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.
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I am planning on riding a bike from Vancouver to LA over 3.5 weeks in May 2007.
Since I have never done anything like this before I wanted to get some advice on what I can realistically expect to achieve in this time. I am know it is not very long.. but I simply want a cruise down the coast (myabe Vegas, but not sure if I'll really have time for this).
My main concerns are buying a bike in Vancouver and selling it in LA.. or rather being stuck not able to sell the bike in LA.
Hell ! This is only a 2000Kl trip! You could make it in 20Hr. Would think for the problem of selling the bike in LA you would be better to bring it back to Vancover and sell it there. Cal has a lot of regs on polusion and a lot of Canadian bikes can't be registerd there with out a lot of mods.
It's a 2 day ride between Vancouver and LA, so there should be no need to sell-and-fly due to time limits. It'll take longer to sell a bike than it would to ride home.
That's a beautiful part of the US and you'll have plenty of time. I suggest web research, State tourist agencies, Nat'l Park & USFS, etc. Beaches to the mountains, to the deserts - all within 1/2 a day...it lacks few things. A few days in southern UT wouldn't hurt...
Welcome! If you plan on leaving from the States, i would sugest buying a dike from the States. You could come to Vancouver and visit for a while and hunt for a bike in Bellingham or Seattle. It will be cheaper and you'll save a mint on taxes alone. Three weeks gives you LOTS of time to explore Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada and California.
Wouldn't it be a lot easier to rent a bike in the US?
No problem to arrange insurance and no problems selling it.
For a short period, I think renting is cheaper.
Google for a company where you can rent it in one location and bring it back to another.
I have looked into that a little bit. I found one company so far (I will look for others) but the costs are pretty high.
To be honest, they were renting out brand new 1500cc Harleys! but even for 650's I am looking at about $800 a week, which, to be honest is just too expensive, since my travel budget needs to last for 14 months!
I will look aroudn more as I am sure I can find cheaper, older bikes for the period. But buying/selling should theoretically give me a free bike for the 3 weeks.. but obviously with added hassle.
Damn, there are so many options! I think my decision will come down to pay for convenience, or struggle for the shoe-string!
This is great advice, thanks guys... keep it coming.
I am so excited abotu this trip.. and the US stint will be good practice for my 6 weeks biking round New Zealand in January 2008!
I went from Vancouver to LA on a 1970s Z500 in Sept/Oct 1992 (part of the end of uni backpacker year off, travelling through Britian, Europe and North America). It was easier to buy the bike in Seattle, ride up to the Canadian border and get a shuttle bus up to have a look at Vancouver... the basic advantage was that I had a US registered bike, which meant it could be easily sold in LA. Down side, it was (at least back then) too hard to take the bike up to US (being a cheap backpacker there wasn't much um insurance and the Canadians sortof wanted that!) As with any vehicle the less time you have to sell, the more firesale the prices are... In my case I bought for US$500 and sold for US$250 - but I think inflation may have occurred since then .
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