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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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I am thinking about picking up a bike that is about 13 hour drive away, according to yahoo. Would it be better to have it shipped, or rent a trailer and drive to pick it up? Any ideas what a trailer would cost for a weekend to pick up one bike??? Thanks for the input.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 05:24 PM
freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
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It wouldn't be too bad if you drove there, picked it up and slept overnight and headed back out here the next day. I had a 10 hour drive (round trip) last weekend and that was about all I could take. Shipping is gonna be at least $300-500. Renting a trailer is $25 a day at Uhaul plus at least $150 in gas, but driving maybe will be cheaper if you wanna do it.
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Also, the people I know that have had a bike shipped to them have had bad experiences. Things cracked or broken in the shipment. Also, like Ken said, you can see if the bike is kosher. If it's not, then at least you know you didn't buy a lemon.


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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 03:57 AM
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I would drive if you can afford and have the time to. Hey if it's the F4i that I told you about don't hesitate. I just got my items from the guy and damn he made sure the items weren't gonna get scratched/dented or even move in the box for that matter.

The guy is an awesome guy to deal with. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again.

G'Luck with everything.

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Oh yea another thing. I would call U-Haul and set up renting a trailer there that way you only have to haul the trailer 1 way. The other thing is you MAY be able to rent someone from here's trailer for a decent price. MAYBE

There is a trailer in the For Sale Section for $500 o.b.o. you may want to check it out.

post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 08:58 AM
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I got a trailer. Where is it? Pay for my gas and food and I might be up for a road trip. Anywhere outside of Illinois, away from farmland is a vacation.

Let me guess ti's in Nebraska
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 08:59 AM
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It's in Pinehurst,N.C. Mike
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Start: Address 1 (Naperville, IL)
End: Address 2 (pinehurst, NC)
Totals: 857.6 miles, 17 hours 11 min, 53 turns

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!

Shit the guy that bought my bike came all the way from New Jersey
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 09:31 AM
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take someone with you that rides and trade off riding it back.shit if i was getting a bike i would be eager to ride.........ok that was my first thought, who knows if it will make the 700 mile(just guessing) trip.well all i know is that after 13 hours driving u might want to take a little time befor turning back.last time i drove that far strait my sholder and ass was soar, you can only adjust so much.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help on figure out how to get the bike out here but I got an email this morning telling me that he sold it last night. I cant say that I am happy about that since I was actively in the process of figuring out the travel plans. Murphy's Law for ya.

It sucks. Since I started to realistically think about the 02 model I got my heart set on it and now I am looking at my bike like it is a backup now. I guess I will have to jump on for a little ride to remind me how much I love what I already have. Thanks again
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 09:59 AM
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Damn sorry to hear ya missed out the deal.

Why are ya looking at a new bike? What's wrong with the F4 you have now?


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