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!
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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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I've been reading your information and I was just wondering if anyone can tell me about the registration proccess once you've brought your Enfield. I heard that it maybe difficult to register if you are not Indian or a resident?
Also I read some contradicting reports on getting into Nepal with an Indian registered Enfield. Has anyone done it recently?
if i remember well, if you are not Indian, you have to be a resident for over a year to be able to register a bike. and it seems quiet impossible to get a registration if you stay for a shorter time. The good news is that there is a few places in dehli that will do all the paperwork for you so you can have the bike at your name. i bought an enfield brand new and got the paper at my name in no time. ask the place where you want to buy the bike if they can arrange it for you..if not dont buy the bike...sounds almost impossible to get the registration at your name if you dont meet the right guy.
I have similar questions. I have my Bullet and all the paperwork. Everything is ready to have the new owners details added but I've heard about a lot of problems with the Police if the bike is in your own name. Someone did say to me that you can use the Britsh Embassy's address but I'm not sure how true this is.
Like everyone else I'd love to get a carnet and ride home, get some work back in the UK then ride back out here but it just seems impossible. If anyone has any suggestions then I'd also appreciate it!
but I've heard about a lot of problems with the Police if the bike is in your own name.
I've never been asked for bike papers or a licence/ins/ect. by police or army folks while riding in the Indian Himalaya. The main need for paperwork is if you want to sell the bike to an Indian citizen, w/o locals will not buy it. Just sell it cheap to some Israeli kid when you go.
If you want to bring one home, get some old sixties model all fixxed up in Delhi & ship it by boat. An old "antique" will much easier to register when you get back.
It may make sense to buy an old (read at least 30 yr old) enfield and do it up with a new engine etc, if you plan to ship it home. Anything which is newer may not pass the homologation requirements in many Eoropean countries.
Please do not be under the impression that a new bike is going to be much more reliable than the old - even though quality has improved greatly over the last few years, the first few hundred km on a new bike may see you make several trips to the mechanic to replace rubber parts, the puny horn, and make the adjustments which should have been done at the factory, but weren't.
There are many parties in India which will also "rent" out new bikes to you, such as indiabikes/KRP, to name a few. Renting may not be "legal", but their is no law against "borrowing" bikes, from a friend. Yet.
I have been reading this and similar threads.. and yes buying a new bike for £1200 and riding it back does seems a good idea, one which i fancied at some time. but with all the difficulties in registering a non ce bike maybe it is time to turn the problem around. Why not buy the bike in europe, and ride it to India? That way carnets, insurance etc. will be much easier... or secondhand ones are not expensive ( leastwise in the UK)
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