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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Hi all! Quick question: When shipping a bike from South America, has anybody been required to remove all items from the bike so it can clear customs? This extreemly difficult company, Panalpina, took it upon themselves to empty my cases, pack them seperatly and now wants an additional $500+ to ship my stuff. I already paid them right at $3000 just to ship the bike! They are holding all my stuff for ransom!!! Is this correct?
Your story rings a familiar bell. You're being ripped off. They got you by the balls. But what can you do? Depending on what make your bike is. You can call their bluff, and say, "I don't want the bike. You keep it, and don't bother me with the customs hassles." I trust you didn't use a Carnet. Throwing down the gauntlet, perhaps you can negotiate. Go for US$1,000 as a starting point. Perhaps you can settle for US$1,500.
I just reread your post. You already have the bike in your possession, right. But they are holding the contents of your luggage. I would confront them with the threat of bad publicity, and also threaten them to go to the authorities (Argentinian ambassador in Washington). If this doesn't help, I'd say, "keep the stuff." You'll have no guarantee that these crooks are going to send you everything you had in your luggage.
Thanks Werner. I already have the bike. I really have 2 questions: A) how much should it cost to ship a 1200 GS from Buenos Aires to Atlanta (more or less), or better yet, how much have you guys paid in the not so distant past for similar and B) is there any truth to the statement made by Panalpina that the bike would not be allowed into the USA if my personal possesions (tools, clothes, helmet, etc.) were left in the panniers that are bolted onto the bike. The whole thing, quite frankly, sounds fishy to me, but some of you guys have been there long before I....
This is definitely a rip off. The shipper doesn'r really have responsibility to clear customs at the point of destination - so they have clearly done it as a scam. Check out what US customs have to say about it.
You can try threatening them I suppose, but if you are in the US and your luggage is still in Argentina - you may have to just take a view on what the luggage is worth to you.
Lima Peru, robbing shippers, any better in Ecuador
[ I don't think so, I'm in Lima a the moment and am being ripped off trying to ship my bike back to Europe, its double the pice that I paid to ship it from Ireland. Is it possible to get into Ecuador wih the bike and is i cheaper to ship th bike fom there. In lima quotes ranging from 1300 dollars to 1800 for sea freight, same for air freight. Anyone have any info on this.
i've been looking at the left menu and found the last post more informative than others because it gave me current prices and methods of shipping from miami which is where i will be shipping my bike from in nov. thanks for the info.
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