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Old 05-28-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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What is the best way to ship a small motorcycle???

Im looking to possibly ship a small 2 stroke motorcycle. Which is the best route to ship the bike? Also which carrier should I use to ship the bike?

1. Take the bike apart and ship in pieces

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2. ship the bike in 1 piece?

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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Have you looked into one of the bike transport companies?

They do this stuff all the time and could provide suggestion. Unless your plan is to just use something like UPS.
In that case you would need to contact the intended shipper and see what they would say.
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alot of dealerships get bikes in crates with the front wheel taken off, sometimes a few other things.. you can probably go to you local new bike dealership and get one of those crates for free since they usually throw them away. I shipped my old CR80 dirt bike years ago. I think i used SAIA motorfreight.. Probably not the best in quality and care but they are certainly about the cheapest around. And you'll have to drain all the fluids out of your bike.. I did except for the brake fluid, they didn't notice.
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If you break it into peices, weight matters, but so does size of box. You can get estimates from www.fedex.com and www.ups.com for shipping. The USPS won't ship any box domestically that weighs more than 70 pounds, or over 44 pounds if it's international, so it may not be worth it to even look there. For reference, I recently priced a 72 pound box that was an 18 inch cube at about $80 to ship to the furtherest point in the CONUS via UPS. I ended up selling the item to a guy in Australia, at which point the parcel then cost $565.00 to ship via UPS.

If you want to ship it in once peice, check with www.forwardair.com for info, but other carriers are certainly worth looking into. A shipping crate / pallet is usually available from any retail motorcycle dealer.
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freight services, conway , saia , ups freight , abf , fedex freight, check those guys out, if your goin to box up your self, place ply wood all the way around to prevent forklift damage and put fragile signs all over, also write big :

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Ive priced with UPS about $375-400 to ship the bike via freight in 1 piece on a pallet. Im just trying to find out if there is anything cheaper!
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Ive priced with UPS about $375-400 to ship the bike via freight in 1 piece on a pallet. Im just trying to find out if there is anything cheaper!
sounds about right man, freight charges becasue of the size , small parcel shippers like fedex and ups wont touch becouse of the size, also they are charging you per mile, they move with forklifts and 18wheelers , where you goin man? you leavin htown?
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sounds about right man, freight charges becasue of the size , small parcel shippers like fedex and ups wont touch becouse of the size, also they are charging you per mile, they move with forklifts and 18wheelers , where you goin man? you leavin htown?
Nope just selling! Im not leaving houston anytime soon.
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cool, try the other carriers i listed
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If you break it into peices, weight matters, but so does size of box. You can get estimates from www.fedex.com and www.ups.com for shipping. The USPS won't ship any box domestically that weighs more than 70 pounds, or over 44 pounds if it's international, so it may not be worth it to even look there. For reference, I recently priced a 72 pound box that was an 18 inch cube at about $80 to ship to the furtherest point in the CONUS via UPS. I ended up selling the item to a guy in Australia, at which point the parcel then cost $565.00 to ship via UPS.

If you want to ship it in once peice, check with www.forwardair.com for info, but other carriers are certainly worth looking into. A shipping crate / pallet is usually available from any retail motorcycle dealer.


I was going to recommend Forward Air as well. They may not be the most reliable time frame wise , but they will get it there.

But they would be a good choice to use, if you are wanting to ship it.
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fedex and ups will ship a bike. you just have to make sure that you schedule a pick up with, for example, fedex freight. Not regular fedex. Same for ups. But the problem is loading it up. There are freight companies that have trailers to accomidate you with a specail trailer and pallet jack. You just have to make sure they are aware of what you are working with.
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I shipped my 08 Speed Triple with www.motorcycleshippers.com from fresno cali to beaumont tx for 500 door to door. You can track the shipment on the move also, it updates everyhour. You can get on there website and do a quate for free.
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just did a quate for a honda cr125 with them from cali (not sure where your shipping from) to texas and it was 589. Might be a little steap. oh well, its an option i guess.
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fedex and ups will ship a bike. you just have to make sure that you schedule a pick up with, for example, fedex freight. Not regular fedex. Same for ups. But the problem is loading it up. There are freight companies that have trailers to accomidate you with a specail trailer and pallet jack. You just have to make sure they are aware of what you are working with.
i think thats what i said, i have worked for a few of those companies
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I was going to recommend Forward Air as well. They may not be the most reliable time frame wise , but they will get it there.

But they would be a good choice to use, if you are wanting to ship it.
I will recommend forward air also. They freighted (is that even a word) a very expensive exhaust system for my ///M car and it arrived in perfect condition. Only problem is you have to go to them and whoever is picking up has to do the same.
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If you break it into peices, weight matters, but so does size of box. You can get estimates from www.fedex.com and www.ups.com for shipping. The USPS won't ship any box domestically that weighs more than 70 pounds, or over 44 pounds if it's international, so it may not be worth it to even look there. For reference, I recently priced a 72 pound box that was an 18 inch cube at about $80 to ship to the furtherest point in the CONUS via UPS. I ended up selling the item to a guy in Australia, at which point the parcel then cost $565.00 to ship via UPS.

If you want to ship it in once peice, check with www.forwardair.com for info, but other carriers are certainly worth looking into. A shipping crate / pallet is usually available from any retail motorcycle dealer.
I too have used forward air. The do a great job.
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