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.'
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I'm getting conflicting feedback concerning buying a bike in the USA. I'm A British licence holder and plan to fly into New York, buy a bike and then ride all over the US for up to 6 months. I then plan to sell the bike before i return to blighty. Has anybody out there done anything similar? I've heard stories about having to take a US riding test in order to get insurance. Is this true? i would be grateful for some positive and prompt feedback on these matters.
My thinking is that the only reason you'd need to take ANY test is if you were applying for a US drivers licence, in order to get insurance. MOST companies will tell you that you need to be a US resident with US DLicence to get insurance - not true with a foreign registered bike. With a US registry, not sure - and it probably depends on the state.
Contact motorcycle express for info on insurance in the US for foreign travellers - it's a big part of their business, although usually for your own bike, but hopefully they'll know the details on this. Tell Gail I sent you.
It would be the same bike I have here in England, either a s/hand Honda ST1100, or maybe if it makes sense financially I might buy a new ST1300 over there and bring it back when I'd finished. I'd anticipate putting 10-15k miles on the clock.
Yes, I work for a large dealership in Ohio. Probably better known for its motocross team. Yamaha of Troy. We also sell Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki.
We do get a few ST1000's in, but not too many. I'll have to look and see if we have a used one. We have quite a few used bikes.
We have sold a few st1300's and serviced a few.
Either way, ST110 are pretty well available used. Probably not too many to choose from. PLus, ST1100 riders tend to actually use their bikes. MOst have a few miles.
But, I could inquire about a price on a 1300 and see if we might have a used 1100.
[This message has been edited by Todd Bellew (edited 25 June 2003).]
I'm not going in the immediate future, probably not till 2004 actually - just loosely throwing some ideas about. As a matter of interest, what sort of price could I expect to pay for equivalent of my current ST1100 - new in Sep 2001, with 26,000 miles? What sort of price would I pay cash for a new ST1300?
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