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.
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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I’m in the process of getting various quotes for shipping my bike from the UK to Canada, I’m finding crated is about £80 more than uncrated (ro-ro). What are the advantages/disadvantages of each, is shipping crated worth the extra?
Check out Kuehne & Nagel, Colnbrook, near London Heathrow. They will airfreight bike uncrated to Canada in a container. Some airlines will only accept crated bikes. Air Canada does not have this requirement.
Do get a quote from Wallenius Wilhelmsen, who are specialists in vehicle transport (ro-ro) and do ship motorcycles. Wallenius has been recommended by several travellers on the Europe to North America route.
I just got home a week ago, shipped my bike crated from toronto to barcelona (thru england) when i left, then back uncrated from Marseilles France to Toronto (thru paris), in my experience uncrated was by far less hassle and cheaper, bike was absolutely fine, not a mark on it, p.s. be aware of Canada's customs, make sure your bike is absolutely clean.
Bryan, Air France, who were very good, I only had about 3 hours to find and deal with the bike before i had to fly out myself (long story), and i knew no french and they knew no english, it cost about 700 euros, and could have been cheaper if i had the time to make it smaller.
Is that air or sea? If it's air I'd be very interested becouse that works out roughly the same as the quotes I'm getting for sea,and by the time I add in port charges may acually be quite a bit cheaper. Who did you contact to organise this.
Basically, rode up to air france cargo at the airport in Marseilles France after getting off the "boat" from Tunisia, rolled up, asked them if it was possible to send it to toronto uncrated, as is, within 20 min had a price ... had to empty tank, take out battery, and remove front fairing (strapped it around seat), signed some papers and they wheeled it away. literally took about 2 hours total. There was some discussion on removing the front wheel to make it smaller/lower, thus cheaper, but in the end this would have been too hard for them to move it around, so they opted, i guess, not to charge extra for the size and keep the convenience of moving it . Honestly, i only had about 4 hours to deal with the bike and thought i might end up storing it somewhere and have to deal with it later but it went smoother then shipping it from toronto my hometown. From Toronto to Barcelona, took off front wheel and front fairing ( to make smaller)strapped bike down to a skid then wrapped the bike in pallet wrap. this cost about 900 canadian dollars, had a company look after paperwork ect., with air france as well.
p.s. from france to toronto i did have to pay extra charges, on toronto side, as the bike was dirty, had to pay agriculture canada $100 to inspect it twice and $175 for a company to come to the airport and clean it, so...make sure it is clean when it comes to canada. Also, there was much more red tape canada side then france and spain side. Took longer to get home and longer to get it out of customs.
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