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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Shipping your bike from Kathmandu to Bangkok - here's how
On may 2010 I started my particular journey around the world. I succesfuly completed it two years later. I'm very lucky and proud to have transformed my dream into a full-time job, and currently I am in the middle of my third large trip, sponsored by a large insurance company. (links and everyting are in Spanish, sorry about that)
I'm currently in Kathmandu. I met a couple of fellow bikers in town, concerned about the first big jump one must do when doing a RTW trip, shipping the bike from KTM to BKK to avoid Burma and Tibet's gap. Well, I have to say worry not! Shipping is boring, yes, but easy.
I used Suraj's services at Eagle Export (NOT Eagle Eyes, notice the subtle difference). All I can say are good things about them. The procedure is fairly straightforward, but it will take you two full days, one for packing the bike in Kathmandu and the other to pick it up in Bangkok.
You need a center stand, and you will have to remove windshield, maybe the handlebar, for sure the front wheel. That's basically it. Your boxes will fit under the bike somewhere. The crate and everyting else is made on the spot, the same day you are shipping. Suraj will guide you to make the box as small as possible, every inch has an impact on the final price, so it's important to listen to their advice.
The bike gets tied up to the bottom crate. It's surounded by protective phoam. Once everything is packed and secured, they will start building the box around it. The bike was measured a couple of days before, but the final adjustments are made on the spot. It's important not to pay to transport air.
Although the bike has to be completely empty by law, you can sneak some fuel in the fuel tank. Ask Suraj about it, you may have to bribe the supervisor with a few liters of fuel. It's important to do this, so you can ride to the fuel station in Bangkok (around 3 km away, as far as I can remember, but you don't wanna do them walking with a petrol can) And there you go! Ready to embark.
In Bangkok the procedure is extremely straightforward, but you DO need a full day to get the bike out of the box. Do NOT listen to the fixers around the airport area, as soon as they smell a foreigner, they come all at the same time looking efficient and official, but they aren't needed at all. Buildings are numbered, and you will be informed on next step all the time.
Find bellow contact details.
( Exactly Next to Kathmandu Guest House)
Chaksibari Marg,Thamel-29, Kathmandu, Nepal
eagleandsunnepal <<AATT>> gmail [[DDoTT] com
eagleexport98 <<AATT>>yahoo [[DDoTT] com
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