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Anyone here ever shipped a bike?

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Bert you may have found this but just in case. Look at this link: http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Street/Resources/ToShipOrNotShip.aspx

The official AMA-endorsed shipper and some good Q&A section.

They give a AMA discount.

Saw some other shippers web sites that were AMA members.

I have never shipped a bike, heck can hardly ride one much less ship it.



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I never have either, but I received 2 shipped bikes over the years (damn ebay!)

If I were to do it, I'd make sure (and pay a little extra) to have my bike on a pallet, with at least 6 tie downs and a cover. And that it is transport INSIDE of a trailer, not on a flatbed...

I know one of the carriers does this but I forgot which one...

The "low price" guys usually just have a flatbed trailer they strap your bike to, along with a bunch of other bikes banging into it....

Just my $0.02


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Bert,
I'vd used ID Transport out of Pompano Beach on three occasions. They did an excellent job each time. They use enclosed fifth wheel trailers not semi trucks and take the time to tie the bikes down REAL good (several straps). You do not even have to drain the fluids.
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I've used these guys before.  http://www.haulbikes.com/
I had a bike shipped from Seattle to Deland. $475.00
They were a little slow but the price was right!
This is all they do and their semi trailer is set up double level with
tiedowns all over the place. Lift gate and all.
I've read some poor reviews on them, but I'd use them again.



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Forwardair.com

They have a bike section for quotes  & provide a ride in Crate

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This could help: motorcycle shipping dos and don'ts


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Hey buddy, i shipped my bike using two companies shipmybike and Citizenshipper.

They are best in bike shipping.

Generally, whenever me or my friend ship our bike using shipmybike when we want to ship it international and i think they are one of the best international bike shipping company but when we need to ship inside states we go for Citizenshipper as their service is quiet good in reasonable pricing as their is bidding system on your shipment there.

So if you need to ship your motorcycle inside states then you can look once at citizenshipper also.

If you get best pricing over there then you can consider them as they are trusted shipper.

Here is a tip for you guys

Always check on your tracking number and give it to the person you are shipping to so they will know when it is coming and the delivery info. That way you can see when they got it and if you have a signature required (there are 3 different signature choices.) who signed for it.

{NOTE: you can have an Adult Signature required where they will have to be over 21 and have to show their drivers license or ID to receive the pkg. In-Direct Signature which can be anyone in the household or business, or Direct Signature which has to be the person who's name is on the label.}

Always insure your package for full replacement value!! Take photo's of the products before, during, with the label you put on it, after you package them up, and where you leave it for pick up.


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Hey buddy, i shipped my bike using two companies shipmybike and Citizenshipper.

They are best in bike shipping.

Generally, whenever me or my friend ship our bike using shipmybike when we want to ship it international and i think they are one of the best international bike shipping company but when we need to ship inside states we go for Citizenshipper as their service is quiet good in reasonable pricing as their is bidding system on your shipment there.

So if you need to ship your motorcycle inside states then you can look once at citizenshipper also.

If you get best pricing over there then you can consider them as they are trusted shipper.

Here is a tip for you guys

Always check on your tracking number and give it to the person you are shipping to so they will know when it is coming and the delivery info. That way you can see when they got it and if you have a signature required (there are 3 different signature choices.) who signed for it.

{NOTE: you can have an Adult Signature required where they will have to be over 21 and have to show their drivers license or ID to receive the pkg. In-Direct Signature which can be anyone in the household or business, or Direct Signature which has to be the person who's name is on the label.}

Always insure your package for full replacement value!! Take photo's of the products before, during, with the label you put on it, after you package them up, and where you leave it for pick up.




FYI...this thread is 9 years old.  Probably good info, but the original posters are probably long gone.

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