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post #1 of 28 Old 03-20-2017, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Was wondering if anyone had any experience with shipping their motorcycle coast to coast with any company and if so, how much did you pay? I just got stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC like a month ago and my bike is in California. My best quote i found so far was $600 by Shippingmasters.com
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post #2 of 28 Old 03-20-2017, 11:44 AM
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For that far of a distance I'd say $600 is about the best you'll find, or pretty close. I paid $370 or so for a bike shipped from Atlanta, GA to Lincoln, NE....you're going at least twice the distance by the sound of it.

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You could have forum members work out a relay where they ride it across the country for you handing it off from member to member!
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Uship.. I have used it personally to ship my bike from Texas to Georgia. You set the pickup and delivery address and numerous drivers will bid the trip. Folks will keep beating other people so you end up with a good deal.

You could get a better deal if you're flexible with delivery, more than likely a carrier who already has a dropoff in your area will beat the best deal just to fill any empty space on their trailer with your bike.
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You ever seen the show on tv featuring those people who bid on Uship? I would never hand a pristine bike over to those yahoos! You need someone who ships motorcycles professionally to make sure the risk of damage is minimal. I once had a shipper want to lash my new Ducati to the inside wall of the 18 wheeler with a blanket "protecting" it. Needless to say it never left with them.

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Just road trip it. Its definitely worth the leave you'd burn doing it.
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State college PA to Richmond VA -$300 uship insured

Best idea is have members ride it for you!
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If you are an AMA member, one of your member benefits:

"Federal uncrated motorcycle transport
In the United States, call Federal Companies, an agent for Specialized Transportation Inc., at (877) 518-7376. To get your discount, be sure to have your AMA number handy. Motorcycle Express also offers temporary international insurance."
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Definitely not riding it. I looked into uShip about two weeks ago and my bids were from $850-1100 which seem a little outrages. Not too worried about having some damages since my bike already has some beauty marks already courtesy of me but just as long as there are no fairings are broken, I couldn't be any happier lol. Seems like I might have to settle for the 600$ one since it seems like a decent deal! Unless someone has a better source.
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I was quoted $750 to ship from New Orleans to Cali
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To bad its not 5-10 years ago when you could just ask having a crew chief fly it over on a flight already going that way anyhow.
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so i just put an order in through shippingmasters.com for $568 for my bike to be transported from california to north carolina. They are a broker and the company "Daily Direct" will be transporting my bike. It required a down payment of $70 which i assume is the brokers fee. The rest of the balance pending of $498 is due at scheduling. I will keep this thread updated incase anyone is interested.
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so i just put an order in through shippingmasters.com for $568 for my bike to be transported from california to north carolina. They are a broker and the company "Daily Direct" will be transporting my bike. It required a down payment of $70 which i assume is the brokers fee. The rest of the balance pending of $498 is due at scheduling. I will keep this thread updated incase anyone is interested.
Any idea how they package it/tie it down, etc?

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Any idea how they package it/tie it down, etc?
Service: Door to door uncrated roll-on / roll-off, enclosed trailer
Estimated Pick up: 3-10 Days
Estimated Delivery: 10-14 Days after pick up

thats all the information i have
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