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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2006, 1:38 pm Thread Starter
 
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Bike Transport Experiences

Could someone provide me with a good company to transport a bike?
Any good experiences or bad experiences with shippers?
Would I be better off to fly in and ride back?
Thanks for any input on this.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2006, 2:05 pm
 
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fly in ride back isn't that what BMW's are for
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I admit that makes the most sense from many perspectives but....work, time, family. I may not be able to get away for a while and would rather have it here to ride in the mean time.

Has anyone out there used a shipper???
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2006, 4:02 pm
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I bought a bike in Atlanta and I used this company to ship it to Austin, TX. Http://www.funtransport.com/ They were reliable and professional. They actually delivered it ahead of schedule. They put the bike on a pallet and placed it in an enclosed trailer designed for motorcycles.

I would use them again if necessary and I recommend them.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2006, 12:16 am
 
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Federal Shipping

I used Federal Shipping to ship my MV Agusta F4 Ago from East Peoria, Il, to Phoenix, Arizona. They paletize the bike, and ship it in a moving van. The bike arived here in fine shape- just as if I had picked it up at the showroom. Trouble with Federal is it takes a couple of weeks for it to move across the country. If you can deal with the delay, they do an outstanding job.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2006, 7:04 am Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the help. There's a lot of companies who claim to do it and one even gave me some interesting numbers. Said they had shipped 13,000 bikes. I asked about insurance and he gave me the details and then boasted they had less than 5% claims. I'm not a smart man, but with just a little effort and a calculator it appears 650 motorcycles were damaged in some way. Granted it could be small, still yet. Hope he meant .005.

Thanks again.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2006, 11:35 am
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Same here. Federal is the way to go.

New York to Ohio - not far but did take a couple weeks. I'm sure they try to optimize the route along the way.

Well done though, no issues. As mentioned, arrived strapped down to a pallet and elevatored down off the truck.
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