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#981832 - 03/10/17 01:17 AM Motorcycle Shipping  
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Does anybody have any recommendations on motorcycle shippers? I have recently been transferred to Northern, VA but my family will continue to stay in AZ. I normally would ride it out there but my current schedule does not permit me flying back to AZ and getting my bike out to VA anytime soon. I find myself really needing to ride and am looking at possibly shipping my bike to me in VA. Any suggestions/recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Steve B.
2015 BMW R1200RT
Alexandria, VA
#981837 - 03/10/17 01:59 AM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: Stbell]  
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#981838 - 03/10/17 02:10 AM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: Stbell]  
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I used these guys years back and they were great. Still in business so I assume they're still making happy customers. read

http://www.funtransport.com

Pat


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#981841 - 03/10/17 02:39 AM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: TEWKS]  
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Thanks Tewks. I will take a look at them.


Steve B.
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#981842 - 03/10/17 02:40 AM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: szurszewski]  
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Thank you. Will take a look.


Steve B.
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#981844 - 03/10/17 02:58 AM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: Stbell]  
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When I bought an 06 RT located in Florida and had it shipped to me in N Virginia I used D&K Transport. I recommend them.

http://snowmobilebarn.com/d-k-service/


John
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#981849 - 03/10/17 06:18 AM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: JohnH VA]  
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My brother and I have used: Semper Fi Hauler
Talk to Michael. Never a problem and very easy to deal with.

Good Luck. wave



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#981855 - 03/10/17 02:22 PM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: Stbell]  
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I second the Haulbike recommendation! I had used them in 2012, when I had them bring my prior '07 RT from WA to OH. All they do is transports bike with their specialized double-decker tractor trailers.


Pad. Gajajiva, Solon OH.

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#981861 - 03/10/17 05:11 PM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: Stbell]  
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For premium shipping, like what BMW uses, it's Allied.
They palletize the bike on pick up (special pallets) the drivers are trained to do bikes correctly. Then loaded . At the dock, they are covered with padded blankets and shrink wrapped.

I've used Haulbikes for my personal use and the bike is loaded and put on sidestand and strapped down securely. Uncovered.
Haulbikes is less expensive .

In both cases, the fine print says something like the battery and or fuel must be removed but in every instance the driver will ask " is the battery out?" You say yes, and he loads after the standard bill of laden and inspection of pre existing damage.
Just don't be flip and key up to put the screen down.
Be ready ! The driver wants to load up and move on down the road.
They normally call you an hour or so in advance but be prepared.

Lock all luggage and do not leave the key in it. They will not take your box of riding gear etc "while thier at it" . Remove any stuffed animals you have on the antenna or anything velcro'd on. Bolted on mounts are fine.

For delivery call ahead to the local dealer and ask about receiving it for you.
Good way to start a relationship .
Most states ICC laws won't allow delivery or pick up at a residence . So actually ANY business address can work . Your employer, a donut shop, etc.

If you can be there for delivery, check the bike over, and get it home as the shop may need the room. A box of pastries or a couple pizzas goes a long way in thanking the receiving shop if they have to sit on it for a bit.


Last edited by Tri750; 03/10/17 05:18 PM.

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#981862 - 03/10/17 05:17 PM Re: Motorcycle Shipping [Re: Stbell]  
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I've been happy with HaulBikes. It's been a while but no issue dropping at a private residence, I'd just insure it's not some little gated condo deal that a big rig can't negotiate.


Jim Carter
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