bike shipping

Check out what group rides people are planning, or planning to attend! Questions you have BEFORE the ride takes place should go in here.

Moderator: Moderators

Bruno
Basic User
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:44 am

bike shipping

Postby Bruno » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:43 am

I would like to ship my bike from buffalo NY to someplace in north west Montana I live in the niagara falls Canada area and have 5 buddies that want to send there bikes out there to tour the area as far north as Kelowna BC and ride home any suggestions thanks

xeriminox
Basic User
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:00 pm
Location: Great Falls, MT

Re: bike shipping

Postby xeriminox » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:42 pm

Bruno wrote:I would like to ship my bike from buffalo NY to someplace in north west Montana I live in the niagara falls Canada area and have 5 buddies that want to send there bikes out there to tour the area as far north as Kelowna BC and ride home any suggestions thanks



Bruno,

I just scheduled my R12R to be shipped from the BMW dealership in Minnesota where it was purchased, to my home in Great Falls, MT. I used Allied Shipping. They were not the cheapest, but they use enclosed trailers and their transit time was the quickest. Their number is 800-747-4100. I spoke with a woman named Marietta at extention 2215. I cannot speak to my experience, as the bike is currently en route. Other options to consider would be:

HaulBikes: 800-428-5245
DAS: 800-827-6998
JC: Motors 888-749-3832

I have no experience nor affiliation with any of these vendors.
2009 R12R
2007 F800ST

Bruno
Basic User
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:44 am

Re: bike shipping

Postby Bruno » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:42 pm

Thanks for your reply, I don't seem to have a problem finding ways to ship, moreover, its the cost I am trying to keep down

Sherman1
Basic User
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:21 pm

Re: bike shipping

Postby Sherman1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:52 am

The greatest problem with delivery a bike is the dimension the box, not the weight. Bike boxes are huge and uncomfortable. The further you deliver, the more it expenses. Worldwide delivery is much more costly, it can cost more than twice as much as household delivery, plus your client has to cope with transfer responsibilities.
Last edited by Sherman1 on Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
mogu83
Lifer
Posts: 1658
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:40 am
Donating Member #: 0
Location: Harry Costello Jersey Shore, NJ

Re: bike shipping

Postby mogu83 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:36 am

I've often wondered what shipping a bike cross country would cost. It's surprising no one on this forum has done it.
It would be useful information to have especially seeing as I live on the East coast and the BMWMOA rally is on the West coast next year. I know the center of the Country is our bread basket but it's not the most pleasant section to traverse on two wheels, and yes I've done it a few times.

Image
Harry Costello -- Jersey Shore
2007 R1200R
1974 + 75 CB125S
1971 R75
2011 Sportster
BMWMOA 57358

User avatar
angellr
Moderator
Posts: 1386
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:17 pm
Donating Member #: 860
Location: Salt Lake City
Contact:

Re: bike shipping

Postby angellr » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:01 pm

I shipped a bike from Jersey to SLC ... it was roughly $800
-Bob-

2014 R1200R - Dark White
2007 R1200R - SOLD

xeriminox
Basic User
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:00 pm
Location: Great Falls, MT

Re: bike shipping

Postby xeriminox » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:32 pm

angellr wrote:I shipped a bike from Jersey to SLC ... it was roughly $800



Minnesota to Montana ran me $768.
2009 R12R
2007 F800ST

Bruno
Basic User
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:44 am

Re: bike shipping

Postby Bruno » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:36 pm

thanks guys I guess my real problem is I don't wanna spend more than $300 to ship cross country. I figured maybe a train would be cheaper.

Catchina
Lifer
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Donating Member #: 998
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: bike shipping

Postby Catchina » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:48 pm

Are those one way prices? I want to fly to Denver, then ride for two weeks and fly back. Probably won't do it if it will run me $800 to ship the bike each way.
2011 R1200R RED
1996 Virago XV 750

Catchina
Lifer
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Donating Member #: 998
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: bike shipping

Postby Catchina » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:09 pm

Has anyone tried this? http://theshippingdock.com/index.php

You post your motorcycle on the site and shippers bid to haul it for you.
2011 R1200R RED
1996 Virago XV 750

User avatar
abambach
Quadruple Lifer
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:52 pm
Donating Member #: 992
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: bike shipping

Postby abambach » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:38 pm

This is why I rent instead of ship. It gives me a chance to really appreciate my R1200R after getting off a rental. :)
--------------------------------
2009 R1200R

chibbert
Double Lifer
Posts: 590
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:56 pm
Donating Member #: 202
Location: Beautiful Thornville Ohio

Re: bike shipping

Postby chibbert » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:17 am

I've always heard that Forward Air https://www.forwardair.com/prepaid/MCmainpage.jsp is the cheapest way to ship but I don't think it will be as cheap as you are looking for.
2004 R1150RS

Billy900t
Basic User
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:08 am

Re: bike shipping

Postby Billy900t » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:26 pm

My friend and I after drive cross country last spring and we had to much fun in CA and shipped our bikes one way from CA to PA. we used Federal at the recommendation of Dubbelju cycles, Here is the info:

Motorcycle Transportation
http://www.federalcos.com/motorcycle.html
Phone# 800-747-4100 Ext. 2214 or 2334
Email MOTORCYCLE@FEDERALCOS.COM

Neal


Return to “Group Rides”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest