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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Has anyone been successful in traveling by motorcycle recently through Myanmar? I am interested in overland route options from Indonesia and if there are still no borders open from from Myanmar to India, will consider flying the bike from Thailand. Lots of posts by riders coming from India - would like to hear from anyone who has gone in the opposite direction with good contacts for shipping if necessary.
I plan to ride Bali to Belgium on 1910 FN (Fabrique Nationale) - not the most comfortable saddle I know, but hey at my age any ride is worth doing! Any information greatly appreciated.
By searching this and other similar forums you may get a bit of an idea about how small the possibility of getting your own vehicle into Burma really is... nevermind crossing through Burma from Thailand to India or vice versa, which I believe would require yet another miracle! Sure you´re free to try, but I certainly would not count on succeeding. Besides, the easternmost parts of India are not trouble-free either.
Entering Vietnam with your own, non Vietnamese-plated vehicle also seems pretty complicated. I´ve actually tried several times (from Cambodia and Laos, with a 115cc scooter, and still no success). Could be just a bit easier than Burma, but once again, would be a good idea to have a solid plan B, in case they wont let you enter.
And China is no piece of cake, either. Good to keep in mind, when you do the planning, that these are probably the three most complicated countries in that region to do with your own vehicle. Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Malaysia are relatively easy to enter, and Indonesia is do-able, but you´ll need the carnet.
Thanks guys for all your advice. It was a long shot but I guess I will opt to fly from Thailand to India and take it from there. I currently live in Bali so will be getting the carnet in Jakarta. I have completely built this bike from scratch so it has never been registered or ridden except in its previous life. Thirty years ago I was given part of the engine and a small portion of the frame, but up until a few years ago it sat in my workshop waiting to be restored as I had other journeys to do.
Ninety percent of the nifty four cylinder bike has been made on my lathe from pictures and with the kind assistance of other FN owners around the world. I will be leaving here early 2010 with the intention of riding to Belgium to celebrate the motorcycle's 100th birthday.
This week I've had the bike fired up for the first time..it's an awesome sound. The seat leaves much to be desired in terms of comfort and the pedal assistance will be challenging, given my last major journey was back in the early 80's when my wife and I did 200,000kms on a Honda Goldwing from the top of the world to the bottom. At that time we were towing a fully equipped camper trailer - no such luxury this time unfortunately. I smile when I read about GPS, laptops and etc. Back then we just had to remember to keep the volcano on our left!
Dingo, we will get together for that Bintang soon I promise! Cheers, Ron
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