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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-06-2005, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question Looking for a crate!

Heya!

Well, I'm planning on shipping my bike down to Australia in about 4 weeks, and it needs to go in a motorcycle shipping crate, inside a container.

Of course, I'm sure that I could build one, but I was hoping to try and pick one up already made.

I was wondering if anybody has any family/friends who work at a motorcycle dealer that might be able to get me a crate? I'm happy to pay them (within reason) if that is what is reqired to obtain one. I guess anything from a 600 through to a literbike size would work. If it's just the base/skid, I could work on it from there, but if it's a full crate, all the better.

Thanks all!

Cheers!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 03:10 AM
 
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Crates

I sent a note out today to see if I can get my hands on a car crate her at Nissan. Our white bodies came from Japan in them so there pretty big. I'll let you know if there available as soon as I know something.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 03:14 AM
 
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try going in person to the local dealrship and see if they will give you one?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 03:30 AM
 
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is standy andy working at the dealership this time of year ?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 05:12 AM
 
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or contact RedZ on the board here. I believe he works at Andersons
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 12:11 PM
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Most places destroy the crates... If you ship it forward air they have their crates and it's $150.. I spent almost a $100 in materials building mine when I sold the Duc...
It's like a big steel blast box.. You provide your own locks..
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 05:27 PM
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I am using these guys to ship my bike to Florida to the guy that purchased it.

http://www.motorcycleshippers.com/

They also sell a crate as well for shipping $380. And it is one bad arse crate made just for a sportbike!

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Chris, you are my saviour!! That's just what I was lookiing for.

How much did they quote to ship it to you and what was the lead time?

Cheers!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 03:18 PM
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AUS,
Try www.forwardair.com

Best prices around and it's airport to airport... They use a blast box type steel container.. Two week lead time and it's $150 for the container.. I shipped my bike to New jersey and it was $333
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