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.'
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You don't say where you are right now, so I don't know why you want to ship to Sarawak. A biker friend of mine did this from W MAL and found it to be very expensive for a bike. A German biker recently travelled from the Philippines to Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak and then crossed into Kalimantan without a problem.
Apparently, you can only get a 2 month visa which can be extended once for 30 days. However, you can leave your car somewhere, fly out and back in with a new 60 day visa and continue that way, as long as your carnet stays valid.
I have heard and read a lot about special permits needed for Indo. These people Worldrecordtour, Overview, Guinness Book of World Records, Toyota, LandCruiser, Emil Schmid, Liliana Schmid spent a lot of time in Indo and got one from Interpol! I believe that some customs or police make these rules up as they see fit. Linda had her bike confiscated by police in Dumai and was sent to Jakarta customs to get the permit. They told her there that she didn't need one, but wrote it out anyway to get her moving. I don't have one and if any official asks for it I'll show them the carnet, which states clearly that Indo has signed the two relevant road traffic conventions. However, from reading in the "bike from Malaysia to Indonesia" topic I take it that shipping to anywhere other than Belawan is likely to cause trouble.
The Swiss site above has the name of the co. that operates a car ferry from Pontianak to Jakarta, Surabaya and another port in between. We are currently in Palembang, trying to ship to Pulau Bangka and whence to Pontianak, but I'm not holding my breath...
What else relevant? I hope your car has the steering wheel on the right or it will be very tough for you... Roads and driving remind me very much of India, but not quite as bad. however, I'm hell-bent to avoid Java, which is said to be one big traffic jam. Getting to Palembang was bad enough. The main roads are OK, minor roads range from good to very bad to unrideable.
Hi there! Where are you in Malaysia? We are at Cameron Highlands right now with our 110. We looked in going to Indonesia as well, but seems rather expensive. When to you want to go to Indonesia? We'll be heading North first and will ship from KL (to Australia) again unless there is a cheap way of going to Indo.
We have already been in Indo for about 5 weeks, completed loop around Sumatra and landed yesterday in Java. Please contact Cakra Shipping in Georgetown. They specifically said that they do ship cars and the way they shipped our bike I think it will simply be hoisted aboard, maybe on a frame or something, definitely not container. Their email is posted in the topic 'bike to malaysia', please look there, I don't have it any more.
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