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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This is a little convuluted. I'm Canadian, my boyfriend is American and my friend who wants to buy the bike is Norwegian. The bike in question is in America and needs to get to Norway. We have transport--we're sailors.
Here's the question. The bike is used. I suggest Jason (the american) 'purchase' the bike for Ole (the Norwegian.) Jason can then insure and plate it for the ride from its purchase point to Florida where the ship will be. He then 'sells' it to Ole and loads it on the transport for the sea crossing. Ole knows what to do when it gewts to Norway.
Here's the question:
Jason has a US address he can use (his parents)Can he purchase and insure in the states based on that info or does his canadian driver's license present a problem?
As a Canadian can I purchase and insure a bike in the states long enough to ride it to Florida? Do I use Kingsway --my regular insurance company or do I need to find an american insurance company?
Is there an easier way to get this bike to Florida from it's purchase point, other than shipping on a truck? I'd really rather ride it so I can see if there's anything wrong with it before it gets on the boat.
I am not sure I can answer all the technical questions, but most U.S. insurance companies will follow the person, rather than the vehicle, for a period of usually 30 days. I have been assured that for cars, my insurance company will cover any cars I purchased for 30 days, and then will have to be called in after that to be transferred to me. I would call the company to be sure. Buying a bike in the U.S. should not be a big deal, regardless of your residence. If you are buying used, you have a short while of gray area as far as registration is concerned. As long as your insurance is covering the legal limits (such as the 30 days, if your particular company will do so), then riding the bike to Florida and shipping it out within that time frame will keep you legal in the U.S. I would contact the department of motor vehicles in the particular state your friend is purchasing said bike to make sure. Like I said, if the insurance covers you and keeps you legal, do the transaction at that state's DMV branch, and you shouldn't have much trouble. You could register the bike at the seller's address. The seller would bear no legal resonsibility, and would not be able to pull anything funny on you, simply for using his address.
Not to confuse you, but now that I re-read your question, your boyfriend, who is American, should have no problem registering the bike at his parent's address in Florida. Just check with the insurance company to make sure the policy follow's the person.
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