Maybe we can work something out. I live in So Cal and am trying to buy a toybox in Indianapolis but the deal will only make sense if I can get my transportation cost down.
I'm thinking something like this. After you settle payment and stuff with the seller I'll drive to LA in my truck and pick up your bike and deliver to IL within 3 or 4 days. Then I head to Indy for my toybox. You pay after bike is delivered and you are happy. We would just need to figure out a fair price for both of us. Not sure what you are being quoted so far but maybe I can just match your best price or a bit lower? Inmates helping inmates.
Just a thought.