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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this is my first post and I like to get some opinions regarding my plan which is buying a used bike in the US or new and tour all around in 30 days then keeping the bike in a storage by paying a full year in advance ( for storage ) then next year starting from another point for another 30 days and so on , I went across europe but I want to try the stretched roads in the US , Europe is so compressed to me everything is next the other no stretched kind of roads that I like , so can I keep the bike in any local storage for a year , I asked one local storage in new York and they say that they do month to month , it is cheaper than shipping to me , two trips will cost me same as the brand new bike ( bike shipping + tickets + wife + expenses = forget about it) , so the cheaper option is to buy one and keep it there , plus I have future plans for Canada
There are plenty of guys on Advrider.com that would gladly store a bike for you for a case of .
I am unfortunately leaving the USA in a few months so I will not be able to help anymore on this side of the pond, however, I have big plans for Europe.
Since the state of montana is 10.000 square miles bigger than germany we have lots of room. storage is something done a bit carefully so you can be sure the bike will run in a year. Here in montana we store lots of bikes for 8 months while the snow is blowing and drifting.
Try Progressive (google it). Actual purchase might have to be from a local agent--in person, on the ground. Remember that each state has different insurance requirements and procedures, so scout around for a Progressive agent in LA if that's where you're at.
Cheers for that...
i'm a little frustrated. I'd previously called Progressive and right away the guy said that they wouldn't insure me as I had a foreign licence. Yet on the website, I filled out the forms and there was an option for foreign licences.. Grrr..
I got a good quote that's WAY under my anticipated range.. so that's awesome.
Cheers for the heads up.
Bikes are cheaper and more plentiful in the States. On the other hand, you only need one bike, so to some extent all depends on whether you are either lucky, patient, or both.
Selling a Canadian bike in the States is not easy, but it's possible. Barely. You can Google as well as I can, but my 5 second search gave me this hit: Importing a Motor Vehicle into the U.S. . If that looks like the way you want to spend your holiday (and potentially a significant portion of your 90 day entry), well, you know what to do.
Sorry I don't know how Canadian insurance and registration works. I do know that in the USA, you can easily Google the specific state requirements and insure with Progressive. You might try something similar with whatever Canadian province you're aimed at. Answers which apply to one might not apply to others.
2. Your (?) UK license is good for 12 months in Canada and most of the US if on a tourist visa, definitely in New York.
3. Insuring the bike in Canada is not an issue in BC on a UK license. You will need an address, though.
When I 'did' North America many moons ago I did the test and got a US license as it made all sorts of things easier but I think that is harder now - need to be resident, give SS number/show tax returns and all that sort of stuff (thanks DHS).
Getting a Canadian m/c license is a right royal PITA and takes a couple of months.
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