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Firea100
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Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby Firea100 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:35 am



Hi to all on the site! Can anyone offer up some suggestions on shippers that move bikes? I've purchased a 1991 wing from a person on this site. The bike is in Missoula Montana. I'm in East China Mi. Some 1800 miles away. I'm getting, what I feel are, high prices on shipping. Any suggestions, that someone has used and are happy with, would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Larry in East East China Mi.



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purplerhody
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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby purplerhody » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:05 pm

I am also looking for a reputable bike shipper. We plan to ship two 1800 Goldwings and an Aspen Sentry camping trailer from Seattle, Wa to Bangor, Maine in late May. The business reviews on a lot of these outfits are really sketchy. Has anyone dealt with a shipper they can recommend. I am flexible about the pick up date but need precision on the drop off because we will be flying in and have no interest in being an extended tourists in Bangor.
Thanks all

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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby Firea100 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:14 pm

Hi, I've found a reputable shipper that I would recommend:
Contact: Erica Hudson at:
http://www.haulbikes.com
1-888-428-5245 Ext. 219
1-414-464-7572 FAX
Was very happy with price, She ALWAYS responded to my phone calls, faxes, and e-mails.
She's got it goin' on!!
Please tell her Larry Gill sent you!
Larry in East China Mi.

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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:23 am

Looks like around $800 for haulbikes.

What quotes are you getting from other shippers?
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Firea100
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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby Firea100 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:21 am

One way from Montana to Detroit Mi was $697.00
I tried U-ship... $1500.00... I don't think so!
I told ALL of them that the timing WAS NOT an issue.
Every one wanted to charge me as if they were going out empty and coming back with only MY bike.
I hope you use them, I was very happy with the whole transaction.
Any questions,PM or call me.
Larry Gill
810-650-2224

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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby seelyark1 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:38 pm

Wonder what it would cost to have someone ride them? May would sure be better than now! LOL
Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave

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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:13 am

seelyark1 wrote:Wonder what it would cost to have someone ride them? May would sure be better than now! LOL


Now THERE is a business! Ride people's newly purchased bikes from their point of purchase to their new homes! :)

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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:57 am

Would require good insurance. Break downs would have to be covered. And what else? Would be a great way to see the country, and not put all the miles on your own bike. Let me know when you start, I'm game.
Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave

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Re: Bike shipping (in USA)

Postby Happytrails » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:23 pm

I like the idea. I used Haulbikes when I bought my Wing last September. Hmm.. pro's and con's:

Pro's
-Fairly organized
-Custom hauling trailer which is good for large bikes like a Goldwing
-Pretty timely delivery, mine was about 2 1/2 wks
-Insurance on the bike was included.

Con's
-The most expensive I think out of all the shippers I checked out
-They promised to my door delivery but didn't. I had to meet them
-They took my shield and one antenna off. They didn't mention this at the beginning.
-The bike was pretty filthy when I picked it up but I'm fairly certain it wasn't that way on pickup day.

Would I recommend them? I'm not sure. When I pay the most I expect sterling service and I think they could have been better. :|


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