Will finally make it to Chang Mai in March (I know, bad time to ride with fire smog). I believe I can find a bike to rent, but I still have not figured out the insurance part. Does the rental agency usually have the ability to add insurance? Is the bike insured against damage, theft, or personal injury to another person? I am willing to spend the extra baht for added protection...but how does this all work that I would have proof of insurance if involvoed in something? Have not decided on a bike shop yet, looking at a 400 cc or so street bike for 3-4 days. Last question, I am hoping to have a wingman along. He is very nervous about leaving his passport behind. I understand the need for this, but are there any rental places that will take a cash deposit instead of passport? We ACTUALLY :shock: are pretty reasonable older guys just looking for a scenic ride, not ripping up the roads or bikes we rent. Any help/suggestions would be GREAT!! Jim from the USA.