I'm so sorry to hear about your bad news..
I don't know about that law also..
Well, I'm an Korean..^^ and now in Peru with broken shock of F650GS.
I'm very sorry again about your situation.
I'd like to say apology to you instead of our stupid government officers.
As some guys mentioned,we don't have lots of traveler coming by motorcycle,so
the government don't care about this.
Also,we don't have many guys who round the world on motorcycle.
I'm the first Korean who try this as I know..
That's why I bought the F650GS in Australia, not Korea because our government officer don't know how to issue a Carnet which I need for RTW through Africa and middle east.
So our country,even our people just don't know what's the RTW on motorcycle.
Also, we cannot ride the motorcycle on the highway in Korea,it's illegal..!!
Only car can ride the highway.
In Seoul,there are many roads which also only car can ride.
Anyway,the following is what I suggest to you..
If you are still in Korea,please send me an e-mail.
I will make my friends in Korea will treat you because you can't find the
really interesting place in Lonely Planet. You know what i MEAN?
you can ride the motorcycle with them,especially in Pusan.
He speak English very good and bike maniac..
I mean,You can ride the motorcycle of my friend with them.
They know where is the road which don't have a problem with police.
Because the police usually don't check the driver's license if you wear the helmet. This means that they don't touch you if you just wear the helmet.
Seoul is impossible to ride motorcycle,please give up.
So,please email me. I will make you ride the motorcycle in KOREA..!!
Just let me help you..
Also,anyguys who plan to go Korea,just let me know.
You can stay my house in Seoul and park the motorcycle and also
I will try my best to make you happy..with help of my friend and fans for RTW.
I got so lots of help for my RTW for the last 1 year at this site,so
I'd like to begin to do something.