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towing/moving a bike

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by RJ45, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Hi Guys,

    I have a bike which i need to move from one to place another. The bike is new and it doesn't have rego yet. (i intend to register at a later stage).

    How does one go about moving them? should i call car towing companies? or is tehre specialised motorcycle towing guys? or should i rent a ute and move it myself?

    If i hire a ute, is it difficult to move the bike up on to the tray and secure it?

    Alternatively, if someone that has a ute and would like some money/beer for moving my bike.. i am okay with that as well.

    Bike is going from villawood to canterbury
  2. Hire a trailer from one of the hire places and lean on a mate with a tow bar.

    There are specialist motorcycle shipping people http://www.motorbiketransport.com.au is one. I haven't used them so I don't know what the costs are and what they are like.
  3. If it's a brand new bike, or any bike in really good nick, for that matter, the last thing you want to see is it laying on it's side in the back of a ute or trailer. If you and your mates have never tied a bike down before, or at least have some decent experience tying loads onto utes/trailers, it's a distinct possibility that this could happen. Go with the pros, but don't use a regular (car) towing company. Some of them don't have clue. If in doubt, ask the bike shop to recommend a transport company. I'd help out myself if I was closer.
  4. Go get one of those temporary rego permit thingies (note the full concise technical term used) and ride it.
  5. Exactly. Sorted.