Mongolia Part Two: Selling The Bikes

We returned to Mongolia with semi heavy hearts. We knew that financially selling the bikes made sense. German registered bikes are not allowed in Korea. The good news is that half the customs people do not know that. The bad news is that the other half do.  Should we have meet with the latter our bikes would have been put on bonded truck (on our dollar) and shipped to Busan. The ever amazing Lorriane Chittock  was able to find us shipping straight out of Vladivostok and onwards to South America. But even with her finding us the lowest offer available, it was more than the two bikes were worth. We could buy new bikes for the shipping costs combined with what we would get in the sale.

First night back in Mongolia:

Mongolia was the easiest place to sell. We had buyers, and it meant we could continue our trip in whatever fashion we wanted.  Suddenly New Zealand was a possibility. As was South East Asia. (I had no desire to ride Betty in South East Asia, but a little bike….)

So I sold my first bike. I think For Patrick it was much easier, he liked Wilma, but he did not love her. Betty was my baby.  Like any passionate relationship we had emotionally (and in Betty and mine’s case,  physically)  scarred each other. We crashed into Turkish mountains together, she landed us in hospital in Iceland, and I flew her off a Mongolian mountain.

Minutes before the handover:

Without bikes we had no desire to stay in Mongolia. We booked our tickets to Bangkok and began our odyssey to acquire two new bikes. And that is how we ended up in Malaysia.  But that is for another post.

If you liked this post try these:

Mongolia Part One: A Visual Summary

Changing Plans Is Part Of The Plan

Pumping Gas In Mongolia

Sherrie

About Sherrie

Sherrie was born and raised in Newfoundland, has her home base in Germany, and at any given time can be found just about anywhere in the world. Addicted to books, travel, chocolate and motorcycles, a perfect day for her is riding her bike followed by drinking good coffee and reading a good book or writing one.

4 Responses to Mongolia Part Two: Selling The Bikes

  1. Michelle says:

    I am travelling to Mogolia with my boyfriend also by motorbike (an old BMW F650 named Ace) and we plan on selling it there too for reasons similar to yours. Are you able to just sell the bike there and leave the country without it with no problems, or are there special papers or something you need to do this?

  2. Sherrie Sherrie says:

    We did not receive any special papers and were able to leave jut fine. We did however leave the lion’s share of the paperwork with the buyers. No one even asked about the bikes when we left!

  3. Marco says:

    I am also planning on driving to Mongolia and probably selling the bikes there. May I ask you how you were able to find buyers? Thanks in advance!

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