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Offline Vixen

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Plastic bikes over the border
« on: July 29, 2009, 10:00:32 am »
Hi there

Can anyone please offer some info on how to get your plastic over the border if it hasn't any papers?

I was told that if its on a trailer you only need papers for the trailer - can anyone confirm that?

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Offline DirtRebell

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Re: Plastic bikes over the border
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 10:02:04 am »
At last, a confession from a 1200 owner that it is indeed a plastic bike :pot: ;D
 

Offline Rolf

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Re: Plastic bikes over the border
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 10:03:50 am »
With the new law you bike has to be on the Natis system and thus needs to have papers. I might be wrong but I'm thinking you might have to get it registered.
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Offline Vixen

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Re: Plastic bikes over the border
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 10:05:20 am »
At last, a confession from a 1200 owner that it is indeed a plastic bike :pot: ;D

Alas!!  Not so, the other bike is the plastic  :biggrin:
 

Offline lecap

Re: Plastic bikes over the border
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 11:14:35 am »
Strictly spoken it will be dealt with as merchandise means import duties and lots of paperwork.
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Offline Gavin

Re: Plastic bikes over the border
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 01:39:42 pm »
Botswana and Namibia did not ask any questions when I went , just had my trailer and car papers ,
 

Offline lightning1

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Re: Plastic bikes over the border
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 01:54:33 pm »
It really depends where you go. At the Lesotho border crossings, the custom officials are so used to seeing enduro bikes being taken in on trailers, that they do not (in my experience) ask for any papers.
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