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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My wife & I are going from Sth. Africa to Sth. America in Jan 2013, my research has discovered Malaysian Airlines are the cheapest to fly there. Now I know that they fly from OZ as well so maybe worth an enquiry.
i made the same request for info about 2 months ago and i was contacted by villakunterbunt in valparaiso chile.shipping looks to be cheaper but i am not totally convinced yet re SA and shipping from oz.
bikes abroad gave me a rough estimate for $2300 to santiago for my battlestar(gsa 1200) to fly it from melb or sydney.i know they fly direct to chile from sydney now (as with benard and kathy they sometimes used to offload the bike in NZ and you are sit waiting in santiago for some expensive days).so malaysia or lan or qantas.bike goes uncrated and just strapped on a pallet.
i am looking at the early part of next year before i get clear of the 'normality' traps.if it works out too problematic and expensive i will re trace my steps and just fly to LA with qantas again.(that cost me 1650 bucks plus the dang goods i think was 125 and to release it in La was 30 us $ easy as it could ever be).
keep me in the loop here paleeez!! ( plus fyi and apologies for this if you already know- no carnet needed for any of the americas although the australian customs will try and tell you its required its just they have not got with the programme yet.oh and get your re importation permit(oz bikes) before you go although i managed to get it whilst in europe only took me 2 years)
Looking at an early 2013 departure - oz, eastern seaboard prefer Brisbane to hopefully peru but flexible. Where to start and who to contact? Have sent our some requests but no love to date. Anyone found options/contacts? Any help appreciated. Cheers.
We ended up shipping our bikes from Adelaide to Valpo with the guy's from Villa Kunterbunt. The cost was 2400US all incl. for a crate with 2 old BMW GS model's. (4.2 cbm and nearly 700Kg)
We were hoping to fly Sydney/Santiago but with the cheapest offer 8000US that was just ridiculus expensive.
Shipping time was nearly 2 month. Didn't bother us ..had more bikes in Alice anyway .
I really recomend Valpo instead of Buenos Aires as the Custom procedure in BA is expensive and bloody anoying...
Just got a couple of quotes back, Brisbane to Callao, Peru. Price varies between $1450 and $1800 with what looks like regular timings. Question is the destination charges. They are not included and I have heard that often they can get out of control to the point that flying is the cheaper option. Any suggestions on getting firm quotes on destination fees or any contacts in that part of the world that can be suggested?
We are looking at early 2013 take off.
Location: Now Alberta, Canada! (originally the Netherlands)
I think it is better to go to Chile than Argentina.
Sensible people and 'normal' rules at customs. Argentina is different, non-transparent and they are very difficult on import taxes etc.
Plus, there is an agent in BA of whom I don't hear a lot of positive feedback and who ripped us off.
I did hear nice feedback from a guy who flew his bike to Ecuador. no money, and 45 minutes after arriving at the airport his bike was through customs and ready to hit the road!
I am shipping my bike to South America from Brisbane for it to arrive there mid to late April. I am currently trying to decide whether to go to Lima or Valparaiso. I am dealing with a freight agent in Brisbane that I used to get the bike to Egypt in 2011. They are trying to give me the costs up front to pay here in Australia otherwise you basically have no idea what the final cost will be either clearing in or shipping it back (if that is what you want to do). Shipping will take something around 50 days with shipments leaving each week. I have heard some dodgy stuff about Lima and they are insisting I arrange for my own translator. They also say that if the bike is left for more than 10 days they will confiscate it which is not so good. Valparaiso is looking easier but possible more expensive. I will be travelling on a carnet but am still looking at $1800 DDU for all the import costs, customer etc.. The freight itself is only about $300 but it's all the other costs that see to add up. I can let you know my quotes more exactly if you are interested and also my freight agent who do seem pretty good.
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