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1programer
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MOVING

Postby 1programer » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:55 am



I am sure that a few people have moved and have a good way to get your bike to your new home. Can I have some of your ideas?



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Re: MOVING

Postby harvey01 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:13 am

One time I did help my son load a small off road bike onto a Uhaul truck and hook up a trailer to tow his car to his new address 500 miles away.

Usually I just ride the bikes to the new house but then it would depend on how far you are moving and how you are doing it. Is a moving company handling all the household stuff, will they do the bike. Or if doing it yourself it might be better to ship the bike. The AMA has a good deal with I think it is Federal shipping.

Or if you have a willing friend he/she may be able to ride it and then you air fare him/her home.
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Re: MOVING

Postby golden highway » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:39 pm

I know people that have used this
http://www.uship.com/vehicles/

I don't know how far you are going but uhaul rents motorcycle trailers pretty cheap. I have gone that way several times. If you are going across the country and are alteady towing something I guess u ship is the way to go. You can tow a goldwing with small vehicles. The other option is sell and treat yourself to a new one when you settle in

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Re: MOVING

Postby 1programer » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:48 pm

Problem is I am using uhail and car hauler just doesn't look to safe to ride up ramp.

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Re: MOVING

Postby enjoyriding » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:15 pm

I've had my XS1100 shipped twice, once each way. Once I put it in a U-haul truck (with help, 4 people), and another time I had a brother ride it for me, and yes I paid his way.
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Re: MOVING

Postby joeincalif » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:25 pm

It would help to know how far your moving. When I have moved I rode the bike there followed by wife in the car with a small load and left the bike at the new place.
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Re: MOVING

Postby 1programer » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:55 pm

New Mexico to North Carolina

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Re: MOVING

Postby otto1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:43 pm

If you can make it work it sounds like a great time to stretch the legs on that Wing for a couple thousand miles.

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Re: MOVING

Postby redbug » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:30 pm

I have had a Harley full dresser and a gl1100 up the ramps before. You just have to enough speed (speed is you friend here) and keep you head and eyes up looking into the truck. If you have any doubts, don't do it. You have to park the front wheel in a front corner of the truck at a angle. The rails are on the side and in the front and you have to wrap your tie downs around those and then tie down to the bars or what's comfortable. Not sure of gl1500 tie down points. There are no tie down rings in these floors. The bike will take up more room than you think, and going that far I would build a frame or box of some sort to protect the bike. Murphy is standing by.
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Re: MOVING

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:52 pm

Store the bike at a trusted friends house or a storage unit in your current town/city, get your family to the new place safe, even help unpack, unless your wife is like mine and says "Get out !" Then fly back and get the bike. . . Relaxing ride to new home. Works perfect every time ! :D
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Re: MOVING

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:54 pm

Oh, if you decide to load the bike inside the trailer, find a hill / rise you can back the truck up to and open the ramp on to that, lowering the angle of the ramp to a less intimidating angle. Some businesses will let you use their loading ramp too. . . . just a thought.
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Re: MOVING

Postby Charlie1Horse » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Rent a motorcycle trailer instead of car hauler and see this link for loading and tying it down,http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14030 in the how to articles. Quick and easy. I have tied mine down for transport (short distance) a couple of times.

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Re: MOVING

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:11 am

Uncle Fester wrote:Store the bike at a trusted friends house or a storage unit in your current town/city, get your family to the new place safe, even help unpack, unless your wife is like mine and says "Get out !" Then fly back and get the bike. . . Relaxing ride to new home. Works perfect every time ! :D


I like this option the best!

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Re: MOVING

Postby Easy rider » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:50 pm

Somewhere in Europe.... :lol:
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Re: MOVING

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:51 pm

It's generally not a great idea to put a bike on a trailer with a cover on it. The cover will flap in the wind and wear marks into the paint on the bike.

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Re: MOVING

Postby Firstwinger » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:59 pm

Small U haul enclosed trailer that you can tow. Or yes store it where you are then come back later to ride it.

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Re: MOVING

Postby Easy rider » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:58 pm

WingAdmin wrote:It's generally not a great idea to put a bike on a trailer with a cover on it. The cover will flap in the wind and wear marks into the paint on the bike.


Right !! The cover on photo was just to protect the new lady from the rain during the night. Towing was done without cover.

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Re: MOVING

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:47 pm

I do know there IS a cover designed to be used while towing a bike, but I am not sure how I feel about the idea, even if the cover was designed for it. . . . .so I will pass on that one.
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Re: MOVING

Postby seelyark1 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:10 pm

Seems like a couple of years ago, that we had a chat with the Admin about just this subject. If I remember right it was a good business idea. Would love to fly there and ride the bike to it's new home, and just get me home again. HAAA, have a son stationed in Washington State with an 1800. Wonder if that will fly? :D :D
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Re: MOVING

Postby jbro08 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:22 am

Contact Rick at V-Twin Express, their email is vtwinx@q.com or call him at 602-791-9297. Last September 2014 I purchased my 2008 Goldwing from a dealer in Arizona and they recommended Rick as a transporter for the bike. I live in NJ and Rick had the bike delivered to my driveway in about a week in perfect shape and the cost was less than $800.00.

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Re: MOVING

Postby OldGuyOnABike » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:40 pm

This post couldn't come at a better time. I also am looking for a way to transport. Two years ago you guys helped me out when I was going to trailer my GL 18 to Phoenix. Thanks again for all the reply's and suggestions. I thought having a trailer is to much a pain in the ass for all the typical reasons, some place to park it, another set of plates, also if you only use it twice a year and 2 more tires to go flat on you. So.. I was looking at a Rampage lift in lieu of a trailer. I would like to be able to drive down south until there is no snow, park the truck and cruise for a couple of 3 weeks. See how good you folks in the deep south have it. I live close to Winnipeg, Manitoba aka low Arctic.... Anyhow, I was thinking of building my own for two reasons, the company doesn't ship to Canada and the cost of the unit is approximately 3000$ plus current exchange rate of .34c on a buck which is another 1000 and I can only guess that the duty is about 10 % and last of all I might have to pay our provincial tax of 7%, and I am not going to even count the cost of driving to Florida to pick it up because that would be a fun thing......lol
So that puts my cost of purchase around 4300$..
I talked to a buddy of mine sheet metal fabricator after showing him the video of it and was surprised to hear he thought the metal alone would be around 700$ plus paying shop fees and a welder.
Has anyone out there seen on of these units or has one that I may get some information and or pictures on there construction. The video say the it is constructed from 1/4" and 3/8" steel. I'm guessing the 3/8 is the base and 1/4 for the trolley. The total weight is about 300 lbs which isn't a problem because I have a electric winch in my garage which is great for loading and unloading. The best thing about it is for winter storage my bike could sit on it and wouldn't burn up any extra space in my garage.

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Re: MOVING

Postby canary6 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:40 pm

rented a uhaul to trade trikes from ohio to Alabama t,he rental was only $35 per day however the new trike I bought would not fit on the uhaul so I left it at a uhaul site in Alabama and was charged $ 457 for not returning to the original site. now I bought my own trailer so I will not be using uhaul ever again.




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