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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my name is Ignacio, I write you from Canary Islands, Spain.
After ride from Spain to South Korea last year I sent my motorcycle to Long Beach, CA, EEUU. (This year I was riding from NYC to Long Beach, CA, via Deadhorse, AK).
I had to import motorcycle temporary from South Korea into USA and the one-year-of-temporary-importation expires in 25 september 2012. The motorcycle has a spanish license plate.
I can not fly to California before than octobre 18th to take the motorcycle, because I have to work here in Spain. So, at that time, the one year of temporary importation will be expired!!!
I would like to keep the motorcycle in the USA for some years.
As a spanish citizen and not resident, I don´t know what can I do with this problem .
Could I have a license plate of USA for my motorcycle as a nonresident for my personal use only? ( I don´t want sell motorcycle, just for ride into NorthAmerica)
What can I do for use the motorcycle in the USA when I travel there?
Please, somebody can answer me? I go to be crazy.
(If you can answer in spanish is better, my english is not really good)
Thanks a lot your answer DLbiten. !!!
But I think my motorcycle is not in case number 16 on that link.
(...including research, investigations, demonstrations or training, or competitive racing events...)
I am a spanish motorbiker, no professional, nonresident, with spanish license plate, that would like to keep the motorcycle into the USA, just for my personal use and ride over the roads when I travel to the USA.
Could I matriculate it with a California License Plate ( I have the motorcycle in this State) paying taxes?
(Excuse me my no perfect english,pls)
If you want to permanently import a motorbike into the USA, the first thing is to find out whether it's legally allowed to be there. If the motorcycle is less than 25 years old (From date of manufacture) then it will need to be a model type approved by the National Highways-Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). (There's a list of approved cars and bikes which can be imported here.)
If your motorcycle doesn't appear on this list then you can petition the NHTSA to approve the bike for import, however, this is lengthy, costly, there are many forms to fill out and you will need to submit the bike to them for inspection (they will measure things like emissions and assess crash safety). If they decide the bike meets their guidelines they will allow it to be registered with the DMV, otherwise they will either suggest a list of modifications you need to make or outright deny it entry until it is over 25 years old.
If your bike is accepted, the next step is to register it in the state you intend to keep it in. The state will issue you a US licence plate and tag (which needs to be renewed yearly) For this, you may need a US address to register the bike at, and you may also need to provide your spanish licence or convert it to a US licence valid in the state you register it in, and prove you are insured to ride the vehicle. (I'm less sure on this as it varies from state to state).
If the bike is over 25 years old then this process is fairly painless, if it's not then it can be a real pain, but it is still doable.
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