Travelling SE Asia and Oz with bike and carnet on somebody else's name??
With the huge amount of information available on HU and the web, I still cannot find the right answer to my question. Hopefully one of you can help me out.
I'm Dutch, and planning to fly to Thailand in September. There I can get a friend's bike. The bike is registered on his name (in UK) and also the carnet is on his name. Already found out it's not possible to get a carnet on my name (or can I, in Malaysia??).
My question is, if I get a signed letter of approval of him in which he allows me to ride his bike from Thailand, through Malaysia, Indonesia and then to Australia (and somewhere next year to Central- and South-America. Is this possible?
Anybody experience with this, specifically at border crossings??
The information I found so far is quite contradictory. Some sources say it's not possible to cross borders with a bike and carnet that are not on your own name. Other sources say that it is in fact possible, but then you need a signed letter of the owner (and of course a copy of all important documents).
Hope you guys can help me out.