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Old 02-26-2007, 10:07 AM   #1
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Shipping your motorcycle from AK

Since my 3 week vacation request was officially denied today , I am now looking at my options for shipping my bike home from AK. Can anyone suggest any shipping companies to check out? I have a few online quotes from shipping companies I have found thorugh Horizons Unlimited and web searches for $1900 and $2100 . Has anyone actually shipped their bikes from AK back to the lower 48 that can offer some advice?

Thanks for any comments or suggestions!
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
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Don't ship it...

Rent a nice KLR in AK and enjoy the ride...that's what I'd do.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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use the search index but it seems to me people have indicated that it would run about $750 as 'luggage' if you are on the plane.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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[quote=d_day_6]Rent a nice KLR in AK and enjoy the ride...that's what I'd do.[/quote

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Sorry, I thought you were shipping to and from AK. Should have read it more closely..

There used to be a real reasonable air freight Co. called Forward Air Freight. Not sure if they are still in business..
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:56 PM   #5
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Check out the link..

www.forwardair.com
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:36 PM   #6
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I'd be interested in riding it back. JON
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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You can ship your bike from Seattle to Anchorage or Anchorage to Seattle on Alaska Airlines for around $.65 per lb. You can also ship from Prudhoe Bay to Anchorage (if you don't want to drive the Dalton both ways). They can take pretty much any size bike.

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Old 02-26-2007, 06:47 PM   #8
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ship vs. rent

I agree with Big Bad Bob. Classic motion has shipped for me and has done a great job.

Check with Alaska Airlines also.

Also check with Akrider.com for rental of bikes in Anchorage.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:58 AM   #9
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Try Classic Motion at 907-272-6863. These guys ship, store and crate motorcycles and should be able to hook you up no problem. And, Gary and Joanie are just all around nice people.

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Old 02-26-2007, 12:46 PM   #10
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Find somebody to ride it back for you

A lot of people do not have the time to ride both ways.
I bet you could find someone to fly to Alaska and ride it back (of course, it depends on what kind of biky you have....)
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