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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I am on my way to Russia via a number of EU countries. I imported my bike from Australia and no where along the line has anyone asked me about insurance and as such I haven't bothered to chase it. Given that there is no real border in the EU I can't see that I am going to have any issues (unless I have an accident) until I get to the Russian Border.
My question is it easy and relatively inexpensive to get at the border or should I be looking to get it before then? Or will the Russians let me in given I am coming from the EU.
The insurance can be bought at the border, 18 months ago is cost me $20.00. The police stopped me before I bought the insurance, and of course demanded to see my policy that I did not have. I was all a game, as the insurance booth was on the opposite side of the road to the Police check point , they were after a money gift. If you have no Russian Roubles, make sure you have U.S.Dollars. Other than that issue, Russian police were OK.
Normally they dont let you through customs on the Russian border until you show them your insurance - which is always for sale at booths at the border.
How much it costs depends on how long you stay there ... the longer out you go the cheaper it becomes. 1 month or less is about 1000 rubles. 3 months 1500 rubles and 6 months is about 2000 rubles.
If you have longer than a month in Russia and or multiple entries then get insurance one to cover you up till you leave the final time - plus an extra month for safety. Just present the insurance doc each time you enter the country then and all is sweet.
Thanks for that, works out to about $60 Aussie, cheap enough.
The Danes were stopping people at the border. I thought I going be in trouble but they waved us through.
Do they take plastic or will I need rubles?
There are banks at the border that change stuff like USD and EUR into rubles.
In Russia everything is rubles. Domestic payments in any other currency are technically illegal. All payments within Russia must be in rubles. The huts at the border may take plastic, but dont count on it. Stop at the first major town and hit an ATM for ruble cash once you have been let in.
Against some currencies (like GBP) the ruble has been very stable for quite a long time. Over the last 3 years its been 47 rubles to the pound +/- about 6% (between 44 and 50 rubles to the pound) which is about as stable as anything has been vs the pound in that period.
Well that was a little strange went through Passport Control, Customs and some other control off the Ferry in St Petersburg. No questions about insurance anywhere. Might be because the normal port is closed and they are using an old port. Who knows, it was a bit of struggle with the paperwork as there was not much English.
I will have to see if I can find some in St Petersberg on Wednesday (May Day Holiday tomorrow). I suppose if I don't get it I will be in the crap somewhere along the line.
Either way I have the bike in the country so that is something.
I have never been asked to produce Insurance going in to RUS, either by UK registered car or bike - both of which I have done quite a few times and at different EU road border crossing points from/to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.
Although RUS insurance can be purchased at the border area, you are permitted to drive/ride to the next town and buy it there (where it will work out a bit cheaper, too!).
Bike insurance cost me about £12 and an average saloon car about £20, both for the first month although longer periods are pro-rate cheaper.
But this is only the very minimum insurance required by RUS Law and will not cover damage to your own vehicle.
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