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.
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can anybody advise on the contacts/costs of getting abike/rider from oz to nz?
is there aregular service? ie;roll up and go within a few days
any recommendations/contact e-mail addresses much appreciated
In the last 12 months I have met people who have paid from $250AU to $1500AU. the lowest was on ship, and rider travelled with the bike, an excellent deal(unfortunatly no-longer avalible). The $1500 was by air and about a week late... so price is not always = quality. average price appears to be about $400 - $500 AU.
From where in Australia?????
If from Melbourne there is a guy who has containers of bikes going to NZ as part of tours that he organises for motorcycle tourists. Try him as he may have a spare space in a container that you could use.
e mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.allmoto.com is the website for the tours he runs.
you can sent your bike from Sydeny to Auckland for approx. 480 dollars. Takes 10 days. You have to supply a crate. Those can be picked up for free at the Yamaha dealer called "Action motors" in Parramatta (suburb Sydney. You still have to modify them to fit your bike. Give them a ring in advanced.
let me know if your interested so I can send you the adress/tel. (not on my at the moment.)
We flew the bikes from Sydney to Auckland in Feb 2001 -- Drove up to the Quantas freight office a few days before, got the paperwork resolved, and dropped the bike off at their dock 4 hours before we got on our own flight (uncrated).
Be sure to go directly to the Qantas cargo dept at the airport 4-5 days in advance, just so you know the drill, and they know you. I do not have the phone number handy, but if you send a separate email, will forward to you.
We paid US$813 for the 2 bikes -- should be the same type of pricing from Melbourne as they also have direct flights. We saved A$132 by doing the DG paperwork with a friend in the business, and the whole process was easy!
Pricing for 2 bikes (uncrated) -- A$1.00 = US$0.56:
F650 = 242kg; R100PD = 294.5kg. Total was 536.50 kg
- A$2.40/kg (rate based on 500+kg)
- A$0.15/kg fuel surcharge
- A$25 = Airway bill
- A$42 = Dangerous Goods Check
- (A$132) for Dangerous Goods Documents -- we did our own = FREE.
- Customs was also free -- export agent will try to charge A$100.
- NZ$33.50 = MAF (quarantine check in NZ)
Total = US$813.00
Shipping by sea would have been about US$550, not to mention the hassle of crating, transporting crates to the docks, delay in importing, uncrating, and 2 weeks without the bikes. Flying was worth the investment.
NOTE: At the time, price from AUK to SYD was NZ$1.80/kg (even cheaper!!)
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