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Old 06-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #184
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Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Eugene, OR
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Crazy plan?

Hey guys, I have some questions about having a bike in, and getting the bike to S. Korea (KLR650). I tentatively plan on moving over there in late fall/early winter from the US to teach English (time for a career change for a bit, I'm currently an ecologist with USFS). The plan is to ship the bike to SEA, ride around Thailand and Laos (maybe Cambodia) for a few months, then ship the bike to S. Korea, live there for a year or two and teach, then ferry over to Russia and head west (maybe teach there as well). How feasible is this (the Korea part)?

I want to keep my USA registration. I'm wondering if I need a S. Korean motorcycle license. I'm sure I need insurance... Is there a popular shipping company I should know about? I've checked Horizons Unlimited and there is very little info there on what I'm trying to do. Any help would be appreciated.

Quick background: I've ridden all over SEA on a bike I bought in Laos a few years ago (125cc Honda Bonus). That same time period I visited S. Korea for three weeks and loved it (which is why I want to move there for a bit). I'm not new at travel or at riding, but I am at shipping and at living anywhere for more than a few months...
Enthusiastically skeptical...
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