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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TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / WantedPost your TRAVELLING bike for sale here. INCLUDE COUNTRY in subject, (e.g. 89 Transalp for sale, CA USA) and include currency in the post ;-) Please DELETE your post when the bike is sold.
Does this look like a scam? Has anyone been contacted with similar requests?
Thanks for the mail.. First of all ,I'm okay with the selling cost. I am maken all arrangement to make the cheque for the payment out to you..Once again.... Maken payment with cheque Ok.. So..It's nice you explained to me about the condition of it to me. That is fine..So.. I will like to see the picture of it, If you dont have it no problem, Just make it cool and set for shipment ok.... Let me have the information of where the cheque for the payment and shipment will be send out to.. Here is the Information Needed from you..Thurs :
Full Name that will be on the cheque..
I will be expecting to have the information from you.ok.. Just make sure you consider it sold to me and make it set for shipment.. I will be awaiting your mail with the payment information. Best of regards to your Family..
I will be Awaiting the Payment Information Today.. Get back to me..
Payment Information Needed.. Get back to me
Is this leading up to sending you a cheque to cover the bike and a large amount for shipping. Then you are expected to write out a cheque for the shipping before you find out the original cheque bounces.
This is, without a doubt, a scam. And it's not a new one. I can't remember how it pans out but reading your post made me think "ahh, yes, this sounds very familiar". I've seen this in online selling sites in Aus like tradingpost.com.au, bikesales.com.au, bikepoint, etc. You get 5 phone calls from people in and around Sydney for your bike (usual enquires, when can I look at it etc) and one bogus email from a guy in Brasil sayiny he wants pics and yes he'll definitely buy! Basically he's angling for as much info on you as possible, ultimately your bank account details...
This is a scam.
I have got the same mail when I had a bike for sale.
-You get a check.
-You ship your bike
-A few weeks/months later, the bank calls that the check is no good and you have to pay the money back.
-Then your bike is stolen and you have paid the thief to ship it.
Don't do it !
When I sell I bike, I want cash in my hand. Then I go to the postoffice to deposit it on my bankaccount so the money is checked and only then I give the papers to the buyer to get the bike on his name.
I've had a million of them. you COULD drag him along for awhile just for the hell of it. i have quite a collection of their "cashier's checks" that i INSISTED they FEDEX me just so i could screw them a bit more. fun!
Originally Posted by transalprider1
Does this look like a scam? Has anyone been contacted with similar requests?
Do not accept cheques for your goods, from distant buyers, that are of a higher value than the item you are selling. The fraudsters post you a counterfeit cheques and you wire them your good money. Their cheque may well clear, but you will lose the funds once the bank realise the cheque is fraudulent. Example: you sell car for £5,000. They post you fake £7,000 cheque and you send them £2,000. Don't fall for it!
Scam for sure, I got done for 5K! Stupid me you say? Absolutely I say. Only once you get done you find out that it is a common scam, looking back you can see it. These people are very good at what they do and how they go about doing it. Cheque gets sent after many e-mails, seems far fetched at first but becomes more feasible as it goes on. Cheque is banked, you wait for the normal 5 days for it to clear, I waited 6, then after 10 days the bank ring you up with the awful truth. Hindsight is a wonderful thing!
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