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My bike is in the port as we speak!

From my country cottage in Yang Pyung to the port of Inchon ,, freezing 140km in two 1/2 hours through Seoul.
Filled in Wendy Choi ,, of the details ,,
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Looks like a fantastic trip, Enjoy!!

The customs guy in this photo looks like all customs people do, in need of a holiday!

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Guy who is responsible for driving my bike up the ro-ro ramp called me to ask how to start a Harley and how the gears work ,,
Ship arrives in Long Beach on April 11th ,,
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Guy who is responsible for driving my bike up the ro-ro ramp called me to ask how to start a Harley and how the gears work ,,
Ship arrives in Long Beach on April 11th
I've never ridden a Harley either, how do they work??
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OK ,, here goes ,,,, Harley start.

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I've never ridden a Harley either, how do they work??
Post 2005 Harleys gone injection ,,
Now days,, on the console top of the gas tank,,you turn the main key knob on,, then on your right handle ,,ignition commence switch down ,, wait for the engine light goes out in the speedometer,,then press the start switch next to the commence switch,, when she starts,,, due to engine being cold ,, first gear will not go in so easy ,,, you have to give it a quick and efficient kick down to engage or you will grind the gear,,,
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Arrow So far what I have done with my mouth ,,

Bike is enroute
1.9m x .9m x 1.4m 320KG 2006 Harley FLHRI Road King. Inchon, Korea to Long Beach, Ca., USA Ocean freight USD 1,200, which includes Bunker, ocean, LB THC forwarding both end USD 650Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - worldwide ocean transport, inland services, supply chain solutions, terminal servicesCustoms clearance and documentation both end Korea Express US motorbike insurance for one month USD 375 coverage 50/250/250 Dairyland Insurance Air Freight quote JFK to Berlin or Seville USD 1,800 + + \SHIPMYBIKE.COM in Jamaica New York.
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Now ,, do I go cross Siberia to Korea,,after Europe in a mad dash ,, or enjoy all the Mediterranean sea coasts, which I know so well,, in memory of my friend who died last year and wanted to ride the Iberian Pennisula,, and do the Russia next year..... I will decide by my gut feeling ,,

Friday, I go to the Russian consulate to pick up the visa as visalink.ru invitation for 3mos double entry arrived by EM last night ,,

I am flying out on April 8th to LA ,,
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Seouljoe......

You posted on a thread some time ago that nobody ever called in to see you when they shipped to Korea. Well... we leaving the UK this Sunday heading west to USA and then around mid may we will either ship Seattle to Vladivostok or maybe Vancouver to Korea instead then get ferry to Vlad. We had it mind to call you when in Korea and share a but it looks like you are running away from us and won't be there.

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Seouljoe......

You posted on a thread some time ago that nobody ever called in to see you when they shipped to Korea. Well... we leaving the UK this Sunday heading west to USA and then around mid may we will either ship Seattle to Vladivostok or maybe Vancouver to Korea instead then get ferry to Vlad. We had it mind to call you when in Korea and share a but it looks like you are running away from us and won't be there.

Have a great trip .. May our path cross in USA?
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Bike arrive in Long Beach on 12TH ,

So am I ,,
Here is a good read ,, except the tool part.

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Took Colebatch's GDB way points and translated to KML for my Android phone.
2700 some way points but from 1300 is a repetition. Will delete all the camping sites and leave only benzine, motels, guest houses and cafes.
I am using GPS Essential APP and Google Navigation APP then Latitude APP so my family and friends can see, where I am at all times.
Only few more hours before I get on the plane,,,, I am pumped!

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i am Mark, Strimstrum's riding partner , where you heading ? We are in Maryland awaiting our bikes to arrive in Baltimore (should be here this wednesday ) then we are heading south then along the gulf to the pacific , what sort of route you taking so just maybe we could bump into each other for a .
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Have a great trip .. May our path cross in USA?
Sorry Joe, I missed your reply !

We will be heading South from Baltimore by end of this week into southern states and then west as far as LA then up highway 1 where we hope to fly the bikes from Vancouver to Busan - we have been in touch with Wendy Choi who we hope will sort us out in South Korea.

What is your route in the US ?

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Sorry Joe, I missed your reply !

We will be heading South from Baltimore by end of this week into southern states and then west as far as LA then up highway 1 where we hope to fly the bikes from Vancouver to Busan - we have been in touch with Wendy Choi who we hope will sort us out in South Korea.

What is your route in the US ?

Martin
Martin ,,
Arrived in LA ,, staying at Queen Mary near the port then ,, staying in Santa Monica on 14th.
Everything blurry ,, excitement kept me awake all through the flight.. and last night two hours sleep ,,
Leaving Santa Monica pier on 15th dawn,, the beginning of the 66,,,meeting with a friend riding out to meet me from Dallas,,, in Alburquerqe, on 17th ,, ride over to Santa Fe then head out on route 66 via St.Louis and meet a another friend, who is riding out from Baltimore,, then all the way up to Chicago. End the 66 then head out to New York city. Remember 80% of old 66 is now I-40
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Got the bike out of customs at 4PM on 14th ,, at Long Beach ,,
Left Santa Monica, Ca. 5AM on 15th of April.2011, on a 2006 Harley Davidson FLHRI ,,
The end and beginning of The Mother Road.
Arrived in Santa Fe, NM,, having driven 1702 KM to meet up with a friend. Tomorrow Santa Rosa, Tucumcamari and Amarillo.
Details here under Journey at [url=http://cafe.daum.net/HarleyAdventure]Daum ī

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Talking 04.17 in Amarillo, Texas ,, 2300KM in 3 days

Amazing part of America,, I am seeing for first time.
Many wild fires on the road side ,, I am behind some awful weather ,, nothing
but the glorious weather ,, and full moon manana...
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