Unsure if this is the right spot for this, feel free to move if need be. Bought a bike in Louisiana and had to get it up to Iowa. I have never shipped a bike, let alone buy one sight unseen. Not the time of year for a fly/ride and so I did some quick googleing. I find JC Motorsports I give them a quick call to verify that there are no hidden fees on the shipping, very helpful customer service. Set flat rates from Zone to Zone, I think $7,000 ins. with zero ded. and prices online are for bikes up to 550 pounds. Also read a review in one of the latest rags that was positive also. They said you even get to keep the cover, I was not so lucky I bought the bike on 12-21-07 and it was picked up on 12-28 and was told to expect delivery around 1-16-08 give or take a couple days. Get a call last Friday comfirming delivery for 1-14-08 (yesterday). Get a call at 3:00 that it's on it's way to my door. Same sub contractor that picked up my KLR a month earlier was back in my driveway with the Bandit. As the PO said it was mint and he was not lieing. Bike was in stellar shape and all for a smooth $563. Tough to beat that. I'd reccomend this company to anyone shipping a bike. You can upgrade to crates, VIP service, faster delivery times for added fees. I could not be happier.