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Old 7th October 2018, 11:41 PM
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Hi guys,

What would be the best way to transport a bike from a seller back home? I was thinking of renting a bike trailer for the day and just using that myself. However I have never done this before and would be worried about securing the bike myself.

Would hiring a man with a van be a better option?

The journey would be about 2 hours and over motorway mainly.

Cheers
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Old 7th October 2018, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by muzz_mm View Post
Hi guys,

What would be the best way to transport a bike from a seller back home? I was thinking of renting a bike trailer for the day and just using that myself. However I have never done this before and would be worried about securing the bike myself.

Would hiring a man with a van be a better option?

The journey would be about 2 hours and over motorway mainly.

Cheers
Where to and from?
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Old 8th October 2018, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by muzz_mm View Post
Hi guys,

What would be the best way to transport a bike from a seller back home? I was thinking of renting a bike trailer for the day and just using that myself. However I have never done this before and would be worried about securing the bike myself.

Would hiring a man with a van be a better option?

The journey would be about 2 hours and over motorway mainly.

Cheers
If I were you I'd contact some of the lads that provide this service. By the time you add in fuel, rental, ferry trip etc theres very little savings. Better off letting someone else deal with the hassle for an extra 50-100 euro
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Old 8th October 2018, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by muzz_mm View Post
Hi guys,

What would be the best way to transport a bike from a seller back home? I was thinking of renting a bike trailer for the day and just using that myself. However I have never done this before and would be worried about securing the bike myself.

Would hiring a man with a van be a better option?

The journey would be about 2 hours and over motorway mainly.

Cheers
Last year I witnessed a couple of lads running back along a main road , frantically peering into the ditch. Further on I saw their car parked , with an empty bike trailer on the back. I hope it was nothing too valuable.
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Old 8th October 2018, 11:44 AM
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Last year I witnessed a couple of lads running back along a main road , frantically peering into the ditch. Further on I saw their car parked , with an empty bike trailer on the back. I hope it was nothing too valuable.
I'm not sure what to do with that information.
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Old 8th October 2018, 11:45 AM
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Where to and from?
Waterford to Dublin
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Old 8th October 2018, 12:34 PM
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I'm not sure what to do with that information.
I think it means, if you haven't done it before, it might be better to pay someone who has...
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Old 8th October 2018, 06:16 PM
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Waterford to Dublin
So ya bought the 250 Hornet

Fair play and well wear
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Old 8th October 2018, 06:23 PM
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Train down and ride it home
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Old 8th October 2018, 06:56 PM
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Google Ted's trucking.
Bike transport specialists.
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Old 9th October 2018, 10:06 AM
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Ted's Trucking seem to specialise in transporting from the UK. Any lads out there who operate in Wexford/Waterford/Wicklow area?
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Old 9th October 2018, 04:48 PM
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If you do go yourself

http://www.mrhire.ie/motorbiketrailers.php

Plenty of straps. leave it in gear. Chain front wheel to metal hoop. Tie in the front brake
lever.
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Old 9th October 2018, 07:11 PM
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If you do go yourself

http://www.mrhire.ie/motorbiketrailers.php

Plenty of straps. leave it in gear. Chain front wheel to metal hoop. Tie in the front brake
lever.
Cheers for this!

Any idea if this deal comes with all the necessary straps? I'll have to check if my car has a towbar but I don't think it does though.

Why should I leave it in gear?
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Old 9th October 2018, 07:21 PM
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If you do go yourself

http://www.mrhire.ie/motorbiketrailers.php

Plenty of straps. leave it in gear. Chain front wheel to metal hoop. Tie in the front brake
lever.
Would this be a good decision for someone like me who has never towed/tied down a motorbike on a trailer before?
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Old 9th October 2018, 08:49 PM
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Would this be a good decision for someone like me who has never towed/tied down a motorbike on a trailer before?
To be honest if you have to check to see if your car has a towbar then no. If you were closer to me I would go strap it down for ya.
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Old 9th October 2018, 09:57 PM
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To be honest if you have to check to see if your car has a towbar then no. If you were closer to me I would go strap it down for ya.
Good point. No tow bar anyway but thanks
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Old 9th October 2018, 10:32 PM
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Ted's Trucking seem to specialise in transporting from the UK. Any lads out there who operate in Wexford/Waterford/Wicklow area?
Did you try ringing them?
Yep they go to the UK and back but a small spin from Waterford to dublin could be on their way to someone else's bike coming in from the UK.

Really decent UK transport quotes.
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Old 9th October 2018, 10:50 PM
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Waterford to Dublin
Good bit out of the way for me otherwise I'd gladly help.
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Old 10th October 2018, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny b View Post
Did you try ringing them?
Yep they go to the UK and back but a small spin from Waterford to dublin could be on their way to someone else's bike coming in from the UK.

Really decent UK transport quotes.
I tried twice yesterday but got the same message of "This caller cannot take this call". I think I have it sorted anyway, thanks!
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Old 10th October 2018, 10:33 AM
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Good bit out of the way for me otherwise I'd gladly help.
I think I have it sorted anyway with Mark Roche from Motorcycle Express. Many thanks anyway!
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