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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My shippers and others I've asked are not sure of the answer to this - hope someone can help.
I currently have my UK registered F650 in the US on the one-year trip type paperwork (means I have ship out the bike within a year). If I simply go over the border, to Canada for example, and bring the bike back into the US does the paperwork "reset" so I get another year in the US? Or is there a minimum time away from the US before you can get it back in?
Don't think you're likely to get a definitive answer to this question. But as a Canadian, I can tell you that if you come to Canada there is lots to see, so you could easily spend weeks or months here, then go back into the US and get a new set of papers at the border.
That sounds like a great idea, though I think I'll wait a couple of months until it warms up a bit! It's not been above freezing for a while in New York, it must be "brass monkey" weather in Canada!
Writing from sunny Vancouver, where the temperature is well above freezing (51 F) and the trees are starting to bud, I forgot some people are still suffering through winter.
A common mistake Americans make is to assume Canada is cold everywhere. Though honesty compels me to admit there are parts of Canada which are very cold right not (just like I hear there are parts of the US which have cold winters). But that's why I don't live there!
Seriously, anywhere due north of New York will be cold, so you probably should wait a couple of months before coming north.
I have just gone through the process of purchasing a motorcycle in Canada and importing it to the United States. This is what you need to do to complete this.
Obviously, you need to obtain the registration and bill of sale. In addition, you need to contact the manufacturer of the motorcycle, and obtain from them a letter of compliance. If it meets standards, then you are ok. If not, then it would have to be reworked to meet standards. There are some exceptions to this rule-I have an RD350LC registered in the U.S. even though the motorcycle does not meet U.S. EPA and marking standards.
At the port of entry, you will need to complete a customs form-which is very simple. There may be duty payable (I didn't have any), and then the bike is in the United States.
Then you have to obtain a HS-7 form (for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and mminor exceptions are permitted here-for example, the speedometer may be in KM/hr. In addition, you have to obtain an EPA 3520 form, which governs emissions standards.
Insurance is mandatory for most (if not all) states, and with all this in place, the registration can be done.
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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