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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Just wanted to share our experiences on shipping tyres out to meet us on our travels. We are currently in Mauritania on two, heavily-ladden Honda africa twins (hence no Choum route for us) and today took posession of 2 new rear tyres at the airport today.
On the subject of shipping out tyres, we used a firm called James Cargo (email: mark[at]jamescargo.com ) who will take instruction via email, go round to your house and pick up you tyres and them ship them almost anywhere in the world. We opted not to take the spare rear tyres to save hassle but knew we'd need get spares from the uk as the tyres are hard to get. We have done 5,200 miles getting here from the UK and all of the first 4,500 were good road miles. If I did this again I would take at least a spare TKC on the back maybe even a road rear with a TKC on the back).
Point 1 - make sure you get all the documentation printed off BEFORE you go to the airport. No docs, no chance.
Point 2 - we paid to release the cargo forms to the Douane (4000 Oogs) and then the Douane 'took' about 2x the value of the item AND the cost of the shipping printed on the Air France Air waybill. Even with a lot of haggling we saw Eur200 leave our wallet and the invoice even said the tyres were only worth USD85. They obviously see the low invoice values and make sure they get their cut by doing this.
Point 3 - you will not be able to avoid using a handling agent (whether arranged or picked up when we got there) and that was to be Eur80 but I got them down to Eur60. I would pre-arrange the agent and fix costs upfront if poss. Could save hassle but will save money.
Overall, two new Continental TKC80 tyres in hand in NKT,RIM cost us GBP120 + GBP200 + EUR200 + 4000 Oogs (GBP12) + EUR60 = GBP523.
We've committed to doing this again in Cameroon as, like this time, we have the tyres and also a service pack waiting at home so hopefully we can control the cost but it ain't cheap!!!
I'm carrying front and rear spares with extra tubes, and I've already (DHL) shipped out 3 pairs of tires to people I chat to on the web, as it really pays to have friends abroad.
I set up a company before I left the UK (f650ridetheworld) and shipped them out under that name, and as it was made known on the customs slip that I am touring (hence the website address) and also that the recipient wasn't the person using the tires as they are only storing them until I visit that part of the world, I've not had to pay import duties. And by using DHL, a named Company and with the website the receiveing country has a paper trail that it can follow to make sure I'm not importing for profit.
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