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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I did a two year overland trip in a LR130, which I sold to a friend. Purchased an 80 in Dec 2000 which is a superb vehicle - have been considering bringing it back to the UK but have no idea what the score is re: import duty etc. I have been told that if you have owned the vehicle for 6 months you don't pay duty - can anyone help as the vehicle is great and completely kitted out with all brand new kit in Decinc OME suspension, ARB diffs and comp, ARB bullbar, Front runner roof rack, Outback Extreme double rear wheel carrier (probably the best system I've ever seen) and loads of other kit.
Any hints, tips or info happily excepted.
I think that you will find that you will have to pay customs duty, and then VAT on top of that!
HM Customs have a web site which has some of the info you need - but to get an estimate of the duty you will have to pay, you have to phone them - they have a phone number on the web site, and the info they need from you when you do phone.
It may also be worth checking out the MoT road worthy test requirements, especially the emission requirements if your vehicle was sold into a third world market and/or has a petrol engine. There is also MoT info on the web - even the tester's manual is there!
I use www.google.com as a search engine that seems to turn up the goods.
I've lived as an Expat for several years now and looked into this question in the past - I was going to bring a Patrol GR back to the UK in 1997, but that's another story...
If you have personally owned the vehicle for at least six months and it is your primary means of personal transportation (i.e. your main vehicle) and you have lived overseas for the same six month period, then you will be able to bring the vehicle back to the UK without any duty. VAT should not be applicable, as it is not a commercial vehicle, although if it is considered a commercial vehicle and you are VAT registered you can calim it back.
I have an HJ61 1988 TURBO Diesel I imported it from Japan to Canada then here
Bring it into the uK I had to own it for 1 year get it RE Registered MOT air care but no tax of any kind just registration fee Mot tax plates!
just have to make sure all documents are in place check out Swansea DVLA!
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