Originally Posted by petelaf16
Seeking Helpful Advice:
Flight is booked. I will land in Ulaanbaatar on August 28. My plan is to live there for at least two years and ride as much as possible. So, what bike should I buy? Would I be better off buying the the US and shipping? What is the longest realistic riding season there? How can I convert my American motorcycle license to an acceptable Mongolian MC license?
I truly appreciate having a place to just toss out these types of questions, and I hope I can be helpful to Horizons as well.
Congrats on the move. I think you'll enjoy it. Scott? (IIRC) might be along with more.
Licensees.. you'll be able to use your American one for some time .. but best to get an 'international drivers permit' that info in the FAQs across the top - in those blue bar thingys (blue "GET READY' - paperwork) .. some will tell you to 'retain' your American license for when you return .. so 'loosing' your current license and getting a new copy so that you can hand in your 'lost' license to exchange it for a Mongolian one may work...
Bikes .. upto you. If you import one then you have customs to deal with, and servicing and parts may be a problem. Buying there you avoid those problems. If you don't have many skills to work on your own bike then buying there is probably good.
Contact the locals and see? Try using the HU 'communities' (blue 'CONNECT') to see what they say?