only passing through on our way to El Salvador, just 2 days in Guatemala. Money changers at all the crossing? Are they exchanging dollars or pesos?
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There's no visa required for US citizens entering GT. Same for all CA countries
I don't remember the fees for getting myself and a moto into GT, but is was never memorable/costly.
US dollars and pesos are easily traded at the border crossings.
A shame you only have two days there, as it is a very interesting and inexpensive country.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #97
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We still have to come through Guatemala on our way back and won't be under a time crunch. Last time, 5 years ago, we went to Rio Dulce for a few days and then Tikal. We came in from Honduras and exited into Belize.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:50 PM   #98
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Looking for a KLR 650 in Guatemala.

Any year considered.

Must have plates and papers.

Newly licensed rider has money burning a hole in his pocket

Please help me find a bike for my friend. If you have any leads please PM me.

Gracias,

Andrew.
Thanks Chris.

Andrew,
Yup, I'm selling an '07 KLR all ready to tour. Florida plates and temporary import permit for Guate. You in Guatemala to stay or heading somewhere?

Let me know if you want to take a look.

Malcolm.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #99
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My wife and I are in Oaxaca until Monday morn. Then heading back to the coast and crossing into Guatemala Wednesday. What are costs for bikes and visas? We are on KLR's. We don't have a planned crossing spot yet. We are only passing through on our way to El Salvador, just 2 days in Guatemala. Money changers at all the crossing? Are they exchanging dollars or pesos?
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Exit Mexico

Step 1:

Very simple. In this process, you can keep your TVIP but will have to surrender your tourist card to get the exit stamp the Guatemala side wants to see. This was at La Mesilla. Whether you keep or surrender your Mexico TVIP is up to you and your needs.

Enter Guatemala

Step 2:

You are stopped at the side of the road where there are red cones and this is where your bike will be "disinfected". Cost is 12.5Q (which you don't have yet) for the so-called disinfection of your bike, which is just getting your tires wet with a garden sprayer. Paid for at the little office next to the place you park to get the bike sprayed. But you don't have quetzales yet, so.....

Step 3.

Exchange Money. Exchange a little over a week ago was 7Q to the dollar. There were 3 guys offering the same rate, standing there waiting at the area where all the above is done. I exchanged 200 US. Go into the little office next to where your bike was sprayed and finish paying your first bill in quetzales.

Step 4.

Go into Immigration and show your passport and get it stamped. They will be looking for the Mexico exit stamp. Have it open to that page and point out the stamp.

Step 5.

Guatemala Aduana. Here, you want to get your Guatemala version of the Mexico "TVIP". 160Q for the bike permit Paid for at the bank next to the Guatemala Aduana. They (Guatemala Aduana) will ask to see your Mexico TVIP and make a copy of it, along with your passport page. Don't be concerned about this request to see the Mexico TVIP. If you surrended it on the Mexico side, show them the receipt. After processing you into their computer system, the official will hand you papers to be paid for and stamped at the bank next door. Get in line at the bank, pay the 160Q, take the stamped papers back to the official. When you get your "bike permit", fold it and keep it with your passport.

Step 6.

Head on down to Panajachel and a cold beer or three
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #100
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Cry Bent wheel

I have managed to knock my front wheel out of balance. Can anyone tell me if there is a shop in Guate that can true and balance a 21 inch, alloy rimmed spoked wheel?

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Old 02-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #101
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just 2 days in Guatemala
Only 2, what a shame to miss some really good riding and most of Guatemala. Haven ridden both countries I would suggest making a little more time for Guatemala if at all possible.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:18 AM   #102
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Try the same guy that is selling his KLR , you got a PM with his phone#

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I have managed to knock my front wheel out of balance. Can anyone tell me if there is a shop in Guate that can true and balance a 21 inch, alloy rimmed spoked wheel?

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #103
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Tapachula, MX to El Salvador

Does anyone here have suggestions for the most direct route to El Salvador? We need to be in San Salvador on Friday. We will be leaving Tapachula in the morning.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #104
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Does anyone here have suggestions for the most direct route to El Salvador? We need to be in San Salvador on Friday. We will be leaving Tapachula in the morning.
Just head east on CA-2 around Esquintla then the border. It's well-signed and is a fast route. Dan
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #105
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Escuintla

We made it to Escuintla late this afternoon. We did ride CA2 but fast it was not with the traffic and near 100 miles of big potholes. We are glad we are on KLR's. Off to Monterrico tomorrow for a night and then to San Salvador.
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