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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Im currently in anchorage alaska and importing my bike to ride it down to Argentina, from Ireland. But having problems getting the bike released. They are looking for a letter from the EPA. I have an e-mail sent requesting one. but as anyone experience with this, and if so what does it involve, should i worry, will it take long.
Just letting anyone who is planning on shipping there bike over from Europe to do any sort of a trip. You MUST have a letter from the EPA (environmental protection agency) in order to clear customs. This was not the case before but is how. I am currently on my second week in Anchorage Alaska trying to cut through the red tape. Get this letter before you ship your bike.
my bike leaves for New York on Monday by sea from Southampton. I applied to the EPA using the form from the shipping the bike to North America on the lefthandside of this website under the planning part.
Once applied for via email I didn't get any auto confirmation to say that it had been received (I sent an email to make sure that it had) & within 10 days I got the 'Non Resident Exemption Memo' which needs to be filled out & returned to get the actual 'Non Resident Exemption letter' which followed two days or so later. I was told the whole process would take three weeks but it actually took two.
Lots of hoops to jump through but fingers crossed all will be well & you'll be on the road soon. Hope to see you out there.
I will be shipping to Anchorage from the UK at the end of August and have just come across post - pretty glad I did! Can any of you kind folk tell me how you get one of these letters and what what I need to get it please.
I applied to the EPA using the form from the shipping the bike to North America on the lefthandside of this website under the planning part.
I am not the most IT literate, literate in general for that matter! Could you give me another clue as to the location of said form please? something to click on would be good if that is possible. Have tried the 'shipping the bike' section under planning but that doesnt seem to have what I need
Could you give me another clue as to the location of said form please?
You probably won't find government forms on Horizons Unlimited.
US EPA contact information can be found here. Importing Vehicles and Engines | US EPA
Dealing with government agencies, it is often better to telephone than e-mail.
You never know when or if they will read the mail.
"You should apply for the exemption prior to reaching Customs. Attached is the list of information you will need to submit for applying for a Nonresident exemption"
And this was the contents of the attached:
Information needed to obtain Nonresident Temporary Importation
Approval Letter from EPA
Nonconforming motor vehicles may be temporarily imported into the U.S. by a
nonresident for personal use by the importer for a period not to exceed one year.
Only individual nonresidents may import a vehicle through a nonresident exemption.
The conditions of this temporary exemption are:
• Vehicle may not be sold or otherwise transferred to another party in the U.S.;
• Vehicle must be used solely for personal use by the importer and members of the
importer’s immediate family while in the U.S.;
• Exemption is voided if the vehicle is either used for commercial purposes, or used
principally by any person other than the importer (or spouse of the importer); and
• Vehicle must be exported after one year, or upon the nonresident departing the U.S.,
whichever comes first.
To obtain a Nonresident Temporary Importation Approval Letter from EPA;
please provide the following information in a letter that is signed by the
1. Your full name, current foreign address, phone number, Fax number, and email address
2. Your U.S. address, phone number, Fax number, and email address (if applicable)
3. Vehicle year, make, model and Vehicle Identification Number
4. Proof of vehicle ownership (copy of current title or registration from country of origin of
the vehicle, Importer and owner needs to be the same).
5. Proof of nonresident status (copy of passport, visa, work permit, or other official
6. A statement of the reason for the importation.
7. The duration of the importation.
8. A signed compliance Memorandum (this will be supplied by EPA once we have all of your
information). The exemption will not be issued until we receive a signed copy of the
memorandum issued by EPA.
Please mail, fax, or email this information to:
EPA Imports Line
Compliance & Innovative Strategies Division
Light Duty Vehicle Programs
2000 Traverwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
David C. Hurlin
Managed by URS Federal Services
Phone: (734) 214-4100
Fax: (734) 214-4676
I'll be applying for one of those then!
I'll post this somewhere else also, just in case it is news top anyone.
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