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post #1 of 24 Old 07-27-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Mongolia? Yes, Mongolia.

I am moving to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I have sold my cruiser and have read enough to know that a KLR is the bike for me. Now, do I buy one here in the US (lookin at a 2001 with 18.5K mi for $2000) or will I be able to get one there. I am hoping that if I bring one, the fact that they are not easy to come by there will help me sell it for what it costs me to buy and ship it. Any comments, related or otherwise, would be appreciated.

Also, any buying tips for KLRs would be great!
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Get a Royal Enfield.

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why would i do that?
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have you ridden around Mongolia? I will look into REs. I just want something reliable that is at least 650cc. thanks for the tip
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No direct experience, only what I have read, RE seems to be the choice in that area so I have read. Kudos to you for entering into this endeavor !!!

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We've got an engineer (summer intern) here where I work whose KLR is currently sitting in a family's basement in Mongolia. He rode it there from Western Europe, and when he gets time, he wants to go back and continue his journey.

Oh, and he's paying the family rent for storing his KLR for him.

As for the availability of bikes over there, I have absolutely no idea.

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These guys enter Mongolia about Post # 82.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ongolia&page=6

They rode Chinese bikes, obtained in China.

Some surfing on ADV might turn up more Mongolian info; maybe "Regional" forums.

Unless your employer/sponsor is shipping your bike for you, buying local might be worth considering; especially when it comes to parts and service.

Royal Enfield appears golden on the subcontinent of India; don't know about Mongolia. Mongolian embassy might have info, tourist and commercial.

Contacts for, "All you always wanted to know about motorcycling in Mongolia, but were afraid to ask" appear in this thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761036

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maybe he'd like to sell it to me?
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maybe he'd like to sell it to me?
I doubt it, and my path doesn't cross his too often, so I can't ask him. LOL

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