Help needed buying/shipping bike 1st time!
I am trying to buy a '99 ZX11 and have never bought nor shipped a bike with a shipper such as Forward Air. I am a little nervous I must admit, for fear of being taken advantage of by the seller (He seems like a nice older guy anyway).
The seller would not give me the last 5 numbers of the VIN. Is this a red flag?
Is an inspection of the bike at a shop necessary? It looks minty and the owner's an older guy. The bike has 8,500 miles on it.
I am planning on flying to Florida to see the bike first, and then arranging for shipping. I do not want to drive it back to MD, so can you recommend any other way of getting it back, perhaps renting a Uhaul? Forward Air's shipping fee is $500 (+100 if I want insurance). Its going to be more expensive to do the Uhaul route, whenever you drive it one way only.
If anyone can help guide me in any way I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks again,