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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I am about to start a RTW trip on Nov 04, 2010. I have my carnet and I am shipping the bike into Mumbai port, I have been told that I need a shipping agent at the port, is this true? If I have a carnet why do I need an agent or can I produce the carnet to customs and ride off into the sunset...
Sorry no info regards shipping into Mumbai, but I´ve shipped out of Chennai by air, and I´d describe the whole process (especially dealing with the different authorities and companies involved) as quite complicated, almost nerve-wrecking at times.
"Mumbai & seaport" does sound like a possible nightmare to me, so I´d advice to get in touch with someone, who regularly handles freight over there. And there are probably also people here, who have shipped into or out of Mumbai, so hopefully they´ll be able to help you.
It's not that bad as it seems once you container or crate is located. My experience was bad because the port was a mess last month after several accidents. You are probably gonna ship to Nhava Sheva which is the largest port of india 30 kilometers outside of Mumbai. I did that a month ago.
I would recommend taking an agent, because it is hard to know the steps and who to speak to. Also tons of ridiculous papers to prepare, which I have no idea how someone could do it himself. I found the overall procedure costly but India import is like that.
I would advise to use an agent. I had a good experience with Aubrey D’Souza (Contact info at the end of this post).
Agent fee was $200 for clearing the 20ft container containing a land cruiser with a carnet. The man was also working on clearing bikes. He was good about answering the phone and emails. Mention my name to him, we had a good relationship.
I got tons of quotes from other people, and he was the cheapest.
You will just need to go to the port one time when you will collect the vehicle. As a special instruction to give to the shipping company, say that you want your bike to be sent to Speedy, which is where the "Accompanied luggage" should arrive.
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If you look in the archives, you will also find one guy who gives the procedure for clearing yourself. It is few years old.
I mean, from another side of the planet, seafreight may be the cheaper option, but for everything else, it´s probably a good idea to get quotes by air as well.
Like when we send across the Bay of Bengal, almost the same price by sea to Port Klang (near KL) or by plane to KL! Chennai seaport had some sort of strike going on, and nobody knew if it´ll take 2 or 5 weeks to handle it. By air the delays are usually hours, or just a few days. And airports tend to handle stuff much faster than harbours.
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