Ship to Dealer - Trip planning

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by TRUBRIT, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. TRUBRIT

    TRUBRIT Been here awhile

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    We are planning a trip July or August this year. Coming from Florida. Due to our workload we only have two weeks so have to ship the bikes. never done this before so looking for info on Dealers that will receive the Bikes until we fly in. Tenere and a GSA so Yamaha or BMW. Any info or suggestions would be appreciated. Anybody done this and can let me know what kind of costs per day etc?
    Sorry, Denver or Boulder is where we want to ship to.:jkam:jkam
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  2. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    I'd try BMW of Denver or Beemers and More in Ft. Collins.
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  3. Helga_14

    Helga_14 Adventurer

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    If coming to the PNW try RideWest.
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  4. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    Think of what it would cost to store the bikes in a conventional storage unit and
    work backward from that point. I suggest no more than $5 per day per bike short-term
    storage fee ( this equates to $150 per month which is far more than a storage unit
    which holds one bike will cost ). Some dealers will store a bike for free for a few
    days, and if you convince them you will buy needed supplies from them they
    might go for this in lieu of paying short term rental fees.



    The shipping company I strongly recommend is :

    http://www.funtransport.com/


    I and many others have had very good experiences with these shippers.
    They are affiliated with Allied Van Lines. There is a high degree of accountability
    and a high level of professionalism in this company. This is one of just a few
    motorcycle shippers which is approved by the AMA.


    Below are contact phone numbers for the above shipper :

    800.747.4100

    309.694.4500



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    Whatever you do, if you want a high probability that shipping will be done without
    problems, DO NOT use Uship.com.

    Those #!$%@% burned me for $150, promised to pick up the bike on THREE
    different dates and never showed up. NEVER AGAIN.

    I know, some people have had good experiences with Uship shippers, but the
    idea is not to "hope" for good luck such that things work out but to make intelligent
    choices such that things WILL work out.


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  5. modette

    modette RMAR

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    Maybe an inmate with garage space would take them :norton

    I would probably try a smaller ma & pa type dealer. My GasGas guy might do something like this. The owner is Mike at Timberline Cycle in Colorado Springs he has been a stand up guy from my dealings. Worth a shot if you don't mind Springs as the area (flying into Springs is nicer anyways).
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  6. TRUBRIT

    TRUBRIT Been here awhile

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    I have Fun Transport as one of the shippers I was considering. It says on the website you have to empty the gas tank. True? I have another shipper where you don't have to. Should not need a storage unit as we would be flying in a day or two after the bike had arrived to pick it up. Same going back. I would schedule the pick up a day or so after we left. No problem paying the Dealer to receive and store.
    Maybe I should post this also in the Florida section as I am sure others have done this. Thanks again.
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  7. Hair

    Hair Outside the boxer

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    A few years back C.vestal was offering something along the line of what you are looking for. He is in the springs you might want to PM him.
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  8. fortrider

    fortrider Been here awhile

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    I would be happy to receive and store your bikes at our store, Beemers & more in Fort Collins. I will be back in the store after Tuesday if you want to give a call.
    970.221.1014
    Steve
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  9. TRUBRIT

    TRUBRIT Been here awhile

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    Appreciate all the replys Guys. I will be in touch. Been looking forward to riding in Colorado for a very long time.
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  10. dutchoven

    dutchoven Been here awhile

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    More than willing to accept your bikes here at Foothills BMW. We can help you ship them out if needed. Located in Lakewood and will supply maps if needed. Beemers & more is a great shop, just a little farther north than you said you wanted to go.

    Noel
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  11. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    I've had good experiences with UShip, but I made a point to only work with the small guys. That way I was talking directly to the owner who would be shipping my car. UShip is mostly brokers, who then sell your business onto another huge carrier and those guys could care less about you.
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