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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"no objections" letter required from your embassy to ride in India - is that true?
About to bring my bike into India (via Mumbai) possibly by plane though boat not ruled out.
Does anyone know anything about a 'no objections' letter being required from my countries embassy (UK) giving me permission to ride in India? As the British Embassy here in the UAE want to charge me 470Dirham (about 70 quid = 140$) which seems very expensive.
If I need this letter can I get it from a British Embassy in India cheaper?
We just flew our bike from istanbul to mumbai on dec. 10.
You will have to take your Carnet to downtown Mumbai to the Indian Automobile Association. They will give you the letter that you need. It costs maybe $5 or $20 dollars I don't remember. The big problem is that it is about a 3 hour roundtrip back to the cargo area due to the traffic. The gentleman at the IAA is very nice and knows exactly the letter you need once you have your carnet. He will send an email to the provider of your carnet to confirm that everything is ok (indian bureaucracy).
Then go back to the Cargo customs terminal which is just up the road from the international terminal. We flew with Lufthansa. They suggested a customs guy who charged us about $120 to do everything. While waiting around in the terminal we figured that we probably could have done the whole process ourselves if we had the patience and the pushiness.
We unpacked the bike on the grounds of the cargo warehouse and rode off in to the madness that is Indian traffic.
The whole process took 2 days. It MIGHT be possible to do if you get to the IAA at 9 am, (after pre-sending an email from your Carnet provider due to time differences), then rush up to cargo and try and go through everything.
The only "non-objection" paper regarding our travel in India was an N.O.C., thats a non-objection certificate you get from the police (in our case, the high police commissioner in Chennai). It tells that according to their database, this vehicle isnt reported stolen (I thought it should also report if involved in any accident or incident, but our paper mentioned none of these). You will need this paper to freight your bike onwards from India.
We certainly did NOT need anything from our embassy to ride in India.
Those are the guys. If you can google earth them, they are on the corner, on the second floor of the building. Unfortunately, the streets don't seem to have sequential numbering so it can be tough to find them. If you are able to get them by phone and get the letter ahead of time that would be great. The gentleman in charge speaks good english.
If you got your carnet through ADAC in Munich, I'm sure the lady there has their email address.
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