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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I have assumed in the past there isn't any "comprehesive" type insurance that can cover a bike when travelling internationally. I couldn't find any insurer here in Australia who would provide such a policy, so I just went without it.
Just wondering if anybody has found any such policies? If you did, have you ever tried to make a claim against it? Mainly I'm interested in such a policy to cover multiple Asian countries.
Bikes are getting pretty darned expensive these days and it would give some reassurance to know it's covered.
(To be clear, I am only asking about about insurance that protects my own bike, not third-party property or personal injury).
When I had my bike shipped to NZ I had the same problem with insurance companies in Aus. They didnt want to know!
On advice from the shipping agent I went with Star Insurance (dedicated motorcycle insurers) in NZ. I didnt need to make a claim so cant help with that but they do offer Overseas bike insurance. Maybe worth a try.
I had no problems getting the insurance with them. Just fill in the forms, pay the money and the policy was emailed to me. All painless except for the hip pocket. Not the cheapest thing I have had to buy but it gave me piece of mind. Then again you could consider it cheap seeing as how no insurer in Aus would help.
I think in general it´ll be VERY hard to find anyone to offer you a comprehensive vehicle insurance, that´d be valid world-wide. Insurance companies just simply lack data from outside the continents that they operate in, so they are unable to do their own risk-assessment. Gathering such data for the handful of overlanders, who might be interested in this (many of whom might still say ´no´ after hearing, what it would cost!), it´s just easier for them to say they don´t do it.
Also thinking about how erratic traffic can be in many countries in, say Africa, or Asia, and keeping in mind also, that many locals may be riding or driving fully uninsured (so you will get zero compensation from them, if they crash into you) I can´t say I really blame them!
It is funny, though, that I can easily get comprehensive insurance, also covering theft, for Green Card countries (that includes places like Paris, London or Amsterdam), but if I leave the Green Card countries, then it won´t be valid at all. I think the risk for theft is by far highest in those big cities in western Europe.
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