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Offline pizza_pablo

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Cross country shipping
on: August 17, 2021, 02:01:37 AM
Are there any good recommendations for motorcycle shipping companies to move my Versys 1000 from Washington state to Florida?

Offline tbatti54

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 12:54:16 PM
I used ShippingMasters LLC to receive quotes for shipping my bike from North Carolina to Florida.  Very happy with the service.  Saved a few bucks by dropping the bike off and picking it up at the shipping depot over having it picked up and dropped off at my house.  Cost in April 2021 was $625.  I preferred to pay that over 12 hours on I-95. Been thinking about getting a trailer lately to tow my bike. Florida  is not a great state for riding a bike.   Would like to get back to some fun roads in Ga and NC.

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 01:07:43 PM
*Originally Posted by pizza_pablo [+]
Are there any good recommendations for motorcycle shipping companies to move my Versys 1000 from Washington state to Florida?

Check out "HAUL BIKES"....
Found a V1k in G.A. but.....I didnt end up using them (bought more local V1K)

They only ship motorcycles...& truck drivers ALL ride motorcycles

Down side:
they dont pick up/drop-off if U live on a tight/hilly road/cul-de-sac
they meet u at a strip mall..... or some place more suitable to accommodate Tractor trailer

Good Luck
Last Edit: August 19, 2021, 01:09:24 PM by Bemo

Offline pizza_pablo

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #3 on: August 19, 2021, 02:25:24 PM
*Originally Posted by Bemo [+]
Check out "HAUL BIKES"....
Found a V1k in G.A. but.....I didnt end up using them (bought more local V1K)

They only ship motorcycles...& truck drivers ALL ride motorcycles

Down side:
they dont pick up/drop-off if U live on a tight/hilly road/cul-de-sac
they meet u at a strip mall..... or some place more suitable to accommodate Tractor trailer

Good Luck
It is looking like haul bikes is the way to go.
Thank you!

Offline Motor_psycho

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #4 on: September 04, 2021, 04:24:01 PM
Another plug for Haul Bikes. Great service and $595 flat fee in the USA.

You just can't have a real tight schedule a week on either end.  A lot of dealers use them for big shipments so you might ask where they are picking up at a dealer near you and save some more money.

Call them and try extension 332 ask for Dottie.


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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #5 on: September 04, 2021, 04:27:45 PM
I did choose Haul Bikes and yes the windows is large on each end.

That's a great tip about meeting them at a dealer!
Thanks!
*Originally Posted by Motor_psycho [+]
Another plug for Haul Bikes. Great service and $595 flat fee in the USA.

You just can't have a real tight schedule a week on either end.  A lot of dealers use them for big shipments so you might ask where they are picking up at a dealer near you and save some more money.

Call them and try extension 332 ask for Dottie.

Offline pizza_pablo

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 12:58:17 PM
Well the deed is done and Josie has finally arrived at her new home!
Here's my experience :
Haul Bikes shipping cost was $650.
The service by the office gals and the drivers' care for my motorcycle were great!
The timeline was difficult.
It was picked up three weeks past the closing of the first window. It took a month to get to Florida from Washington state and sat two hours from me for two weeks. The drivers blamed covid. Unsure if driver shortage resulted or what.
Last Edit: December 02, 2021, 01:02:31 PM by pizza_pablo

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #7 on: December 02, 2021, 02:42:09 PM
*Originally Posted by pizza_pablo [+]
Well the deed is done and Josie has finally arrived at her new home!
Here's my experience :
Haul Bikes shipping cost was $650.
The service by the office gals and the drivers' care for my motorcycle were great!
The timeline was difficult.
It was picked up three weeks past the closing of the first window. It took a month to get to Florida from Washington state and sat two hours from me for two weeks. The drivers blamed covid. Unsure if driver shortage resulted or what.

congrats....so price & safety were good....great feed back... :763:

was the 150/200mile layover not worth grabbing a friend (w/truck) and completing last leg of its 3000+ mile journey...?...depends whats going on in my life if Id wait or not also?

Thx

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #8 on: December 02, 2021, 02:48:27 PM
Thanks! I thought I should relay my experience.

By the time I found out where it sitting, it has been there a week and I would not be allowed to fetch it until the following Monday and it was set to be delivered the following Sunday or Monday. It got here Tuesday.
If I did pick it up I would have received a $117 refund.
I would have ridden it home 😊
*Originally Posted by Bemo [+]
congrats....so price & safety were good....great feed back... :763:

was the 150/200mile layover not worth grabbing a friend (w/truck) and completing last leg of its 3000+ mile journey...?...depends whats going on in my life if Id wait or not also?

Thx

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Re: Cross country shipping
Reply #9 on: December 03, 2021, 04:59:05 PM
$117.00 u'd spend on gas&tolls&lunch....... :124:

 



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