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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Shipping/Fly BIke from AUK, NZ to Thailand
We need to ship or fly our bike from Auckland to Thailand somehow beginning January. I have read somewhere here that Quantas has a special programm to fly bikes over so I contacted them, the offer was not good. They gave me something like 10.000 NZD in total, excluding the charges in Thailand... Thats far too much for us...
Talk to Nikki Everest firstname.lastname@example.org I'm sure she can help you with either Air or Sea - sea will be cheaper, but air much quicker, obviously.
Nikki is actually on maternity leave, but will answer emails within a day.
Make sure you mention the Carnet to her.
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the above local charge for for "general cargo " only
incase of you cargo motorbike as see blw detail
We don't suggest to import any used motorcycle or any used vehicle to Thailand no matter for personal used or commercial used. The reason is too many duplicate system and wl take long time for all process in custom Dept. with also wl be concerned of our Ministry of Commerce and Land Transportation Department for their approval all import of the vehicle to Thailand which must be done before the cargo are arrival. Otherwise, the consignee will face serious problem and will not be able to release their shipment from Thai Custom Custody and finally get hold by them in order to sell on auction. All process has to be done by the importer/consignee. It is very expensive cost to get all document and approval done. Normally for custom clearance service for this kind of shipment will start from USD 3,000 or more per shpt. (didn't inclusive of import duty & tax ~ 400-500 %). Really expensive and take long long time to finish. So, it needs to check with the consignee before import this kind of shipment to Thailand that they have completed every document and have permission license to import it. For your consideration.”
Where´s that quote from? Note that it does not mention TEMPORARY import. I guess that´s what you´re planning to do, right – you don´t plan to keep the vehicle in Thailand permanently, do you?
Permanent import could be harder and very expensive to do... But if you´re arriving by air to BKK Suvarnabhumi, it should be relatively straightforward to get a temporary import permit on arrival. At least that´s exactly what we got 4 yrs ago, and following this site, many others have done the same, some just lately. I was warned not to ship by sea to BKK seaport, not sure if things might have changed by now, but by sea I´d still consider Port Klang in Malaysia.
Thailand is not in the carnet system BTW, so if you have it, it is ok to have this document with you, when importing the vehicle. But to possibly avoid unnecessary problems later on, I would not have them stamp it (in that region, only see that you get it properly stamped in, and out, if you take your vehicle to Malaysia or Indonesia).
A tip: ask Tradelanes (located in Melbourne), if they would be able to arrange the shipping also from NZ. I shipped with them by sea from Australia to Europe, and they seemed to know their stuff, and price was reasonable. I actually sent the crate from Sydney, but they used their agent there, and everything including payments was handled through them, so I never had to go to Melbourne to arrange anything.
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