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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The ADAC will cover UK residents, they offer full vehicle breakdown and medical cover up to 3 months away from home. That's with their membership plus without the plus it would just be vehicle breakdown recovery. They cover all private vehicles regardless of cc, borrowed hired or owned
Seems pretty daft why bikes are treated in this way.
It doesn't seem so daft when you spend a bit of time chatting with those whose business it is to hire out motorcycles/scooters in various holiday resorts.
Such conversation is very informative about how idiotic folks can be while on vacation.
(+ the fastest 4 wheel vehicle on the planet is a hire car).
Try the AA, I've a European travel insurance policy that's OK with motorcycling (large bikes) and I assume their worldwide policies are similar. I notice that on several posts you mention your previous life as a policeman yet you openly discuss the option of making fraudulent insurance claims. Tut, tut!
I notice that on several posts you mention your previous life as a policeman yet you openly discuss the option of making fraudulent insurance claims. Tut, tut!
I'm now an EX copper (23 years). I'm no longer required to take notice of UNFAIR/UNJUST laws and practices designed by the rich to DUMP on the innocent majority.
The media is full of stories where riders have been lured into a policy only to find the insurance company spends more time and effort inventing reasons not to pay out, than concluding the claim! In my book that's THEFT too (certainly a breach of contract).
The REAL reason why policies are increasing in cost is = Invented claims (accidents which never took place at all or were engineered). This has been a widespread problem in the North of England with Asian gangs inventing accidents.
Nice to see that you still uphold some of the standards you developed in the force though. "Institutionalised Racism" seems to ring a bell, coupled with your south-eastern distrust of anything north of the Dartford crossing.
Although some Eastern Europeans are involved in this criminal activity, they have a long way to go before they reach the levels of the Asians and Afghanis. Yep. Afghanis. Although outnumbered by the Asian population, who rule the deliberate and staged accident roost in the rest of the country the Afghanis had West London sewn up. They were without doubt the masters of the game in London.
Why not accuse the whole UK media too whilst you're at it.....
NOTHING I said here is racist.
You should learn not to get so worked up ONE mere word and be less sensitive to other people's alternative opinion to your own. Our hard won Freedom of Speech and Thought is undermined by this kind of unkind (and undeserved) personal abuse.
Our freedoms areincreasingly disappearing because of politically correct rubbish like this.
That's my last word on this subject. I have no wish to engage you further.
I have procured full bike cover for the Goa trip for £40. My sincere thanks to those who imparted helpful advice above.
I'm thinking it's possible to discuss insurance--even the rights and wrongs of making various sorts of claims--without resorting to personal accusations or attacks. It's probably also possible to avoid casting aspersions on ethnic, racial or geographical groups. Try to prove me correct, ok?
The alternative will likely involve removal of posts, or even whole threads. There might even be stern lectures from on high. Probably, we'd all rather not go there.
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