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    Massachusetts to Indiana....who has best prices on shipping?

  • #2
    That's about a 1000 miles right? How much does a one way ticket, 1000 miles worth of fuel, a couple of meals, and a KOA campsite cost?

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    • #3
      They are all pretty much the same. I have done it twice, and after shopping the internet for days that's the conclusion I came to. You are looking at $5 - 600 bucks at least. Been a few years since I did it so it could be more. But, unless you have a very economical vehicle that you are willing to sleep in, you can't do it much cheaper. Cheapest way would be a bus ticket there and ride it back. You would probably need at least a 1 night stay in a motel if you didn't have a friend along the way. So figure at least $50 for a hotel, $100 for the bus ticket $40.00 to eat, then fuel for the bike. The Roadstar will get 40 mpg if you keep it under 70 mph, gas is $3 a gallon X 1000, that's what, $250, so, $440 bucks right there, if you can get it shipped for $500 WTF, unless you're just wanting to take a long ride and have the time. I drove a 1/2 ton Ford pick-up from central Texas to Jacksonville Florida to get my Ducati, but I would have been money ahead to have just had it shipped. The shippers seem like a lot, but when you do the math for any other way, they are hard to beat.


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      • #4
        Yeah it would cost me $500 in gas alone round trip....I'm getting quotes of $750ish for shipping. Kind of kills the "good deal" aspect of buying an old metric bike.

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        • #5
          Have you checked out uShip? I have used them a couple of times. Prices seem fair. Just checked a shipment from Boston to Indianapolis and average price is around #350.00.

          https://www.uship.com/

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          • #6
            Sounds like a road trip to me.

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            • #7
              Rent a uhaul for the weekend and sleep in it.







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              • #8
                That's a great idea. But No windows gas fumes have to leave it open sleeping

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                • #9
                  Got a quote for $550 door to door. Others were as high as $987.00 on uship. Just waiting on seller tonget back with me and have questcap go put eyes on it. It's as some bike shop...they told him the "valves were burnt" and they aster putting it back together....owner told me he ran 93 octane always...so I'm a stressing it's all carboned up.

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                  • #10
                    Yea I kinda figured the prices went up. $550 is not bad though. Are you sure about this? You are staking a lot on a hunch.


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