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shipping a bike

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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