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.
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Aussie Needs Advice
Great site!! Been riding for 37 years 29 on BMs and it just gets better.
I am a very fortunate bloke who has himself a new adventure (BMW) that needs some information and advice. I will be living the dream soon, as I intend to change my work to part time, ie 4 weeks on 4 weeks off. My plan is to ride "The Americas" North and South for about 3 - 4 months in total.
I have the ability of cheap airfares so was thinking of leaving my bike at a safehouse then returning to Australia for work to pay for my sins. Then 4 weeks later returning to continue the trip. I want to know if it is required to export my bike each time I leave the States personally. Can someone tell if this can be done. Much appreciated!
Darby, member 'RickMcD' lives in the greater L.A. metropolitan area (about an hour north of L.A. International airport--yes it's still in the general metro area) and just assisted another Aussie member, 'Bigfoot' with an address to have his bike sent to from Australia. Rick is planning a trip around Australia starting the end of August, and I am sure would let you keep your bike at his place. I cannot speak for the guy, but I am sure there is something that you could do to help him in Australia, so I can only imagine that he wouldn't mind putting up your bike at his place. Contact him, and look for the thread under the N.America section started by 'Bigfoot' looking for an address to have a bike sent to from Australia.
BruceP who responded is probably correct in that you are supposed to technically export the bike within 12 months according to customs, but I can say with much certainty that there is nothing tying the bike between customs and you coming and going (i.e. computer database), so in getting on the plane, they will not be asking you about a bike and what you have done with it as you are flying back. Just make sure to keep your most up to date registration for local and state police--which you will obviously have since you are coming and going so often.
As far as storage places, there are storage units you can rent month to month, and the prices do vary. I know a 10 foot by 10 foot (3-ish meters x 3-ish meters) cost along the lines of $100 USD/month (i.e. L.A. area), and prices go down from there as you probably wouldn't need such a size.
There are enough people here from the US that you probably won't have any problems finding someone to help out. Hell, you can store your bike in my garage in houston, texas =]. Plus, you'll have the fun of meeting lots of random biker folk .
get the impression you want to tour South America as well. In most countries in SA you will get only a 3 month permit for the bike, except Chile (6) and Argentina (8).
When leaving the bike in Brazil and overstaying the (3 month)permit you can leave through Iguazu (either to Argentina or Paraguay). Customs wont check you there. Or leave the country on a sunday/holiday as customs dont work then either...
Driving in Brazil without the permit is no problem, I have never met a policeman who knows tourists need one (and in fact the Mercosul Tourists do not need one, so they are not used to it)
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