Originally Posted by oldschool
Has any one done this, are there any issues I should think of? My main concern is loading and unloading the bike safely I have dropped it on occasion when unloading after a days riding and would hate to mess up my trip by damaging the bike while unloading it.
My other slight concern is paper work on entering Morocco, my bikes V5 is all in my name but the pick up is in our companies name will this cause me any problems?
Hi Ross - as long as you have the original V5 (not a copy, although a decent colour photocopy is very difficult to spot these days), plus a letter from your company stating you are the keeper of the vehicle and have their permission to use it, you should have no problem getting the pick-up in and out of Morocco (I did this with a press Land Rover a couple of years ago).
Remember you will need to have adequate vehicle insurance for Morocco too, and while most UK policies cover Europe, they won't include Morocco automatically - but it is possible to get a green card extension for the duration of your stay.
As for loading the bike in and out - a friend of mine does this regularly on his own (he used to have a CRF250 in fact) and uses a pair of folding loading ramps (try bike shows or eBay), one to walk up and down, and one for the bike.
I would say that if you park your pickup in a hotel or campsite car park you'll be fine - they often have a 'security guard' at larger hotels... Parking on the street might attract (the wrong) attention?, especially in a big town/city so try and avoid that perhaps?
Either way, if you're only going to be riding away for a day or two I doubt you'd have any problems?