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 am planning on leaving for the US and heading south by bike toward the end of this summer.
Has anybody got any advice on travelling on a US registered bike south or a European (UK or Ireland) registered bike as I may transport one from here by air...
I am unsure of costs etc heading through Central and into South America with temporary import/passing through charges and insurance and whether or not I would be able to register a US bike in my name as I do not live there...
I have access to an address in Florida but may be better to ship my bike from here and hit the road.
You can buy a bike in the USA and use the address in Florida. You go in to shop and buy the bike and use the address when they ask. Ride around put the plate and grab the title when they send it. Then off you go. But laws do change and there 50 states and there all diffrent this was the way it was and may still be.
Or you can fly your bike over the come over uncrate the bike and ride off from there. you will need USA insurance but you need that on any bike. There are othere bits of paper you may need to go on with that
The costs will depend more on you than any thing else. Say $30 to $50 a day is more than safe for me but I know people that will use $100. As far as the price thay hit you with at the borders? who knows, every one seems to take a little off the top for them self at times other times they do not. But it can run a few $100 may want to look at this http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/get-ready/budgeting.
There is getting over the gap, a new boat that may be running $200 or a plane ride at $1000 last I looked.
Then at the end of the world there are boat rides to the ice starting at $3000 to $4000.
Just remember that if you buy a USA bike when you bring it abck to the UK you will have to pay VAT. But apart from that there's no problem. I did this last eyar. Bought a bike in Alaska and rode down to Panama. No issues at borders or anything like that. It costs less as you don't have to fly a bike to America, but costs more if you bring it back to the UK (VAT) so evens out. Bikes are probably cheaper to get in the US but you are either buying before you see it or spending a few days getting a bike when you get there.
Neither option is better. I'd say if you can find a bike in the US that you like, and is a good price, go for that.
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