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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Never have shipped one before. Recommendations for a good shipper that can do it without scratching one up.
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Never have shipped one before. Recommendations for a good shipper that can do it without scratching one up.
Mopheadama,

I have used Federal Motorcycle Transport once, a few years back. Shipping bikes is their thing. Fast and painless (they did everything, door-to-door), for a thousand mile trip, safe and secured on a big pallet. Cheaper than a one-way plane ticket for me to make the same trip. Computer tracking during the trip, too. Call for cost and time estimates.

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I used uship.com to get my bike. It was very easy to use. You set the price, then a shipper accepts your price and brings you your bike.

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I used uship.com recently to ship two vintage bikes fron SD to Idaho. With mine each offered bids to ship. I had bids from 700 to 1200 and decided on the 700 of course. UShip never asked me to set the price. The bikes were shipped in good company. There was a 1968 Rally Sport that was worth $125,000 going to Canada he also had in his trailer.

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Cheaper than a one-way plane ticket for me to make the same trip.
Times I have considered a one-way trip I found purchasing a round trip ticket with overnight Saturday stay costs less than the one-way ticket on exactly the same flight and seat.

Then you simply do not show for the return flight.

And if things fall through on the purchase you have a way to return home.
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I had my new K1200RS shipped from Daytona, FL To Kokomo, IN by Keyboard Motorcycle shipping. Excellent service. They had it in a special rack to prevent from tipping over. I would definitely use them again.

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Times I have considered a one-way trip I found purchasing a round trip ticket with overnight Saturday stay costs less than the one-way ticket on exactly the same flight and seat. Then you simply do not show for the return flight. And if things fall through on the purchase you have a way to return home.
N4HHE,

That's right, sometimes. It depends on the origin and destination of the trip, though.
Since I needed a puddle-jumper connecting flight, that option was not cheaper in total, for my trip.
Still, it's a good thing to check out, if you might fly'n'ride on a bike purchase.

On my trip, I would have been to Denver on the fine Spring day when they got four feet of hail there.
Denver could not plow that much hail off the roads; I heard that they needed front-loaders and dump trucks.
I just laughed and laughed, as I was warm at home waiting for the shipper to bring my new-to-me FJR.
No problem for those guys!
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I used uship.com to get my bike. It was very easy to use. You set the price, then a shipper accepts your price and brings you your bike.
This.^ I used uship.com twice and each time was flawless. I recommend them highly. Each time was a "mom and pop" type of driver. I like using small business wherever possible.
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