Had a reply back from James Cargo (helpful lot) about the docs.
Giles says that he will give me a pack of documents to be completed only when I drop off the bike with them. The EPA 3520-1 form can be completed on the spot and does not require a letter from the EPA to go with it, in his experience of shipping 100s of bikes.
However, in the next breath he added that just once recently, an owner was asked for such an approval letter when the bike arrived in Anchorage.
His conclusion is that it depends on who the custom agent is at the time - grrrr
I hate that kind of inconsistency.
Unfortunately he didn't mention anything about ISF.
So not entirely satisfactory. At this point I am going on trust that he knows what he is doing.
I have successfully negotiated the first layer of Australian officialdom and have obtained my Import License for entry into Oz, which makes me happy. All I have to do now is get over there
Ajaxer(Back in the fold)