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Old 12-07-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Where to get a bike crated in Rome

I am planning a ride for next year. Rough plan is 10 weeks in Europe, my wife with me for 8 weeks, she will then fly home to New Zealand from Rome (has work to return to) and I will fly to Nairobi. From there 8 weeks to get to Cape Town and a flight home.

Now my question, I arrive with my 990ADV in Rome, how do I get it crated ready for air freight?

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Old 12-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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Have Martin find you a bike and start your trip in Ireland.
http://motofeirme.com/
Great guy, fantastic country to start off from.
Can probably find a suitable touring bike for around the cost of shipping (especially if shipping both ways) and Martin can help you sell the bike when you're done so you recoupe some of the expense.
Your bike stays home awaiting your return and no crating or shipping.

if you must ship and ride your 990, maybe a local moto dealer will let you salvage a crate or it's off to the home improvement store for lumber and plywood.

Some shippers allow RoRo (roll on - roll off).
No crate required.

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Old 12-08-2013, 12:42 AM   #3
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"crated ready for air freight"

I'd first find out about airfreight. Some airlines/cargo companies might allow to fly the bike uncrated (well, it probably has to be able to move around with a forklift so some kind of bottom structure would be needed)... but anyway, get in touch with freight agents, who handle air freight. If you need to crate it, they'll know where to get that done.

(and if you need to crate it, asking mc-dealers for leftover crates could save you some bucks, the old crate doesn not need to be exactly for your bike, but it should be for a bike of about similar size).
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:33 AM   #4
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Have Martin find you a bike and start your trip in Ireland.
http://motofeirme.com/
Great guy, fantastic country to start off from.
Can probably find a suitable touring bike for around the cost of shipping ...
There's still the issue of getting the bike from Rome to Nairobi.

(My assumption is that he plans to ride from Nairobi to Cape Town.)
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:48 AM   #5
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"crated ready for air freight"

I'd first find out about airfreight. Some airlines/cargo companies might allow to fly the bike uncrated (well, it probably has to be able to move around with a forklift so some kind of bottom structure would be needed)... but anyway, get in touch with freight agents, who handle air freight. If you need to crate it, they'll know where to get that done.

(and if you need to crate it, asking mc-dealers for leftover crates could save you some bucks, the old crate doesn not need to be exactly for your bike, but it should be for a bike of about similar size).
That's the correct advice . Check with forwarding agent/airline the packing requirements, then post again here , I probably could give some advices or useful links (I'm located north of Italy, near Venice)
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #6
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I have sorted that I could freight with Ethiopian Airlines from Rome and have a shipping agent. I have a rough quote (for budget purposes).

The bike would need to be in a stackable crate.

As I have said earlier I have 8 weeks from getting to Rome to get home to New Zealand. Due to the hassle that this might be, my thoughts now are to go from Rome and head to Iran. I will use the 8 weeks to do that and travel back to England where a container to take my bike (and others - that it would have travelled to the UK with) will be waiting.

Unless of course there is an easy way to crate the bike in a Rome...

Thank you everyone for your replies

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