What to Know About Shipping a Motorcycle

Let’s say you find the perfect used Harley for sale in Chicago but you are visiting from out of town. You may think that the bike is a lost cause because you have no way to get it home, but this is not the case! Rather than taking time off of work and deciding to ride the motorcycle home, why not ship the motorcycle back home instead? Shipping a motorcycle is completely feasible and something that happens more often than you may think. There are many companies that are dedicated to safely shipping motorcycles where they need to go.

What to Know Before Shipping

It is important that you know the weight of your motorcycle before shipping it, as this will impact how much it will cost. Also make sure to unlock the steering, remove the keys, fold in the mirrors and remove any personal items from the saddlebags or glovebox. Your tires should be inflated to the proper volume as well. Take photos of any damage or scratches that you have on your motorcycle before the shipment so that you can keep track of if any damage occurs. It is important to make sure that your motorcycle is completely ready for shipment to minimize the risk of damage.

How Long Does it Take to Ship?

Many factors go into how long it takes to ship a motorcycle, including distance, weather, road conditions and frequency traveled on specific routes. You can expect transit time to take anywhere between five and 14 days.

How is the Motorcycle Transported?

Your used Harley for sale in Chicago will be transported via an enclosed carrier that provides protection to your bike during transit. The bike will be secured on a pallet and strapped down with soft straps. The company that you use should be able to provide you with a tracking number so that you are able to see where your bike is at what time. Depending on the company and where you live, it is also possible to request that your bike is delivered on a particular date.

At Chicago Cycles Motorsports, our team is dedicated to ensuring that you get the bike of your dreams no matter where you find it! We are constantly getting in different inventory of used Harleys for sale in Chicago. If you have more questions about the process of shipping a motorcycle, please contact our team today!

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