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Old 05-06-2012, 04:08 AM   #106
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Anyone know where the BMW dealership is? I looked online but the website isn't working.

I'm right up the street (a 5 minute walk) from Moto-Corner in Seoul but I don't see it down there.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:40 AM   #107
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Osan to Hump

Back road along the river

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huvwW...e_gdata_player
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #108
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Anyone know where the BMW dealership is? I looked online but the website isn't working.

I'm right up the street (a 5 minute walk) from Moto-Corner in Seoul but I don't see it down there.
There's a BMW dealer and a KTM dealer on Hannam-ro, on the right side as you travel south toward the Hannam bridge, right before you would end up on 70 Highway.

PM me if you need better directions.

EDIT: Other side of Hannam-ro from UN Village. Google Map street view link: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=seoul&...38.08,,0,-5.34


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Old 05-09-2012, 05:24 AM   #109
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I'll be ding-donged, that's close to work.

So it looks like it's between Itaewon and the Han River?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:01 AM   #110
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I'll be ding-donged, that's close to work.
So it looks like it's between Itaewon and the Han River?
Yep, the edge of Hannam-dong.

The very closest station looks like the Hannam station on the #1 line.

You can use also the Hangangjin station on the #6 line. Come out exit 2, walk toward the highway overpass and hang a right, walk down the hill. After you pass the foot bridge look to your right and wave hello - my wife is a couple of blocks in from there for the next month or two.

Or if you're feeling adventurous and want a more touristy walk, use the Itaewon station (also on line #6), walk east a couple of blocks and hang a right after the Cheil building (rounded glass office building on the right, blue-ish I think). Follow that until you hit Hannam-ro and hang a right.

Lemme throw you a few useful links here to help you orient yourself and get comfy with your new surroundings:

Seoul Metro City Map:
http://asp.congnamul.com/seoul/english/map.jsp
...does a better job of showing the subways according to geography than some of the maps below, but accuracy of listings of nearby businesses is hit or miss.

Seoul Subway maps:
http://www.seoulmetro.co.kr/station/eng/linemap.action
http://www.smrt.co.kr/main/index/index002.jsp

Seoul Bus map:
http://bus.congnamul.com/SeoulRouteW...nglish/map.jsp
...also shows subways and is based on the metro city map above.

Address finders:
http://juso.seoul.go.kr/map_en/
http://local.daum.net/

Generally useful site for ALL expats in Korea:
http://www.korea4expats.com/

Tourism:
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/
http://english.seoul.go.kr/

Foreigners business liaison:
http://global.seoul.go.kr/

Craigslist - and yeah, mostly in English!
http://seoul.craigslist.co.kr/sss/

Weather:
http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/weather/for...0000&x=47&y=11
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #111
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Thanks for posting this! It will be my commute route all Summer (check your PMs)
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:06 AM   #112
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Korean classifieds

Largest classified site - motorcycles, cars, boats, jetskis, planes, helicopters....

Www.passo.co.kr

The site has been a host for lots of viruses and and Trojans in the past, with many Chinese IPs behind the nasty stuff. Stick to the motorcycle listings, and you will be fine. Don't click on other ads or pretty Korean girls.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #113
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More river roads

These roads are all generally between Osan and Humphreys....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JBjI...e_gdata_player

The levy roads see a fair amount of construction. Portions may be dug up at any time for irrigation projects or other reasons. Scout it before opening the throttle.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #114
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Nice, I'll check that out.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #115
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Lemme throw you a few useful links here to help you orient yourself and get comfy with your new surroundings:
I just joined this thread but thanks for the links. I have been working down in Okpo-do, the island south of Busan.

I have decided to ride a bit while I am here in Asia but all my gear and my 690E are stateside.

Any advice on gear and bike availability would be appreciated.
Also, any experience on ferrying the bike over to Thailand?

I hope to make it up your way next Sunday or the one following. Any chance you will be around for a pint?

Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:52 AM   #116
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I just joined this thread but thanks for the links. I have been working down in Okpo-do, the island south of Busan.

I have decided to ride a bit while I am here in Asia but all my gear and my 690E are stateside.

Any advice on gear and bike availability would be appreciated.
Also, any experience on ferrying the bike over to Thailand?

I hope to make it up your way next Sunday or the one following. Any chance you will be around for a pint?

Thanks.
I'm in NYC right now. The wife is in Seoul at the moment. Thanks for the offer though. I was considering a trip out but got busy here.

No experience with ferrying but maybe some of the other folks will chime in. I've often thought about ferrying to Japan, actually. As for bike and gear, read back in the thread a bit. There are some good posts on that subject. I found places that would rent - many of the places that sell used are willing - but a decent size bike wouldn't be particularly inexpensive. Or maybe I needed to bring the wife along and let her do the bargaining. Or my mother in law. I've seen her reduce market people to tears.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:16 PM   #117
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This is probably a silly question, nothing goes easy in Korea. I know that BMW Motorrad has a military sales discount and if you're stationed in Germany it's the easiest thing in the world to take advantage of the program and walk out with a new US Spec bike. Can we take advantage of this program in Korea and buy a US spec bike from a Korean BMW motorcycle dealer?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #118
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This is probably a silly question, nothing goes easy in Korea. I know that BMW Motorrad has a military sales discount and if you're stationed in Germany it's the easiest thing in the world to take advantage of the program and walk out with a new US Spec bike. Can we take advantage of this program in Korea and buy a US spec bike from a Korean BMW motorcycle dealer?
What is the purpose of buying a US-spec bike? The F8R US tank is smaller capacity than the rest of the world. Or does it need to be US-spec to get the discount?
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #119
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This is probably a silly question, nothing goes easy in Korea. I know that BMW Motorrad has a military sales discount and if you're stationed in Germany it's the easiest thing in the world to take advantage of the program and walk out with a new US Spec bike. Can we take advantage of this program in Korea and buy a US spec bike from a Korean BMW motorcycle dealer?
Staying on target with your question... No, you can't buy a US Spec BMW bike from a BMW dealer in Korea.
There are small BMW car dealer offices near US Bases, and you may purchase a US spec car, tax free and free of Korean customs, if you are SOFA status.
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Here's a video I did of a recent ride in Gangwon-do.

http://vimeo.com/45690703
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