Flying (Traveling) with your Bike?
Posted November 26, 2002 - 08:59 AM
Posted November 26, 2002 - 10:39 AM
1. Drain all the fluids out of the bike.
2. Make a crate. I'd remove the wheels to reduce height.
3. Get paperwork from a freight forwarder with instructions as to what documents you need.
4. Drop the bike off at the freight forwarder or have it picked up.
Posted November 26, 2002 - 11:58 AM
I dont think the airlines would aprove of that shipping method.
Posted November 26, 2002 - 12:29 PM
Used to be able to knock down my mountain bike into an over the shoulder bag and carry it on... but a motorbike, well, good luck...
How long are you going for?... can't you just ride it?... or drive?... air freight will be a lot... or if it is just for a weeks riding, look into hiring a bike there...
Posted November 26, 2002 - 12:41 PM
Posted November 27, 2002 - 10:55 AM
I can see why airfreight is the inexpensive option... For that money, I would be hiring a big old car and putting it in the back seat and driving it home... take a spare in the trunk and sell it to cover the cost of your trip...
Posted November 27, 2002 - 12:06 PM
I am just wondering how much you'll save by the time you buy a round trip ticket, crating expenses, about $1000 air freight charges and import duties.
Posted November 27, 2002 - 01:37 PM
Posted November 28, 2002 - 05:54 AM
Posted November 28, 2002 - 06:00 AM
The worst experience I had was with Brazil. The airline accidentally sent our equipment there instead of Argentina and because we wouldn't pay to bribe the customs officers, the unit sat there for a year. We were reimbursed by the shipper since it was their fault but what a hassle.
Good luck and I don't think you should have any problems sending it by air.