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Old 03-23-2012, 05:44 PM   #31
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Just got to be patient is all, there on thier own schedule it seams and its not the one they tell you about I have been riding my new 04 1150gsa and loving it. Goodluck





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Hm. Wolverine is dropping off in Michigan today, huh? Good for you johnyrrr, sucks for me. I too was given a similar delivery schedule from Wolverine...as of tomorrow, they will have missed both "estimated ranges" for delivery. I live in Tennessee...not really close to Michigan.

They picked my R1150GS up (from Northernstar in Seattle-area) on the 10th. It's the 22nd, and I still haven't even received the 24-hr-away-from-delivery call. Sounds like I may be waiting awhile. I know that I didn't sign-up for a FedEx or UPS but two weeks to get here seems excessive.

I opted to use these guys after receiving two uShip bids for $50-less that had delivery schedules that were sooner. I chose Wolverine because of some good feedback on ADV and because they were a moto-specific carrier. I will post my final opinion of Wolverine when they finally deliver mine so that anyone else relying on reviews can make up their own mind.

All for now.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #32
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looking for someone to transport a bike from CO to FL, Keyboard was one of the ones I called:

Thank you for considering Keyboard Motorcycle Shipping for your motorcycle transport needs.



We are currently making some changes to our company and coverage areas. It saddens us to say that at this time we are no longer shipping to or from any of the Mountain or Pacific Time zones. However, if you have any future orders for the Eastern or Central time zones we hope you consider using our company.



We apologize that our website has not been updated with this new information as we are currently in the process of updating these changes. If you have any questions or concerns, still feel free to give us a call. We look forward to your business.



Thanks you for your understanding and patience in this matter,



If you have any questions...please call or e-mail.

Thank You,

Kelly Cecil
Keyboard Carriage
809 South Park Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
www.keyboardmotorcycleshipping.com
Office-270-737-5797
Fax-270-737-6640
E-mail - kcecil@keyboardtech.com
I need a bike brought to CA. Just confirmed with Kelly that they are still not servicing the west coast, and when I told her that her website was incorrect, she told me that they are working on it, as well as a rate increase.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #33
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I need a bike brought to CA. Just confirmed with Kelly that they are still not servicing the west coast, and when I told her that her website was incorrect, she told me that they are working on it, as well as a rate increase.
I posted this fact a while back. Try Federal Motorcycle Shipping. Did a good job.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:40 AM   #34
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kudos to Wolverine Transport

I just had my 08 R1200 GS adv transported from Wisconsin to Arkansas. Wolverine Transport was recommended to me by an inmate here. (yeah yeah, Work schedule prevented me from riding it down)

http://www.wolverinetransport.com/introtest.html

They picked up and dropped off with no problem at all. Transit time to Arkansas was 2 1/2 days.

All they do is motorcycles. Period.

They have two big cargo trailers circling the contry. They have a custom strapping / ratcheting system on the floor that is completely adjustable inside so they can carry about 10 or twelve bikes at a time. The ramp on the back is the width of the trailer and is comparably low to the ground.

I was flexible in by timing. They initially provided a week window, then two days before gave me a heads up. That approach worked fine for me. The price was very good too.

Honorable mention for Bob at Bentonville BMW, they acted as my receive point and will watch after it until I get down there later.


I am not affiliated with Wolverine transport, just a satisfied customer

Just wanted to get the word out.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:43 AM   #35
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Hey NOVA, I just posted that my bike was delivered safe and sound by Wolverine Transport at a good rate. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #36
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Thumb Federal is the BEST ground shipper.

If you're in a hurry, Forward Air can get the bike delivered quickly and on time. But
the fuel MUST be 100% drained from the tanks because the bike is transported by
an aircraft. Forward Air also specifies that fumes must be absent. So delivering the
bike to the Forward Air depot is a bit more complex as a result because you cannot
simply ride it to the depot and drop it off. Having said that, Forward Air is a first class
operation.

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Uship ? NO WAY, EVER, PERIOD.

I've personally been burned by Uship. I am aware that it is possible to have a good experience
with a shipper you locate via Uship, but because of the utter lack of accountability
in the Uship world, I will NEVER EVER use Uship again. I didn't get my opinion
from some silly TV show, I got my opinion because the Uship shipper promised to pick
up the bike on three different dates and never showed up on any of those dates.
The idiot from Uship cost me THREE WEEKS without my bike. That is not what I
had in mind when I hired a shipper.


Uship creates an opportunity to deal with some lowlife bozos, and if you think you
will somehow avoid problems dealing with Uship, I submit that you are taking a
risk you are not truly able to evaluate before the fact. You have no way of knowing
what the actual experience with a Uship shipper will be like until it is too late and you
have been inconvenienced, misled, lied to, ripped off, etc.


If you believe the reviews of the shippers on Uship you are a naive fool : it is
absurdly easy to create phony reviews. Don't say I didn't warn you. To those
who have endorsed Uship, above, I say that you are doing the ADVrider
community a disservice by recommending Uship. All that stuff about checking
the reviews is bullshit. The reviews are NOT a guarantee of a positive experience.
Rather than trust some guy you don't know who posts on ADVrider, whether it is
me or the guys above who claim Uship is ok, take a look at the AMA website and
see which shippers the AMA endorses. You will not see Uship on the list, and there
are good reasons for that.

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Federal Motorcycle Transport are real pros who do it right. I've used them several
times, and unless I need to use air freight they will always be my first choice.
I care about my bikes and I like to do things as well as possible and avoid hassles.
And that is why I will continue to use Federal.

Their website is :

www.funtransport.com

Their phone numbers are :

800.747.4100

309.694.4500

Their business hours are :

Central time -- 7:00am to 6:00pm - Monday through Friday.

Saturday hours are 10:00am to 2:00pm

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I have no affiliation with Federal Motorcycle Transport; I have been their
customer several times and I have been extremely happy with their
service. I know several motorcycle dealers who use Federal and their
experiences have been uniformly positive.


By the way, Federal doesn't cost much more. I have found the difference
between Federal and Uship or other low-end shippers to be
consistently less than 10%. The small saving compared to the added risk
is a bargain only a fool would find attractive.



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Old 01-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #37
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Uship ? NO WAY, EVER, PERIOD.
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I checked out uship. They appear to be just a clearing house for independents. They do not do any quality check on the folks on the list. So , the risk is not getting a quality independent on uship, its the quality of the shippers that sign up,, its not uniform, you definitely need to do you due diligence if you use them..

I originally posted out to uship ,, I did get a response / quote back , almost pulled the trigger on it but decided to do some due diligence. From limited information I was able to determine the guy's company name, his name and did a web search. He popped up on facebook,, lots of reference to drinking, partying and carrying on. Also looked him up on the Wisconsin crime database, he had at least one DUI, several speeding tickets and an operating under suspension. Need less to say I didn';t use him.

All ratings on uship real? no. I see the same thing on travel sites and ratings on hotels and restaturants , I'm sure If I looked hard enough I could find a company that would 'improve' my ratings for me on the web.
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