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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It will depend entirely on the AQIS inspector and what particular bee he has up his derriere at the time. They are generally good and helpful, but wont bend too much.
In theory they can insist the vehicle be cleaned to "as new" condition. If you know that you've got an item that is dirty, get it cleaned or risk AQIS either cleaning it for you ($$$$$$) or having it destroyed at your expense ($$$). If the items cant be cleaned on the wharf, the costs just get out of hand.
Some parts of Northern Asia are Foot and Mouth endemic, so expect some serious looking for mud and crud on the underside of the vehicle, if they find that, then the rest of the vehicle gets flagged and gets a more serious going over.
Do things that give the inspector a warm fuzzy feeling - bug strips in the vehicle, an invoice for steam cleaning the underside and spraying disenfectant over the whole vehicle.
Can the covers be dry cleaned .. or put through a washing machine? If they are very clean at the inspection they should go through .. The alternative is to give them away before you leave (chose someone who is good to you - they can sell them or use them) .. and buy new ones when you get back.
Clean = good .. even if they are not 'dirty' they can get bug in them .. so wash them .. bit of smelling disenfectant wont do any harm to the inspector either ..
We just returned to Aus with our bikes. We took the sheepskins off and sent them from Asia by post (much cheaper than replacing them if AQIS decided they didn't like them). Make sure you have the vehicle pressure cleaned in all the nooks and crannies. We found the AQIS inspector fair, he could see we had made an effort to clean them and seemed happy. He inspected them in the crates, he spent more time checking our personal effects we had put in the crates with the bikes.
When I brought my Burgie back to Melbourne last month from Italy it was absolutely filthy - months of accumulated mud and dirt, mainly from Kazakhstan.
The dealer in Rome who crated the bike had promised they would clean it with a high pressure hose before crating but seemingly forgot about that. In order to try and avoid problems with AQIS I aranged to meet them at the shipping depot and sweet talk them, if needed, to avoid the huge steamcleaning bill. I arrived at the freight terminal at the appointed time only to find AQIS had already been and gone and had approved it!
This is the 2nd time I have brought a bike back from overseas and each time I have had no problems with AQIS whatsoever.
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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