I have a few questions regarding the paperwork required to tour Europe on a motorcycle. Purchasing/Transporting Motorcycle: I am currently looking into the proper motorcycle for my trip across Europe. Currently I am considering purchasing a Kawi KLR here in the states, modifying it and shipping it to the UK or purchasing a bike in the UK thats ready to go. I am looking at the UK motorcycle classifieds on motorcyclenews.com for BMW GS series motorcycles (650-1150). I am looking to spend no more then $5000 on the bike. I read up on the procedure for shipping a motorcycle over there, but I am not familiar with buying one over there. I have some friends who would be buying it on my behalf before I get there. How would the insurance and registration process work? Are there any issues that need to be addressed when it comes to moving around Europe with a bike purchased in the UK? Can you guys recommend any other online classifieds for motorcycles in the UK? I am still trying to weigh the cost/benefits of either approach. Any comments or experiences would be welcome. Carnet: My trip includes Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. I have read that Syria and Jordan would require carnets. How would I go about getting a carnet in Europe? If I ship the bike from the US can I purchase a carnet from a European source? What would happen if I did not purchase a carnet?