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.
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For local Indonesians, Third Party vehicle insurance is included through a levy in the vehicle registration fee called "Samsat".
I’ve never heard of any foreign traveller in Indonesia having a problem with the police for lack of insurance. No bike paperwork (registration & carnet), or international driving permit, or helmet etc. YES .. but lack of insurance... no.
The only insurance policies that you should be most concerned about are your travel insurance, and life insurance coverage. Read the small print of your travel policy and make sure that your covered to ride big displacement bikes overseas .. and the beneficiary(ies) is/are up-to-date on your life insurance. Also that your premiums are fully paid .. and then carry on.
I once got stopped with my DL650 in Bali, the police was checking every scooter, and once they realised I had foreign plates, they went through all my papers (glad I had the carnet with me at that time!) ... after about 20 minutes they let me go, no mention of insurance, which the bike did not have. This was in 2008.
Just remember, that when you do like this, you risk paying all damage to everybody else out of your own wallet, if you are involved in an accident. (But even if you HAD some sort of ´insurance´ for this country, there´s no guarantee that it would help you out much!)
That´s really something to think about before you decide to do a trip like this.
In case you´re bringing the bike in via Jakarta, don´t mean to scare you, but I met a German biker, who had had his bike stuck there for weeks. WITH CARNET!! He was in Bali trying to cool his nerves a bit at that time, don´t know how that story ended. So hoping it´ll be easier for you!
The paperwork and customs process was complex and required visiting many different offices around the airport, getting stamps and signatures, etc...
Some local fixer adopted (not for free mind you) us near the beginning and he walked all the paperwork through. We arrived at like 3pm on a Friday and ended up picking the bike up on Saturday morning. It may have taken days by ourselves.
Originally Posted by Row1
How did you go airfreighting in? Any hassles with customs or paperwork?
I am hoping to do the same - going into Denpasar early in 2012
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