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 have just arranged insurance trough RAC vic, it was straight forward and easy. Third party insurance on my 1150gs adv is about 170 aud for a year. Call 137228 and ask for a quote.
If you have some questions about getting the bike trough customs in Melbourn, don`t hesitate to ask.
We`ll be traveling around oz until the end of January, see you out there.
I did this 2 weeks ago. Full details at Clearing your bike in Darwin, Australia
Be careful of two things. Firstly, in Oz, they separate 3rd party persons and 3rd party property. Only the 'persons' is required legally. Secondly, Darwin is a Territory as opposed to a State and the vehicle office in Darwin said that their cover would not apply in other states.
Im having a few issue's here in brisbane regarding the CTP. The bike has been cleared by customs and quaratine. I drove the bike of the wharf onto the public road. The customer broker reckoned the carnet should be enough for insurance, yeah right.
The get the CTP organised is another matter. The CTP is obtained from RACQ refers me to Queensland Transport Organisation. They are not familiar with the carnet and temporarily import. Told me to contact DOTARS, which i believe is completely in the wrong direction as this deals with import cars which will end up with a Queensland plate. Not for me.
Any suggestions? Perhaps I will attempt Queensland transport again with some of the keywords found on this topic....
* Get your bike discharged from the port.
- Got the Carnet stamped in Brisbane Centre
- Quaratine inspection on the wharf. They were mostly interested in tent pegs and some
other camping gear. The bike just got a quick look under the front fender.
- Apparantly the bike cant be driven off the port, just pushed and was ok.
* Unfortuanly the customs broker didnt knew too much on the next part, CTP and rego. So I
just drove the bike from Brisbane to GoldCoast were im staying.
* Get yourself CTP insurance at eg RACQ, 80AUD / year
* Drive over to Queensland transport and bring
- yur bike
- your countries registration papers
- drivers license
- CTP insurance
* Apply for 'Oversears Vehicle Permit'
- They will quickly inspect the bike for correctness of numbers (frame, rego etc) that you
have provided. Funnily enough they did not do a roadworthy check. Brake light, Horn,
blinkers, etc were NOT checked...
- They will print you a overseas vehicle permit (CTP attached) that you need to keep with
you all the time. This permit was provided at NO cost.
Thats It. There is a lady at queensland transport Upton Rd - Bundle that has dealt with this stuff before. Apparantly there are some desert racers coming over to train for the dakar..
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