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Emergency shipping from Bangkok to England

Due to unforeseen circumstances I need to leave Thailand and head home to England. At the very least I need to get rid of my bike, possibly as quickly as I can. I can get the bike to anywhere in SE Asia, Cambodia, Laos of that's cheaper or easier in some way but it has to go soon. I used Eagle Exports to get her here from Nepal and they were great but does anyone know of a company that can help me sort out my return journey?

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We just got to Kuala Lumpur and are planning to ship our bike in the beginning of next week to Amsterdam (and take a straight flight to Amsterdam). From there we'll get to Lithuania somehow.
We are planning to take the bike with us on the plane and go directly to Malaysian Airlines (got quotation of 1250 euro for my V-strom which is not too bad, it doesn't include a crate).
Tomorrow I'll be going to the airport to get some information as I will try to ship the motorbike without using a crate. The plan is to drive it onto a pallet (maybe I'll make it myself) strap the bike and wrap it up with plastic. Let's see if it will work out. I could share our experience or you might join or something.
Hope you will manage your shipment. Try to call Thai Airlines, maybe that will work.
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Due to unforeseen circumstances I need to leave Thailand and head home to England. At the very least I need to get rid of my bike, possibly as quickly as I can. I can get the bike to anywhere in SE Asia, Cambodia, Laos of that's cheaper or easier in some way but it has to go soon. I used Eagle Exports to get her here from Nepal and they were great but does anyone know of a company that can help me sort out my return journey?

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Namaste Jack and Joahn,

I think you have to try Trans air cargo in Thailand.
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If you ship back to UK make sure you fill out forms C179B (for the bike) and C3 (for your luggage in the panniers) as early as possible. The airline will charge you big storage fees so any delays will cost you directly. You need to submit these forms via a customs broker, preferably one who knows what to do as most only handle imported goods etc rather than a bike coming home. I used HWFS after being messed around by others who didn't have a clue though there are others of course.

The earlier you start this stuff and have arrangements in place the better off you will be.

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http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ondon-uk-55741

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Due to unforeseen circumstances I need to leave Thailand and head home to England. At the very least I need to get rid of my bike, possibly as quickly as I can. I can get the bike to anywhere in SE Asia, Cambodia, Laos of that's cheaper or easier in some way but it has to go soon. I used Eagle Exports to get her here from Nepal and they were great but does anyone know of a company that can help me sort out my return journey?

Cheers guys.
Hi
I live in N/E Thailand on the border with Laos, if you are stuck you can leave your bike here. to be crated then can be transported to Bangkok by the local courier company only take 1 day. You can cross friendship bridge 2 from Laos i live 1km away.

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