After something of a saga the KLE is now registered.
As soon as I cure the flooding problem that has suddenly beset it I will begin using it for some dirt road adventures. Actually I might take it over a dirt road first and see if that cures the flooding problem - now there is a plan.
The reason for the saga was that the Frame number did not match the VIN number, well it did sort of, but the last three numbers were missing from the VIN plate, there was also the small problem that it was an import and did not have the Australian ADR compliance tag either.
Fortunately I had a sensible public servant at the registration office, they agreed that it was clearly the case that the lunch or smoke whistle went off while the kawasaki worker was punching the VIN tag. On the basis that teh Government form says "Chassis Number / VIN Number" the helpful public servant decided to just record the Frame number as the VIN number.
The second problem was a little more difficult, obviously the bike has been previously registered in Australia, but I have no idea where (I had assumed Queensland) a search of the TMR database on both frame and engine number established that it has never been previously registered in QLD.
Luckily I was able to use my phone to access the Federal Government website that records the modifications a manufacturer had to make in order to be ADR compliant in Australia. That basically said that all Kawsaki had to do was fit a left dip headlight and fit the absurdly long rear mudguard that our ADRs required at the time.
My helpful TMR guy inspected the bike, it has a left dip headlight but the guard is the short European type - but he informed me that the ADRs have recently changed and rear mudguards are no longer required to extend downward to be level with the rear axle.
So it got registered.......