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Old 12-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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bike transportation oregon florida

I am looking at buying a bike (from an inmate) in Portland, Oregon, but need the bike shipped to Florida. Anybody an idea where to find some proper transportation?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Go to Uship.com, fill in the blanks, a picture of the bike and see what quotes you are given.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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Maybe someone would ride it out there for you if you paid travel expenses and airfare back home.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:39 AM   #5
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Good one, not sure if a bmw xchallange is the utlimate cross country bike, but thanks for the over. I haven't bought the bike, I am just trying to figure out how much it would cost to bring it over. Uship might be an option, I prefer to work with some small shipper that now and then does a trip to Florida.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #6
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One and only time I have used a transport and would recommend this co, they are based in Kent WA:
http://kgmcycletransport.com/
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:12 PM   #7
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I have used Federal in the past and they did a decent job. Looks like they are now part of Allied systems - http://www.uship.com/profile/FederalMotorcycles/
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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+1 on Federal. Handled shipping two bikes for me this summer. ATL to Seattle. Not a single hitch in the whole shebang. I think I wound up paying around 600 per bike.



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Old 12-17-2012, 09:03 AM   #9
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another + 1 for Federal. www.funtransport.com

I paid about 800 bucks in July to get a bike from Panama City, Florida to Fife, Wa. They were a little later than they had estimated but overall not a bad experience.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, I will drop them a mail. yet another step closer to buying a bike I really like to have!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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I've sent stuff WAY more valuable and almost as large as a motorcycle with Uship. It takes a little work finding your courier but the guy who showed up for the pickup here in Oregon and delivered in person to upstate New York delivered perfectly. Everyone was happy.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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Uship might be an option, I prefer to work with some small shipper that now and then does a trip to Florida.
Steven
Uship.com is how the small shippers are finding their loads. It's not a shipping company, it's a web-site where individuals list stuff they want move and individual truckers and small trucking companies use to bid for that work.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #13
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http://www.uship.com/profile/SnortnBoarTransport/

http://www.aetv.com/shipping-wars/me...marc-springer/
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:06 PM   #14
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oh, its easy... buy me a plane ticket, give me gas/hotel/food money and I'll ride it back to FL for you. I'll even detail it ;-)
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:26 AM   #15
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Trust me, that idea is something I might do myself, just not in Januari. Maybe I'll buy the bike, have somebody store it and I'll pick it up in the spring. So far i got one over, 850 dollar, seems a bit much, but I am Dutch, so everything seems a bit much!
Thanks everybody for the tips!
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