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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I will buy a bike in USA, and drive through Central- and South America. When I arrive in Argentina I will sell the bike before returning to Norway. Is this possible/easy/difficult? I will travel without a Carnet, and the bike will probably be a Honda XR650L or similar.
I am from Paraguay, and when I was still living there, I bought a Honda XL600LM from a guy who was riding overland through South America. I know of other people who also bought bikes that entered the country travelling, but I don't know how you handle the stamping in your passport or any other requirement to leave the country.
If you ever pass through Paraguay, send me an email before, I'll be leaving there and I people (who might be interested)
Ryan Wagner and Dan Koengeter did try without success to sell their bikes (US registered) in Argentina in November, 2000, but were able to sell them in Bolivia.
" ... selling our motorcycles due to expected and upcoming outrageous gasoline prices of Argentina ($4.00 a gallon—a lot for a spoiled North American). Plus, the sale of foreign vehicles in Argentina are illegal, laws are more strictly enforced, and it is getting quite cool in Argentina for riding. We ended up selling the (beloved, but thrashed 1980 and 1983 Hondas) for US$1050 each (a profit of US$200 each), even after 9 months of abuse." http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tst...an/index.shtml
More recently, Jane Banbury and Dave Norris (Babe and Yahoo) reported they couldn't sell their bikes in Brazil, but were successful in Chile. From their story in last month's e-zine:
"Driving back to Chile we once again visted places we had been before, Salta, San Pedro de Atacama, and eventually Iquique. At San Pedro we met Brian, an American motorcyclist who was on a Super Tenere. We rode together to Iquique where we hoped to sell our bikes wary of problems like we had encountered in Brazil. When we got there it only took us two hours to sell the bikes and we did not even have to wash them! Iquique was our best bet for selling the bikes. It’s a duty free port and we new other poeple who had managed the same thing but it was a relief to find how easy it was and now it was time to celebrate." More details on their page re Brazil. http://www.lostsheep.com/diaries/tex...asp?EntryID=71
So, good news and bad news. Good luck and let us know how you go.
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