Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bergen County, NJ, USA
Re: Shipping your LT
Not a LT, but a large tourer- a CLC.... The previous owner shipped my CLC to me in NJ from Chicago area using Keyboard M/C shipping and the driver and overall experience was great. The driver kept in touch with me via cell in advance of arrival and kept me informed of his progress. They say they need to use a motorcycle dealer's address as the destination, but I was able to divert him to a large vacant parking lot just a couple of blocks from my house. They used a secure, rolling pallet system for the bike and overall, I was impressed.
As with most shippers, you don't get a firm start and end date right away. They need to have enough bikes going somewhere, then the truck makes a loop of say, the eastern US. It could take a week for them to pick up the bike, but when they are ready they communicate well with both the pickup and drop off contact people.
When I sold the CLC this past spring, the buyer was from Michigan and he set up the shipping and wanted to use UShip. The driver was in over his head, his truck was in disrepair, and when the bike arrived, it and other bikes had fallen over and my bike alone suffered $5700 in damage! For the first couple of days the driver even attempted to deny causing the damage, trying to say the bike was in that condition when he picked it up. Fortunately, I had digital pictures showing it's condition prior to being shipped and witnesses to state that fact as accurate. It was a nightmare for the buyer but his insurance wound up covering it.
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Last edited by George_S; Nov 7th, 2012 at 8:42 am.