You will find dozens of companies that ship motorcycles, make sure you check their ratings to see what other customer’s experiences have been like. Call them, give them details of what you expect and compare quotes. After you have decided which company suites you best, you must decide whether you want to transport your bike in an open or enclosed container. Enclosed containers will be more expensive, however it is hard to find a company that is willing to expose your motorcycle on an open container. Since bikes are smaller in size and have more delicate detailing than a car, they’re easier to damage and more exposed to any mishap during the trip.
Make sure you check your motorcycle thoroughly before loading it to the carrier for scratches, bumps, or any other damages it may have if any. Make sure you are aware of the conditions of your bike before loading; this is for insurance purposes in case something happens to your bike along the way. Once your bike is delivered check it thoroughly again and make sure there are no new scratches or bumps.
It is recommended you drain the fuel in your bike to at least a quarter of a tank. This will reduce the weight on your bike and ensure proper price tags on your transport. Many times companies will book you for a price and once the bike is loaded and they pass usual weight limits (due to the fuel), they will charge you extra fees in order to take your bike or either to drain some of the fuel out. Also, make sure all your personal belongings are removed from saddlebags before bike is picked up; any stolen or damaged items are not covered by the insurance.
Planning in advance will always help the transportation to have everything ready for the actual pick up date. Plan for any delays in the event you are shipping during bad weather dates and make sure you provide correct contact info so that driver can be in constant contact with you along the way.