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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Hey I did do this, in BC - the most amount of time they will let you register a bike for as non-resident is 6 months (and in my case only 3 months initially and I could only renew it in BC) and it is expensive. I still have the bike but it now registered in the US after the BC registration expired.
My suggestion is to buy, register and insure in the US and ride around Canada on US registration, much cheaper all round.
Thanks for the info. At the moment I am thinking of buying a 2009 Wee in Alberta, as I am being assisted by our fellow HU members who lived in Calgary. But I have no clue what and how difficult it would be to register under my name. Any idea of cost implication incurred on you?
I am not aware of any legislation here in Canada that explicitly states that there is any different process for a "non-resident" to register a motor vehicle. So, if you have friends in Alberta, and they don't mind you using their address, I think you should be able to just register the thing like anyone else would. Heck, you don't need to have a driver licence to own and register a motor vehicle - any old grandmother out there who has never driven a day in her life can purchase and register a vehicle. But, to drive it, it is obligatory to have liability insurance, and that is where things might get a bit tricky.
Basically, don't volunteer any information about being a visitor, and see what happens.
Alberta has a lower sales tax rate than the rest of Canada (there is no provincial sales tax there, only the Federal GST, which is 5%. So, the whole purchase process will be less expensive (subject to less tax) than in any other province.
You might encounter a bit of difficulty getting insurance for the moto if you don't have a Canadian driver licence. The most likely problem that you would encounter is that you would be treated as if you have no driving experience at all, resulting in a fairly high price for insurance.
Best advice I can give you is to ask your friends in Alberta to make a few inquiries on your behalf, both at the registry office and at an insurance broker.
Ensure you have an International Drivers License class 6 (Motorcycle) and it would prove easier then just one from your home country. Alberta is definitively the best place to Plate a MC as they figure you will only run it for 6 months a year. In BC I pay over 1700 a yr with a 40 % discount. but thats with full coverage including theft and collision, in Alberta it was WAY cheaper. But here in BC on the west coast I ride year round while my friends in AB are digging snow from their cars.
Thanks lot for the info. What if I rent a bike from my friend; he owned the bike, insured under his name and authorised me to use his bike? Reckon that would be less hassle to ride across Canada and even into the US (Am planning to ride Alaska too)?
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