MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
GTea
Member
 
GTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 76

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
Ninja 250 '10 - Sold
D675 - '06 - RIP
D675 - '12







Question Best way to transpot a bike from Sugarland to Kemah

I'm buying a bike soon from Sugarland and was wondering what's the best way to transport it to Kemah without riding it. (I don't have MSF yet)

I currently do not own a hitch on my vehicle.

Any ideas or suggestions?
GTea is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
19y.o. died on bike last week? from sugarland area? RACER X General Discussion (Moto Related) 29 03-11-2010 08:18 PM
EYEtalian in Kemah zampano Off Topic 0 10-22-2009 12:01 PM
kemah parking cbr504 General Discussion (Moto Related) 14 05-13-2009 02:00 AM
KEMAH TONIGHT Solracer General Discussion (Moto Related) 7 02-10-2008 04:56 PM
sugarland bike shops? BrokebackCowboy General Discussion (Moto Related) 5 10-26-2007 04:56 PM
Advertisement
Old 05-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
Chubby Racer
The Confusion
 
Chubby Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: between a chair and a screen
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 19,403

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'07 R6
'02 KLX110(tarded)








Send a message via ICQ to Chubby Racer Send a message via AIM to Chubby Racer Send a message via MSN to Chubby Racer Send a message via Yahoo to Chubby Racer
Pay someone you trust to ride it for you?
__________________
A motorcycle is a joy machine. It's a machine of wonders, a metal bird, a motorized prosthetic. It's light and dark and shiny and dirty and warm and cold lapping over each other; it's a conduit of grace, it's a catalyst for bonding the gritty and the holy.

CMRA #302
Chubby Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
honorsdaddy
Professional Donor
 
honorsdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: My desk.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 6,061

Experience: 9 years

Bike(s):
2012 BMW K1600GTL
2013 Triumph Trophy SE (sold)
2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide(sold)
2007 Star V-Star 1300T (sold)
2007 Star V-Star 1100 (sold)






Send a message via Yahoo to honorsdaddy
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTea View Post
I'm buying a bike soon from Sugarland and was wondering what's the best way to transport it to Kemah without riding it. (I don't have MSF yet)

I currently do not own a hitch on my vehicle.

Any ideas or suggestions?
Have a friend ride it for you?

What kinda bike is it? I may be convinced to ride it home for you at no charge - except fuel costs of course.

Other than that, get a friend with a pick-em-up (Come on - you've gotta know SOMEONE with a pickup truck - this is Texas after all), toss it in the back, lash it down and take it home.
__________________
Keeping the "fun" in "dysfunctional" since 1969.
honorsdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
Azylum
The Chosen One
 
Azylum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ellington
Feedback Rating: (23)
Posts: 39,629

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 2











Quote:
Originally Posted by honorsdaddy View Post
Have a friend ride it for you?

What kinda bike is it? I may be convinced to ride it home for you at no charge - except fuel costs of course.

Other than that, get a friend with a pick-em-up (Come on - you've gotta know SOMEONE with a pickup truck - this is Texas after all), toss it in the back, lash it down and take it home.
this.
__________________
motohoustonlogo
Bringing back the old school.
Azylum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 02:36 PM   #5
Senator
Dude....Seriously?
 
Senator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Washington Ave.
Feedback Rating: (17)
Posts: 5,101

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
Ducati S2R1000
2006 R6 (sold)
2004 R6 (sold)
97 zx6r (sold)






Assuming your 25 or know SOMEONE 25 years old, you can also rent a pickup at Uhaul.
__________________
Bill N.
Senator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 02:37 PM   #6
BigComfy
Senior Member
 
BigComfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: under a rock
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 24,335

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
SV1k (sold)
CRB6 Track Bike (sold)
Daytona 1200 (parted)
1st Gen FZ1 (sold)
1st Gen SV650 (sold)

Member Garage


Do you have AAA? If so just have them pick up the bike for you. If not, get a friend to ride it or trailer it back for you. , someone on this baord might be able to help if you cover fuel costs.
__________________
"I haven't seen the crash, but I think Marc needs to be penalized for two or three seasons! Until I stop racing!"-VR46
BigComfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #7
TheVirus
Original OG
 
TheVirus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,737

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2001 SV650S
2009 *Secret*








Get a friend to help, if not pay for my GAS and LUNCH and i have a truck and ramps, or depending on what bike, ill drive it for you.
__________________
The First 48
TheVirus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #8
bluewave18
Safety Third
 
bluewave18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: S.E.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 34,120

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Busa
03 XR 50








Get someone to ride it for you
bluewave18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #9
honorsdaddy
Professional Donor
 
honorsdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: My desk.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 6,061

Experience: 9 years

Bike(s):
2012 BMW K1600GTL
2013 Triumph Trophy SE (sold)
2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide(sold)
2007 Star V-Star 1300T (sold)
2007 Star V-Star 1100 (sold)






Send a message via Yahoo to honorsdaddy
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTea View Post
I'm buying a bike soon from Sugarland and was wondering what's the best way to transport it to Kemah without riding it. (I don't have MSF yet)

I currently do not own a hitch on my vehicle.

Any ideas or suggestions?
On a different, and more sincere, note...

TAKE THE MSF COURSE FIRST.

Why? Simple - you may discover that the Yamahondkawzuki-davidson you were wanting to buy doesn't really work for you.

I took the MSF course, for example, intending to immediately purchase a supersport and after spending half a day on a Ninja, realized the belly-on-the-tank riding style wasnt for me - or my hips. I've known others who thought they wanted an HD and discovered rapidly that the cruiser type of riding was not their cup of tea.

After you actually know how to ride, then buy a bike. You'll be happier in the long run.

If you've been riding (dirty) for years, know what you want, and just never bothered to take the MSF, please disregard the above advice (you will anyway)
__________________
Keeping the "fun" in "dysfunctional" since 1969.
honorsdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #10
GTea
Member
 
GTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 76

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
Ninja 250 '10 - Sold
D675 - '06 - RIP
D675 - '12







Thanks for the suggestions and offers guys. I think a buddy of mine is willing to ride it down for me. But just in case it doesn't happen - can I count on your offer this Thursday? I promise lunch and gas.
GTea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #11
ibhusain
on two wheels
 
ibhusain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Med Center
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 139

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
2006 Yamaha FZ6
2003 Kawasaki ZR7S (sold)





If it's after 6pm I'll do it. I'll even ride my bike to your house so you don't have to take me home after...

Anything for a fellow rider.
ibhusain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 03:41 PM   #12
tonyt915
"Fuckchix"
 
tonyt915's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (19)
Posts: 9,248

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
08 Duc Duc Goose Superbike"sold"
08 CBR 6RR " sold"
84 Yamaha Big Wheel 200
76 HD FXE "sold
09 WR450F "sold"

Member Garage


Im not far from Sugarland, if its in thre morning I can help you
__________________
HELP ME! I'M BUYING GUNS AND CAN'T STOP!
dinosaur
tonyt915 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 03:47 PM   #13
hotnanas
i rock knobbies
 
hotnanas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,881

Experience: 10+ years











I have a license to ride. What am I picking up?
hotnanas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #14
TheVirus
Original OG
 
TheVirus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,737

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2001 SV650S
2009 *Secret*








Yes, just send me a pm by at least wednesday evening if you need me to on thursday!
__________________
The First 48
TheVirus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #15
Deadfred
Drop Dead or Die Trying
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,493

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Ducati EVO









Quote:
Originally Posted by GTea View Post
I'm buying a bike soon from Sugarland and was wondering what's the best way to transport it to Kemah without riding it. (I don't have MSF yet)

I currently do not own a hitch on my vehicle.

Any ideas or suggestions?
Im in clearlake. Il drive it home for you. Buy me a beer after... at twin peaks. lol
Deadfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 04:20 PM   #16
NitroHonda
Deaf
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pflugerville in the ATX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,052


Bike(s):
2006 GSX-R 1000k6
2003 Kawasaki ZX6R -- trackbike
2009 ZX14 -- STOLEN -- never recovered
2008 Hayabusa -- STOLEN -- frame recovered






Quote:
Originally Posted by hotnanas View Post
I have a license to ride. What am I picking up?
A new fence.

NitroHonda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #17
Pachuco
So fly, I need feathers
 
Pachuco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston (Proper)
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 3,823

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
1098s
S4RS
SC1000
999s
996 sps

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Pachuco
I can help Thursday with a truck and ramp as well. Just give a heads up Wednesday
__________________
Stuntin like Jet Li, boat houses and jet ski's
Pachuco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 04:55 PM   #18
hotnanas
i rock knobbies
 
hotnanas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,881

Experience: 10+ years











Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroHonda View Post
A new fence.

burned
hotnanas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 06:11 PM   #19
Vividkid
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 887












rent a truck from u-haul, etc,...Not a van, a pickup.
__________________
sig
Vividkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 06:21 PM   #20
Challen
MSF Lead Instructor
 
Challen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brookshire/Fulshear, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,516

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2000 ZX12R
2008 250R
2012 ZX10R




Quote:
Originally Posted by honorsdaddy View Post
On a different, and more sincere, note...

TAKE THE MSF COURSE FIRST.

Why? Simple - you may discover that the Yamahondkawzuki-davidson you were wanting to buy doesn't really work for you.

I took the MSF course, for example, intending to immediately purchase a supersport and after spending half a day on a Ninja, realized the belly-on-the-tank riding style wasnt for me - or my hips. I've known others who thought they wanted an HD and discovered rapidly that the cruiser type of riding was not their cup of tea.

After you actually know how to ride, then buy a bike. You'll be happier in the long run.

If you've been riding (dirty) for years, know what you want, and just never bothered to take the MSF, please disregard the above advice (you will anyway)
+1

About once a week, someone comes thru the class and realizes they bought a bike too big for them, or even in some cases too small.
__________________
Challen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy