Not Allowed To Ride in Indonesia
I arrived in Dumai Indonesia, no problems through immigration and got the bike through customs, I was then told I had to go down to the local police station and register there. They were not there when arrived that evening so had to return the next morning. I had a large ride that day so arranged to meet them at 8am no one showed up till about 9.30 and nobody appeared to know what they were doing after stuffing around for an hour and a half.
Then the head honcho "Fadly M. Ismail Sh .Sik" said I could not take my bike. No justifiable reason was given they said my Carnet was not an acceptable document as registration. I argued every possible way but they refused after supposedly calling there superiors in Jakarta. I was chatting some blokes who where teachers in the town and they informed me that all bikers must register with the cops but they have never seen any problems, the only explanation they could offer was political problems with Australia.
So if your Australian and crossing into Indo via Dumai DON'T STOP AT THE COPS!