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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Our present travel insurance policy doesn't cover us for the US, therefore we're looking for a new policy which covers us to travel in the States on our bike. As we're Brits, we've checked a number of UK insurance companies, however they can't cover us if our trip doesn't start and end in the UK.
Is there any US insurance company who can cover us for the period we're in the States?
AAA were a little awkward with us when we tried to insure. They required to see us & the vehicle at one of their offices in the States to validate insurance. Not impossible but difficult to arrange prior to arrival.
We ended up using PROGRESSIVE, two options of obtaining; firstly, via the web, online form completion and cover note sent via email or, secondly, by using an agent. We used 5th avenue insurance in San Diego.
tell her phil the english guy gave you her number !
we insured our 4x4 liability only for 12 months cover USA & Canada for $310.
The only slight issue is they need an address to send documents to. We just used the hostel address we were due to stay at. We have never actually picked any documents up. Kimberly sent copies via email.
Just a quick line from Nogales where we have sat for four days trying to arrange liability insurance. We tried five different agents for progressive and all no go. Their system will not accept a British VIN number. Without a Californian / Arizona driving license it appears to be very difficult to arrange anything (even with an international license). Even using a hotel address is not acepted.
We rang the Nogales police department and they suggested 'FArmers Insurance' group (close by). Just got back and, like everywhere else, they only insure Mexican cars coming over the border.
At the moment it looks like we'll have to leave with no insurance and hope for a nice cop if they stop us - we have to get to Los Angeles as we cannot wait any longer.
BTW - yes we did try Motorcycle Express and still waiting for a reply as it seems if one person goes on leave - which she is - the process stops.
Ask nicely and I am sure that some of our US brothers/sisters will let you borrow their address and zip code then get on line with Progressive.com and follow the instructions. You should get 12 months for around US$100.00. Ride safe.
We did eventually get insurance through Motorcycle Express - damn pricey at 185 dollars for ONE MONTH - you can insure a motocycle for a year (according to a rep. from progressive) for 75 dollars if you are from the states (so they said!). The price difference puts it into perspective.
Ah well , such is life. We are now back in Ireland and pondering our next trip.......... ("Should we sell the house.......................?")
Hi there - from the UK and going to Ireland to visit the family (father, sister, brother-in-law) as they all live there. From Warrington in Cheshire and have been home now for about five weeks. It really is no fun being back at all!
If it's insurance for the bike, speak to Motorcycle Express, Gail Goodman I think the name was, very helpful. If it's Travel Insurance (including repratriation, essential in my mind) we use American Express and they DO allow riding motorcyles !
Sorry to hear you had trouble boxerbmws, but if you contact Progressive.com directly, they will insure foreign machines on the VIN - as long as you have a US address you can use, as maja says - and although it is likely to be more than the $100 a year, it will be nothing like $185 for a month - that is just a rip-off!
FI - I paid around $35 a month for my UK registered Tenere these last few months...
For health insurance, as Texastrike suggests, Amex will cover you for motorcycle riding (over 125cc), or you can also use the Halifax which I have done in the past...
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