Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Trip Transport

Trip Transport Shipping the bike and yourself.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


UK Motorcycle Shipping Experts!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19 Sep 2006
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Far, Away
Posts: 180
Do people lock their panniers when shipping bikes?

I am shipping my bike to Argentina by sea freight and was wondering if there will be a customs issue, if the panniers are padlocked?

Will the customs people rip them open if I am not there when the bike arrives or will the bikes clear customs in my presence, once I arrive collect it?

Any advise would be much appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19 Sep 2006
davidmc's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Posts: 377
Definately lock the panniers! Someone could either steal something, or worse, plant something and try to nail you later. Like planting drugs and extorting huge amounts of money afterwards. EVERY bag on your bike should be locked.

I am not sure specifically about Argentina, but every time I have shipped my bike, I clear customs with myself and customs present. It is typically not normal practice for customs to do things on their own without you or an agent present.

And don't forget, when customs does inspect your stuff, don't just open everything and let them go wild. One bag at a time, open, unpack, inspect, repack, lock, next bag. After your first bag or two they will typically just say ok, ok. Make sure you watch them like a hawk when they inspect your stuff. If they are impatient, make them wait.

Customs was never a problem for me after shipping.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19 Sep 2006
javkap's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Posts: 406
Hi Iain:

Don’t be worry about the panniers. The crates only are open in front of you and a custom officer to make the verification when its ready to take it out from the warehouse.

You don’t need anything else. When you start the papers at the custom before open the crate they will ask you what you have inside it.

Nobody can’t open your crate if you are not there.

See you soon

Sandra & Javier

www.DakarMotos.com
__________________
Javier...
Dakar Motos


“El mejor remedio para la Boludez, es la Inteligencia…”
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19 Sep 2006
davidmc's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Posts: 377
If your bike is crated, what Sandra & Javier say is absolutely correct, your stuff should be fine, the crate will not be opened until you are there to clear customs. When we had our bike in a crate, we also tied our helmets and riding gear to the bike too.

If you are shipping UNCRATED, yes lock and secure everything.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20 Sep 2006
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Far, Away
Posts: 180
Thanks

Thanks everyone for you help and advice, it's much appriciated.

Iain.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
India. Big bikes - Short people and GT550's Hutch Which Bike? 7 20 Jul 2006 00:30
Shipping bikes from South-Korea to Vancouver, Canada Baikal Trip Transport 0 5 Jun 2006 01:47
BMWs - the best bikes to meet people??? El Aleman - Jens Which Bike? 2 14 May 2006 21:40
Shipping bikes Panama City Caracas Homer Susan Central America and Mexico 1 31 Aug 2005 00:47
Shipping Bikes Anchorage to Tokyo Hans Karlsson Trip Transport 1 10 Apr 2004 14:27

 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders


contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!




New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.



Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:28.