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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2008 Kawasaki Versys and 2002 Suzuki SV, Buenos Aires, Argentina
I have a blue, 2008 Versys, with Kappa hard cases, a Corbin seat and an adjustable windshield. It has approximately 46,000 km on the odometer. Asking $2500 US. Also a 2002 Suzuki SV650 in need of some work. Rear view mirror on LH missing and speedo sensor needs replacing. Other than that the bike works great, extremely reliable, amazing rear tire, great for both off-road and highway riding. Also has custom Corbin seat, that makes riding a pleasure. Great on gas. Asking 1200 USD or best offer. We've been trying to ship the bikes back since March 1st and are getting nowhere, we're back in Canada and would hate to see the bikes go to waste, they were amazing on the trip down. Not your typical adventure rides, but surprisingly rugged and reliable.
The shipper caught wind that we were looking to sell the bikes and he FLIPPED!! Clled me up and ripped me a new one. Threatened to go to the police and tell them the bikes were stolen if the depot didn't hand them over to him tomorrow. Funny thing is we're the owners of the bikes, not him, and we WANT to sell them and we don't want HIM to have access to them because we don't even know if they're actually even going to ship. BIG lesson learned here, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ship air, and NEVER pay in full, no matter what the guy says. Goodbye bikes...
@ FranciscoFranco, sorry, can't deliver the bike. It has to be ridden out of Buenos Aires.
@ Preguntonto, we have the original ownership, which we can give to you. The main issue is that the bikes have been in BA past the temporary importation period, which is not good. I'm talking with Aduanas and the embassy to see if there's any way we can get some sort of official paperwork that would allow the rider to take them out of the country.
As for the shipping problems, we made the mistake of shipping by boat and the customs agent we hired to represent us was a complete moron. He still insists that he can ship the bikes out for us but thus far we've been waiting for 6 months to get them back. He keeps telling us we have a reservation, then drops off the face off the earth for a couple of weeks and then reappears to state the obvious, that the bikes didn't ship. We've found another shipping company that could get our bikes out for us, AllCargo, but they need the original importation papers that we entered the country with and the shipper/customs agent refuses to hand them over to AllCargo. Not sure if it's some sort of professional pride thing or what but he refuses to give up. We've told him repeatedly that we don't want him as our shipper and that he needs to hand the papers over, but it falls on deaf ears. We really have given up though, and I just bought a new (used) Sv650. But we would hate for the bikes to rot away in some warehouse, they are really spectacular to ride, so we thought it best to try to sell them to someone doing a trip around South/Central America
wow now I have more questions than before!!!
now how do we get the original ownership to my name? is that what I will need?
what means temporary importation period is past?
is like jachaus says and now the bikes are impeded to circulate?
to make it clear, you are in canada with some papers, others in BA with a guy from darhma who does not want to hand over and the bikes are in BA with the same person? customs, embassies and two shipping companies involved? are an storage fee or a penalty that also must be paid?
will you be going back to BA to make the deal? if not all this sounds very complicate.
sorry if i bother you with so many questions but i am trying to plan a motorcycle trip in latinamerica and cannot see how these things can be done.
The most important issue is the expired temporary import, all other things could be solved by local notary or through argentina embassy.
In that sense, if you achieve pass the argentinean border (by your own...), you can return the country, obtain a new temporary import certificate and be able to ride within argentina for until 8 months.
@dmorrisg: Boy were you ever on the money!!! Turns out the guy took the shipping money from us, told the shipping company that we would pay them when we collected our bikes and washed his hands completely of the whole thing. We tried talking to the consulate but they don't want to do anything, they say they're merely a liaison between the customer, us, and the company. All they said they could do was send me a list of lawyers in Buenos Aires that could talk to the police for us. Turns out we can't even go talk to the police directly! So now we have to pay an additional 2,500 USD to pick up the bikes, bringing the shipping total to.... drum roll please... 5,770 USD. Yeah, we're chumps.http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...s/censored.gif
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