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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Has anybody ever sent a parcel with spare parts to Turkey?
Some years ago the German automobil club told us, that parcels have to be picked up at the customs main office in Ankara.
They said it would be impossible to sent them straight to any other city.
Is that true?
In fact we would like to get a parcel to some city in the east, e.g. Dogubayazit or Van.
Has anybody experience with this?
Does that mean there are customs office in any (bigger) cities?
Not that the "related customs office" for the Van post office is in Ankara for example?
Van is not a small city and has it's own customs also in PTT offices. Do not worry about it.
How much the package will have a value? If it is more than 80 $ you need to pay custom taxe. I am sure it is.
No problem even it is 500-800 euro. Be ready to pay the taxe (let's say 200 euro), you clear the item and receive it... No hassle... Be sure they will help you more when you are a foreigner.
Try to have somebody near you who helps you to understand each other. Not sure if they have somebody who will understand you well in PTT but may be exist in customs. I am not sure if you will need to go to customs ofifice.
I have done this a couple of years ago.
The German Automobil Club "ADAC" send me spare-parts to Ankara Airport.
The german mechanics (garage) gave the spare parts to ADAC office
at Munich airport. One day later it arrived on Ankara aiport.
(send with a passenger plane, Lufthansa)
It only takes 1 day from Munich Airport in Ankara. Great !!!
But to get the package out of the customs takes the whole day.
I startet at 8.00 clock in the morning at Ankara Airport
and finished at 17.30 Uhr. The turkish people were nice,
but many, many papers.
My problem was:
My parcel was to expensive and I had to pay tax for it.
So i Was told to go back from airport to Ankara city again
to make an official tax number.
That takes a lot of time. (ramadan was at this time too, office closed ... and so on)
But on the other hand, I was really lucky too.
I found a private transporte for going to the tax office in the city of ankara. This turkish guy was great !!!
He helped me with allt the tax-papers, drove me to a foto shop (to make a picture from me), takes me to a copy center ....
and drove me direct back to the airport.
Many thanks again!
If I can help you, let me know.
Just send me an e-mail in german.
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