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Offline RobbieH

Cross border trip on borrowed bike???
« on: November 20, 2019, 01:54:42 pm »
What happens if you plan a 2 man trip between say, Zim, Bots, Zambia and Malawi but both bikes registered / owned by one person on the trip.
Both bikes got Carnet and insurance again in one person's name.
Both riders licensed with international licenses as well
Would there be any questions to the one bike being ridden / used by  a person not owning the bike, internationally.

Has anybody got any experience in this???
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Offline RobbieH

Re: Cross border trip on borrowed bike???
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 04:26:36 pm »
What happens if you plan a 2 man trip between say, Zim, Bots, Zambia and Malawi but both bikes registered / owned by one person on the trip.
Both bikes got Carnet and insurance again in one person's name.
Both riders licensed with international licenses as well
Would there be any questions to the one bike being ridden / used by  a person not owning the bike, internationally.

Has anybody got any experience in this???

no takers ?
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Offline Takashi

Re: Cross border trip on borrowed bike???
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 04:48:34 pm »
No experience with this.

I would guess you should not have any problems but just in case get a affidavit from the police to say you have permission to take the bike cross border
 

Offline RobbieH

Re: Cross border trip on borrowed bike???
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 04:54:41 pm »
No experience with this.

I would guess you should not have any problems but just in case get a affidavit from the police to say you have permission to take the bike cross border

Not a bad idea thanks for that.
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Re: Cross border trip on borrowed bike???
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 07:18:25 pm »
I would get police clearance, copy of reg papers, owners ID, and signed affidavit by the owner.
You cant have too many docs.
 

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Re: Cross border trip on borrowed bike???
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 07:39:23 pm »
I donít see it being a problem.  Sounds like the rightful owner is with the bike the whole time.  Have the registration papers available with proof of cross border insurance cover and for good measure a letter from the owner giving his consent for you using the bike.

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Offline RobbieH

Re: Cross border trip on borrowed bike???
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 04:26:58 pm »
By the way I cross all borders from SA to Ethiopia and it was the first border I was asked why two bikes in my name and not my mates.

They initially told me its impossible to Temp Import 2 bikes in one name . So I argued what happens if a person drives a car with bike on the back and all in one name then what that got them thinking.

Next question came where is the permission letter for him to ride the bike.

I said im sitting right there and give him permission. That's threw them a curve ball and they said ok they now need a official one written .
Again I said ok where is the paper I write it now. Then they said official.. So now I was ok what is more official than im here with the bike and  you are all police. So they accepted a quick written note and eventually processed us through.

Currently bikes in Addis Abeba and flying back 2nd Jan to continue the journey.
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