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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Just bought 2 bikes without papers in Argentina...please help!
So guys, decision is made, we just bought 2 suzukis without correct paper work in Argentina.... We will fly there beginning of January, for about 3-4 weeks. Start in Mendoza and in Osorno/Chile. So far the theory...will there be a lot of controls? Police on the road? Border controls...the bikes are for 2 years in the country...
Where should we go, what is the best route? What shouldn´t we miss?
Thanks for all your help...
We will tell you all our experiences including pictures at the
2nd HU Meeting Germany, 21.5. - 24.5.2009
30 min. north of Heidelberg!
I have great admiration and respect for your adventurous spirits.
You might want to read my thread above How to purchase New or used motorcycles in Argentina and tour. There you will find the list of needed documents for an Argentine registered vehicle or motorcycle.
For any additional comment, I need to know what license plate you will have, an Argentine plate, a foreign plate or a cardboard cut out plate claiming you lost your plate?
Since you mentioned that the "bikes are for 2 years in the country" I am assuming you have purchased bikes registered in another country. Argentine registered bikes can stay in Argentina without a Temporary Vehicle Import Permit, but that is issued to all foreign bikes at the border, for a maximum stay in Argentina of 8 months.
Police controls in Buenos Aires and other large cities depend on the number of motorcycle involved crimes committed, such as robberies or car jackings. The police controls today have been greatly reduced from a few months ago when there were many road blocks specifically for motorcycles, that resulted in the police impounding thousands of motorcycles for improper documentation or lack of liability insurance.
In the provinces there are generally agriculture check points between provinces and near there sometimes federal or provincial police will stop and check vehicles/ motorcycles.
Ruta 14 is noted for some particularly harsh police controls. See the thread this region on Ruta 14.
Your motorcycle documentation will be checked by both countries at every border.
Be sure to buy insurance for each country. Here in Argentina, the police, investigating any accident with serious bodily injury or extensive property damage, do not make determination of fault, and as a result everyone involved is arrested, including the injured.
Once in jail, a verification call to your insurance company is generally your get out of jail free card. Once it is verified that you have at least the minimum liability coverage you will probably be released. Otherwise, you will stay in jail until a judge determines you are not at fault in the accident. Argentine courts are back logged and this might be months , not weeks.
As a foreign tourist and as a permanent resident of Argentina, I have toured Argentina and 5 other South American countries on a motorcycle purchased and registered in Argentina and my documentation was checked at every border and about once for every week in any particular country, but I never had a problem. The police were always very helpful and even escorted me through a 50 K stretch of mountain trail (Central Andes , Peru) known for armed banditos and narcotrafficantes.
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