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!
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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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does anybody know how legally to donate upto six motorbikes to a worthy cause in mongolia?
it must be legal as hassle free as poss.
we are just exploring options at the moment as to the best way we can ride to mongolia and fly home[only got 4/5weeks off work].
so one plan is buy a cheap bike ride it there and donate on arrival.
ive emailed the mongol rally people but no reply as yet.
got a reply from the oasis guest house who say its poss. bt as yet no real details. so thought i would ask here.
they will almost definatly be over 600cc machines.
What sort of "worthy cause" are you thinking of?
A large hard-to-maintain modern big bore bike is not really something a charity organization can use. They need simple-construction easy-to-fix vehicles. A 20 year old Russian bike would most likely be of more use than a brand new BMW. If something breaks in the middle of nowhere, it has to be fixable in the middle of nowhere. The idea of donating a touring bike is nice, but I doubt that it would be practical.
Someone running a tour agency, however could probably use the bikes if they want to go through the hassle and costs of permanently importing. That is where you should be looking if you have bikes you just don't want to take home.
there in lies the problem, we plan to spend about £1000 or less on a bike, so prob. old transalps and the like. as to the good cause, we dont really have anything in mind, we just need a legal way of leaving them behind. but all the better if some good came from it.
There's no mark made in your passport that you enter with a vehicle, nor on your custom's declaration. They will ask you what border your leaving from (have one in mind), then just dump the bikes in the countryside somewhere - someone will soon steal them for you.
A friend of mine recently abandoned his ailing Niva somewhere in 40cm of snow in western Khovsgol, and went on to China with no problems.
I do overland bike tours in Mongolia and currently I am in Europe driving from Mongolia to England on camper van the first Mongol doing reciprocal overland trip from UB to UK. I made to Paris after 2 month of driving. I might be interested perhaps of buying or figuring a reasonable solution both for charity or business. If you have something like Tenere would also be good. My e-mail is: email@example.com
I am also the guy whom I traveled with Hubert to lake Baikal and you can see my photo shot of Hubert on Horizons calendar on the Home page of the forum.
thanks for the reply.
ive bought an africa twin for the trip, if i was to sell it id want about £3000.
alot i know but it is a very good one.
at the moment im planning to freight it back, however ill pass your email on to the others who may be in touch re selling or donating.
will you be in mongolia at the end of june?
and do you know of any assistance to get the bikes frieghted?
grateful for any help and info.
thanks for all the replies.
ive got some offers from people to ride my bike back.
im considering offers but would like to know more on the legaleties of it.
especially the border problems for the returning rider.
well after exploring all the options, ive decided to freight the bike back to the uk.
as there is going to be four bikes, we have a price of 750euros not including crates to get them home.
thanks for all the advice. paul
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