When you need to ship your motorcycle, you want the best motorcycle delivery service at the best price, and we can help you do just that. Whether you bought a new bike on the other side of the country, or you're trying to get a little closer to Sturgis, we are here for you. OZU will help you figure out how to safely ship a motorcycle, help you get rates from reliable transporters and give you tips on preparing your bike for its journey. If you take a wrong turn, or just need better directions, feel free to contact us directly, and we’ll get you on your way to finding the best motorcycle delivery service available.
OZU's marketplace makes it easy to find the best motorcycle transport options to meet your needs and your budget. Create a listing with your shipping needs, the make and model of your bike, and be as detailed as possible. Once your listing is complete, transporters who specialize in shipping motorcycles will submit quotes for your review. You’re able to talk to them and review their transport history, safety records and customer-rated feedback as multiple carriers compete for your work. This ensures you get the best motorcycle shipping rate.
DOOR TO DOOR MOTORCYCLE TRANSPORT
Motorcycle shipping companies usually operate on a door-to-door basis. However, many residential areas have narrow streets, low-hanging branches, dead ends, restrictions against large trucks, and other obstacles to make pickup or delivery at your front door difficult. If this is the case, the transporter will coordinate with you to meet in a nearby parking lot to safely load or unload your motorcycle
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR MOTORCYCLE FOR TRANSPORT
Before your motorcycle movers arrive for pick up, you should prepare your motorcycle for transport. First, check your motorcycle for pre-existing damage. By documenting the condition of your bike, you can avoid problems in case of an insurance claim. To check for and record damage: - Thoroughly clean your motorcycle
- Note chips, dings, scratches or other cosmetic damages
- Write down any mechanical issues or problems
- Take pictures of your bike from several angles, along with detail shots of existing damage
- Date all records, and show them to your mover when they arrive
Unless you are moving your motorcycle as freight through a carrier, you will not need to drain your gas tank or remove the battery. However, your motorcycle does not need to be crated or packaged during the motorcycle transport service. Additionally, remove all loose items from your motorcycle. Your motorcycle mover is not responsible for these items, and if accessories are lost or damaged, they will not be covered by insurance.
Furthermore, make sure your motorcycle is in good working condition. If it is not in working condition, it is important that this detail is in your listing so that bidding transporters will be prepared. While it will be avoided at all costs, sometimes your carrier may need to drive your motorcycle into a motorcycle transport trailer. Fix all mechanical problems before the move and write down any special operating instructions. For successful motorcycle moving, make sure to:
- Inflate tires
- Charge the battery
- Fill gas tank to 1/4 or 1/2 full
- Check and fix all fluid leaks