Help Needed: Need a DC / Upper VA Inmate To Check a Bike For Me

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Infracaninophile, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    Update: Jim Von Baden contacted me and we're all set. He even knows the seller and lives quite close. It could happen as early as this weekend.

    Now getting shipping quotes from Federal and JC Motors but leaning towards JC. Anyone have any experience with either? No, I can't do a fly and ride as it's winter. No, I don't want anyone to ride the bike to me via the TAT.
    Looks like about $700 to get it on a specialized pallet and dropped at my door in 3-4 weeks which is fine. That will give me time to put the special mounting brackets over the fireplace to hang the bike on.

    Tom
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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Don't forget to drain the oil, and disconnect the battery. It's always the battery ... right?

    PS - NICE SCORE.
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  3. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    Right. It's sad really. I've been saving that spot over the fireplace for a Ducati 916 SPS but just haven't been able to snag one. Now the PD can reside there and provide a nice red/white glow from the fire below until the SPS shows up. :lol3

    Tom

    PS: I STILL can't believe my wife is letting me do this. I am suspicious as all hell. :eek1
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  4. Arkwright

    Arkwright Grumpy ole Git

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    A 916 SPS looks very pretty but incredibly uncomfortable, I think I'd sooner have a G/S, and I also have a GSPD, the Mono is undoubtably my favourite! But I've still got to make the GSPD engine run 'properly'................I think I'm going to machine the heads and put the compression ratio up as well as twin plug it I think!
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  5. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Cool deal. I've shipped a bike (CR250R) from VA to CO. I just took it to the local honda dealer and they did all the work. It went to a Honda dealer in Denver and a friend then picked up there. $700 is a good price for a bike of that bulk, especially delivered to your house (residential delivery is usually rather pricey unless you've got a fork lift at your residence).

    Personally I'd fly and ride, winter just means you won't be too hot in your gear :deal
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