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Offline Whethefakawe

Bike crates?
« on: April 10, 2008, 03:10:48 am »
I've been climbimg the walls last 2 weeks but started packing today so it's all OK now.

Question: does anybody have tips, warnings or advice about crating and shipping bikes by ship or air?

I'm making my own crates (cheapest) and will get specs etc from freight forwarder, but I'm sure there are things they don't tell you.

Thanks
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Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 05:09:40 am »
You have to drain the petrol and possibly remove the battery as it is classified as dangerous goods.

You want to make sure the sucker is secure as it will be exposed to a lot of shaking and moving especially if going by air.

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Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 06:54:25 am »
I had a Ducati come from the UK in a crate and all they did was make a really strong base with blocks to stop the wheels from moving forward or back. and then places for the ratchet tie downs to hook on to the base. Ratchet down as you would on a trailer then box the rest in with a frame and plywood.
 

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Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 09:11:14 am »
You have to drain the petrol and possibly remove the battery as it is classified as dangerous goods.

You want to make sure the sucker is secure as it will be exposed to a lot of shaking and moving especially if going by air.
Some mates have been overseas to MX events, bought bikes there and brought them back. All fluids have to be drained and no battery as I recall.
Must say it was quite funny seeing a KTM65cc being unpacked from suitcases!
 

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Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 10:00:42 am »
If its for the 950, why not contact a KTM dealer and get a crate from them, they throw them away when finished with them.
 

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Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 07:32:36 pm »
If you are shipping by sea I don't think the the battery has to be removed as my Duke came with them connected.
 

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Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 09:44:19 am »
If you are shipping by sea I don't think the the battery has to be removed as my Duke came with them connected.
I think it only by air that all dangerous items must be removed.
 

Offline Whethefakawe

Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 02:30:51 am »
Thanks gents, making notes ;D
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Re: Bike crates?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2008, 10:05:28 am »
Make sure you also drain the oil, they seem to be absolutely paranoid about this.
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