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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I'm heading to Honduras in Feb., when I get there I'm planning to donate my bike to a mission. My question is- will I have a problem with customs when I exit? I was told I could sell the bike to the mission for 1$ and would'nt have a problem once the title was in there name. Any first hand experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dan
This sounds like a question for the Honduran Consulate in the U.S. I would make sure with them that there is a procedure that will allow this and get the required forms, exemption regs, etc.
Or you could have the mission check with their attorney and get you the specifics.
Otherwise, I would assume that this is a no-no and Honduras will require you to leave with your bike. Keep in mind that the number one fear of these countries' customs offices is that you will sell your imported vehicle in the country without paying the required tariffs.
I've done all those things, just have'nt recieved a reply yet, from anyone. If it is'nt in black in white, in which I mean a half a zillion written forms, I'll just donate money and have them use it where they need it most. thanks agian - Dan
Nov 04 we rode 2 KLR from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Honduras (hey ,HI Lomira!)...and left the bikes on Roatan for the winter....we had the import permit, that basically expired...out local contact there said it was a major problem to renew and extend that permit with his friend who runs the customs office On Roatan...(he has been living there and does business there since late 60s)
we paid $150 etxra each to extend that permit once we returned in spring to ride them back.
anyway...we flew home in between that time...no problem exiting the country. Our passports did not have any stamps in them saying we brought in a bike. And when we crossed back into Guatemala (at El Florido which I highly reccomend this crossing, less than 30 minutes to exit and enter...near Copan), there was no question nor did anybody look at our import permits...so that was a waste of $150 to extend them in a legal manner...
so take it for what it's worth, but I dont; see a problem for you, just for them and paying the high import duty on a vehicle
Thanks FREEFLOW, I emailed you some questions, but got most my answers in your ride report. Still wondering if the vehicle permit is computer generated, causing me a problem when I try to get a permit next year on a diffrent bike. Hopefully the mission gets that all squared away. Thanks again Dan
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