To have a motorcycle transported out of Norwalk, all one has to do is find a transport company with a positive reputation for their services. By doing some Internet research and paying attention to a company's ratings and reviews, you can find a reliable shipping service.
You will also find that many companies offer insurance for the shipping process which protects your bike during its delivery. As you call around for transport services, ask for a quote. Compare each company carefully before you hire someone for the job.
How Do I Prepare a Motorcycle for Shipping?
Standard preparation procedures will need to be fulfilled prior to the transport of the bike. This is to help assure the motorcycle's condition and will make it easier for the transport company to ship it. All of the requirements are simple to fulfill. While all requirements are standard, crated shipping is the only method of transport that has a different set of prerequisites. Below you will find the standard requirements, as well as the requirements for crated shipping.
- Cleaning the bike is a very important part of procedure. Wipe the bike clean of all dirt and debris.
- Check all fluids, the tire pressure, and the battery.
- Make sure the gas tank is no more than a ¼ full.
- Remove any loose or unnecessary items from the motorcycle.
- Disable the alarm if the bike has one.
- Document all preexisting damage to the bike and take pictures. This will help you inspect the motorcycle for harm after its delivery has been made.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.