3 Best Ways to Ship a Motorcycle

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By Wade Thiel

Shipping a Motorcycle Can be Done a Few Different Ways

In most cases, I’d urge you to ride your motorcycle. I want to see you ride everywhere at any time of the year. However, even I can understand that sometimes you’ll need to ship your motorcycle to a specific location, whether that be a bike show, rally, mechanics shop, or new residence.

Whatever your need for shipping your motorcycle is you’ll need to have a way to get the bike from point A to point B. In other words, you’ll need to find a way to ship your motorcycle.

Below the three best ways to get the job done. I’ve actually done all three. I try to do it myself whenever possible, but I have hired this out a few times. This is due to the fact that I don’t always ride the most reliable bikes. Anyway, here are the three best ways you can ship a motorcycle to a new location.

Do It Yourself

Have a truck? Have a friend with a truck? Then you can easily ship this motorcycle yourself. All you’ll need is a helping hand and a ramp to load it. If you don’t have a ramp, check Revzilla for ramps. There are plenty of ramps for sale that can get just about any bike into the bed of a pickup truck.

Don’t try to ride the motorcycle up the ramp. I have seen far too many horror stories of guys trying to ride a motorcycle up a ramp into the bed of a pickup truck only to topple once they’re near the top of the ramp. It’s a fantastic way to embarrass yourself and seriously damage your motorcycle.

The alternative is to have a friend help you load the bike. The two of you push it up the ramp. If you …read more

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