The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I recently registered a Toyota in Uk, imported from SA.
Those lovely people at DVLA needed an MOT, valid insurance cert, (we used Adian Flux who used the chassis number instead of reg no), original reg documents that MUST show the exact date of manufacture, if your docs do not show this you need a letter from the manufacturers confirming the date.
In my case we paid Toyota £70 for this & it took about a month, in the meantime we phoned the original dealer (in Windhoek) that sold the vehicle when new (we has the service history & were able to locate them) & they emailed a letter which the DVLA accepted.
Just make sure that all the chassis & engine numbers are correct & match the docs that you give them
You will also need the VAT / import forms for them as well, & if the vehicle is over 10 years old they dont even want to see it!!.
Not very difficult to sort at all
I didnt actually import it, a friend of mine drove it back & sorted the import paperwork,(in his name as the reg docs were also in his name at the time).
Re the vat, they valued it (basing it on the purchase reciept) & I had to wait 12 months before transferring it into my name, this avoided the neccessity to pay the vat, if i had transferred it to my name immediately the vat would have had to be paid.
It was nt a cruiser, but a 2.8 double cab Hilux 1996, 100k k's
In other words to avoid paying the vat he had to wait the 12 months before selling it!
Buy the troopy from one of the tax free guys (transauto or numerous others) or even from an African Toyo dealer - then ship to Africa. Here in Ghana you could get one for way less than a new Defender... Due to the import duty being pretty low (a 105 on the other hand is VERY high). You can then register it here in Ghana and set off on your travels. Arrive in the UK 6 months later and you might be okay. I would check it out in detail with HM customs re your "expat status" but it should be possible. The troopy price will work out at about 17,000GBP Versus some of the European sites selling them registered for around Euro 34,000 or so... You could spend a fair bit of time travelling on the savings. Of course my theory might be total nonsense, but may be worth exploring? And if anyone needs logistical help to check things out at this end then give me a shout. I can also point you in the way of some of the best export prices from Europe (i.e. for Toyos to Africa)
If you do not mind driving LHD, here in Germany you'll fiind Troopies as you want them. Euro3 is the best emmisions standard, the J78 will be converted to!
One good address finding new ones in Germany is: PREISLISTE
Think about it! VAT in germany now is at 19%.
Usually I buy cars in the UK (i.e. from japan) and brong them to Germany; if you need assistance in purchasing/transporting your HZJ78 to UK - contact me!
Up from March 2007 there will be the new 2007-modell; pic/text: [www.buschtaxi.de] - Thema anzeigen - Der neue J7!
Not to get at european Toyota dealers!
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