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  • I need a crate to ship a bike

    Ok, well I have had my 08 CBR600RR for a couple months, I hate it. I sold it to a guy in Washington, and I was wondering where you guys get crates to ship bikes? It's a lot cheaper if you crate it yourself, do I have to build one or can I buy one?

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    Re: I need a crate to ship a bike

    call around to your local shipping company's or maybe bike dealers. maybe they get some crated in or know someone who does. might even to be able to get one for free or somethin. just a guess

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    • #3
      Re: I need a crate to ship a bike

      go to a honda dealership. they toss them daily. with luck you may even get the right one!
      www.cycleinnovations.com.au

      It never ceases to amaze why people ask for advice then when I give it they either ignore it or argue against it.
      But then I don't know all that much about TL's

      wwjd.......what would jimmy do.

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      • #4
        Re: I need a crate to ship a bike

        If its only inter state I would imagine that there are guys that spacialise in motorcycle transporting.They load them in a truck or a trailer. Thats what they do here,so I cant see why it wouldn't be the same there. Only cost a couple of hundred depending on distance.
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        • #5
          Re: I need a crate to ship a bike

          You are supposed to drain all fluids to use a normal cargo shipper. Usually you can just strap it down on a pallet unless it's going overseas. Bike shippers will handle it all for you, check out who the AMA currently has discounts with.
          It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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          • #6
            Re: I need a crate to ship a bike

            Originally posted by cyclecamper View Post
            You are supposed to drain all fluids to use a normal cargo shipper. Usually you can just strap it down on a pallet unless it's going overseas. Bike shippers will handle it all for you, check out who the AMA currently has discounts with.
            +1

            If your using a household goods mover your going to have to sign a waiver that you did that. If something happens and fluids from the bike get on whatever else is in trailer your going to have some liability.

            Also check into LTL (Less Then truckLoad) carriers in your area. May take a bit longer but you can save a ton of money shipping items that way. This is especially true if your willing to deliver the bike to the terminal.

            Google LTL carrier for various companies. Try and find one in your area and call the local office and ask about discont for you bringing bike to the local terminal.

            I shipped a car this way once

            Also check your local craigslist or place an ad on craigslist looking for car mover. If they have an empy slot going the distance you can save some cash that way.

            Also check amtrak some of the car trains will have empty slots.

            You got lots of options

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            • #7
              Re: I need a crate to ship a bike

              I have used these guys with no problems. No need to crate.

              http://www.motorcycleshippers.com/
              People not to buy from ...ckfrdrice...TeamDutch People that I have purchased things from that were great to deal with ...Vandriver, Sam, Ziggy999, TLMike, djkoenig, N2Wheelies, CalSportbike, ET79, S Winglet, Rifleman, Sully, Danny Never, h0ssman, The Ring-in. GhostMAFIA, Speedking...I know there's more...just can't remember everyone I've bought stuff from

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