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OK, first I know these bikes are made to be ridden long distances not shipped. I don't have enough vacation time to fly down and ride it back or I would! That being said, does anyone have any first hand knowledge of a great way to ship a Wing? I need to get one shipped about 1,000 miles from Louisiana to Ohio. If you have an idea of cost that would be appreciated to. You can email me directly if you want to: [email protected] Thanks for your help!
 
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You might want to try to find a "volunteer" to ride your bike towards Ohio ...
Oneway-volunteer ;-)
 

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OK, first I know these bikes are made to be ridden long distances not shipped. I don't have enough vacation time to fly down and ride it back or I would! That being said, does anyone have any first hand knowledge of a great way to ship a Wing? I need to get one shipped about 1,000 miles from Louisiana to Ohio. If you have an idea of cost that would be appreciated to. You can email me directly if you want to: [email protected] Thanks for your help!
I have used Federal company for close to 8 years after many failures with other so called bike shippers. Federal is a Allied Van line company and is very professional and does insure your bike. Most important in case of a claim they do pay and do not dick you around.

Things you should also know , if you are a GWRRA, HOG, BMWMOA ,AMA member you get a discount. If you can have the bike picked up from a business or one of there wharehouses you will save around $72 on each end. If you pick up or deliver to a residence there is a $72 added charge in each end..

Prior to shipping ALWAYS take photos of every inch of your bike, preferably when you are at the wharehouse dropping it off or during the time that the bike is being picked up from your residence. This will cover your butt in case of a claim. When you get the bike delivered go over the bike with a fine tooth comb and check for any damage. It must be notated at that time outhwise they will not cover it.

All quotes automaticly include $10k insurrance and if you want you can add to it for a reasonable price.

Federals URL is http://www.funtransport.com/ if you need a quote its better to call them if you have never done this before. They do have a online shipping estimator if you want to do it that way.

Stay away from private shippers!

Best of luck,
John


 

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use haulbikes. :yes1: :yes1:
 

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OH,OH. Did you notice how GW was tied down? galewing
 

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1 1AA Motorcycle Transport Motorcycle shipping and transport services http://www.1aamotorcycles.com/
2 DAS - Dependable Auto Shippers Motorcycle shipping and transport services http://www.dasautoshippers.com/
3 Federal Motorcycle Transport Motorcycle shipping and transport services http://www.funtransport.com/
4 JC Motors Motorcycle shipping and transport services http://www.motorcycleshippers.com/
5 Jusride Motorcycle shipping and transport services http://www.jusride.com/
6 Send Cycle Motorcycle shipping and transport services http://www.sendcycle.com/main1.html
7 Ship My Bike Worldwide motorcycle shipping http://www.motoship.com/
8 Shipping Masters Motorcycle shipping and transport services http://www.shippingmasters.com/
9 uShip Motorcycle Shippers Ship your Motorcycle Nationwide http://www.uship.com/ship/motorcycles/

Allen Serviss Vernon,VT
 

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While on the subject of shipping, one remark was made on the tie down method. What is the correct way to tie/strap down a Wing. Sorry not very familiar with this site yet.
Thank you,
Larry
Grants Pass, Or
 

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There are a lot of opinions on tie down methods. In general, using the crash bars is discouraged, as is using the hand holds on the seat. Let the bike ride on its own suspension, soft ties so nothing rubs on the plastic, going to the main frame after taking off the side covers, blocking the tires so they do not move sideways, ties to stop movement forward, rearward, and tip over - all are things to consider. Also, do not put a cover on it and expose it to wind - that will scuff the paint or plastic really fast.

Getting wet over in Grants Pass? If not, I will send you some water. Via Bear Camp and the Rogue River.
 

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There are a lot of opinions on tie down methods. In general, using the crash bars is discouraged, as is using the hand holds on the seat. Let the bike ride on its own suspension, soft ties so nothing rubs on the plastic, going to the main frame after taking off the side covers, blocking the tires so they do not move sideways, ties to stop movement forward, rearward, and tip over - all are things to consider. Also, do not put a cover on it and expose it to wind - that will scuff the paint or plastic really fast.

Getting wet over in Grants Pass? If not, I will send you some water. Via Bear Camp and the Rogue River.
Yes, Plenty "Wet". We had over 5" while we were out of town for Christmas. Thanks, Larry.
 
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