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Any of you buy a Burgman 650 out of state and ship it say 600 or 1000 miles? Do shipping costs run about $500-$550? Who would you recommend?
 

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Any of you buy a Burgman 650 out of state and ship it say 600 or 1000 miles? Do shipping costs run about $500-$550? Who would you recommend?
You find on line site where post load + weight + size + pick-up & delivery location, normally this appeal to independent trucker as when empty they pick up such load at very respectable price to help pay fuel on way back home. Trailer or truck must have rear lift to load and unload bike, must specify this.

Also exist carrier who specialise in bike transport, they equip for this, it more money.

Here few example:

http://www.haulbikes.com/ship_bike_sidecar.html

http://www.1aamotorcycles.com/

http://www.dasautoshippers.com/motorcycle-transport

http://www.motorcycleshippingusa.com/

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Another option is to transport yourself to the remote location and then ride the bike home. I've done this three times and it's worked out very well. It was WAY cheaper than shipping the bike and gave me a great way to learn the foibles of the new machine on the way home. Furthest I ever did this was from Florence, SC back home to Tampa, FL - about 500 miles. I took the train to Florence, which was an adventure in and of itself. The whole thing including train ticket, and fuel and food on the way home ran me less than $200.

It helps to have a friend in the remote location take a look at the bike before you make the trip. This might seem dicey, but it's actually easy to find someone right here on the forum in almost any place you're likely to be able to drive home from. It also lets the seller know you're serious and doesn't inconvenience him too much.
 

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Another option is to transport yourself to the remote location and then ride the bike home. I've done this three times and it's worked out very well. It was WAY cheaper than shipping the bike and gave me a great way to learn the foibles of the new machine on the way home. Furthest I ever did this was from Florence, SC back home to Tampa, FL - about 500 miles. I took the train to Florence, which was an adventure in and of itself. The whole thing including train ticket, and fuel and food on the way home ran me less than $200.

It helps to have a friend in the remote location take a look at the bike before you make the trip. This might seem dicey, but it's actually easy to find someone right here on the forum in almost any place you're likely to be able to drive home from. It also lets the seller know you're serious and doesn't inconvenience him too much.
Yep for sure. I would be happy to check out a bike within 60 miles of my home for members here. I have wrenched my own bikes for the past 30 years or so. Just to give members some idea of who I am.

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Another option is to transport yourself to the remote location and then ride the bike home. I've done this three times and it's worked out very well. It was WAY cheaper than shipping the bike and gave me a great way to learn the foibles of the new machine on the way home. Furthest I ever did this was from Florence, SC back home to Tampa, FL - about 500 miles. I took the train to Florence, which was an adventure in and of itself. The whole thing including train ticket, and fuel and food on the way home ran me less than $200.

It helps to have a friend in the remote location take a look at the bike before you make the trip. This might seem dicey, but it's actually easy to find someone right here on the forum in almost any place you're likely to be able to drive home from. It also lets the seller know you're serious and doesn't inconvenience him too much.
I like this idea.
 

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Its quite difficult to estimate the exact quote as it depends on many factors like your vehicle make, model and year, shipping details and son on.

However you can request a quote here. Note fill detail information to get an exact quote.

http://www.aaat.com/quote.cfm
 

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Any of you buy a Burgman 650 out of state and ship it say 600 or 1000 miles? Do shipping costs run about $500-$550? Who would you recommend?
Hi,

My brother was in the auto transport industry so i would like to share few points that i know. Auto Transport cost depends on various factors like shipping distance, vehicle type, size, weight, shipping season, running condition, carrier type preferred

Any shipping company will quote the price only after considering all these factors. The best approach is to get quotes from at least 5 different companies and then compare the quotes. This helps you to identify the company that can transport your car in your budget.

There are some common websites like TransportRankings.com that lists all the auto transport companies. Submit the auto transport quotes form in http://www.transportrankings.com/TRS/ to receive multiple quotes. Then compare the quotes and choose the auto transport company that can transport all your requirements in your budget
 

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Think best bet is an action style shipping Uship. You may catch a passing transporter on the way that will be able to deliver your bike nicely for as low as 200 bucks.

I've been offered $350 for a 750 miles from a trustworthy carrier, but had a trip there anyways so didn't require the service in the end
 

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Do a fly and ride! It's a great adventure. I've flown and rode home from Chicago to San Diego, Chicago to Atlanta, Chicago to Jackson, MS, Chicago to St George, UT and Chicago to suburban, DC. Each time it worked out great. I waited each time to find the best deal on the bike and had a great time riding the new to me bike home.
 

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+1 Fly & Ride is the best - though taking the train is pretty cool too, depending on circumstances.
 

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When i bought my first Burgman. A 2007 AN400 the stealer was about 120miles away from me. I rented a enclosed uhaul and went and picked the bike up. It was my first scooter and really didn't know much about them. I would have had to take I-4 for about 40miles then I-75 south the rest of the way. Putting it in the uhaul was definitely the right decision. That way i could learn about the machine on the not so busy side streets without the stress of semi's blowing past me. If anyone has been on I-4 in Florida From Orlando to Tampa you know that you are taking a great risk riding on I-4 at all, not alone on a new bike you never rode before. As the sign entering the state of Florida says "Arrive Alive".
 

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my experience shipping a bike

Hi,

I am in the middle of shipping a bike as I write this. Here is what I learned. Shippers of this size/type of cargo (i.e. scooter/motorcycle) mostly use the same model: They get the package to a regional depot, ship to the destination regional depot, and then get it to the local destination from there.

I am having a bike shipped from middle of CA to Portland, OR. A small truck comes to sellers house, takes bike to depot in Sacramento where it is placed on a bigger truck, then taken to a Portland-area depot, then put on a smaller truck and delivered to my house. Yes, 3 trucks to go ~600 miles.

You can save money by going depot-to-depot. This is what they will quote you on the web. In real terms, this trip depot-to-depot was $396 and residence-to-residence is $561. Insurance is extra and a total rip-off. And, it turns out, your motorcycle insurance will cover transport just fine.

Pete
 
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