Motorbikes and mopeds are not only expensive, but also hard to protect when shipped. Although, it turns out that everything depends on the way we do it and how much previous experience with transport we have. It is possible to ship a motorcycle or a scooter without troubles, undoubtedly. The way you will secure it depends on the type of transportation. Owing to some valuable tips you will prevent any scratches, and dents that may happen when a moped or motorbike is not properly secured.
When you are moving the motorcycle on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer which is created for motorcycles or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this case you will need only two strapping belts. It's neccessary to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed one should not open up accidentaly during the shipment.
It is also worth checking the sharp edges or elements that may possibly cut the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also reasonable to transport a motorcycle inside a truck. The protection and equipment needed to keep the motorcycle standing safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned above. One thing to be considered is the installation of the side pads to protect the insides of the van and other objects that will be transported just next to the motorcycle.
There are also platforms that attached to a truck or van, can help you ship your motorbike not occupying the whole space in the van.
Do not forget to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will suffice to transport your motorbike. For instance, using a wooden platform for lifting your scooter and loading it in a van could pose danger to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause severe damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.
When listing your motorcycle on Clicktrans you can get a lot of great quotes from shipping providers who have their account on Clicktrans.
Many of these companies can adjust the transport, so that they can use the full capacity of their cars. Thanks to that, shipment gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with less and less „empty runs”.
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