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post #1 of 12 Old 06-24-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Shipping a bike from Albany, New York to Boulder, Colorado??

I would appreciate any insight(s) you might offer on how to find someone who would ship a bike to Boulder, Colorado, for me.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-24-2012, 06:39 PM
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Motorcycle Shipping - Motorcycle Transport - webBikeWorld

Years ago I used Federal a few times. No crate needed. I found it worked best to go from business to business so I would contact a Suzuki dealer where I wanted to go and ask them if it was okay if I had my bike delivered. I think one charged me $25, others nothing. They do need to store it for you.
I'd leave my bike at a local shop near home for pickup.

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If you go to uships website you can fill out some info and they send it to several companies who will email you a quote. I would say $500 would be a good estimate.
You can sometimes find folks on craigslist who are headed across country and looking to make some extra money delivering whatever you may have. I personally wouldn't go that route. Shipping companies are insured
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i have used uship to ship a bike just look for good feedback and that has shipped motorcycles good luck
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Buy me a plane ticket and pay for gas and I'll get it to Fort Collins for you .
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 08:36 AM
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There only motorcycle dealer in Boulder is Colorado Powersports. Colorado Powersports, Colorado's Premier Motorcycle and ATV Dealer. I'd give them a call and see if they have any recommendations. Maybe they can store it for you when it arrives. Good luck!

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 08:43 AM
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Shipping...........

I purchased a used Wee last month. The bike was in Arizona, I'm in Florida.
I used HaulBikes based on word of mouth and some things I'd read online.
They told me they would deliver in 2-3 weeks. They picked the bike up on May 25th, I still don't have the bike. It is now in Wisconsin. Last week they told me maybe this week it would be delivered. The person I originally dealt with never seems to be in when I call, and doesn't return my calls.
Bottom line, don't use HaulBikes.

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 01:14 PM
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Wow Eric, can I ask what they charged?

I paid close to $600 a few years ago to have a ninja delivered from NY to OKC. I went through Uship and it took around 10 days..it was even delivered when there was 3" of ice on all the roads!!
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Uship seems to be buyer beware.... a coworker of mine bought a Harley on-line on the west coast and hired a guy off of uship to have it delivered. The transporter called him at 5am and said he was a few minutes away. Sounded good at that point until they opened the enclosed trailer and found the bike laying on its side (but at least on a pile of shipping blankets). The trailer had no wheel chocks and he had used only a couple of straps to hold the bike into the front corner of the trailer.

So definitely ask some questions before hiring someone.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 02:20 PM
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I just got a used wee shipped from almost nowhere Il to Pittsburgh PA for $675 through Keyboard Shipping.

They have their own special bike pallets and all the trucks (18 wheelers) have lift gates. Wasnt the fastest method, as they tend to wait for a group of bikes to ship, but it got here safe and sound.
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