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Registered: ‎06-10-2014

Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
Or MobileMerchant please let us know how you got the shipping for half price with forward air. Thanks
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
Dimeman1 I contacted forwardAir and they want $677 to ship a little Honda crf50 from L.A. California to Denver CO. I told them about the pricing you said you got and they said they dont see how you could of gotten those prices even if crate your own bike its only $100 less from using they're container! Please let me know what you did to get that pricing! Thank you
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blaze_comics9857
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to mew00187
You couldn't get it for $100. Even if you purchased a bus ticket and rode it back.
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to motoxrider

HOw did you get it for $100? I entered form San Francisco to San Diego would cost $500+.

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blaze_comics9857
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

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The price sounds really good. I'm not sure if it's the best way, or you can just rent a u-haul and deliver it yourself. That way the only damage comes from your part and you get to personally see the merchandise being delivered. You be right there on delivery and know exactly what's going on.  :robothappy:

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mjason224
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
I checked in forward air and from los angeles to portland oregon its like $550 thats using their crates.... I have a kawasaki 636 to ship is this the best way?
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Registered: ‎04-09-2013

Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.

I've heard that the most cost effective way to ship a motorcycle is to use airport to airport air-shipping services. You'll need to pack the motorcycle in the same fashion as if you were shipping via boat (put it in a secure crate). Here's an article about shipping motorcycles overseas that might help http://www.michaelpadway.com/travel-and-touring/how-to-ship-your-motorcycle-overseas/

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Registered: ‎07-26-2010

Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.

AVOID HaulBikes, shipping time estimates are just a come-on to get your money, then wait forever to get the bike. I signed with them 7/10/12 its now 7/30 and they just picked it up 2 days ago.


It currently is in a depot and I might get it in 2-3 weeks.


I could have pushed it to Md from Ne in less time. 

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Registered: ‎02-09-2010

Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.

For starters, do not waste time with Uship, which you'll find giving a so-called "quote" on Ebay motorcycle listings.  I wasted a week by having them put my delivery up for bid.  Do not get involved with brokers who will represent that they are motorcycle shippers when in reality all they do is charge a fee to try to find a trucker.  Find an independant trucker with whom you can deal direct.  Google Erv Boorn, a trucker who operates out of Texas and hauls anywhere in the US.  He is scheduled to deliver my motorcycle and has excellent references.

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wydeglyde
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
Only one way to find out ...... lol

truckfixer, sure took us off topic here didn't he! Any further discussion on 3 Flags should go to the chat thread pinned to the top of the board.
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Registered: ‎10-23-2004

Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
Wyde, do you think you would recover from the TJ hangover by the time you reached Canada? It sounds like a great ride {72 Guzzi 850 Eldorado and 73 Comando}
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wydeglyde
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
I just looked at the website. The 2005 Three Flags is from Tijuana to Calgary (my home town). I'm sending an entry in, hope I get my name drawn!
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wydeglyde
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
I would love to do Three Flags myself. I have several friends that have done it, some more than once. One of these days I need to get my name in the draw.
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motophotos
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
Amen, Bros.
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
I was at hotel where the 3Flags ended this year, it is about 1500 ft from here. Anyway there were a lot of Goldwings and a lot of Harleys plus other bikes, pretty sure most of them got there under their own power. At least a few of the Harleys had simple bolt on the handlebars windshields no real fairings. I talked to one fellow rode his HD it did not have much touring gear on it, his partners Goldwing, I had to get him to explain what the extra stuff on the bars was. 1 camera mt, 2 radio mounts, a GPS mount..that was all between the bars.

More important though they all had fun and most of them made it..to me more important THAT you ride Than WHAT you ride.

Gotta admit though I would not mind riding the 3 Flags if I had the chance..
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wydeglyde
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
I was an ACD, Chapter Director, Provincial Director and finally a Regional Director for the GWWRA (responsible for 4 Provinces and 2 Territories). In 1991 we rode with our 3 Daughters (age 7, 14 & 16) to WingDing in Tulsa.

I taught motorcycle classes nearly every weekend for 2 1/2 months this spring.

I am the Safety Officer and Road Captain for my HOG Chapter.

My Dyna has 55,000 miles, no problems no major repairs, and I did 80% of the maintenance myself.

I don't put down other peoples rides!
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
I'm a ACD for the GWRRA chapter in Chattanooga,Tn and have certification for 120,000 mi. and cert for 26,000 for last year. My "Wing" currently has 103,000+ mi. on it with only scheduled preventive maintenance completed on it & NO MAJOR REPAIRS HAVE EVER HAD TO BE MADE TO IT.
I'm only a beginner, though. I bought my first bike in 1956.
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wydeglyde
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
10,000 miles so far this year, starting in January straight thru to today, up here in Alberta, Canada.
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
Maybe truckfixers and wydeglyde should post how many miles/months they rode in the last year, I think that would be interesting...and then they can tell us what part of the country they live in as well.!
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wydeglyde
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Re: What is the best/cheapest way to ship a motorcycle?

in reply to magnump.c.
Good one *ucktrixer, you should be on TV ......






..... then I could turn you off.
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