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!
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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.'
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My bike is shipped end of the week from Belgium to Santiago de Chili for a 7 week tour in South America. I have a spare set of tyres in the crate which I want to ship to La Paz, since that is about right in the middle of my trip and just at the moment I could use some fresh rubber.
I am planning to ship them by courier service. The only problem is that I don't have a fixed address to ship them to and that I will only be able to pick them up after 3 weeks.
Could that cause problems? Any suggestions/experiences?
Having just waited over 2 weeks for tyres to arrive from the US to Ecuador, it´s a good idea to ship them up front (although for 7 weeks I wonder whether it is worth fitting them up front ? are your old tyres that rough or wont last 7 weeks ? so why not save the hassle & fit them now & save shipping
Anyway, Ecuador postal services for receipt are very slow & it´s murdurous to get info as to progess. I would expect the rest of S.A. to be similar.
I would contact the local communities for where you expect to need to change the tyres & see if someone will let you send the tyres to them, and then send via courier. (that´s what I will do in future)
Note that there´s an interesting thread re a well known courier on this forum, from someone who swears by them ... but not in a good way >
I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but when I was in South America and needed tires, I just went to a motorcycle shop and bought them. Japanese Bridgestones and Brazilian Pirellis are all over the place. Unless you have some bizarre tire size, just look around and buy locally.
As AndyT says, buy Pirellis, I live in Peru and they can be found at reasonable prices, I got my Pirelli Scorpion rear 18'' $60 USD and front 21" $32 USD, I don't think is worth to ship yours.
Unless you have some bizarre tire size, just look around and buy locally.
Well a 150/70 rear dual purpose (more off road oriented) tyre is not the most common size you might find... Sometimes it is already a pain here in Belgium where most of the time these are not in stock which means waiting...
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