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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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Hi I have purchased a vintage BMW R80ST and it is a keeper.
So I would like to ship it back to South America.
Now, I have learned by experience to avoid landing in Argentina at all costs.
I have done the Brazil number by Ro-Ro and it is a bit of a pain in the butt, so I would like to try Uruguay by box, consolidated cargo.
Now, if I google some keyboards the results are mind boggling. Lotsa bullshit for outrageous quotes, so I aim in here to separate the wheat from the chaff.
I have a Ro-Ro quote for USD $1600. That is an outrage. So evidently above that a no go.
I aim to ship consolidated for USD $700. I can do my box and papers, put as much time and effort as I would be allowed and are capable of doing.
Does anyone know companies here in Hamburg or Europe to deal with? Specialized motocycle transporters are by nature expensive! They will take a standard shipping quote and make a 100% profit on it. I intend to skip the middlemen.
I am prepared to travel.
This will be my fourth shipment of a motorcycle, I have done it twice by sea and once by air, so I know the basics, can do the paper and the work and also know the prices involved. It is tapping with the people that are geared to do the specific shipment that is the hard part, everyone wants a piece of your dollars and putting a bike on a box and sending it places is no real mystery.
Look forward to replies, hopefully with revealing info.
wow, shipping consolidated from China to UK is cheap for my work.
We pay £30 per cubic metre from China to UK on consolidated.
£150 for 4.3 m3. My bike in a crate (2mx0.5x1.6) is only 1.6 cubic meters.
However its all the other fees that are a killer:
UK import terminal handling: £172
Delivery out of container into port £40
Customs Entry £35
Department of Trade and Industry computer fee £10.75
Her Majesty's Customs fee £7.75
Duty/VAT Disbursement fee: £15.
VAT on value of goods (dunno if this would apply to a second hand motorbike) 20% of goods value.
Hope this helps to anyone importing consolidated into UK.
Maybe i'm in the wrong job!
I'll get a quote from the same company to get my bike from UK to Oz.
Try in time freight forwarders,specialize in bikes and are in Hamburg.I am an Aussie now in Hamburg arranging to get our bikes to Chile and these guys seem good.About 600 Euro per bike estimated at 2.2 m cubed.
Google In Time or call Olaf on +49 4050751014
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