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!
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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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You dont need an agent for paperwork and can do it yourself..Its free and recommended by our government..If you decide to do so and save about 400 USD., I will write down all the paperwork procedure here..
Also your shipping agent in İzmir will tell you how to do it...Your number plate and personal information needed to be written on the application letter..It will be stamped on your passport page with a permission of staying up to 6 months.(not exceeding insurance period)..
What you must do yourself before going to customs port is:
1-meet the shipment agent in izmir and buy the ordino(bill of loading) and pay local expenses such as unloading and ware house.
2-If you dont have a green insurance covering Turkey, buy a green insurance here or normal turkish traffic insurance best for your staying period..a copy of the vehicle document is ok for that.
You will buy it here.
Check the address in İzmir at the bottom of the page. http://www.turing.org.tr/tr/burolar.asp
Thanx for the very interesting response.
We are a bit confused now, but this is just because shipping a car over such a long distance is new for us!
Our agency in Australia (cargoonline.com.au) told us we have to google a clearing agency in Izmir and make arrangements there.
That's why we tried to contact someone in Izmir.
We made a contact and the offer is between USD 1700.- to USD 2000.- for clearing the container and official expenses, thats how they call it.
This fare should cover all our expenses exluding the insurance.
With the costs at the Adelaide port, the actuall shipping costs and the costs in Izmir are we approx. USD 5400.- exclusive insurance while the container is on sea. Are these costs okay?
So do you think we don't need a Agency in Izmir and there would be a way to clear the container and go through customs withouth agent?
Gave you some tips friendly as I always stand beside bikers here, do similar paperwork in İstanbul several times each year, and will not recommend a person,club etc. anymore.
Normal price of the customs agent is between 400-500 USD excluding land service,ware house expenses and insurance..
You can save this also by doing the paperwork yourself..Its not an import-export procedure..You will fill an application letter (handwritten) to the port customs management,and your vehicle with number plate will be stamped on your passport page after checked by a customs officer..Thats all..
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