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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First time traveller, interested to know if anyone has shipped a Bike from the UK to the States?, i am going to use Roll on/roll off....any think i should worry about?, so far costs have be around £450, anyone know of a good shipping company, who could take my bike....looking at Florida or L.A.
Hoping to spend a year traveling around....any advice would be very useful.
Although we have personally shipped our bike from UK to Canada by sea (also Canada to New Zealand to Australia, and Australia to USA), we generally don't recommend sea shipment due to the uncertainty about when the bike will arrive. Also, although the quoted costs are less, the total cost may not be much of a saving over air, as port charges can be quite high.
As to location, Norfolk, Virginia is a major port. Florida would also be okay, but wouldn't recommend Los Angeles - stick to the East Coast. We shipped from London to Vancouver last year and it took almost 10 weeks - don't know how they send it, but it usually has to go through the Panama Canal, and it adds quite a lot to the transit time.
Good luck and let us know how you go.
"It matters not what goal you seek
Its secret here reposes:
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To get Results or Roses."
Mike, if you have the time, it is far cheaper to ship from Paris to Canada (Toronto or Montreal) than it is to ship from London to America.
London is an expensive airport to ship out of, plus the Americans might require that the bike be steam cleaned due to F&M before embarkation (Cunard requires that for motorcycles shipped Southampton - New York, even as recently as July 2002).
There is a lot of belly capacity in aircraft on the Paris - Canada routes for carrying motorcycles, and the shipping prices reflect it.
I shipped in May 2002 from Newark to Southampton with Wallenus Willheilm (spelling?) and found them very efficient and cheap - roll-on-roll off worked fine for me. Shipping cost was $650 (about 450 pounds). Cheapest I could find.
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