South korea riders

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Just_P_Dirty, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. nemo8202

    nemo8202 n00b

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    <koreariders@groups.facebook.com>

    I'm korean. live at bundang.

    there are tons of guys who help you.

    Please visit that facebook group.

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  2. jonpurdy

    jonpurdy Adventurer

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    If I may ask, how are you shipping, cost, and time to delivery?
  3. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    I probably won't ever know the cost. The company covers it, I just assign the insurance amount.

    It's going by sea, so they're estimating two months.

    I'm in Seoul now,just arrived last night. Now the wait begins on the bike, and in the meantime, trying to figure out my way around this city!
  4. Hot Stuff

    Hot Stuff Road Dragon

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    Where, specifically, in Seoul are you? I live in Hannam-dong.
  5. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Hanguk University area.
  6. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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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.
  7. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

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  8. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    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...YdhtubEKwSzw57h5BW42PA&cbp=12,238.08,,0,-5.34


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  9. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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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?
  10. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    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/SeoulRouteWebApp/view_english/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/forecast/timeseries.jsp?sido=1100000000&gugun=1117000000&x=47&y=11
  11. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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  12. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

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    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.
  13. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

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  14. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Nice, I'll check that out.
  15. ArcticRider

    ArcticRider Been here awhile

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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.:1drink
  16. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    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.
  17. rotten03

    rotten03 n00b

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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?
  18. jonpurdy

    jonpurdy Adventurer

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    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?
  19. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

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    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.
  20. Hot Stuff

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