Originally Posted by riteshcc
Hi folks, I just closed on a 1150GS which will be my Christmas present. The bike is currently in LA area in California and I am based out of Chicagoland, IL. This is the first bike I am buying and want your advise on shipping, payment methods, and transfer of ownership.
1) What are the most reliable motorcycle shipping companies out there?
2) What is the best method of sending the payment?
3) What is the process to transfer ownership?
one way is to fly out and pay for it and load it on the shippers truck yourself.
I used escrow.com, which is another way. You both stay home.
hHe gave them the title. I gave them the money. Except for $100 i paypal'd him for a deposit. I paid shipper to ship. Once i got it, i inspected, accepted, and authorized escrow.com to pay him. Once he got money, he authorized escrow.com to send me the title. Worked like butter but you both have to agree from the getgo.