How do you prepare a motorcycle for transport?

Although it's good to have a clean bike, this step is more important before completing a visual inspection. The first thing to do is to thoroughly wash your motorcycle. Wipe off all heavy dirt and make sure there are no dirt deposits on the tires. By thoroughly washing your motorcycle, you will be able to see its condition well before you travel.

While motorcycles are a great means of transportation, you can't always take yours with you everywhere you go. If you decide to transport your motorcycle by truck or trailer, make sure to secure it properly with ratchet straps to prevent it from tipping over during transport. If, instead, you choose to pay a transportation company, make sure you understand the services they offer and what to do if your motorcycle is damaged on the road. While this will be avoided at all costs, sometimes the carrier may have to drive the motorcycle against a motorcycle transport trailer.

There are a few things you should do beforehand to prepare your motorcycle for shipment and ensure it has a successful trip. Making a decision about this can often be a big challenge, as there are many publicly traded companies that claim to offer safe motorcycle shipping when in reality their standards are unsatisfactory. Below you'll find some preparation tips for safely shipping your motorcycle abroad, as well as recommended charging procedures. Whether you need it shipped locally, nationally, or even abroad, you need to know all the details of the shipping process to ensure that your bike is properly prepared.

To protect you against damage or loss, your motorcycle transport company must provide a minimum amount of insurance.

Léa Hendriks
Léa Hendriks

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