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Bike export.

Hi all, an open question to help a Korean student. After studying in UK he wants to ride overland home to Korea (inspired after discovering HU). To import a used bike to Korea is not worth it he says. Does anyone have any ideas at this planning stage what to do? If the trip takes a few months, I suggested arranging to sell to someone else to return it to UK. Or is import to, for instance, Vietnam, easier? It would likely be a second hand 250 Japanese traillie. Thanks, Lindsay.
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Importing to anywhere in that part of the world is likely to be very difficult.
He is better off to sell to a returning traveler or ship back to UK for someone to sell on his behalf.
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Hi, thanks, I thought that might be the case. We in the UK have it quite easy compared to some. He'd have residency problems also as regards UK insurance for the trip. Still, his trip out could be a great opportunity for a return HUBBer. All in the future just now. And just to make it harder he dreams of going through the middle east. But, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Lindsay.
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There is nothing preventing you, as a UK resident, being listed as the Registered Keeper with DVLA. You just get the parking tickets!

He is then fully entitled to use it (both here and internationally) with a Letter of Authority from you, accompanied by the V5C registration document when abroad.

Similarly you could insure it yourself and have him listed as an additional rider. You have to disclose the International License but that should not a problem - 'she indoors in Moscow' is accepted as such on my UK car insurance.
The insurance should cover EU. He could then buy basic insurance at the Russian border that will get him to the ferry near Vladivostock. About £12-£15 per month for a bike.

If he prefers a more southern route than crossing all of Russia he must speak with Joon, who came here via various Stans, Iran, Turkey then EU states.

Disposal of the bike is another subject but probably someone ould be interested in arranging to buy it in Vlad and ride it back 'for you'.
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Hey Tony you do like wild ideas! A Korean whom I hardly know riding off into the rising sun on my insurance. Hm. I wish I had the money to hitch/ go by train/ fly out and bring the bike back! You have got me thinking now!!!! If I get protected no claims bonus it would be not too much of a risk. But then what does Vladivostock, or Russia for that matter, have to offer the adventurer? Lindsay.
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what does Vladivostock, or Russia for that matter, have to offer the adventurer?
Wind-up of the weekend?

Although the Trans Siberian Highway does (or very soon will) complete a tarmac strip from the Atlantic to the Pacific, there is still much to offer the Adventurer in Russia.
We found a few little bits of loose and wet last year (about 8,000 miles continuous!) - and were first bikes ever to reach some places. There's still plenty more out there.


LOL. Sorry you didn't like my suggestion on Registration and Insurance - but you did ask for solutions!
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Hi Tony, wind up? But yes. Knowing what sibersky extreme got up to and found, how else could I put it? Insurance idea didn't fall on deaf ears. I have a great appetite to travel all over the planet. Money is the main problem. Where is it all? For a Korean, the insurance idea you suggest is perhaps the simplest answer. My bike is absolutely not suitable for lots of adventurous exploration so the reuse of the other bike back to UK would help me too. I've just been speaking with Sange here and he informs me that there are quite a few Koreans out on the Asian roads just now. A friend of his is passing through Iran as we speak, on a Honda 50! He's having a great time, with his gear in a backpack on his back! Push the Limits, Lindsay.
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