shipping a bike



8 replies to this topic
  • idahofourstroker

Posted July 09, 2002 - 12:39 PM

#1

Who is the best company to have a bike shipped? I am looking at a bike in california and want someone dependable and affordable.

  • motoman393

Posted July 09, 2002 - 01:25 PM

#2

http://www.forwardair.com I have shipped 3 bikes using them and it was anywhere from $120-160 and gets to the destination in < 48hrs

  • sliderbkt

Posted July 11, 2002 - 05:51 AM

#3

I second Forward Air. They are cheap fast and reliable. But, they only ship to their terminals so you have to be close to one to use them.

  • westladog

Posted July 11, 2002 - 05:54 AM

#4

But how do you go about crating it. Where can you get a crate? How?

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  • beezer

Posted July 11, 2002 - 06:05 AM

#5

Your local dealer should have lots of them.

  • Husker_Mike

Posted July 11, 2002 - 06:40 AM

#6

I've used a different type of transportation service, one that picks the car/motorcycle up from where ever and delivers it to your house. You do not need to crate it, it gets gently set in the upper deck of a 65' tractor-trailer rig. There are a bunch of these carriers, but I've had good luck with:

Wisco Transport, Inc.
Phone: 800-249-4726
Fax: 920-386-4671
Web: www.wiscotransport.com

The last bike I had shipped shared tractor-trailer space with one Lamborgini and a couple of Porsches.

Good luck.

  • westladog

Posted July 11, 2002 - 10:43 AM

#7

Originally posted by Husker Mike:
I've used a different type of transportation service, one that picks the car/motorcycle up from where ever and delivers it to your house. You do not need to crate it, it gets gently set in the upper deck of a 65' tractor-trailer rig. There are a bunch of these carriers, but I've had good luck with:

Wisco Transport, Inc.
Phone: 800-249-4726
Fax: 920-386-4671
Web: www.wiscotransport.com

The last bike I had shipped shared tractor-trailer space with one Lamborgini and a couple of Porsches.

Good luck.


It also costs between $600-$800, right?

  • PK

Posted July 11, 2002 - 02:59 PM

#8

When I shipped a bike, it had to be in a crate. We got the crate from the local dealer. They will give them to you, otherwise they throw them out. They also tell you to drain the oil & gas or they won't take it.

  • Husker_Mike

Posted July 12, 2002 - 07:33 AM

#9

WestLA,

You're right, it's not exactly cheap. I bought a bike in Tacoma, WA and had it shipping to me in Orange County, CA and it cost me $425. However, that's delivered to my door at the time I specify, no crating involved and it has complete damage insurance.

I use this service when buying antique bikes or any non-dirt bike that is supposed to be cosmetically "perfect" so I do not have to worry about shipping damage. These guys do take very good care of the bikes (not to say that Forward Air or other similar services don't, I just have never used that sort of service).





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