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 soon off to Mongolia and the stans via Turkey and intend to carry a spare rear tyre. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the Turkish authorities impose charges at the border for tyres that are carried on the bike. I've searched this site and googled but can find no mention of this anywhere.
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this?
If it is the case that I will be charged alot of money then I will change tyres a little earlier on in Bulgaria!
Turkish immigration may require you to have all your belongings which are a potential import (camera, mp3-player, motorcyle, tires...) listed with serial numbers on a piece of paper. They stamp it and make an entry to that effect in your passport. Show the list and the items when leaving the country and you´re good. Leaving tires in Turkey may not be a good idea, as they will consider them a permanent import and that´s what duties are all about. In that case, take the old tires out as well.
It's a Mitas E-07 i'll be carrying. I just want to make sure it lasts all the way back to the UK. The total milage to Mongloia and back I expect to be about 13,000 miles. I'd be surprised if any tyre lasted that long!
Yes, we have considersed using the services of Dennis/Dean.
It was decided not to go down that route and to use Mitas E-07's which from reports seem to last for ever. Just in case though I'd like to give them a bit of a head start and carry the rear for the road miles across Europe, using an old rear tyre in its place.
Changing tyres will give me something to do whilst waiting for the ferry in Baku, giving me a fresh tyre for the Central Asian bit of the journey and hopefully last untill home.
After alot of thought and investigation this would appear to be the cheapest and easiest way of doing it.
Tyres in Turkey are very expensive due to taxes imposed. Keeping costs down is the reason for buying in the UK and carrying. As said previously I think I'll carry them for the road miles and fit them as soon as I can!
As none of the countries passed through require a carnet I won't have one so can't use your point of putting the tyre on the carnet.
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