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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Buying/selling bike between foreigners on foreign soil
Hi, I've been reading up a bit on paperwork and change of ownership. Most I read however is about selling the bike to a local. Now what I want to do is buy a bike from an Australian who left it in my house about a year ago. What I do not want to do is nationalize the bike to avoid cost and hassle. To make things slightly more complicated, I'm Dutch and I live in Bolivia. So I've come up with two solutions, assuming that legal change of ownership in Australia is impossible with me being in Bolivia and the current owner of the bike being in Sweden:
1 forge Australian papers
2 forge Dutch papers
In case 1 the current owner should send me the papers and I'm sure that, as I have time to do it, I can make a pretty decent 'copy' with my data on it. In this case I'd like to know how likely it is that custom officials here in South America will observe the odd fact that I'm dutch and I own an australian licensed bike. Any ideas?
In case 2 I think it might be wise to also get some Dutch license plates. No idea how to get those.... And someone to scan me some Dutch ownership papers? I've been out of Holland for some time, no idea what they consist of these days.
In any case I won't have the temporary import paper for the bike unless the owner still has them for Bolivia and they don't mention any owner. But I guess that's easily sorted telling the guys at the exit custom post that I was never given such paper.
But in worst of cases, will any suspicion arise from the fact that the other stamps in my passport will show nothing of previous travel (wich is the only way to get the bike to Bolivia as it's landlocked), neither will I be able to show any shipping documents (Netherlands - Bolivia) for the bike to get it to Latin America. I have no idea how this works.
Any of you guys ever been asked for such documents in case of doubt about the origin of the bike or am I fearing trouble in vain? I guess the smaller the border crossing the better right?
It may even be illegal to own a foreign bike as a foreign resident in Bolivia, but I guess that's OK as long as I don't tell anybody..... ;-)
I've never been to Amerika, but as a German I have ridden an NZ registered bike with a very odd looking one-wheel trailer from India to Europe and all around there. Nobody ever asked any questions about this. But, I DO have a resident's visa in my passport, so I can prove I live there. The rego was expired, but nobody can see that...
Don't know how the Aussie left Bolivia without the bike, but if things at the borders are computerised you may run into a problem via the chassis number.
Transfering the Australian registration of the bike would be possible, although you will need to pay some stamp duty and it will get tricky if the registration has expired.
Registration is undertaken on a state basis and you can transfer ownership without actually venturing into the relevant state licensing office.
Providing the registration of the bike is still current, the seller should be able to indicate on the back of the registration document that the vehcile has been sold and who the purchaser is. You will then have to arrange for the documents to be sent to the relevant state authority and pay any stamp duty on the purchase. Indicate that the purchase price is low and hence the corresponding duty will also be low.
This will get very difficult if the bike's registration has expired and it is over three years old, as they would most likely require a roadworthiness inspection.
If this is the case, forget it and find another way!
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