Need some help in New Orleans

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Rockhopp3r, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Rockhopp3r

    Rockhopp3r Been here awhile

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    Hello fellow riders!

    I'm looking to find someone to lend me a helping hand by safeguarding my Super Tenere while transport arrives to ship it back to California.

    Shippers can't provide a guaranteed pickup date and offer windows of 1-5 days for pickup.

    All that needs to be done is hold the bike for those days and then hand it over to the truck when it comes to pick it up. Bike will be prepped and ready to load.

    I've emailed a few Yamaha dealers in the area to see if they can help me with this, but I'm not holding my breath.

    Can anyone here advise of better options?
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  2. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Federal Motorcycle Shippers and Haul Bikes are the largest moto shippers. They are really brokerages that deal with many carriers and act as agent, although might operate their own semis for group shipments. You can easily find them with a Google search. Another shipper that I have used in the past, really another agent, is 1flat-rate.com. Very efficient and puntual. In my experience, most dealers selling the same make as he bike will allow you to leave a bike with them, usually with some small storage fee if you are not having the bike serviced
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  3. Rockhopp3r

    Rockhopp3r Been here awhile

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    Thanks Parce.

    I'm in touch with them already. Most options range between $600-700 to ship back. Seems like fairly standard pricing.

    All I have to do now is find a place where to keep the bike while it gets shipped back since I will be leaving on the 17th by plane.
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  4. Rockhopp3r

    Rockhopp3r Been here awhile

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    Ok, I've fixed the problem.

    The fine gentlemen at TTRNO will keep the bike there until pickup.

    For future googlers, they offer storage for about $27 per day but they will keep the bike for free for up to 5 days after any service work is completed. So, you can do an oil change and keep the bike there.

    They also have a dyno which is $40 for a run, but it doesn't qualify for storage.

    I'm changing oil and doing a dyno run to see what the bike has. Never done a dyno run before, so I might as well do it there.

    EDIT: FX Moto Repairs in NOLA has also emailed saying that they provide this service. You can check them out here: https://fxmotorsports.net/
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