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Old 03-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Need bike transported from Vegas to PNW

Anybody headed to Vegas over Spring Break that has room in the back of a pickup? I need a bike picked up and brought somewhere closer to Central Oregon than Vegas. I could pick it up in Portland, Medford, etc.

The alternative is does anybody need a bike picked up in Vegas that would like to split the cost with me. I've got one bid from Uship that's already down to $375 which is cheaper than I can do it myself for fuel, but I'm not against the idea of a little Vegas road trip...

Shoot me a PM either way and we'll try to get something worked out.

Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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I've got one bid from Uship that's already down to $375 which is cheaper than I can do it myself for fuel, but I'm not against the idea of a little Vegas road trip...

Uship is a bad idea. I lost money, had 3 weeks of my time wasted,
when Uship promised to pick up the bike three times and never showed
up all three times. And I never did get the bike shipped with Uship. The Uship shipper in
question, "Blanton Logistics", EXTREMELY unreliable, and acts like
a rude jerk, and I would not recommend that idiot to anyone who
values his or her bike, time, and money. Based on my own personal
experience but also on the experiences of other people I know, I will
never ever use Uship again.



Of course if "lowest price" ( the Wal Mart "mentality" )
is the criterion you use to make important decisions,
maybe Uship is perfect for you. Just remember, there are
reasons Uship is "cheap". Reasons like shippers who damage
bikes by tying them down incorrectly or dropping them during the load
or unload, shippers who don't show up on time, shippers who demand
you empty all the fuel from a bike's tanks when this is not required by
law for ground shipping, etc.



Using the BEST motorcycle shipper cost me $60 more than the Uship
low bid. That's not enough money to even worry about, not when the
bike which was being shipped was worth $12K. The shipper I did use
took perfect care of the bike, palletized it so it could not possibly
come in contact with the truck trailer or another bike, and used
an electric lift to load and unload the bike instead of a loading ramp.
It was all first class and all the promises that shipper made were kept
perfectly.


If the bike matters more than a few bucks, this is the shipper
which does it right :


http://www.funtransport.com/


The local dealer where I live won't even ALLOW a bike to be picked
up by Uship at his dealership, period. That is because he knows it can
result in a hassle for him down the line when the bike is damaged and the
Uship moron lies and says the bike was damaged when he picked it up.
Yes, Uship "shippers" can be quite a motley bunch; some of them are decent
but many are not. Only a fool would ship a bike using Uship, based on what I know
about Uship.


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Old 03-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Uship worked great for me... LV to PNW. YMMV... Caveat empor. Good luck.


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Old 03-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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I've had good luck with Uship in the past. I always check references and avoid anybody that doesn't have good references. But thanks for the lecture and less than subtle insults thrown in for good measure.

Anywho, I'm still looking to either get a bike moved or for someone that needs the same. I did this last year around the same time and it worked out well for everyone involved.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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( the Wal Mart "mentality" )

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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what's a train ticket to Vegas cost?
What kind of bike? Plated? roadworthy? legal?
will it make the trip?

Want I should go get it for ya?

You send me Amtrak down, I stay inna motel and rest up, next morning take a cab to pick up your bike, suit up and ride it home. Will also need one night's motel expense on the ride back, and You buy the gas for the bike, I'll cover my own food, since I gotta eat anyway wherever I am. then you come over the hill to Spfld to pick it up.(if I ride it to Bend, then I'm stuck there, and you'd have to give me a ride home anyway)
(and if I rode it to Spfld I don't face any snow)

Hmmmm, train ticket, 2 motel charges,cab fees, and several tanks of fuel,,cost is adding up fast, .
that's my offer for transporting a bike.
I just wouldn't want my bike crated, unless I did it, or a shop that I trusted. That said, if the thing is properly packed for shipping, there are plenty of trucks running up and down the highways every day,, pick one.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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You got me thinking Peterman....as scary as that sounds....

I may just take your idea and run with it myself. Be a bit cheaper that way and I might get to see some of Nevada and Oregon that I've never seen from two wheels.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:36 AM   #8
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What kind of bike? How big, how heavy etc? Makes a difference
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #9
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What kind of bike? How big, how heavy etc? Makes a difference
Nothing too big. A 2008 Yamaha WR250R.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #10
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You got me thinking Peterman....as scary as that sounds....

I may just take your idea and run with it myself. Be a bit cheaper that way and I might get to see some of Nevada and Oregon that I've never seen from two wheels.
A plane flight down is cheaper than the train (from EUG) and of course faster. I just have this notion that once a bike is un-crated from the factory giving it its freedom,, it should never have to go in a box again,,(BAD BIKE! get in the box!)

bikes remember things like that!
Months later you'll be riding along in the most remote part of the far lost wasteland and your bike will remember!
It will stop along the way and ask you,,"Say,,Rains',,remember that time I wanted to come home, and you had strangers grab me, put me in a box and made me ride in a dark smelly truck? Was that because you just didn't LOVE me enuff to come get me and ride home with me?"
And Man!,,you better have the correct answer, or you ain't riding that bitch anywhere!
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #11
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #12
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A plane flight down is cheaper than the train (from EUG) and of course faster. I just have this notion that once a bike is un-crated from the factory giving it its freedom,, it should never have to go in a box again,,(BAD BIKE! get in the box!)

bikes remember things like that!
Months later you'll be riding along in the most remote part of the far lost wasteland and your bike will remember!
It will stop along the way and ask you,,"Say,,Rains',,remember that time I wanted to come home, and you had strangers grab me, put me in a box and made me ride in a dark smelly truck? Was that because you just didn't LOVE me enuff to come get me and ride home with me?"
And Man!,,you better have the correct answer, or you ain't riding that bitch anywhere!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:38 PM   #13
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Need your guidance Obi-Wan-Peterman....so scary...

Long range weather is looking crappy, especially down in Cali and Nevada. I can't afford to get stuck in route waiting out the weather because of work commitments. Will the bike still be pissed if I give her the Queen of Sheeba treatment and haul her back to Oregon in the back of a pickup?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #14
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Man, just fly & ride ; if you have to rent a uhaul pickup truck... Relax & enjoy the ride... WR250... Nice lil bike! YaY
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #15
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shit!

If youda just let me go git the danged thing I'd be back by now!

Bikes, like dogs,, would rather ride in an open pickup where they can smell the air and feel the breeze. Deaf- in-Nate-Lee!
Of course,,you won't get the bonding experience that riding would offer, but it's far better than putting yer new buddy in a frikken box, all nailed up like a coffin! and yes I was serious about bringing the bike back,, I WOULD be back by now!,,
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