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Old 06-10-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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Motorcycle Shipping

I'm sure there is a thread somewhere on this forum, but couldn't find it, so perhaps folks can help me out.

I'm going on a trip cross country this summer, but once I get to the East Coast and spend time with family, I've got to get back to work. Hence, I'd like to ship my bike back to New Mexico and fly myself back.

Any words of wisdom as to reliable motorcycle shipping companies, what a reasonable price is for an F650GS and general tips to make it successful and my bike safely back to NM in a reasonable amount of time (need to continue using it back home!).

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Old 06-11-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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I have had good luck with haulbikes.com
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:22 AM   #3
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I used haulbikes and they did a good job, but very slow 2 months to get from Utah to NY. If there's a next time I'm using forward air

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:20 AM   #4
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I used UShip and went with Dan Lawson last year. Great experience

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Old 06-26-2011, 08:16 AM   #5
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thanks for the feedback. Will be giving ForwardAir a call and have put in for bids on UShip. Took a look at Haulbikes, but seemed like it would take too long to get my bike back - don't mind being without for a week or 2, but 6-8 weeks seems a bit much.

Let you know.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:05 PM   #6
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Not sure if it's already too late a tip for your trip - hope it helps others...

I've used Allied transport to ship mine from Dallas to Philadelphia..took about 2 weeks to get here and in pristine condition..
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:13 PM   #7
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I have shipped 2X and this was the best experience I had with Jay
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:52 AM   #8
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:10 AM   #9
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I was wondering the same thing recently. I'm going to the arctic circle next year from the East coast and may need to ship my GS home from Fairbanks, Alaska. Has anyone shipped home from Fairbanks? Cost?
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:53 AM   #10
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thanks for the feedback. Will be giving ForwardAir a call and have put in for bids on UShip. Took a look at Haulbikes, but seemed like it would take too long to get my bike back - don't mind being without for a week or 2, but 6-8 weeks seems a bit much.

Let you know.
have you placed a bid? if you don't mind, what is the entire expense shipping from East Coast to The West? $500? $1,000? more?
I had the same debates not long ago and ended up riding my bike back and forth across the country.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #11
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I've used Federal to ship my bikes cross country 3 times and they were great. Not always the cheapest, but the bikes are always safe and sound. At the end of my trips, I've left the bikes with a dealer for an oil change, etc, flown home and had federal pick up from there. They pallet the bike and ship it, and I pick it up at the local depot, and ride it off the palet. I wouldn't use anyone else.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:08 AM   #12
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I put an ad on CL when I was looking to get a bike shipped. Had a lot of response from people making the drive with truck bed space, or extra trailer space just looking for extra gas money. Or, a got a few calls from the drivers of the trucks that are subcontracted by companies on those shipping websites. Since I was bypassing the whole website and contractors, it was discounted quite a bit. I shipped a Jeep the same way.
Ended up getting my bike from Co to NC for $200 in an enclosed trailer.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:43 AM   #13
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Seen DockingPilot use these guys on a couple trips. No personal experience. Looks great.

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Old 08-22-2011, 07:18 AM   #14
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Ended up getting my bike from Co to NC for $200 in an enclosed trailer.
Wow! that's smart way to do it. thanks for an idea!
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
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I was wondering the same thing recently. I'm going to the arctic circle next year from the East coast and may need to ship my GS home from Fairbanks, Alaska. Has anyone shipped home from Fairbanks? Cost?
thinking of going the opposite direction in 2013 ship to fairbanks and drive home
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