Shipping a Ural

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Fred Garvin, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    I have purchased a Ural out of the southeast area (AL), and need to get it to Colorado. Looking for a shipper that might have been used with a decent reputation to get it here in one piece. The best quote so far has been 1047.00 which seems a little steep. Reliable was 1275.00, Passport was 1847.oo, Allied/Federal sent me to another carrier at the 1047.00 number. Still looking for other quotes, but I hope someone here might help. Thanks
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  2. CCjon

    CCjon HighHorse Rider

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    Fred
    Try UShip.com
    I shipped a Ural from Houston to Chicago in December for $500. Depends of availability, competition on that route and timing.

    If you are not in a hurry, can get better deals if you wait until a truck going your way has extra space available.

    CCjon
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  3. Wylder

    Wylder Adventurer

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    Try haulbikes.com. I'm shipping a sidecar and accesories from Maine to San Francisco, cost is about $900 including insurance and the fuel surcharge.
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  4. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    I used JC Motors to ship a Harley sidecar (no bike) from Florida to Michigan. They did a good job, it cost about $650.
    www.jcmotors.com
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  5. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Somebody will be along, any minute now, to offer to drive it up for a plane ticket or gas money
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  6. Mechanista

    Mechanista manic depressive

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    Congrats on the purchase! What year/model did you get?
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  7. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    Update: Haul Bikes just came in at 848.00 which includes a sur charge of 195.00 for a side car and no loading dock is required, nor do I have to supply a fork lift or other surface to roll the hack onto for the off load. It will take about or up to 5 weeks.
    I found a 2011 Gear Up forest fog left over with zero miles in AL at a dealership. Even with shipping, it will be well worth the cost to deliver a new bike with some left over funds available to get it set up at less than new. Couldn't find much diff between an 011 and anew 013.
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  8. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Sounds like a pretty fair deal.

    Congrats on the Ural :clap
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  9. heindlengineeringura

    heindlengineeringura svman00

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    The forest fog was a new color for 2012. Did you get the NATO Camo since it is a 2011? Great color and I sure you got a great deal!! Congratulations.
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  10. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    :y0!

    Were it a few months later/warmer, I would have.
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  11. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Hell, I will do it for the plane ticket price. Cali to the ural, Colorado back to Cali. Say when.:D
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  12. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    I'am on the front range (Berthoud). Fly me down and then pick it up at my house:evil
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  13. OLDHIPPIE

    OLDHIPPIE Adventurer

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    sounds like a good price i just had a enfield shipped from Mo. to cali then hawaii total $2250 half was for the state side trucking.
    ride hard
    Tom
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  14. wdeTA

    wdeTA TransAlp Adv

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  15. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I sent a PM.
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