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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Good towing service?

Alright guys I need some help.

I found a great deal on a bike, which I bought, but it's december and i do not want to ride it home. The bike is in Dekalb and I am in Schaumburg. Mapquest says 37 miles each way.

Its a 2005 R6.



What's the best way to bring it home? I really don't know anyone with a big pickup truck or anything. All the cars I own are too small to tow. Something for $100 or less would be nice.

Uhaul seems like I need to rent a truck and trailer?
Would a home depot pickup truck work?

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youd be better off renting a cargo van from u-haul
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youd be better off renting a cargo van from u-haul
get one from enterprise, uhaul charges for mileage.




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I would help you but my Tahoe just got side swiped by a semi trailer last week while it was parked. So I am out of comission for a liitle while or else I would help ya.
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I'll pick it up and deliver it for $100. I live half way between Schaumburg and Dekalb. I have a pickup, straps, canyon dancer, baxley sport chock, and ramp. I have loaded and carried bikes all over and never had a problem.
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I'll pick it up and deliver it for $100. I live half way between Schaumburg and Dekalb. I have a pickup, straps, canyon dancer, baxley sport chock, and ramp. I have loaded and carried bikes all over and never had a problem.
It would be Saturday Morning. Around 9-10am.

PM me your cell number if you don't mind, if you can come through with it.

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Enterprise 12'–16' Stakebed Truck

You think that would be good enough?


I think $100 is a bit too much to me, or am I being a cheapass? Its a maximum of 75 miles round trip. lol

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thats wayyy overkill.. its not like youre moving a bobcat. cargo van is all you need
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Enterprise 12'–16' Stakebed Truck

You think that would be good enough?


I think $100 is a bit too much to me. Its a maximum of 75 miles round trip.
Enterprise van is all you need that truck is way overboard. Hvae justin do it for you he has the set up. If he cant do it at the times you need i can ride it for you if you really want it home. Ask anyone on the board you can trust me on your bike. Been riding and roadracing for ever. Sh!t I will do it for $50
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Yeah I mean I would ride it back, I just don't want it to be in Rain/Snow/Salt
And it's not even a trust issue, I know someone won't run off with it. lol


I want it clean until next spring.


What about this? Think the bike will fit in back?

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Yeah I mean I would ride it back, I just don't want it to be in Rain/Snow/Salt
And it's not even a trust issue, I know someone won't run off with it. lol


I want it clean until next spring.


What about this? Think the bike will fit in back?
yes thats all you need. matter of fact you can fit 2 in there easily
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the bike will fit in a caravan.. lol
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what does the dealer charge to deliver??
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Well it's a Honda Car dealer out in Sycamore/Dekalb. They never sell bikes which is why I got a good deal. I don't think he will deliver it, and if he would, im pretty sure we will charge alot. Most of the people there didn't know a thing about the bike.

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yes thats all you need. matter of fact you can fit 2 in there easily
One more question:

Maybe you're the wrong one to ask, but I'm wondering if it will come with a loading ramp?



I need it for Saturday morning, early.

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You will need some way to secure it in the back of the van.
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the cargo van will prolly not come with a ramp. visit a local motorcycle shop and pick up some tie downs, and soft-ties.
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You will need some way to secure it in the back of the van.
Yeah. You think the van will have places to secure ropes and all that stuff?

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the cargo van will prolly not come with a ramp. visit a local motorcycle shop and pick up some tie downs, and soft-ties.
Ok so no ramp. That's no good. I will have to go and find one, and some tie downs.

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Cargo vans are usually expensive. Enterprise had a 1/2 off sale a few weeks ago when I rented a pickup. Otherwise it's not that far. Go to Menards or Home Depot and rent a truck. It's like $20.00 for first 1.5 hrs.

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I'll pick it up and deliver it for $100. I live half way between Schaumburg and Dekalb. I have a pickup, straps, canyon dancer, baxley sport chock, and ramp. I have loaded and carried bikes all over and never had a problem.
this guy came through. pickup is tomorrow morning.



thanks a bunch guys for all the responses, i knew i could get some real help only from CLSB.


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Definitely take Black up on his offer. If he falls through, I can get it for you ...

A tow company would charge $200-$300 to do it, so any less is a deal
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Definitely take Black up on his offer. If he falls through, I can get it for you ...

A tow company would charge $200-$300 to do it, so any less is a deal
thanks

i think justin (black954) will come through for sure though

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thanks again to justin aka black954 for the huge help today. Very much appreciated. Bike was brought home safe and clean in justin's badass trailer .

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