Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Shipping Bike

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    R.I.
    Posts
    77

    How to find a place to drop ship three bikes in Denver area

    Hello folks,
    I am planning to ship three bikes to Denver (easier flight options) the ride around for a couple weeks, hit the rally ,then ride back to East Coast. I am using uShip and need to find someone on the Denver side to accept the bikes and store them from 6/11 to 6/20. I have called two dealers so far and have not received any response.

    I have used Federal before for bike transport but the uShip is fully insured, the dates work out but there is no "warehouse" on the other to receive them. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Bill Kenney
    Foster,RI
    Last edited by blast54; 03-06-2020 at 07:07 PM. Reason: Change title
    Bill Kenney
    Foster,RI

  2. #2
    '14 R1200 GS Adv bigjohnsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Black Hills, SD
    Posts
    187

    Shipping Bike - need someone to receive it in Denver 6/11-6/20/20

    Have you tried looking in the "Anonymous Book"?

    It might help if you changed the title of your post to reflect what you are actually specifically seeking
    The only dumb question is the unasked question - Anonymous

    Eat every Ham Sandwich like it is your last Ham Sandwich! - Anonymous

  3. #3
    Registered User gsinnc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    916
    I am using Federal in 2 weeks to ship a bike. Hope they are as good as I've heard. They are great to deal with and seems like a fair price.
    Ed Apelian
    Motorcycling is my passion because golf is far too dangerous!
    2018 R1200GS - Light White !
    2016 R1200RT- Platinum Bronze

  4. #4
    Registered User gsinnc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    916
    Just a follow up to my last post ... I just had a bike shipped from Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC using Federal and have to say the experience was EXCELLENT. It worked exactly as they stated it would.

    • The representative I spoke to initially (Mary) was excellent and very knowledgable and confidence instilling
    • All my questions and conversed were addressed
    • Bike was picked up on time
    • They guys picking it up were professional and experienced
    • The bike was securely strapped down on a skid made for motorcycles
    • They even let me get up into the truck and watch the strapping process
    • Communication through the entire process was excellent and as expected
    • Bike was delivered to destination 3 days early
    • Bike had NO damage whatsoever when delivered


    I would definitely use Federal again!
    Ed Apelian
    Motorcycling is my passion because golf is far too dangerous!
    2018 R1200GS - Light White !
    2016 R1200RT- Platinum Bronze

  5. #5
    Dances With Sheep GREGFEELER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    3,828
    A couple of years ago a guy contacted me from the Anonymous Book asking if I could store his GS so he could fly home and then have a bike transport company pick it up. Ever two years he takes a long trip from his home on the east coast and rides far west, then leaves the bike and has it shipped home. That way he adds a week to his riding time. So, we did this and he used Haul Bikes (https://haulbikes.com/). They were awesome! They called me as soon as he made the arrangements confirming the pickup date, on that day they called several times as the truck approached my location and were right on time. They had pallets and proprer strapping and the 18 wheel truck trailer was all rigged to carry bikes on two layers. Total professionals, and I heard from the owner once his bike was delivered who said it was in perfect condition.
    Greg Feeler
    Ambassador & amateur K-Bike collector, it seems
    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

  6. #6
    Registered User gsinnc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    916
    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    A couple of years ago a guy contacted me from the Anonymous Book asking if I could store his GS so he could fly home and then have a bike transport company pick it up. Ever two years he takes a long trip from his home on the east coast and rides far west, then leaves the bike and has it shipped home. That way he adds a week to his riding time. So, we did this and he used Haul Bikes (https://haulbikes.com/). They were awesome! They called me as soon as he made the arrangements confirming the pickup date, on that day they called several times as the truck approached my location and were right on time. They had pallets and proprer strapping and the 18 wheel truck trailer was all rigged to carry bikes on two layers. Total professionals, and I heard from the owner once his bike was delivered who said it was in perfect condition.
    That sounds very similar to how Federal works .... lots of communication before the pick-up and delivery.
    Ed Apelian
    Motorcycling is my passion because golf is far too dangerous!
    2018 R1200GS - Light White !
    2016 R1200RT- Platinum Bronze

  7. #7
    Dances With Sheep GREGFEELER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    3,828
    Quote Originally Posted by gsinnc View Post
    That sounds very similar to how Federal works .... lots of communication before the pick-up and delivery.
    I've heard good things about Federal, but never used them myself. I was unaware of Haul Bikes until the guy with the GS introduce me to them. It's good to have choices!
    Greg Feeler
    Ambassador & amateur K-Bike collector, it seems
    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

  8. #8
    Registered User gsinnc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    916
    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    I've heard good things about Federal, but never used them myself. I was unaware of Haul Bikes until the guy with the GS introduce me to them. It's good to have choices!
    I had heard mix reviews of Haul Bikes some very good and some poor. The only reason I used Federal was I asked my dealer and both the owner of the dealership and the service manager said "as fussy as you are just use Federal"

    I am sure there are other good firms out there but this was my only experiment with shipping a bike.

    And yes ....good to have options for sure.
    Ed Apelian
    Motorcycling is my passion because golf is far too dangerous!
    2018 R1200GS - Light White !
    2016 R1200RT- Platinum Bronze

  9. #9
    I used Haul Bikes a few years ago and what a pain the butt! They loved me right up until I signed the contract, then they didn't love me anymore. The communications after I signed the contract were horrible to non-existent.

    They promised it would be delivered in three weeks. It took them two weeks just to pick it up in Louisiana and then they took it to their warehouse in Pennsylvania. I live in Colorado! Had they taken it to their Las Vega warehouse, I would have just flown out there and got it.

    It then sat in Pennsylvania for a few weeks. I couldn't get my rep on the phone to answer any questions on when it would be delivered. I started to just go through the nice woman who answered the phones. They were unable to give me a delivery date. They kept saying it was up to the driver. The driver! I use to have my CDL and as a driver, we never made those decisions. Those were always made by a logistics manager. I cannot even imagine that those decisions are all up to the drivers.

    The story goes on, right down to the truck driver and his incompetence, but you get the point.

  10. #10
    Few year back I had 3 bikes shipped from Milwaukee to the Mobile area and used Haul bikers. 2 of the bikes arrived with no damage, but the third bike that which was a sidecar rig had damage. I was lucky that I had before pictures when the bikes were picked up by them and paperwork by the driver that stated there was no damage on any of the bikes. I took pictures of the bikes when the came off the trailer and found the damage to the sidecar. They ended up paying the claim but it was a headache. Then a couple years later I had to fly home from Canada and shipped the bike, with a international shipper. As I watched the shipper unstrap the bike they had used the handlebars as tie down points. I was lucky that the handle bars were not bent or broken. I asked the driver if he knew about the damage he could have caused. His response was this was how he tied down HD. Just make sure before using these shippers take pictures and document any scratches or damage when they pick up the bike and when they deliver them.
    MJ

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    R.I.
    Posts
    77

    Federal

    We have used Federal in the past and they are great. I didn't know I could just ship three bikes ( last two times was 7 or more ) but it looks like everything is up in the air right now anyway. Might just end up riding out west ( burning up a set of tires) and back after a week.
    We have also used Keyboard in the past with good results.
    Bill Kenney
    Foster,RI

Similar Threads

  1. Bike shipping
    By 155767 in forum Motorrad
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-06-2017, 08:47 PM
  2. Shipping a Bike
    By scotchale in forum Motorrad
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-17-2016, 08:15 PM
  3. Bike Shipping
    By reachfar in forum Vintage
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-08-2013, 10:07 PM
  4. bike shipping
    By brunow in forum New Members
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-09-2012, 11:10 PM
  5. Shipping a bike
    By GSSteve in forum Gear
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-08-2005, 01:48 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •