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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I was caught ın a speed trap wıth my bıke ın Turkey and ıssued a tıcket. I have a U.S lıcence. Wıll thıs wıll be a problem when leavıng Turkey ın a few weeks at the Syrıa border. So I want to know should I pay the tıcket or not. Thanks
I'm still in touch with a couple of guys (Aussies) who've just left Turkey in the last fortnight, they got caught speeding in eastern turkey and were issued with a fine. The advice from the police? If you're not coming back to Turkey, just chuck the ticket away once you cross the border! Which is exactly what they did!
We had this discussion recently in a German forum. The information, current as of 2010-06, that was presented there is:
Speed limit still 70 km/h
- up to 77 km/h (10% above limit) they won't fine
- 78 bis 90 -> 65 Euro
- 91 bis 100 -> 130 Euro
- above 101 km/h -> even higher fine, no details known at this point
It's not possible to pay on the spot anymore (anti corruption measure). Usually 3 cops now
The fine will be entered into the police database and can be checked at the border. However, the system currently doesn't seem to work and people have left with unpaid tickets recently and weren't asked to pay the fine at the border. So, don't ask, don't tell.
Unpaid fines will attract interest after a month, no more than original fine, i.e. can't increase above twice the original fine
We live in neighboring Bulgaria and go to Turkey all the time. We have speeding tickets, enter and leave the country with no problems whatsoever. One of my friends has tickets from 2008 and still nothing. Regard them as warnings. Best place for spirited riding.
Corruption?! Trying to bribe a Turkish police officer is unnecessary and very dangerous thing to do!!! You will never feel harassed or mistreated by them and don't even think about bribing them as most take a great deal of pride in what they do. Be very respectful and compliant. In some places they will tell you not to take pictures but it's always reasonable.
In August 2008 I was caught close to Antalya at 105 km/h and I was fined for 100 Euro (It had to be 130 but it was reduced to 100 by the officers themselves).
I paid directly in officers' hands, but they issued me a regular receipt with their signature and with mine, reporting all the datas of my passport and motorcycle: a regular ticket, I mean.
But I know a couple of friends of mine that were fined in central Turkey last year, and who were told by the cops that they had to pay at the border when exiting the Country.
Somehow, the custom officer at Turkey-Bulgaria borderline did not mention any speeding record from his computer: they remained silent, and finally got back to Italy without paying a cent.
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Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!
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"It's really professional and full of useful information, a must for any traveler."
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