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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Recently entered mexico from Belize, and the customs and aduana would only give us 30 days and the same for the bike.
We understand it is relitively easy to get the tourist visa extended at any immigration office in a major town (but it needs to be done near the expiration date?) but are not so sure about the bike permit. We were told we need get the tourist visa done first and then to go to a Benjercito office where extending the permit should be no problem.
The snag is, as far as we can establish these offices only seem to located at the borders? Does anybody know of any Banjercito offices (or other aduana offices) we could go to that do not involve having to drive back to a border?
Have looked at a previous posting re: this, but it dealt with a bike that was nearing it´s 180 day limit...though we will try the tourist hotline as recommended.
I checked around a little on the net and found the following site with telephone numbers http://www.inami.gob.mx/paginas/dire...gaciones.htm#3 If this doesn't help you you could call the Instituto Nacional de Migracion the number is 01 55 53872400. They should be able to tell you where you can do the paper work. It shouldn't be difficult to do but you do need to extend your tourist visas first and then get the extension on the bike permit. If you don't have any luck drop me an email and I will look into it more for you. I work at an English schooland we have lawyers that get working papers for us and they should be able to tell me where you can fix it up.
If you come through or near Mexico City send me a mail and we can put you up and show you around. I can also show you some good roads in the area.
Having got my tourist visa extended today it appears the temp vehicle import permit is automatically extended in line with the extended dates (up to 6 months) on the tourist visa (even though it says on the permit it expires 30 days from entry into Mexico).
We shall see........I will update this if we have any problems at the border.....
i have been told by the consulate that although immigration extends your visa, aduana/duty/banjercito will not know unless you renew the vehicle permit with them. The one person I know of that let his permit run out was not fined when he renewed it but each office may handle things differently. You can renew the permit at a shipping port and possible an international airport.
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