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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Could you please advise a little on buying a bike in South America. I am currently in Ecuador (on my round the world trip for some 1,5 years now) and just got this idea (better to say I just become crazy about it, oh how crazy !) to buy a small on-off bike like Honda 200 xl here, ride some 5 months on the continent and then send it home.
Would be very grateful for any hints:
(1) where is this magic best place to buy a decent bike (preferably 1-2 years old)? - paperwork and all
(2) I learnt that I can register it in my name (at least in Ecuador) do not need any carnet or similar pain and would be free to ride it no problem - tru?
(3) how often there are police controls and are they really crazy about international driving licence - i have my stolen somewhere in India and have to work out some solution?
Location: Buenos Aires,City of good sex,mate and asado!
Not so easy in SA
I think you best options are Chile and Paraguay.And be advised they are not cheap in SA! for a little xr be prepared to pay up to 3000 us!
Can you get from a family member in poland a new license?and an international too?I know you can buy the international here at any mayor Car society.Like Rotary,ACA,etc.But you need your original license.Remember is a legal document.
2 readily equipped Travel-Bikes for sale in South America around May 2009: SUZUKI DR 650 SE, year 2008, 16.000 Miles (~25.000 km)
Reconsider shipping your own bike to South America. There are two ideal Travel bikes already waiting for you there. As European citizens we had bought them in California and drove them down south to Argentina. They are now waiting for you to drive them a bit further around South America or even back to the US. Each bike is readily equipped with:
SU-Rack and fast Puck-Mounts for the Aluminum Boxes
Top-Rack for additional bags (e.g. Stuffsack or Camping equipment)
Extra large 5 Gallon (20 Liter) IMS gas tank (blue)
Stronger front and rear spring as wellas stonger fork oil (SAE10) resulting in much improved hghway and offroad performance.
Aluminum Skid Plate for additional frame and engine protection
All services (Oil & Filter changes, valve adjustments etc.) have been performed as required in the maintenance book.
Chains and sprokets will be replaced by new ones before sale.
Bikes did not have any crashes.
There are only minor damages (slightly indented) to the pannier boxes which occurred from the bike falling off the side stand or tumbling over while stopping in slippery terrain. Boxes do still fit tight to the box racks and are all still absolutely waterproof.
Bikes can be handed over in Argentina or Chile.
Custom papers will best be changed to buyers name at a border post.
Registration of the bikes can also easily be changed within the US to buyers name (even if the buyer is a non-US-resident).
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