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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Hi guys, im looking to do a trip in Aus,Im looking to pretty much see as much as i can in 4-6 weeks.
I want to ship a bike over and do it on a budget... Can anyone point me in the right direction ?? Im pretty new to overlanding, I did a month over Europe on a Africa twin 2 yrs back but that was pretty much a dodle with the channel ferry and cheap hotels.
Crickey mate, how long's a bit of string - depends on what you fancy seeing - coming from the UK it may be best t o start in Perth and head across the nullabor - then you have the option of turning north at port augusta and seeing the rock and head east to the barrier reef - down there to sydney and other points in between - depends on you i spose
Budget = cheap? = camping. Well for the country areas.
Size - OZ is about the same size as Europe, with far less people.
When - the climate will select what areas you will find comfortable (summer head south - Tasmania is good then, winter head north)
Roads - sealed tar - limits your options!
Good dirt - opens up most sights
moderate dirt - all major and minor sights.
Sights - natural, measums, history etc ...
You have given us how long .. but not what your interests are. In 4 weeks I would not try to cross the country - you'd not see that much unless you stick with fast tar. Your on holiday - relax and take your time. I spent 8 months running around europe.
Also depends a lot on where you go. If you just want to cruise around on the east coast a hired bike will do the job. If you wanna go for the remore outback pists like Gunbarrell, French Line or Old Telegraph Track then I would suggest to bring your own, well prepared bike or it will eat a lot of your holiday just buying and preparing the bike.
Met a couple of japanese guys in Alice who prepared themselves for the French Line. Took them nearly a month to buy an appropriate bike and to prepare it. We shipped our KTMs to Perth (ca. 1000€ both ways from/to Switzerland) and 4 days after flying in we were on the bikes and off.
Might be different if you ship into Melbourne or Sydney, was told customs and MoT are harder to get through on the east coast. That was very easy in Pert.
Did you check the "TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted" section on the HUBB?
Am shipping my bike into Oz later on this year after a half RTW from UK. Have been advised ion having to get a V.I.D. from somewhere (vehicle import document) or something along those lines. Anyone know of this???
Have also heard of a Temporary Import Permit! any info on this would help also.
Check out 'Paperwork' section on left-hand side, scroll down to 'Australia Temporary Import'. All information and links to relevant sites are there. Application forms can be downloaded from linked Australian Government sites.
If it is of any interest I have a 2002 R1150GS Adv for sale that is already to rock and roll! 32000 km old and has been across Oz 4 times, so it knows the way be it either through the centre, around the top or even the bottom. Have either touratech or hepco and becker panniers to fit it as well and all the travel options and corbin seat for extra long days.
I can send you photos of it if your interested? Is on the east coast at present in Mackay but can send anywhere. Oh has rego until July as well.
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