Indonesia to Oz
Hi this is Linda and I have been in Dili about a week getting the bike organised to ship it to Darwin.
There was no problem crossing the border from Indonesia (West Timor) into East Timor. They just wanted to see my bike papers and the passport. Just make sure that you ask for a 30 day visa as they like to give you less for the same money ($30)
In Dili the cheapest place is the Backpackers Hostel( $8) which is on the main strret in and within walking distance of Perkins shipping and A1 Services which is where you can get the bike cleaned.
Allow a couple of days for getting the bike done as you have to dismantle as much as possible to get it really clean for Oz. Thecost depends on the bike and how long it takes. It cost me $80 but could be more. Everything in East Timore is hideously expensive as it is all tied to the American dollar. Make sure you have some before you get to the border and fill the bike in West Timor if you are going to have a look around. East Timor is lovely and worth a bit more touring than I was able to do. Allow time before getting your bike cleaned because you cant use it again afterwards.
The shipping cost for my bike and the luggage was $240. It has to go in a container but doesn't need a crate. They go by measurement. It is a 2 day trip. You will have to fly by Airnorth which is $159 for the economy flight.
Just one other hint when you are coming down through the Indonesian islands. If your bike is more than 500cc it costs 3 times the price on the ferries so say it is a 450, they dont usually check the papers.
Any more questions email me