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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Hi I am from the UK and I will be leaving in 3 weeks (with my girlfriend) for a 3 month trip around SEA... first Vietnam then Thailand and Laos, then India.
After Vietnam we would like to buy a bike in Thailand (possibly in Chiang mai)
Please can someone advise me on best place to buy, what sort of bike, documents I bring with me from UK, and what documents I will need to get there, for touring as well as exporting or selling.
The ideal plan I think, would be to start from Chiang mai Thailand, and hopefully in one week, I will be able to find a bike and get it registered; then we would like to ride for 4 weeks into Laos, then cross back into Thailand heading towards Bangkok, then ride down to Phuket / Krabi...and finally bring the bike to KL ,from where it will be shipped out (to Italy)
Then we will fly back to Bankgok and continue our trip to India.
It's the definite ressource for SE Asia, and on the board there are a lot of riders/expats who are based in Chiang Mai, so it should be easy enough to hook up with something. Plus they have a bikes for sale section.
I am doing a similiar trip next year and just called a motorbike shop in CNX yesterday. I asked him to look for a Honda XR400 to buy. We will be going two up and need to make it travel ready; panniers, custom seat, larger tank, etc.
I will let you know what I find out. I will tour Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam before shipping to India from KL.
Let's stay in touch.
Whatever you buy, make sure the rego (Green Book) is genuine. Due to import restrictions it is a common practice to "recycle" GBs for registering newly imported bikes. People may tell you that it's 'no problem'. Apparently it is when the time comes to change ownership.
I have just come back from living in Thailand
my mate now resides there permanently
he has a British and aust p[passport
he emailed me last week and tole me he just bought a bike
he had a few complications but sorted it out
there are some websites there where all the foreigners sell their motor bikes
and it is sometimes easier buying it off them
but moist are in Bangkok, pattaya or phuket
often you can get a bargain
if you send me a private message i will forward it on to my friend
we were living in krabi ( Google it)
which is in south Thailand
i was in changmai a few months ago and crossed form there in to Laos and made my way by slow boat down the Mekong
i actually hired a bike for a few months and it was easy and cheap to do so
motor bikes are not cheap in Thailand as you may think
any way hope this offer is helpful
any thailand qustions feel free to ask
i am over 50 yrs so have a full time retirement Thai visa so i can come and go fairly easily
Look on the Thaivisa.com - Home website for bikes for sale. You will need a non-immagrant type B visa and a copy of your address in Thailand to get the reg book put in to your name. This visa is available easily from the Thai Consulate in Hull UK for 100 pounds for a year. Vietnam has a cc restriction of i think 175cc.
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