I managed to prize the bike from the vice like grip of the quarantine man and escaped to freedom!
Well partial freedom. The final piece of the jigsaw being the MVR compliance check and the compulsory third party insurance scheduled for Wednesday. .
After all the compliance check was little more than a formality. A brief check of the lights and the engine and frame numbers provided a signed certificate and ctp insurance was purchased giving me the freedom of Australia's northern territory.
Don't know what all the fuss was about !!!!