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.
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was wondering, just how clean do I need to get my bike to get it through customs and back onto Oz (Brisbane)? I hear that it has to be spotless - ie a toothbrush job? is this right from anyones experience? I'll be coming back from IndoChina and I guess this might be a bit of a red flag too.
Any comments greatly appreciated
In February I brought my bike back home from NZ. I gave the bike a thorough cleaning with a pressure cleaner with soap at a "wash and Go" place. Granted we didnt do a gret deal of off road stuff in NZ but I just made sure there was no dirt or mud on it. Check under the guards, behind the number plate etc. Check that there are no flys, bugs etc in the oil radiator. I certainly did not go the tooth brush deal but did make sure it was very very clean.
Like Quandary we also brought our bikes beck to Brisbane from New Zealand after 4 weeks of every dirt road we could find around the South Island. Had so much fun we are going back again this year
They were absolutely filthy when we started cleaning them, and even after that there was a lot of road dust in places that we just could not get to or more accurately could not be bothered getting to, like under the battery etc etc etc. But they can't even look there without you being there to open up the bike and I have never heard of anyone who has a bike that "looks" like it has had some effort put in to clean it appropriately being asked to dismantle their bike.
We spent half a day cleaning the bikes before shipping from Christchurch, pressure washed them first and then cleaned them with car detergent then a cap full Keosene in a bucket of water made em shine so they looked shmikko.
The most important thing is that there are no bug guts or dirt in places they look for it such as under the mudguards and in the tyre tread, think like an inspector and go over the bike looking in every nook and cranny you can easily look into.
Put in a bit of effort and it will be fine, IMO there is a lot of scare mongering about Oz quarantine, the bike MUST be clean as a whistle, but it does not have to be showroom shiny. They are worried about disease pathogens and gremlins that sneak in not how spiffy the bike looks.
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