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Bike movers #712781
10/26/17 1:52 pm
10/26/17 1:52 pm
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Can anyone of you folks recommend a trucker to move a disassembled bike from California to North Carolina ? please. I am trying to get some decent quotes.

Thanks.

James.

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Re: Bike movers [Re: limeyrider] #712802
10/26/17 4:56 pm
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None ..ive tried
I crated machines in basket case form and shipped them as freight. 300-500 cross country.
There are hundreds to choose from

Start with Fastenal


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Re: Bike movers [Re: limeyrider] #712804
10/26/17 5:13 pm
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Yep, disassembled is essentially freight, not a motorcycle.

Any shipping company can give you a quote.


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Re: Bike movers [Re: limeyrider] #712821
10/26/17 7:36 pm
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Thanks for the comments and advice ....never occurred to me that it would be classified as " freight " .
I'll check out Fastenal.

Thanks again.

James.

Re: Bike movers [Re: limeyrider] #712898
10/27/17 1:48 pm
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If you can loosely reassemble it to rolling, a bike shipper will transport it. Be ready to pay anywhere from $400 to $750 for a coast-to-coast move.


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Re: Bike movers [Re: limeyrider] #712910
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I've had bulky car/truck axles and engines shipped to me...Secured to a pallet and sometimes crated to prevent damage....it's less expensive to drop it off and pick it up at the freight terminal... Or dropped off at a business with a loading dock or fork lift....About 10 years ago I shipped a disassembled 750 Royal Enfield in several boxes by Fedex....It this situation it was less expensive that freight...


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