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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Hi all. This is my first post, but have been browsing for many months. Starting a RTW trip with partner next year. We have many questions but for now here's a curly one. Our plan is to purchase a new BMW either in Germany or England and kit it out. How do we get a carnet in either country to travel internationally without having to fly back to Australia with all our details to organise one? We are expecting to be on a two year adventure so we have no set plans or time frames, neither do we want any. We have a friend in Manchester that we could use as a mailing address, but as non residents it seems we can't get a carnet? True or false?
Get the Carnet from the country the bike is registered in. If its the UK, you can buy insurance to cover the carnet rather than stumping up the cash.
I think its ten% of the carnet value and you get 50% of the premium back when the carnet is returned.
I think your comment: "but as non residents it seems we can't get a carnet?" is not correct, otherwise known as bollocks.
If you can provide an address to which the bike is registered and you can get mail there, you are resident, no?:-)) you are good to go. The carnet is only available through the RAC
we have walked that route, and what you really need to find out is where can you register the bike as a non resident, forget about Germany, although the BMW are the cheapest in EU over there, you cannot register the bike in Germany, you have to be a resident for at list 6 month in Germany for that, so the possibility of adac is a no good because they dont issue carnet for non german bikes...
i dont know about the u.k... but we faced the same things and choose to buy the bike in the usa... it is cheaper, no problems to register and the carnet is from caa (the Canadian automobile association).
so anyway good luck, and i am sure you are going to find your way...
The ADAC issued a carnet for my French registered bike, no questions asked. However, I am a German citizen and, probably more importantly, have a German bank account. This is important for the deposit refund.
You can register the bike in Germany on the infamous "export plates" for 12 months. I'm sure the ADAC will issue a carnet for this, but it is more expensive.
Email your questions regarding this to carnetdepassages at adac.de.
Search HUBB for eport plates, there are issues with them, as some countries don't accept them. The ADAC also knows about that.
In the Netherlands the carnet was issued by the ANWB (the dutch AA), but since september 2005 this 'service' is now done by it's german sister-organisation ADAC.
So you're not obliged to get it in the country where your vehicle is registered or where you live (otherwise we dutch would not be able get one anymore!). The pages concerning the carnet are in English, Français and offcouse german, lots of information/fees etc.
For more info/questions you can mail to: carnetdepassages -at- adac -dot- de (in english, france or german).
Found on their pages (a doc. showing where carnets 'officially' are required) although it seems to be a bit outdated.
Perform a search for info about registrating a vehicle for non-residents in different european countries, there are a few threads with info but quite contradictory.
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