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bike crates

Hello,
I am after 2 bike crates. we are leaving Darwin mid to late Oct . we need them to ship bikes to East Timor
Info on how to obtain them is also welcome

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Check the yellow pages & call up all the Darwin bike shops, you may be able to get something for a slab of .

The crates new bikes are delivered in are usually the steel type where the front wheel & handlebars need to be removed, which takes some time but gives a smaller package. A scissor jack makes taking the wheel on/off while packing/unpacking these much easier.

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Perkins shipping

Have you contacted these guys. I believe that they are just roll on roll off into a container for an overnight run to Dili

Perkins Shipping Group Pty. Ltd.

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I flew my bike from New Zealand to Australia and back with Qantas and there was no need to crate the bike.
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Hi,

I'm shipping out of Darwin to Dili about the same time. You don't need to crate the bikes with Perkins. Might work out a bit cheaper though.

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Frank
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cheers guys

thanks for the advise guys, it looks as if Perkins does have the roll on, roll off option. it may be a bit more expense but a lot less drama.
thanks again.

Frank
we're thinking about shipping out around late oct early nov.
may see you there ????

Paul
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Maybe Perkins give a discount for shipping out 3 bikes together? I planned to leave mid October, but not sure if I can make it.

When are you leaving Brisbane?
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we left brisbane about 3 months ago, are now in north qld and slowly heading toward darwin. my e-mail is paulpetersen4@yahoo.com keep in contact,
see how things workout.
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Hi,

I just got a 'crate' from NT motorcycles on the Stuart Highway in Darwin for AUD100 delivered to the Perkins warehouse. It was actually a metal pallett that the bike rolled onto and strapped down. No taking out wheels etc. The bikes for Dili go into containers, and I'm a lot happier leaving the bike and gear strapped down to a pallett that I would be with just a bike on its wheels.

The guys and gals at Perkins were mega helpful, as were the people in customs house up the road. AUD250 for the shipping is good value. I'll let you know in a week or so what happens the other end!

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Thanks, please keep us updated. The costs on the other side would be interesting too.

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I just received a quote from Perkins for $350 AUD to Dili. How did you manage to get it for $250?
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I am also interested in the quote you got. How big is your bike?
And how did things go in Dili?
Also, are you traveling with insurance? can you recommend one for australian residents?

Thank you!
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I just got a 'crate' from NT motorcycles on the Stuart Highway in Darwin for AUD100 delivered to the Perkins warehouse. It was actually a metal pallett that the bike rolled onto and strapped down. No taking out wheels etc. The bikes for Dili go into containers, and I'm a lot happier leaving the bike and gear strapped down to a pallett that I would be with just a bike on its wheels.

The guys and gals at Perkins were mega helpful, as were the people in customs house up the road. AUD250 for the shipping is good value. I'll let you know in a week or so what happens the other end!

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