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Yeah I looked at a few a year ago when I thought about shipping an old dirt bike that was in my grandfather's basement and I know what you mean. Should be a straightforward process you would think. Good luck.
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Thanks from me too sticky!
I've given a quick look at haulbikes myself....lots to read/understand...but so worth the time for MySky 8)
So abnaki, have you tried calling them 1-888-haulbikes for "exact" quote to your picked destination? If your residence is too costly, or difficult to get to, is there someone, say friend, family, business pal that might be able to take delivery for you on L.I. or nearby state? Just a thought I don't know how to help you now. Do you want to fly down, vacation some, and ride back?
Oh, and I have another picture to share with ya'll....going to do it next post!
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Contact Eagle One Express by email or phone. They don't play any games and their rates include full value insurance with no surcharges. They have moved a couple of bikes for me and their equipment, cost and service was first rate. Just Google Eagleoneexpress.
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Thanks for the additional info Jack, appreciate it.
So here's another pic of the necessay stuff you will need (at one time or another)....IF you buy "MySky"
Battery Tender (Sky's all Juiced up and ready to fly!)
Battery Tender (Sky's all Juiced up and ready to fly!)
"Stock" shade screen with necessary grommets installed for quick changeout from Med. Fabbri
"Stock" shade screen with necessary grommets installed for quick changeout from Med. Fabbri
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MP3 250 owners manual, CD manual, Black ignition key, Brown key, Code Card and sneek peek of my clear Title (o:
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Found a few other shippers (thanks to other members on this terrific MV forum
http://www.uship.com (website offering lots of shippers with best quote)
http://www.motorcycleshippers.com
http://www.dasautoshippers.com
http://www.funtransport.com

Got a friend who has a trailer?
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Air Freight Forwards seems to be the best. That's what all the Cannonballers used and haven't heard of any problems. Oil must be drained.
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Bump!

Wish I could justify your baby but Linda would probably have me committed as that would make seven bikes in our garage. You know I've been using a local 2007 MP3 250 that's priced at 3950 as an example of a good buy but I'd gladly pay the extra bit for your's, no contest. I think I'd even be willing to fly back to pick it up, air fare be damned. What a nice ride it would be to go cross-country on it for a first-time adventure! Hold that price girl, it's worth every cent.

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MySkyMizer wrote:
... So abnaki, have you tried calling them 1-888-haulbikes for "exact" quote to your picked destination? If your residence is too costly, or difficult to get to, is there someone, say friend, family, business pal that might be able to take delivery for you on L.I. or nearby state? Just a thought I don't know how to help you now. ...
Didn't call haulbikes because they are the ones that won't deliver to the 5 boroughs and have the outrageous LI surcharge.

I have looked at so many websites the last few days (should have been taking notes for more details on who and when) but one company I contacted directly delivers to my zip but not my street (truck can't access it) and won't deliver to another home, forward air has "standard" pallets and the front wheels on the MP3 won't "lock into place", uship is a broker and only list your request in their "market place", think funtrasport is one of the ones that charge more for insurance, eagleoneexpress sent me this one line reply this morning "im not going that way for4 weeks, thanks larry" (100% unedited, this is professional?), motorcycleshippers looks promising but I am waiting to hear back from them (2 days now).

I have seriously been at this for 3 days now.

I wouldn't feel very comfortable making a trip from FL back home on my own - riding back isn't really an option.
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I have looked at so many websites the last few days (should have been taking notes for more details on who and when) but one company I contacted directly delivers to my zip but not my street (truck can't access it) and won't deliver to another home, forward air has "standard" pallets and the front wheels on the MP3 won't "lock into place", uship is a broker and only list your request in their "market place", think funtrasport is one of the ones that charge more for insurance, eagleoneexpress sent me this one line reply this morning "im not going that way for4 weeks, thanks larry" (100% unedited, this is professional?), motorcycleshippers looks promising but I am waiting to hear back from them (2 days now).

I have seriously been at this for 3 days now.

I wouldn't feel very comfortable making a trip from FL back home on my own - riding back isn't really an option.
Not for an MP3, but I had my first scooter shipped from Virginia to Texas via Uship.com. It was fairly straightforward - a number of shippers bid on the shipping of the scoot and I eventually chose the one that had both a reasonable price, as well as a decent track record. Shipping was door-to-door - scoot arrived in the same shape it left in (save them needing to remove one of the sideview mirrors so they could secure the scoot for travel). Most will quote you the shipping total with insurance.

Peace of mind may have you look towards a larger shipper who is known for shipping bikes - some will have a presence on Uship as well.
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Found a few other shippers (thanks to other members on this terrific MV forum
http://www.uship.com (website offering lots of shippers with best quote)
http://www.motorcycleshippers.com
http://www.dasautoshippers.com
http://www.funtransport.com

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Love Uship. Used a guy called Lee Tack, Lee Tack's shipping. He was professional, affordable and on time.
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Once again, fellow members come through.....Gotta Love being here! Thank you All for your input, every bit helps. No problem Larry....I understand how wifey must feel! Six bikes.....yikes! Any room for her cage? Razz emoticon
abnaki....sounds very discouraging, 3 days and not a reasonable shipper? Bits and pieces of what one does and the other doesn't, etc....bummer. Perhaps Motorcycleshippers will be the one?
I shipped my 1988 Mercury Cougar from L.I., NY to Florida in 1997 (car transport outfit not around today). They dictated the date it would be loaded with other vehicles on a tiered car carrier. My "only" complaint was She was dirty upon arrival.....so, Out came the bubble bath Laughing emoticon I payed $485.00 back then. Sure hope things work out for Both of us. Sky needs a loving Rider.
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as a memeber of the AMA some M/c shipping comapnys offer a discount. but here is a couple anyway

Federal motorcycle transport www.funtansport.com
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motorcycleshippers.com
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Update: abnaki is having a difficult time getting a shipper to his door in NYC, it's been a few days now....no luck. Maybe delivery to N.J. would be worth while looking into. Any more suggestions fellow MV'ers?
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The best on price thus far is $435. Of course there is a catch. You'd have to drive an hour south to Tampa - near the airport - to drop it off and I'd have to travel an hour and a half - to central Jersey - to pick it up.
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abnaki wrote:
The best on price thus far is $435. Of course there is a catch. You'd have to drive an hour south to Tampa - near the airport - to drop it off and I'd have to travel an hour and a half - to central Jersey - to pick it up.
Hey,

I haven't seen anyone mention FedEx in this posting, so thinking outside the box, I decided to call them and ask if they ship motorcycles. To my amazement, they do (FedEx Freight) so if you want to give them a call, the number is (800) 233-8444.

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Been there done that FedEx and UPS freight both over $1000
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Been there done that FedEx and UPS freight both over $1000
Yikes!!! Never mind
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Another example of the insanity I have dealt with:
Shipping Co. wrote:
can you secure the bike to a pallet??
A bit vague, may not be familiar with a Piaggio MP3, so I reply thus so:
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If you are asking if I have a pallet/straps so the scooter can be safely secured the answer is "no". But if you are asking me if the scooter can be safely secured to a pallet with straps/pallet you will provide the answer is "yes".
Reply:
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any local bike shop would supply you with a pallet for your bike!!
So has this for a reply?
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Okay, so I'm supposed to walk into a shop and ask for a pallet? What do I say when they ask what I want it for? Do I say I'm building a tree house? Want it for firewood? Looking for the largest splinter I can find? Hey I know. I'll tell them I have no intention of purchasing anything from the shop but I'm buying a scoot and need the pallet so I can have it shipped to me.

Excuse me, but aren't you the professional hauler here? Didn't you advertise yourself as a shipper of motorcycles? So why the heck should I provide you with anything other than the item to be shipped?
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Get a truck and go for a nice long drive. Laughing emoticon That's a great looking color too!
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Thanks 4 the fedex tip and taking the time to call them Barry, to bad their off the wall $$ wise. Mcweber12, I love the color too (0; of Sky.
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When I was first looking at buying an MP3, I posted for bids of an Indiana to Texas bike transport on Uship. I didn't purchase the MP3 in the end (found a local seller), but shipping quotes were coming in at around $425.00. Most of the shippers have moved bikes before, so there wasn't much to explain in terms of tying down or securing the MP3.
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Thanks 4 the fedex tip and taking the time to call them Barry, to bad their off the wall $$ wise. Mcweber12, I love the color too (0; of Sky.
Hi Sky,

No problem at all, just trying to help this be a successful transaction between you and abnaki It really shouldn't be this complicated.

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For You only....1 million US dollars! Give up
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Howdy All,
Newbie here. Been chatting with Sky about her beautiful scoot and am in the que of potential buyers. Wish me luck! Great site and nice folks here on MV!!
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abnaki....Are you ready, willing and able to buy MySky? I believe you want it. Please let me know you have 1st dibs at this "morethan" like new bike
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abnaki... I believe you want it. ...
In the worst way, call you later this morning.
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Hey...saw that you sold your mp3...congrats. Also, appreciate your help providing shippers you've had experience with.
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Well, seems like Sky is still on the market. Sadly, abnaki will not be able to buy my scoot at this time....he did call as promised this morn. I feel badly for him, as I know that he really, really wanted it. I wish you luck Chris!!

Okay, so I'm back to....................MySky IS Available! $4,600.00
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... Sadly, abnaki will not be able to buy my scoot at this time ...
Sadly indeed. Such a great scoot.
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The check is in the mail!! Clap emoticon
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MySky is SOLD (strange feeling I'm having.... and Happy it's going to a very nice man who I believe will love her as much as I do! Sad, well I think you know why.
Cheers to you sateep, and good luck with your upcoming MSF (scooter?)course.
Welcome to the MV Forum, you'll fit right in! Oh,....little secret....she loves a mirror finish floor...better to Seeee herself in Laughing emoticon
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Susan is Happy
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congrats to Sky and sateep for making a deal.
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Congrats on the sale, Sky!
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Congrats to both of you!
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Sky,

Congrats on the sale, I'm so happy for you 8)
sateep, welcome aboard my friend.

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sateep so when are you picking it up? Are you riding it up from florida?
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