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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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 got a good deal on a rear tire. The one I have on is maybe good for another 5000 miles. What are the options and rough prices to have it shipped ahead? I have got friends who could ship it when I tell them....Thinking about Central America.
It is just because I got it VERY cheap, barely used, Heidenau K60. Otherwise I would not have thought about it. If the shipping was around 50$ it would still be a lot cheaper, I would know what I get and I would not have to carry that thing for thousands of km...
I ship tyres and I have carried them as well. Despite looking kind of hard-core when you push off from home, porting tyres is a royal pain in the arse. The last time I did it, after carrying the damn thing for 1000's of miles and unloading it every freakin' day and the extra weight, it slipped it's moorings and burnt a hole in the side wall from the exhaust. Completely trashed yet still brand new.
Yes it will cost and you will have to do some sweet talking sometimes to get it out of customs but the pain and aggravation that shipping will release you from is worth it in my humble opinion. Timing is the key issue however.
Costs will depend on the carrier and the urgency. I've noticed up to 50% difference between the major carriers such as DHL & TNT.
The cheap option - post it to the last place inside the country your traveling in.
Pick it up, take it across the border (no fee...)
Customs fees and delays can be trouble ... avoid if possible.
The problem with this is the storage time. Some post offices will keep the goods for 2 weeks, some 4 weeks ... alternative post it to a fellow hubber in that country. Have them post it on when the timing is good for the last post office in that country. You can pay them as you pass for costs and have a social chat for there time.
Many times I have picked up shipped items direct from the carrier itself without involvement of customs. Twice I've had to visit the friendly people in customs collection and was able to argue that the tyre was going to be exported anyway so should not be liable for duty (having foreign registered bike and carnet helped). The one time I have paid any kind of import duty, I used the above argument but the guy quickly noted that because I was going to use it before I left the country I had to pay. He got me be surprise and I coughed up 50 Birr.
I had a tyre sent from uk to Iran. Yep it was expensive- £90 with TNT but there was no way I could source a tyre in Iran or the stans. I carried it for another 3000 kms which was a right pain in the arse and not good for the bike carrying an extra 5kg. I did have to wait another 5 days in mashad due to customs problems at the uk end.
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