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Old 09-22-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Shipping a bike from Alaska.

Trying to plan my trip for next summer from Chicago to Purdoe Bay. My biggest enemy is time.Unfortunatly I have to work to support this stuff.One option is possibly make the ride and and have the bike shiped back.Has anyone looked into or done this?Any real world experience would be great.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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Here's a thread with some info.

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Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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I had the same general question earlier this year (except I'm in Alabama) ... never got to a point where the big shipping $$$$'s made sense ... interested on what you come up with..

Maybe you could get a rider to ride it back down for free - only about 4000 miles the shortest route....
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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bike trip

A thought to toss out. I have considered doing it the other way. Shipping my bike up......flying up and riding 10-12 days and then riding it home. What if you found someone to ride the bike Home for you.....or you ride thier bike up.......and fly home. Would be a giant problem solver for both.
Of course there would need to be an agreement between you both to the value of the bike use from the non owner.....but.....If you didn't have to pay shipping home for yours, and the other gent was paying a reasonable fee for his use, it could work out pretty good for you. Save 600-700 in shipping plus be compensated 600-1200 for your bike use and your trip becomes pretty cheap. And your insurance covers the bike even if a friend uses it. ( I am an agent, so I have a bit of experience with this).
just a thought............but it may work out. I have considered researching it myself. Schedule a day or two between using it so it would be serviced, and on you go. Just takes the right guy that you would trust and that is on the same page as far as the value of the bike use....and care for the bike like you do.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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Neil has been a great help in trip planning for our Alaska trip in July 2010. He will be taking care of sending our bikes back to Seattle from Alaska, while we get on a cruise ship
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:45 PM   #6
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what kind of bike is it?
i may have a rider that will ride it back.
when your planing to do a ride?

we are in chicago aera.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:02 PM   #7
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Ghostrider, it's an 07 12 gs. I met you at the moon a few Sundays ago. I'm checking into rates now
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:23 PM   #8
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These guys have been very popular up here: http://www.classicmotionak.com/

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Old 10-23-2009, 10:58 PM   #9
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Post up for someone to ride it back for you (like me). Seriously someone may be willing to meet in ANC and say deliver it to you in 21 to 30 days. No charge. I'm tentatively heading up in June 2010 and could fly up and deliver then fly home or I will just ride my bike.
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