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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i am planning a trip to mexico, central america and south america. does anyone have any recommendations about having parts shipped from the U.S? I have heard to try to have the part shipped as a warranty part( to avoid be taxed 100%by the country) or as a present. if anyone has any info please let me know asap. thanks
We had motorcycle boots mailed to us from Germany to Argentina. When I went to the post office to p/u, customs wanted 50% duties. I flashed him my carnet, and paid nothing. This also later worked in Argentina when I brought a shock on the plane with me, and was checked on arrival. They wanted me to pay duties, and I flashed the carnet and paid nothing.
This did not work in Argentina when the dealer sent the box of BMW parts via UPS (they ignored my instructions) from the UK -- the package was automatically put into a cargo catagory, and I had to pay about 50% duties (same would be true for FedEx, DHL..). Customs confirmed had the package come via International Mail, they would have accepted my carnet and no duties would be paid.
I had a cylinder and piston (worth US$450) brought to BA by a friend, and he paid the agent a bribe of $50 (he worked for the airline and knew how to do this). Cost of same parts at BMW Argentina would have been US$850
Having said that, nothing is guarenteed -- sometimes trying to save a few pennies can cost more in aggrevation and wasted time...
chris is right, you maybe lucky and they accept your carnet. I travel without a carnet in South America.
I had parts send in from Germany twice.
Chile was a good place to get it send to by regular mail, a much lower bill worked and I only had to pay according to that for custom duties. But regular mail to Chile is very slow, best to receive it in Santiago.
Colombia I got parts with UPS. The value was declared at 25 Euros (25 USD), because they don´t accept any parcels without a value. UPS was fast, but not in Colombia. And I only had to pay 8 USD customs duties on the value.
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