Shippimg bikes to the US.

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by BuggerAll, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I'd like to go to the rally in Sturgis in 2009 or 2010 and I'd like to ship both bike (His n hers) Has anyone had any experience of shipping bikes to the states for a holiday? If so how did you go about it and what did it cost?

    I've done some Google searching and not really come up with any helpful int.
  2. Shipped a scooter to the west coast of the US back in 2001 IIRC was around £450 all in but the shipper had under quoted cost wise and 6 weeks. I was selling though seems a lot of hassle for 2 bike not just cheaper to hire some out there :?
  3. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    You can't hire an HD Sportster 883 Low and nothing else fits!
  4. Well that's what you get for riding a gayers set of 2 wheels :lol:

  5. Middle ground here....

    Brettarider: "Shut up you hairdryer riding, soul music listening, snotjacketed prole!"


    Bugger all: "HD V-Twins, ha! I'd rather ride half a Massey-Ferguson, you betassled, porn-moustache wearing, pensioner!"

    Seriously, don't go for the shipping option, there's more chance of you getting ripped off for a bike you have spent loads on and quite frankly, hiring one is going to be easier, re: insurance, roadside recovery,discounts on accommodation and replacements for duff HD's...

    10 years ago I did coast to coast on a Goldwing and it was easy to sort out.........(Waits for jibes about riding a 2 wheeled car)
  6. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I know that shipping is not going to be a cheap option, but there is nowhere that I have found where you can hire an 883 Sportster Low and the 'Low' is the only bike that Mrs BA can safely and comfortably ride.

    I have a Bonny - does that affect my porn star quals?

    I was also wondering about indulging the bikes to BATUS and riding down to Sturgis and back.
  7. No, but in mitigation, it makes it a lot less cringeworthy than owning an Italian "Hairdryer".....rofl...scooters..underpowered, dangerous and downright UGLY!!
  8. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Do I recognise you from the RBLR forum?
  9. No mate, the only Biking club i've ever belonged to is FOSH (Friends of the Scottow Horsehoe) which was part of RAF Coltishall's social circle, not into the bike club thing here, as Squires is just another place that's full of poseurs and crotch rocket riders who wouldn't know riding in the winter if it hit them smack on and would probably cry and sell the bike if it rained...i.e. on my last visit I saw a guy get off a Benelli TNT in the carpark wearing matching leathers and skid lid and his missus was waiting for him by their car with a clothes brush and helmet wipes before he went into the cafe... bloody fashion victims!

  10. A gold wing snigger snigger riden by OAP's in tassle covered leather jackets and cointry and western stickers all over the back box the only bike that both scooterists and grebo's stop and laugh together at

    Don't do nothern either :wink:
  11. BA, you could contact the CAV and see if they have any ideas or contacts. They might be able to hook you up with a shipping company or where to get bike.
  12. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Can't say I agree with you about Squires, I've been there in all weathers and always find like minded pers. Always enjoyed going there on a weekend morning for Brunch. Large mug of tea and a Lasangne and chips. You can also get a good bacon sandwich in the Highwayman on the A64 at the back of the AMSTC.