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Old 03-25-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Who Knows How To Crate a Moto?

Been searching for a company that would ship the moto oversea

well one of the things I would need to do to save money is to crate myself which this thread is all about. I know the community has some knowledge about it. This would save me $300 according to the company.

and also things like draining the fuel and disconnecting the battery for shipping.

anyone have any experience in shipping their bikes?
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Go find a big pallet and strap it to it. The get 2x4's and make a cage around it. Then cover it with that really thin particle board and then wrap it in cellaphane
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^ This and probably wouldn't hurt to have one of those wheel chocks for the front and something to strap to in the back
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Ushipit.com, uship, youshipit, or youship.com

I don't remember which spelling it is, but you'll be best off that way
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Depends rules some Countries have restrictions on the wood crates so your best bet is go to one of your local dealers and buy a metal crate all Ducati come in metal crate so visit one of the dealers and find out when do they get new bikes and see if they will sell you a crate, some of them just throw them away, and just assemble it and strap your bike.

Triumph and BMW also come in metal crates but not 100% sure
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+1 go to local dealer for your same type of bike, most will give you a crate or sell you one cheap. Also if you show up when they are unpacking one you can see how it is strapped... most of time sportbikes are fully assembled other then front wheel in my experiance. Sometimes windscreens are off, seen afew different scenereo's over the years but not much to dismantle.
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go to the harley dealer out in the woodlands, grab one of their metal "skids" that they ship their bikes in [i hear they give these away, we stole ours] , drain fuel and oil from bike, disconnect battery, palletize the bike to the skid, build crate around skid and ship.


Depending on where your shipping it to, expect a hefty customs fee (or backhander) to get the bike out of immigration.
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go to the harley dealer out in the woodlands, grab one of their metal "skids" that they ship their bikes in [i hear they give these away, we stole ours] , drain fuel and oil from bike, disconnect battery, palletize the bike to the skid, build crate around skid and ship.


Depending on where your shipping it to, expect a hefty customs fee (or backhander) to get the bike out of immigration.
Did this when I shipped my KLR back from Vegas.
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I used forwardAir to ship mine and used a crate through them. Push dry bike in, strap down, lock door, done. total was @ $450 to ship from CA to TX.
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go to the harley dealer out in the woodlands, grab one of their metal "skids" that they ship their bikes in [i hear they give these away, we stole ours] , drain fuel and oil from bike, disconnect battery, palletize the bike to the skid, build crate around skid and ship.


Depending on where your shipping it to, expect a hefty customs fee (or backhander) to get the bike out of immigration.
lol nothing of that nature

it will be shipped overseas but will still end up being in the states.
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man, seriously, google youship.com
basically you type in all your wants and everything and several different businesses bid on it and you get to pick which one you want!
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man, seriously, google youship.com
basically you type in all your wants and everything and several different businesses bid on it and you get to pick which one you want!
Is that the reality show, shipping wars?
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lol i just know cause i was talking to someone a couple weeks ago at PP1 and he said he used it to ship his bike quite a ways and found a guy who was already coming this way and told him like 450 it was like 1000 miles or so......im sure that it works overseas as well
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I have placed a bid on Uship.com like a week before i made this post

but they are telling me that crating will save me a lot of dough
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