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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If the driving license have been stolen or lost or damaged normally you can get the new one by mail. Unfortunately russian officials can not make it. I must visit the police office personally. It is not so easy if I am travelling somewhere too far from home. Has anybody an experience with using the copy of driving license or copy of registration certificate in US and South America? I am afraid of being outlawed using copies without original. Concerning the driving license I think to make a copy of my original license and obtain the IAA official translation form. Any suggestions.
From memory the russian licence are almost identical to the international drivers permit - why dont you get that too.. As soon as your overseas, they have no idea about licences, hand them something that looks like one... with the right details on. I have two, NZ and Aus and an IDP. I always hand out the australian one as that is the easiest to replace for me. I only ever hand over the IDP when they are really pushing it.
So, here is what I would do in your position.
If you still have your licence, then i would make a back up scan and print your licence then laminate it give this one to the police... never the original - if possible
As MM says, scan, photocopy and laminate the original, nowhere in SA or CA did I have any difficulties with using my licence, even though I knew it was the wrong address
I had two IDL, one for each official DL with different addresses
I recall having to produce my IDL once, they had no idea what it was and I had to show them the Spanish translation page, but they were then happy, probably more happy to read Spanish than anything else.
Thanks guys. I already made a color copies of both sides of my license and laminated it. There are no one word in english. It is really useless document abroad. No one can read anything except russian speakers. So I will take a copy of my license and the official translation from IAA. But in States what I can say to the police. Will be they satisfied with the copies?
I have been driving and riding in Russia for 7 years and get stopped regularly in the routine 'random' documents checks (probably because of a car with an unusual, and very short, UK registration plate or being on a less usual dual-sport moto, or in remote areas). It also happens in my RUS registered car, but not as often.
I have never ever produced my proper UK Driving Licence (which has an address now 11 years out of date!!).
I always give them an IDP already open at the page in Russian. They invariably seem pleased with a document they can at least read, even if it is completely unfamiliar to them. After exchanging usual pleasantries, and perhaps a joke, I am always quickly on my way again without a problem.
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