Bike transport, Sydney to Perth ?

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by David, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. David

    David Guest

    I am looking at potentially selling by bike to a fellow in Perth, and
    need to find a low cost way of shipping it there from Sydney.

    I have called a couple of the players (Bikes-Only, Allwest M/C
    Carriers), and they have quoted around the $1000 to $1150, which is a
    bit too rich.

    Can anyone suggest a lower cost method / organisation ?

    Ta
    David
     
    David, Jul 27, 2006
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  2. David

    barry taylor Guest

    :I am looking at potentially selling by bike to a fellow in Perth, and
    : need to find a low cost way of shipping it there from Sydney.
    :
    : I have called a couple of the players (Bikes-Only, Allwest M/C
    : Carriers), and they have quoted around the $1000 to $1150, which is a
    : bit too rich.
    :
    : Can anyone suggest a lower cost method / organisation ?
    :
    : Ta
    : David

    what kind of bike ?

    if you're prepared to meet the cost of fuel
    plus an air fare back to Adelaide
    I'm available ...

    hmmm!
    I wonder how much change from $1000 ?


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    barry taylor, Jul 27, 2006
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  3. In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 27 Jul 2006 05:06:18 GMT
    But it's what it costs...
    Take a bus trip down and ride it back.

    You could try a mob called Curtis Bros who have shipped uncrated bikes
    for me before, although last time I asked they were not sure they
    would and had to be persuaded by lots of grovelling.

    You might get it cheaper if you can get it crated.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 27, 2006
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  4. Or crate it yourself. I have access to free crates - most bike shops
    will give them away just to get rid of them. Harley shops are often
    the best for giveaways. Ring around.

    Crate it and as Zeebee says the freight cost should come down.

    Ring around the smaller freight companies who send stuff from Sydney
    to Perth and find someone who will use the crate as a filler - sent
    anytime they have a spare space the size of the crate for a lesser
    price.

    Good luck.

    Report back because I'm interested in doing the same from Melb to
    Perth next year for my bike and my wife's. We'll ride back after a few
    Reds around the Margaret River area.

    Kind regards
    Dave Milligan
     
    Dave Milligan, Jul 27, 2006
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  5. David

    CrazyCam Guest

    Depends...what kinda bike is it?

    Can you pay real folding money for the transport?

    When do you need it done?

    regards,
    CrazyCam
     
    CrazyCam, Jul 27, 2006
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  6. In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 27 Jul 2006 06:40:07 GMT
    I wouldn't backload any bike you have a fixed timeframe for.

    I've shipped bikes that way, and they are always late by 2 weeks or
    more.

    If you have a need for a bike to be shipped when you say, pay the
    extra.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 27, 2006
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  7. Yeah, appreciate that, We'll probably ride home.

    I assume by "backload" you mean the half empty trucks which are
    invariably on the Perth to Melb/Sydney run?

    Understand that freighting bikes to Perth from any Eastern state will
    always be more expensive than Perth to any Eastern state.

    In spite of that we will probably ride home to Melbourne.

    As for freighting them to Perth, we'll allow a couple of weeks.

    Kind regards
    Dave Milligan
     
    Dave Milligan, Jul 27, 2006
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  8. In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:53:48 GMT
    Yes. "waiting for room" means backloading more or less. The cheap
    ones wait till they are full, and if better paying stuff is on offer,
    or your bike/crate is awkward, it weights.
    allow at least 4. Double the time they tell you and add 2 weeks.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 27, 2006
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    Ah, OK.

    Thanks.

    Kind regards
    Dave Milligan
     
    Dave Milligan, Jul 27, 2006
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  10. David

    atec77 Guest

    Quite often it is possible to get it back loaded in a furniture truck ..
     
    atec77, Jul 27, 2006
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  11. David

    David Guest

    The fellow in WA is looking at buying the bike (a BMW K1200RS btw) is
    considering flying over, and then riding the bike back to WA via the GP.

    Thanks for the offer :)
    David
     
    David, Jul 28, 2006
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  12. David

    David Guest

    BMW K1200RS
    I'm not the one paying, but I believe the fellow buying the bike has
    some money, at least I hope so!
    Whenever ... probably looking at 2 to 6 weeks. Not super-urgent.
     
    David, Jul 28, 2006
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  13. David

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Backloading from Perth is cheap and timely due to lots of space and a
    desperation to fill it. Backloading from the East Coast to Perth is slow and
    expensive.

    Theo
    I'm still trying to figure out how it can cost $12 to have a parcel
    delivered from Inglewood to Subiaco (about 6 kms) when I can get the same
    parcel picked up from my office and delivered the next day in any suburb of
    Sydney for $8.
     
    Theo Bekkers, Jul 28, 2006
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