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'm looking into riding across oz in december, I have a zx9r which i'd like to bring over from nz to do the trip on.
whats the deal for importing a bike for a short period into oz and how complicated is it to do.
It is a fairly simple process, I took a DR650 from NZ and rode it around Australia. Contact the AA in NZ to arrange a Carnet, I think it was for 10% of the value of the bike. I flew the bike over on Qantas - Green Freight at Auckland airport arranged it all for me. They didn't need the bike to be crated.
Yep, you need a carnet. Customs & Quarantine inspections when you get there - can be organised by your freight company (clean the bike really well) If you land in NSW (Sydney) there are no 'rego or WOF' type requirements. Other states have rego & WOF type stuff but it's quite hard to find out what, I'd just get fully comp insurance (incl 3rd party injury- we got it through Swann - take the pay by installment option & cancel when you leave)
We used Go Logistics who were pretty good, we crated the bikes.
Clean the bike really well before you send it back too.
I'm sure it's do-able.. But when you have freighting there&back, quarantine inspection, carnet and insurance on your to-do list, then I'd seriously consider renting a bike, which would get you rid of all those.
But the best option will of course depend on your plans, how long you would stay in Oz, and how long is the trip you want to do. There is no one definite answer, you´ll need to decide, and it´ll naturally depend also on the deal the rentals offer you.... But renting is usually better for shorter trips/distances (and typically inside 1 country, but in Australia of course you won´t have the problem of crossing borders), while bringing your own might be feasible, if you´re staying for a longer period of time.
I went to the US for 6 weeks, and ended up renting a bike from there. Any longer, and I´d probably have sent my own bike by sea, or bought one from there (oh yeah, that is one more option to consider!)
In 2009 it cost us about NZ$2000ea to get the bikes over & back, all costs, insurance etc etc. So the break even vs renting something basic was about 3 weeks, we were there for 4+ weeks so it was a no brainer cost wise, plus it was nice to be on our own bikes.
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