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Old 05-19-2014, 04:45 AM   #1
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We need a place in Barcelona to put the bike in one piece again.

Hi there,

We are a couple of Chileans starting a RTW trip in our motorcycle, we shipped it from Chile to Barcelona and, after one and a half month of delay, it will arrive to Barcelona on the first week of Jun.

We would highly appreciate if someone could lend us some space to put the bike together again, it's nothing too complicated, just put again the front wheel, handlebar, crash bars and the battery. We have all the tools.

And we need some advice about how to get the bike from the port to the city. Any company which can move the package?

Here to pics to give you the idea o how the bike comes:





Thanks in advance and good rides.

Liz and Francisco.

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:26 AM   #2
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I think the usual routine is assemble on site, ride away.....

Not sure what you do with the container though. Looks like a good one.

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Old 05-20-2014, 12:45 PM   #3
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Hi Gar:

Thanks for your answer, but I'm not sure if the guys in the port will allow me to do it, for safety reasons... In Chile for instance they wouldn't allow me in the port...

Anyway it would be great to do it just there and avoid paying for the transportation of the bike from the port to the city.

Cheers.

Francisco

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Old 05-22-2014, 05:21 AM   #4
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You could try these guys.

http://uk.pepecar.com/hire-a-van/

There's another link on here where someone recommended getting a big van so you can work on the bike inside it. Guessing you'll need to find a big plank or someway of unloading it afterwards. Still, at least you'd have some way of transporting the crate.

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Old 05-23-2014, 12:26 AM   #5
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That's a good idea to rent a truck - kills two birds with one stone - and if you get a box van with a tailgate that's half your problems solved.

Just google truck hire in Barcelona, there will be hundreds.

But why not just mail the Port Authority and ask for advice - this is Catalonia, where entrepreneurialism lives and the chances are the official dealing with your enquiry will be a biker too!

If you are already in Barcelona check out the Paddock biker's bar, someone there may be able to help - and you'll have a good night out at least

Regarding your packing crate: you may be able to sell it either on Spanish eBay or Motos.net, the leading used bike market. I know one Spanish adventure biker who nearly lost his bike in Capetown because he had crated in up in a wooden box - importing timber is forbidden there!

Good luck - will you be travelling around Spain too?

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Old 05-30-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
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Hi Gar: Thanks a lot for the hint!

Hola Motero español!
Tanks for the hints!! I will write to the port authority, and I will go to get some beers to the Paddock (when we are back to Barcelona, maybe we can met there).

About the crate, I want to give it to someone who may need it, it was given to me and it would be wrong to sell it)

About travelling in Spain, the original idea was to ride Spain and Marroco and then head to Vladivostok, but due to a two months delay of the bike we are traveling "on foot" meanwhile, we did Barcelona, Paris, Foix, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Marrakech and today we arrived to Casa Blanca.... We miss the freedom that the bike gives you, and hate to way the bloody train... But anyway is way better than be in a bloody office :)

Cheers and thanks

Francisco

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:53 AM   #7
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Hi,

Harbor is almost into the city. And if I'm not wrong, Paddock ist max. 1km away from Harbor entrance (Paral·lel Avenue). I bet you can somehow solve the puzzle.

But anyway, as before mentioned, pretty sure they will let you assemble the bike on any ground in the harbour.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:40 AM   #8
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Hi!

thanks to everybody!!

The ship should have arrived last Sunday... but still not confirmation from the shipping company

Yesterday we got back to Barcelona and we hope to get the bike this week... then head to the east

We got a place to assemble the bike pretty close to the port and a very chip transport, so we will be very comfortable to work.

we may be going some day to the Paddock to show of the bike, is nothing fancy, but I think u don´t see many klr650s in Europe

Safe routes!

Francisco.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:45 AM   #9
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¿Felizidadas Francisco! Bon viaje

Saludos

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Old 06-19-2014, 03:06 PM   #10
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I'm late , but this link will show you the exact position (through the AIS international safety network) of all Cargo ships
https://www.marinetraffic.com

I think that they will allow you to prepare the bikes on site - just ask to put them in an out-of-traffic place
we had same problem 25 years ago in Canada …


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Old 06-20-2014, 11:28 AM   #11
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Hi! Thanks for the link! It can be useful in the future, the shipping company tracking site is a real crap.

our bike got yesterday to Barcelona and today we started the customs paperwork :)

And I already got a place and the transport was only 21 EUR, so we will be very comfortable putting the bike together again.

Cheers!

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Old 06-22-2014, 12:35 AM   #12
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our bike got yesterday to Barcelona and today we started the customs paperwork :)

And I already got a place and the transport was only 21 EUR, so we will be very comfortable putting the bike together again.

Cheers!

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That's great news

Regs

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:45 PM   #13
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in case there's anyone following this thread, our story continues here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...6#post24629976

we cross Italy and the alps already
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