you bought a used RT on E-Bay, or don't have time to ride
both directions to a faraway rally. You might consider shipping
notes that "The requirements for airlines are that
you empty the gas tank and disconnect the batteries. FedEx
will do it but you have to crate it." These are the
two most expensive ways. Alex wrote "Your best route
trucking, two companies seem to have emerged as the best
for moving motorcycles.
Motorcycle Transport ph. 1-800-747-4100 ext. 217 Visit:
Moving and Storage ph. 1-888-330-5599 Visit: http://www.libertymoving.com
> said that he "shipped two used bikes from the
east coast to the Seattle area in the last 24 months. Both
were shipped by Federal. No problems. Good service. Good
shipping documentation including condition before and after.
I had both bikes shipped from the dealer where I purchased
them to my local dealer. One was from eastern Virginia (R850R)
and one from the Atlanta area (R60/2). I forget the exact
cost of each but recall that they were in the $550 range.
Dealer-to-dealer rates are lower than to or from a residential
address. I believe that the rate is based totally on the
highway miles not the weight, model or age. They can quote
you a rate while you are on the line."
> noted that Liberty Moving & Storage was selected
as the official mover of the American Motorcyclist Association
and provide some quotes from the AMA. "As the Association's
official mover, Liberty Moving and Storage will now transport
motorcycles to and from any place in the United States.
"New motorcycle skids developed by Allied Van Lines'
special products division make Liberty the right choice
for transporting your motorcycle," according to Bud
Kinderman, a long-time member of the Association and Liberty's
coordinator for its motorcycle transport program. "Our
custom-made skids will accommodate all types of motorcycles
including those with saddlebags and fairings," he said.
The skids are constructed of oak and have countersunk nuts
and bolts to eliminate possible damage. A lower tire channel
allows easier loading and unloading of bikes. Four permanently
mounted straps have ratchet tiedowns.
other company is Liberty Moving and Storage, whose ad says
they transport the bike on an oak skid with four tie downs.
They also advertise an AMA member discount.
Mike says "I believe most of the nationwide moving
companies will transport cars and motorcycles; if these
two companies don't work out, try calling one of the local
agents of the nationwide movers."