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 recently received a letter from an individual on this topic. Thought others might be interested in the response.
I am Australian and while I have travelled to many countries, I have never taken a bike out of Australia.
I am planning two trips.
The first will be in USA, Canada and Mexico (and maybe to Guatemala). Am I right in assuming that I don't need a carnet for these countries?
The second (a more long-term plan) will be in two legs. The first leg I will ship the bike from Australia to Klang (Malaysia). I will ride around Sumatra (Indonesia), Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. I will then ship the bike from Klang to Madras and ride through India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. From Egypt I will either ship the bike back to Australia or try to sell it there or in Israel.
I have got three questions there. Which countries require a carnet and what happens if I sell the bike in Egypt or Israel? Will I be prevented on boarding the aeroplane to go back to Australia?
"In order to get the carnet, you tell the auto association which countries you plan to travel to. You are normally required to post a bond for an amount equal to the highest potential import duty rate for any country which you plan to travel to. This could be as much as several times the value of the bike you're riding. The carnet issuer then indicates which countries the carnet is valid for on the reverse side of the document.
Here's the kicker. You get that bond back ONLY if:
1. you return the bike to the country you came from (with the carnet duly stamped for re-entry). OR
2. you demonstrate to the satisfaction of the carnet issuer that you have paid any duties and taxes associated with selling the vehicle in another country.
So, if you have a carnet and you use it when you enter a country such as Egypt, they don't care if you leave the country without the bike, but you won't have the proper exit stamp in the carnet to prove you took it with you. So you will forfeit your bond to the auto association.
Some countries don't use a carnet, instead they stamp your passport with the vehicle details on entry. In that case, you would be unable to leave the country without the vehicle.
I hope this helps make things clearer. It is a very complex subject, I've only scratched the surface of it. There are some auto associations which don't require a bond, instead they use an insurance policy to guarantee payment of duties. Don't know what the Australian auto associations do, but I suggest your first point of contact is to check with both of them (AA and RAC) to find out their procedures, which may be different from Canada."
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