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Shipping A Motorcycle: Your How-To Guide

Thursday, October 1, 2015

 

Prepping Your Motorcycle for Shipping

There is nothing better than feeling the wind rush past you as you drive down the highway on your motorcycle. Unfortunately it is not always possible to take your bike out for a ride. Events in your life may require shipping your bike. Be it moving across or not wanting to add unnecessary mileage, shipping can be a hassle free way to get your bike where it needs to be. Before you load up your bike, you will need to make sure that you are shipping it correctly.

How to Ship Your Motorcycle

As with any vehicle, you will want to make sure that it is clean before shipping. Remove all dirt and soil deposits on the body and wheels of your bike. This will make it easier to inspect your bike and note any damages. It will also help the shipper inspect your bike and take their own notes. Take photos of your motorcycle before and after it is shipped just in case you need them.
For a running vehicle, check the fluids as well as the battery and tire pressure. Your motorcycle should only have ΒΌ of the tank filled with gas when it is being shipped. Remove all accessories, loose items, and alarms as they can fall off the bike and become lost.

Choose a Method to Ship Your Motorcycle

There are two methods you can choose from when having your vehicle shipped, open or closed. With open, your bike is exposed to the outside elements. The closed method will have your motorcycle shipped inside of a trailer. This all comes down to your preference and how well you want your bike protected. Packing and crating can also ensure your bike does not move around too much during transport and it will lower the probability of damage occurring.

Shipping a Motorcycle Across The Country

When you are ready to ship your vehicle, you will only want to go to a professional. They are the only ones who can ship your vehicles correctly. For the most trusted shippers, Executive Auto Shippers are the leaders in auto shipping. For more information, contact us at (847)557-0200.