Re: Shipping a Motorcycle.

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by metalref19, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. metalref19

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    How to Ship a Motorcycle: The Procedures Involved in Getting your Motorcycle Ready for Shipping

    If you are thinking of shipping your motorcycle, then you have to become aware of the procedures involved on how to ship a motorcycle as this is the only way for you to receive a hundred percent guarantee that it will reach its destination without any damages. Aside from looking for a good shipping company, it is also important for you to learn the most basic things that you need to do to get your motorcycle ready for the entire shipping and transportation process. By doing this, you need not worry about being unable todeliver it safely. You should also spend time researching about the best shipping company capable of providing the most reasonable price for shippingand excellent customer service while also giving you a guarantee that the motorcycle is delivered on time.

    For you to achieve success in shipping your motorcycle, it is advisable foryou to look for a transporter at least one month ahead of time. This is important to ensure that you have sufficient time to prepare it for shipping.Bear in mind that motorcycle shipping is not similar to other parcel shipping services. It requires you to take advantage of a good estimated timeline so you will never run out of patience if ever you face inevitable delays.It is also important for you to look for the most suitable carrier for your motorcycle. To help you formulate the best decision, you should spend time familiarizing yourself about the available types of trailers, particularly the open type and the enclosed type. This will allow you to pick a carrier which best meets your specific needs.

    When researching about the procedures involved on how to ship a motorcycle,you have to be aware of the things that you can do to prepare your motorcycle prior to the arrival of movers who will pick it up. The first thing that you should consider doing is to find out if there are already damages in the motorcycle so you can accurately document its condition before shipping.. This will prevent you from facing problems whenever you need to go to your insurance provider and claim compensation. To help you in documenting itscondition, it is important for you to first clean it thoroughly, examine all its parts for scratches, cosmetic damages, dings and chips and note for mechanical problems. It is also important for you to spend time taking pictures from a number of angles so you can have a more detailed shot of any existing damage. Make sure that all these things are properly dated and that you show these records to your chosen movers as soon as they arrive to pickthe motorcycle up.

    It is also important for you to get rid of any loose items and accessories in the motorcycle as movers will never take responsibility if ever they getdamaged or lost. In order to successfully move and transport your motorcycle, you should also spend time inflating its tires, filling its gas tanks, charging its battery and figuring out if there are fluid leaks so you can easily fix them before pick-up and delivery. All these are known to be amongthe most effective solutions on how to ship a motorcycle safely and successfully.
    metalref19, Sep 26, 2012
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  2. metalref19


    Apr 13, 2016
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    I would add to this that it's a good idea to do some basic research on companies before choosing one too. The FMCSA website has a "company snapshot" that allows people to look up information on any company that hauls cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. One company I've used before and was happy with was A-1 Auto Transport Inc and I would recommend them. Still, it's a good idea to get a few estimates before deciding.

    Edit: sorry, I didn't realize how old this was
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016
    Twoloose, Jun 3, 2016
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