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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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If you are a new rider, or soon to be new rider and thinking about doing a big trip, and you have some questions, please, ask away. My wife and I are both fairly new riders, she got her lisence a month before we left and are right in the middle of our trip so all the memories are fresh.
1. We are biased, and while we will do our best to answer honestly, if you are thinking of going, we will probably try and talk you into it.
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3. We are not the experts, far more people out there with far more experience. This offer is meant for folks who are where we were just a year ago, wondering if you can, if you should.
The short answer is yes, but if you've got specifics, fire away.
I am heading down to Panama on my KLR 650 in a week from Vancouver, Canada for my first moto trip(snow permitting). Very excited! I have been on the 'Hubb' checking out mostly paperwork issues. Do you know if I need to buy the insurance for mexico before I head through the border? Also, is my registration all I need as far as paper work goes for the bike not including international dr. licence and canadaian licence?
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we purchased our mexico insurance on line a day or two before we hit the border. can´t remember the companies name, they are out of arizona. we´ve been asked for both title and registration at various border crosssings - most of the time showing a copy works, especially when it is a high quality color copy. border crossing were some of our most dreadful days early on, but after you get a few under your belt, they are really no big deal.
you need the Title for your bike - or, a high quality facimile of same. If you don't have the title (its financed) you need some sort of authorization from note holder. Search Paperwork section for more specific info.
At the Guat border, they asked for registration, in addition to title. Only time I think I've been asked for registration.
I completed my trip by moto -- California - Ushuaia - Texas (30420 miles) in 2005, and never had insurance(except Costa Rica, which mandated insurance purchase at border), nor any need for it. Just another risk you take in this type of travel(in my opinion!) -- Porter
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