How To Ship Your Motorcycle In The Most Efficient Manner

Mar, 13, 2018 / admin
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Shipping your motorcycle from one point to another will take some effort of research and time, in case you want to ensure the best shipping at the right price. When you do a quick Google search, there will appear countless companies which claim to be the best. For instance, do a thorough online research of motorcycle shipping companies New York.

How To Select Shipper

Here are some tips to guide you to select the right shipper for your motorcycle:

  • Quoting process

Much time will be wasted when you try to contact shippers on your own. A better idea is to consult a load board, set up details of shipping your mobike and wait for online quotes from carriers. Choose from companies that provide instant online quotes when you provide a brief outline about your vehicle and where it is to be shipped. Thus you can compare and make choices within minutes of getting quotes.

  • Pricing

Certain carriers will offer steep discounts to ship your motorcycle which may be well below market rate and dirt cheap. But like the saying- if it sounds too good to be true, it is very possible that it is. Low cost will be offset be hidden charges such as fuel charges, pickup and delivery and packaging. Hence if you try to save a few bucks, you may be in for many expenses in the future due to other problems in the shipping process. So avoid future headaches by selecting a reliable company at a fair-market, reasonable price.

  • Options for shipping

There are two choices of shipping your motorcycle. These choices have a great role to play in total cost. Door to door is the common, standard type where the bike will be delivered to your doorstep. Another choice is to ship motorbikes between terminals where you can collect the bike after shipment from a terminal. Door to door is much more expensive than terminal to terminal shipping as it is more convenient. Your choice will depend on your budget.

Preparing Motor Cycle For Transport

  • Drain all fluids

The first task before shipping is to drain the motor bike of all fluids. This refers to hydraulic fluid, oil, gas, or any other substance that will flow. Carrier companies may refuse to pick up a bike which contains any fluids as they could prove hazardous. In case you are not sure of how to do this, take the help of a professional.

  • Lower tire pressure

After draining all fluids, you must take some air out of the tires. This will enable frame of bike to withstand any shocking vibrations or bumps. It will aid in preserving the tires by providing more flexibility. But take care not to deflate the tires completely – this could damage the tires. Just make the tires a bit softer than usual.

  • Remove battery

Now, you must remove the battery. This will save the battery from damage during transit, especially in inclement weather. This will also avoid the potential for the switching on of electrical systems and cause draining of battery during transit. Some batteries may also contain hazardous material.

  • Use a custom made crate

After all other precautions, crate up the motorcycle. Secure the bike properly while crating so that it does not shift or budge. Take all these precautions while using motorcycle transporter new York.

These are some aspects about effective shipping of your motorcycle/mobike.


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