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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How are you everybody ? I'm just thinking about traveling by my own bike to Australia. I don;t have any idea whether I can bring my bike from Korea to Australia. If it's possible, please give me some idea how to do.
It is possible to bring a bike to Australia, but because of the quarantine declaration it will take a while!
There are people around who know a lot more and can help you with this point, but you should think about buying one down there, too.
The only downsides are you don't know what you get as with any new/used thing you buy and you can't put extra luggage in the container (plane/ship).
The upsides are no hassle with quarantine declaration (THEY ARE STRICT - just a nick less strict than in New Zealand, but still length stricter than in the U.S.), transport delays, paperwork and damages and COST - maybe roadworthyness(???).
Used bikes are very very good to excellent available in Melbourne on Elizabeth Street - sounds funny, but this is THE ADDRESS in Australia to buy new and used bikes, parts, clothes and extras...
You "need" an address in Australia - it really doesn't have to exist, but it has at least to look like it exists.
Most people take the address of Backpackers/Hostels/Hotels or anything.
The insurance is payed in advance and lasts one year - if you buy the bike you can look for one lasting a while...
...and if you pay early enough you don't need to go through roadworthyness anytime.
The used-bike market in Melbourne suits almost anyone and is fairly cheap - you don't get the bike for free though!
I got a good offroad/trail/road-bike (Kawasaki KLR 650 Tengai) with saddle-bags, helmet, jacket, tools, lots of spare parts and liquids and registration for 4 month for 4.500 AUD (Australian Dollar - check with your currency) from a dealer!!!
The bike itself was 3.500 AUD. with 30.000 k's on the clock and in a fairly good condition.
And that within 3 days...
So hope someone can write you more about importing a bike - from here (Germany) the absolute cheapest shipping I've found so far was around
Thanks for your sincere reply. But, I surely want to bring my bike to Australia. If you give me more information about shipping,customs clearance and how long it takes about all procedure, I will appreciate that. Anyway, thanks for your advice.
"Concessions for tourists and temporary residents
As a tourist or temporary resident, you may bring a motor vehicle or a motorcycle and attached trailer or a caravan to Australia for a period of up to 12 months (or longer under certain circumstances) without paying duty on them, provided they are subsequently exported from Australia.
For this concession to apply, you will need one of the following:
a Carnet De Passages en Douanes issued by an overseas organisation which has a reciprocal arrangement with the Australian Automobile Association, or
a cash or bank security, equal to the amount of duty and GST and, where applicable, LCT otherwise payable."
If you have a Carnet de Passage it is fairly straightforward. Otherwise, you will need to be able to post a bond for the sales tax (OZ = 26.4% of the value of the bike), which will be refunded when you leave the country with your bike.
Nothing beats the thrill of riding YOUR OWN BIKE in another country.
Yes, you can buy a cheap bike over here but why do that when you have one already?
The customs people are not a problem if you have a carnet. Quarantine people are a bit more difficult but if you have your bike steam cleaned before you get here then there is no problem. If it cannot be steam cleaned before you leave then, at a price, Australian Quarantine services will have it done here. Try to enter through Darwin or as previously suggested, Perth. These entry points seem to have staff that are easier to get along with than the Sydney/Melbourne entry points. The port charges are cheaper as well.
I air freighted my bike (BMW F650) from Kuala Lumpur to Perth (Oct. 2002) with a carnet guaranteed by the Canadian Automobile Association. No problem with customs; no problem with quarantaine (hand cleaned bike myself before shipping in K.L.); no problem with road worthiness (did not bother). Did not even buy third party liability insurance, but made sure not to be stopped by police for any reason. Circumnavigated Oz and went up to Top of Cape York. Make sure there is no dirt whatsoever under the fenders. This was the only place the Man checked. Regards, Werner.
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