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Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

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Has anyone shipped a bike to the US, and if so, would you have the name of a shipping company to start enquiries with please.

The owner passed away recently, and the family are looking at maybe shipping the bike to the US (for sentimental reasons).

thanks

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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

Try this, shipping companies bid on jobs using spare capacity.
. https://www.shiply.com/
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Must be a boat somewhere looking for an anchor.
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

Surely ship the body (no disrespect) sooner than the bike....
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

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Must be a boat somewhere looking for an anchor.

LOL Very good
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

Originally Posted by FJRLEE
Hi

Has anyone shipped a bike to the US, and if so, would you have the name of a shipping company to start enquiries with please.

The owner passed away recently, and the family are looking at maybe shipping the bike to the US (for sentimental reasons).

thanks
I imagine the shipping will way exceed the value of the bike.....
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

Yes, I agree the shipping will exceed the value of the bike but they seem to want to check out the cost anyway.

Personally I wouldn't bother.
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A plastic maggot in good nick would look nice in a Museum. Better still a smooth running 650 silverwing. Now there was a bike.
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

Shipping exceeding the value of a bike sounds better than someone spending more than double the bikes worth making it into a crappie cafe racer and then looking for all the money back on done deal

Sorry, side cafe cx rant
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Quality rant though.
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

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Shipping exceeding the value of a bike sounds better than someone spending more than double the bikes worth making it into a crappie cafe racer and then looking for all the money back on done deal

Sorry, side cafe cx rant
Crashed your fully faired Bike lately?
No problem!
Just buy some cheap shit chinese headlights and clocks, call it a "cafe racer" and sell it on dungdeal for twice what you paid for it.
Profit!
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

These guys handled the tail-end of my bike shipping saga from the US to Ireland.

http://sprattpersonalshipping.com/

I didn't employ them directly myself but they still got a piece of the pie.

I know that's not coming across as a particularly resounding recommendation, but I have developed a dislike for ALL shipping companies in the past while.

And these guy are probably no worse than any of the rest of 'em.
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

It seems much cheaper to ship from US to Ireland than vice versa. Got a quote with schumacher cargo for 800 dollars from US to Ireland, was port to port but they take the bike the way it is on a big pallet so it's relatively safe. Could get it a good bit cheaper with air freight if you do a small bit of disassembly and make a pallet for it or ask a dealer for a factory crate. Ups from the US was around 600 when I last checked but I checked from Ireland to the US same addresses and it was well over a 1000.
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

Originally Posted by seano
It seems much cheaper to ship from US to Ireland than vice versa. Got a quote with schumacher cargo for 800 dollars from US to Ireland, was port to port but they take the bike the way it is on a big pallet so it's relatively safe. Could get it a good bit cheaper with air freight if you do a small bit of disassembly and make a pallet for it or ask a dealer for a factory crate. Ups from the US was around 600 when I last checked but I checked from Ireland to the US same addresses and it was well over a 1000.

My bill from Schumacher was about 1400, collected from dealership in New York, loaded in New Jersey & shipped to Dublin port, fully insured.

The surprise was the extra 500 I had to pay to the Irish agency, who handles the container once it arrives, to release the bike.

Unless you are collecting the container from the port you'll probably run into similar hurdles.
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Thanks for the info guys, I have passed it on.

Once they get the cost, I am sure they will see what a crazy idea it is.
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Re: Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US

Originally Posted by Dirtyshirt
Crashed your fully faired Bike lately?
No problem!
Just buy some cheap shit chinese headlights and clocks, call it a "cafe racer" and sell it on dungdeal for twice what you paid for it.
Profit!
..and then go out and buy a Dullville and "fit in"......
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..and then go out and buy a Dullville and "fit in"......
That's not fair. Us dullville owners never try to fit in. If we wanted to we wouldnt buy a dullville.
When you think of it, it's the peak of individuality. Buy a motorcycle that most motorcyclists hate.
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That's not fair. Us dullville owners never try to fit in. If we wanted to we wouldnt buy a dullville.
When you think of it, it's the peak of individuality. Buy a motorcycle that most motorcyclists hate.
True...spose its less offensive than an "adventure suv" but not as individual as a built bike............
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