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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Has anyone registered an imported bike with Vicroads recently? I have recently imported a bike after going through the import approval process and had a roadworthy certificate done, but now Vicroads tell me I need get a VASS Approval Certificate? The closest engineer to get this is 400km from where I live! So apart from having to spend a day riding down to Bendigo, in freezing conditions, I'll have to part with $400 as well.
I'm just not sure this is the way to go, and I'd like a second opinion if there is one out there!
Another point is, who could I contact regards insurance for an import. Are there any specific companies that I should target, or does anyone have any info. on this subject?
seems like it's Australia - the land of red tape....
Yes I can understand your frustration mate. I have imported 2 bikes one through BMW in '93 and the other myself in 2000. Just to let you know one thing I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN!!
I brought mine into QLD and still had the same kind of trouble I had to get a vin number which I had to send to Vic for as this is the only place in Oz that does them. I don't know if this is red tape or there is a little corruption in this country of ours here?? I am beginning to believe the later!
I am sorry that I can't help you but I know what your going through. I just wish somebody from the traffic department would read this site sometimes and see what people go through.
I registered a German bike here in Nov 04, and most of my hassles were with Vicrds!!
Too long to go into here, after getting the VIN, had the bike checked by a guy in the east of Melbourne, no problem, just hand over $150, did the RWC and then another check by Vicrds.
My advice, dont believe anything they tell you at Vicrds. For decent info, ring Niddrie, where you have to get the VIN number, they were great!
I managed to get it registered but just had to get an engineer to give the ok. Unfortunately the closest one to me was over 300km away in Bendigo but it was a good day to ride out there and back before dark!
VIC Roads have a approved signatories list that they use to verify imported vehicles. Not all of them look at bikes though, so you need to find one that does. The list is on their website and is updated about every 6 months I think, check out the VASS section under the vehicles section within registration:
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