I had the most awesome experience with the South Korean customs and import today. I met Mr. Kim outside the international ferry terminal and was escorted to customs. They showed me my crate and asked if it was mine. Yup.
All of the paperwork was pre-done, I just had to sign a few documents. They asked me to wait, which I expected. After 20 mins I decided I’d help them open the crate. They seemed impressed that I had a detailed list of everything packed in the crate. They asked about drugs and I signed for their absence.
I paid the fees and then set about assembling the bike. Not that easy but there was quite a crowd to assist. By sign language I managed to get everyone in place for a lift, so I could fit the front wheel. Then I set to connecting the battery, checking the tyres, lights, brakes and generally packing everything.
There was a little difficulty in starting, old fuel, but the old girl eventually coughed into life. I was issued important paperwork for insurance purposes and the export at the ferry terminal. In exactly 2 hours I was back at the hotel to repack ready for the off tomorrow!