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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Hope you are all enjoying your bike journey thought the awesome countries of S.A. I have a dream and will soon be living it by the end of this year!!! I will travel to S.A.but can not leave work 'til Nov. and therefore I would like to ship my bike to Colombia so that I can make it to Usuaia by Dec 25, 2008. On my way back I will then enjoy all the wonders of the rest of the continent. If someone can please give me information on shipping my bike from Miami, FL to Bogota or Cartagena I would greatly appreciate it (price, time frame, preparation, other port of departure/arrival) . By plane would be my first choice, but I'm open to all possibilities. Thank you in advance for any info. and ride safe!
Don't know exactly but one suggestions is contact the Bogota office of Girag airlines. They don't fly to Miami but there is an airline located right beside them in their second floor office that does and supposedly takes cargo. No idea on price or frequency as this was just an offhand comment that they made during conversation. There should be others as well. For a starting point on cost, the price from Colombia to Panama as of June this year was $800 and from a previous post you can see that as of July the price for Panama to Colombia is $900. Hope that helps, cheers.
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Hi I shipped my BMW 1200 adventure 2007 from Medellin Colombia to Miami on the 2 of July. It was not crated and I paid $1270 and then $30 paperwork fee in Miami. I used Centurian and they got it done but had a few problems. They shrink wrapped the bike like a christmas turkey on the center stand and then had no way to tie it down or lift it. They ended up putting it on a big aluminum skid plate that would have cost like 4 times as much as I was paying. The guy in charge down there said he would eat the extra freight because they had screwed it up. I was worried about damage from them using a fork lift to load it but I still do not know how they got it on the plate. Had a few problems beside that as customs paperwork did not get done and I had to spend 3 extra days as the weekend customs is closed and Monday was a holiday there. They had told me to just bring the bike out at 3Pm on Sat. afternoon for the 11 flight at night. Took me from 9 in the morning till 5 at night doing paperwork with them and a freight forwarder. There charge was only like $100 for a days worth of work. That was included in my total charge of $1270.
I shipped my bike from Miami to Bogota in February
I used the services of American wings, a freight forwarder in Miami
In terms of costs:
paid to American Wings
wooden crate $250 ( the bike is s F800GS) - (I gave them back the crate in Bogota)
Air Waybill $25
Dangerous Good declaration $75
Shippers export documents $30
Delivery to airline (in this case Centurion) $30
Export documents $150
Air freight $650.15
Then later at night another $125 for Dangerous good again (ro the airline)
which gives us a total of : $1335.45
In Bogota it is about $45 for the cost of unloading, etc...
Mike, Would you please post the contact info on the boat from Miami to Cartagena. Thanks.
I used air to bring my bike to Cali. Arrow Airlines. The shipping agent was called GDL logistics situated in Miami airport. He was the one with the boat contacts to Cartagena, but I do not recommend using this guy. He dropped my bike and destroyed my pannier and foot pegs and refused to compensate. I have argued with him for 6 month and he's an idiot.
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