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Shipping a bike! BUT WHO SHOULD I USE!!



So I saw an auction I couldn't pass up! YEA, it wasn't an MV but still wicked cool. The first Italian bike to take it to the Harleys on the mile! Its a LLoyd brothers flat tracker built around an Aprilia 100cc V twin and NEEDS to be put on the street! Problem is I NEED to put in in Dallas and its in Monterey California

I have been looking at Forward Air. They have a good name, good prices and that is important. They provide a container to put the bike in with a bunch of tie down mounts to secure the precious cargo, seems like a good set up.

So the bike 320lb and the guy I bought it from is willing to haul it to someplace reasonably close. I would like it in the next couple weeks. The earliest Forward Air can do it is in 14 days IF there is a container available. Thats a while but there prices are really reasonable. ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS? RECOMMENDATIONS??
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These guys worked great for me:

http://www.1aamotorcycles.com/
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Thanks man, I am requesting a quote now. Any other suggestions?
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When I bought my MV, I used www.uship.com to find a shipper. Overall very good experience and relatively inexpensive. Be sure to read their reviews though.
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I have used these guys twice, both very positive experiences!


http://www.federalcos.com/motorcycle.html

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I have used these guys twice, both very positive experiences!


http://www.federalcos.com/motorcycle.html

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I used a guy right out of Ft. Worth with great results. The name of his outfit was shipmyscooter.com He picked up my bike in Ft.Worth and secured it in his trailer, covered it up and delivered it to my door step for $384 fully insured. I've been looking for his web site so I could send you the link but I think he may be out of business. Sorry I'm no help


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I used Haulbikes. Not the cheapest but they only transport motorcycles inside of enclosed semi car haulers. The same guy that picks the bike up, unloads it at your front door.
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I used motorcycleshippers.com when I shipped a bike from Pennsylvania to California. They picked it up, strapped it to a pre-made pallet and that was it.

One thing to consider, if it matters to you, is to ask if the company you want to use will require ALL fluids to be removed from the bike. The place I used allowed the bike to go with all fluids in the bike, so I went with them. Maybe it would be wise to find reviews of the companies in question to see what kind of feedback their customers have given. I didn't think of doing that until after the bike was shipped, but fortunately I had a positive experience.
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I used a guy right out of Ft. Worth with great results. The name of his outfit was shipmyscooter.com He picked up my bike in Ft.Worth and secured it in his trailer, covered it up and delivered it to my door step for $384 fully insured. I've been looking for his web site so I could send you the link but I think he may be out of business. Sorry I'm no help

HA! Thanks for the lead. I will look into it.
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HA! Thanks for the lead. I will look into it.
The way I found him was through http://www.mjsalescars.com/ thats where I bought my bike from and they hooked me up with him. Like I said, I can't seem to find his site but if you contact them they might be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck !

And if you should happen to look at any of the bikes they have for sale scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and you'll see a pic of my bike as their avatar. I go there sometimes to remember what it looked like when I first bought it


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