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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I crossed the Diama boarder this Monday. I was issued a passavant for 2500 CFA and given 48 hours to have my canet stamped in the Dakar Port. One guy at the crossing did not have a carnet and was trying to sort out the problem, not sure how. I stamped my carnet today, it was free, the only problem was to find the place.
The boarder crossing in Diama was painless, the Mauritanian customs and police asked for 10 euro each, the Senegalese did not ask for anything. Even though I failed to open my rear door for customs examination. The only negative thing is the road from Rosso to Diama is sometimes pretty bad.
i also made the same crossing on motorbike a couple of times last year, no carnet is needed, and the money requested by the customs is negotiable, got away without paying twice and even had a goats head freshly stewed to nibble at in the customs hut,you do have to pay a national park fee, but its only a few pounds.
With no carnet you need to get an import waiver. This should be just to transit through Senegal and should cost 5000 CFA for a 72 hour permit. The "fixer" at customs will tell you all sorts of bullshit. Ignore him. Only deal with the guys in uniform.
You can extend the 72 hour permit at the main douane office on Independance square in Dakar. You have to see the head of all douanes in his corner office and the price is high. We paid 50000 CFA total (75 euro) for an 8 day extension for all 4 bikes. And that rate is very negotiable.
Probably changes day to day though.
It seemed like cars older than 5 years without a carnet were a definite no-no. There were plenty of them sitting at the border.
I crossed into Senegal at Diama in May 2010, on a 10 year old Harley. No carnet was asked for and there was no problem with the bike being older than 5 years like some say. There was a 10 dollar "tax" for being non-Muslim but it was waived because it was a friday and the guy in a jeep I followed was a Muslim. I was given a 10 day transit pass but not knowing french overstayed and paid 20 dollars when leaving to get the stamp updated. I flew the bike from Dakar to Houston with no issues.
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