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Old 10-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #2281
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Mmmm! Some motoporn for the geeks?

Or those that have the knack

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No... I'm meeting up with Gen in Japan when he gets back from US. He has some presents for Katriana from KTMtwins.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:29 AM   #2282
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Best shirt ever. This is probably how it sounds to a Russian person when I try to speak Russian.
That is Pavel (Pasha).


Pavel will be in the club house every day to feed his fisch. Even if you sleep there alone you are never alone.


The Siroti club house in Yuzhno-Sakalinsk. Very good place to stay a couple of days as the bikers are very friendly (well; as usual) and good place to work on the bike and to sleep with real toilet and shower. Inside it looks like a museum.


Lenin has his place in the 'museum'.


A collection of tape recorders from 'CCCP' times. Including a 'portable' cassette recorder.


A collection of cameras from 'CCCP' times.


Some German stuff from World War II. Amazing how many times travelling through Russia I met people with such a collection and 'interest' for the former enemy.


There was even an 'Africa corner'. Who had been there stayed unknow.


Well this is what I expect in a biker club house ;-).
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:17 AM   #2283
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Some German stuff from World War II. Amazing how many times travelling through Russia I met people with such a collection and 'interest' for the former enemy.


;-).
It's Russian. If you see the movie "Enemy at the Gates" (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/File:M9130.jpg)
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #2284
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No... I'm meeting up with Gen in Japan when he gets back from US. He has some presents for Katriana from KTMtwins.
Darn... Though we we're going to get the detailed, close-up walk around of your bike set-up

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Old 10-08-2013, 01:57 AM   #2285
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Noah, I thought that was you coming out of the Suzuki dealership in Shibuya today!

If you should still be in two minds, this may convince you:



You know it makes sense dude!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:16 AM   #2286
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That is an awesome video!!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:34 AM   #2287
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Noah, I thought that was you coming out of the Suzuki dealership in Shibuya today!
Wasn't me.. I'm in Nagoya now.. Plus.. why would I be in a Suzuki dealership?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:39 AM   #2288
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.. why would I be in a Suzuki dealership?
To show 'em what Suzi should be building
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:56 AM   #2289
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Noah, I thought that was you coming out of the Suzuki dealership in Shibuya today!

If you should still be in two minds, this may convince you:


You know it makes sense dude!
Worst. Southern. Accent. Ever.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:43 AM   #2290
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Worst. Southern. Accent. Ever.
That accent doesn't exisit on this planet.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #2291
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I don't normally do this... but this ride report looks amazing. The pictures he took in the Pamirs are mind blowing. Please check it out.

Uralistan: Bishkek to Kabul
Just followed your link and read that RR. Fantastic stuff.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #2292
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Just followed your link and read that RR. Fantastic stuff.
I think a lot of people have. The opening photography is amazing. Well spotted Noah
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #2293
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I think a lot of people have. The opening photography is amazing. Well spotted Noah
Craig, Do you find yourself looking at his photos saying "I think I met that guy"... ?
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:02 AM   #2294
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Sakhalin to Hokkaido Ferry.

Sept. 10 Sakalinsk to Wakkaina, Hokkaido, Japan. 50 km riding Ferry from 160 km average speed, around 29 km/h. Total time 6 hours.

We woke up at 5:30 in the morning and rode south to Korsakov. Here is how you get on the ferry to Hokkaido. There are 2 important locations.

Heartland Ferry Office
46.621059, 142.771592
Customs and Terminal
46.619438, 142.768942

There are 2 ways to go into Japan with a motorcycle. Have a Carnet, or use the Japan customs form C5014.

You will need to go to the Heartland ferry office a couple days prior to the boat leaving. We went the day before and they pushed my documents through. This is not a recommended way to do it. There are a few documents to fill out. They will need a contact address, phone number and name in Japan. Luckily I had just met a friend from Japan a few days earlier. For my Japan Itinerary, I just filled out names of cities I knew. I don't think it matters.

Documents you will need:
Passport
Drivers licence and International Drivers Permit.
Motocycle Registration.
Russia Temp Import/Customs declaration for motorcycle.
Make sure you have your motorcycle engine # writen down because its required.


A copy of one of the documents I filled out.

All my copied documents were sent to Japan to be looked at. We got a call later that night that we could come in the morning at 8:00 and buy a ticket. The cost was about $340 for the motorcycle and me. 1 way Economy class. Once on the boat I had to pressure wash my moto. They had a pressure washer and brushes for me to use. The Japanese crew was really nice and they helped me a lot. I was glad I had washed my bike a few days earlier in Yuzhno. The ferry ride took 6 hours to get to Wakkanai. The boat was way cleaner then any of the Russian ferries I had been on. The common area was carpeted, normal Japan style. You take your shoes off and sit/lay on the floor. They have pillows to use as well as a snack/lunch.


High tech gate for the dock.


Most of the cargo were passengers. I think I was the only one with a personal vehicle.






Lunch.

When I got to Japan an agent from Nippon Express was waiting for me. He had copies of all my documents. He told me to find him after I went through passport control. He and a customs agent looked over my motorcycle and stamped the C5014 document. The total cost for getting in was 22,000 Yen. This is about $220. Insurance for the motorcycle was also included in this price. All in all, it was quite easy and the Japan customs agent and Nippon Express agent were very nice and helpful. This was a breeze when compared to Kazakh customs after the ferry from Baku, AZ.


My stamped C5014 doc.


Insurance doc.


Receipt.

I spent the night in a Youth Hostel in Wakkanai. I had just traded Russia's "bid, dirty and wild" for Japan's "Cute, clean and safe". The closest point is about 50 km between Hokkaido and Sakhalin but it might as well be the other side of the world.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:46 AM   #2295
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I am assuming that you are using your originals for all your boarder crossings. Have you tried using copies? Any lessons learned from the ?How many crossings?

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