Want to Travel by Motorcycle…Overseas?
This is a trip you have planned for a long time – touring Europe and enjoying the scenery and sites at your leisure. In order to do so requires economical transportation and none is more cost efficient than a motorcycle. The problem is getting the motorcycle from here to there. That’s where international shipping in Houston, TX can help.
Cruising Down the Highway
There is something wild and exciting about the thought of cruising foreign highways and roads on your motorcycle. A motorcycle is economical, free wheeling and easy to maneuver on even the narrowest or rugged of streets. Getting your motorcycle from home to your vacation spot is not difficult either. All you need to do is find a company experienced in international shipping in Houston, TX and it won’t be long before you’re cruising with the wind at your back.
It’s easy to make motorcycle riding sound a bit romantic. However, when it’s time to ship the motorcycle, you need to get practical. Unlike a car, a motorcycle needs plenty of support to keep it upright during shipping and advance preparation to eliminate the chances of damage as much as possible. Motorcycles must be carefully crated and packed so that it arrives intact.
The more care that is put into packing the motorcycle, the less chance of damage. That only makes sense. The question is how do you pack a motorcycle? It’s not a suitcase, after all. You can’t just throw a few things in, close the lid and snap the locks. In fact, you have to prepare well ahead of time to insure that the motorcycle is secure inside of a crate and unable to shift during shipment.
There’s a lot to be done before you’ll feel the wind at your back!
Born to Be Wild?
How do people who are experts at international shipping in Houston, TX crate a motorcycle? There are certain steps to take that are known to keep a motorcycle safe.
>> Use a solid wooden crate that comfortably fits the motorcycle
>> Mark an “up” arrow on all sides of the crate
>> Secure the wheels by placing wooden blocks in the front and back of each wheel
>> Strap the front and back of the motorcycle and insure the straps are tight and well attached to the crate bottom
>> Insure that no part of the motorcycle can touch the crate
When strapping the motorcycle to the crate, the key to keeping the vehicle safe and intact during shipping is making sure the bike is stable. It should not be able to move around or shift during shipping. The crate must be free of all objects that may dent or scratch the motorcycle. Also, any protrusions on the motorcycle, like a tailpipe, must be clear of the crate walls.
Getting to that wind waiting for you on international highways takes some careful planning. Use a company with expertise though, and you will soon be riding your motorcycle with carefree abandon. “Head out on the highway…Lookin’ for adventure….and whatever comes our way…”
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