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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 05 Sep 2022 12:12 #873390

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Was wondering if anyone knows of the easiest, safest way to hire a Transporter to Bring a motorcycle from West Palm Beach Florida, up to Buffalo, NY.
NO I have not started to look into it yet. Yes I know about U-ship. Putting it out for independents to bid on?
I'm too old for a road trip, even flying down, drive back with a rented van etc.
About 1,400 mile trip. A 400-450# project roller.
I figure I'd check here also, before the FB forums.
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Marty in Buffalo
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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 05 Sep 2022 13:25 #873393

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So, you don't like U-ship?  I've used them two times with excellent results.  I don't think you find a cheaper method.
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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 05 Sep 2022 14:45 #873394

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No Ed! I have no clue of them?  I've only heard of them.  Never checked for quotes. I'm open to anything! I'm new to having a bike shipped to myself. I've only sold, 4-5 bikes. The buyers did all the work. I had nothing to do but help load.
I have no clue on?
With todays rental fees from say like U-haul or Penske? And gas! If I flew into FL. then drove back. I'm sure the MC shipping is more cost effective, plus I don't have to drive. I'd have to stop for 1 night (Hotel) to even carry on!

I'm new to this venture.
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
I SOLD OUT! THE KAW BARN IS EMPTY.
More room for The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 05 Sep 2022 15:03 #873396

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For U-ship, you post the transit you want...then wait.  The first few guys are likely to be expensive, but wait for a price you can afford.  I shipped two bikes back to LA, one from Texas, for $340, and the other from I can't remember where, but it was also a decent price.  The key is to wait, and check the feedback of the bidder.  
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www.kzrider.com/forum/forum-index/faq-wi...owner-things-to-know

1981 KZ750E2
www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/604901...z750e-project-thread
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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 05 Sep 2022 16:35 #873401

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Thanks! I'll check into them.

Marty
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
I SOLD OUT! THE KAW BARN IS EMPTY.
More room for The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 05 Sep 2022 17:34 #873403

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For U-ship, you post the transit you want...then wait.  The first few guys are likely to be expensive, but wait for a price you can afford.  I shipped two bikes back to LA, one from Texas, for $340, and the other from I can't remember where, but it was also a decent price.  The key is to wait, and check the feedback of the bidder.  
 


Came here to say most of this. Four years ago I shipped a bike (ebay purchase) about 700 miles via U-Ship; IIRC it cost about $375.

And yes, the first several offers were really high - like "closer to $1000" high. If you're not in a hurry, your patience will be rewarded.

My particular courier was not a pro; he was moving himself from one location to another and was delivering my bike on the way. His initial travel schedule was... optimistic... but he did a solid job with the ratchet straps and kept other stuff away from my stuff. He also texted location updates (sometimes on his own, sometimes when I asked) which was helpful.
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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 05 Sep 2022 19:46 #873409

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Ive used haulbikes.com a couple times. I recently shipped a bike from Seattle to Cinicinati. its enclosed trailer shipping.

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Wanted: Info On Motorcycle Transportation Carriers? 06 Sep 2022 18:28 #873484

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I too have used Haul Bikes a couple of times. I paid about $500 to ship a bike from Boston to San Diego. This was two years ago.
The bike only needs to roll and you have to make sure you have room and no low hanging wires on the street for the massive transporter. Or else you have to meet them on a nearby main street.
You give the guy your bike full of gas and oil. He rolls it in the box then straps it down. Hands you paperwork. Done.

But be careful, the woman who took my order both times is old and apparently easily confused.
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