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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First person came to look at the bike yesterday. They gave us $250 deposit last night and are coming with a $6,500 cashiers check tonight and to pick up the bike.
We have another Dakar, Erin's, with less than 13,000 miles, a little lower (1" kouba-links), and full luggage (Jesse side bags and Givi topcase). Price will be $8,300 (gently ridden), same upgrades. ULTIMATE JOURNEY.COM -- Motorycycles
I will be posting it on the market later this week - Let me know if you are interested.
so how does it work exactly...I bought a truck in Mexico last year that wa soriginaly titled in the US...documents werent correct and I couldnt cross the border into Guatemala as all docs had to match name on passport...if I have a Canadian passport how do I have a US address?...how long does it take to get the plates?
Also, are both bikes available, or just the lowered one? I am 6'0"
Lowered bike is available. $100 for new linkage will bring it back to stock height. Shock is lowered a tiny bit, but with the heavier spring it would be fairly close to stock -- of course, cranking up the pre-load would probably still be taller than stock.
We would sell to you, put it in your name, use our mailing address -- so, name on paperwork would match name on passport. I bought a bike in NZ and travelled through South/Central America with a USA passport, no problem - names on paperwork matched. Having said that, many people rent bikes and take them across boarders -- just need some kind or "release" (which I know nothing about).
As for plates, you pick up the plate the day you pay sales tax and registration fees at the local MV office.
Photo below has GS seat but the bike now has the higher, original Dakar seat.
I bought a bike in NZ and travelled through South/Central America with a USA Passport
Hi, I am flying to the US middle of October to buy a bike to travel through Central and South America with then going to New Zealand afterward. You said you bought a bike in New Zealand wouldn't it have been easier to buy it in the US where your from? and drive south. How did you ship the bike and what was the cost.
Baz - Yes, starting on a US bike makes more sense. However we were half way through our trip and I sent my R100GSPD back to the states and picked up a 650 in NZ to have 2 identical bikes for travelling. Shipping costs have gone up -- best to look on the HUBB for current contacts and get new quotes.
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