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Old 01-19-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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This is a long shot, I,m interested in shipping a bike from Sacremento California to maine, ideas, anyone.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:38 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:36 AM   #3
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Try USHIP. I've used them many times, no problems.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:00 AM   #4
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Try USHIP. I've used them many times, no problems.
Ditto - used them for two bikes and a car so far.....no issues and competitive prices.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:18 AM   #5
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Be very specific when using uship
do you want enclosed or open trailer?
do you want someone who has an 18 wheel and your bike is also mixed in with someones house furniture? or do you want someone who only hauls bikes for a living?
how long is acceptable for you to transport coast to coast?
how many times will they unload and load up your bike to accommodate other cargo?
what do they use to tie down your bike? standard ratchet straps, canyon dancer?, soft tie downs?
when will you accept delivery? day time between what hours and what hours? after dark? I say this because i told a shipper (didnt write it down- shame on me) that I wanted a before 5pm delivery (it was summer) and this ahole showed up at 1 am, pitch black and he had damaged the powder coating on the bike, could not see this until daylight the next day..by then i was f*cked, because once you sign off on delivery...you own it and they will not accept any responsibility for damage.

Discuss and write down (have them sign off) on up front terms if they fail to fulfill the contract. If they say they have insurance to cover damage, ask when the policy expires and with whom. If they dont delivery by X date how much per day $ is the delivery reduced by?

I know this sounds overkill but if you don't plan in advance you may get screwed.

I ship and transport locally (300 mile radius) and am right up front with the customer. They are shocked when I spell out exactly what I offer and set the expectations which separates me from the average bloke with a trailer and a strap.
Any professional will not have an issue with terms in advance and will appreciate dealing with an educated customer.

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
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i had great luck with JC motorcycle shipping.
maybe i was lucky. i dunno.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:25 AM   #7
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:33 AM   #8
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I've used uship twice and it's worked out well. Screen the shippers, check feedback and reliability. Be flexible on pickup and delivery and it's a solid way to go.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:46 AM   #9
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This is a long shot, I,m interested in shipping a bike from Sacremento California to maine, ideas, anyone.
By me a plane ticket and pay for gas, I'll ride it out for ya!
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:41 AM   #10
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shipping,

This is a long shot, Looking for shipping for my bike . Maybe someone or something comming from Sacramento east to or closer to Maine ?? Ideas
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:42 PM   #11
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Yah

Well sorta........... I just heard about a guy who delivers motorcycles all over the country for less than anyone else. He has a trailer that he pulls with a Prius!!! I bet you could track him down as well as some alternatives on Google. Best of luck.

Depending on the bike and my schedule I will consider riding it for you for expenses including. Although I am certainly not likely to be the cost effective solution I promise to have fun doing it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:31 PM   #12
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Find him on Uship.

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Well sorta........... I just heard about a guy who delivers motorcycles all over the country for less than anyone else. He has a trailer that he pulls with a Prius!!! I bet you could track him down as well as some alternatives on Google. Best of luck.

Depending on the bike and my schedule I will consider riding it for you for expenses including. Although I am certainly not likely to be the cost effective solution I promise to have fun doing it.
http://jalopnik.com/5905722/meet-the...s-with-a-prius

This guy is dedicated. Saves money, thus charging lower prices by sleeping in the Prius after laying the seats down. Transports motorcycles and high end pets. Modified his two Prius' to tow up to 2000lbs, and modified the battery packs to achieve 50mpg, better than a non towing stock Prius. Very nice.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #13
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Very good find. May use him myself.
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