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.

UK Motorcycle Shipping Experts!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12 Feb 2009
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: key west florida
Posts: 1
getting us and bike from florida to uk

hey guys and gals anyone outhere got any recent info on how to fly beemer gs and us back to uk from key west fl in the middle of winter, my only option at the moment is riding to canada for motorcycle express to fly us but its well bellow zero up there right now were pretty hardy ex london dispatchers but fifty bellow is beyond me HELP!!! any info would be apriciated .
Or we could sell our bloved steed here 102000 mile gs with lots of goodies to someone who knows that these bikes go on for ever if well looked after as this one is give us a buzz if interested tata phillie........
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13 Feb 2009
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SoOrange NJ USA
Posts: 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by phillie View Post
hey guys and gals anyone outhere got any recent info on how to fly beemer gs and us back to uk from key west fl in the middle of winter, my only option at the moment is riding to canada for motorcycle express to fly us but its well bellow zero up there right now were pretty hardy ex london dispatchers but fifty bellow is beyond me HELP!!! any info would be apriciated .
Or we could sell our bloved steed here 102000 mile gs with lots of goodies to someone who knows that these bikes go on for ever if well looked after as this one is give us a buzz if interested tata phillie........
It's very unlikely you can arrange a service from FL similar to Motorcycle Express from Canada (which loads bike as cargo on your passenger flight).

BUT, you should be able to arrange airfreight or seafreight of bike from Miami to UK + separate passenger flight Miami to UK. This will be more 'complicated' and probably more expensive than Motorcycle Express because you have to do the separate cargo & passenger arrangements yourself.

Arrange bike seafreight or airfreight first. Miami has lots of international cargo broker/ agents. One Miami agent that some HUBB members use/ recommend is Econocaribe Consolidators, Inc.. Try them first; if they can't do it, just do a Google search on "Miami international freight forwarders."

Another option is MotorbikeTransport, which may still have space on his once-per-year containerload seafreight bike shipment Orlando FL to Heidelberg Germany leaving MARCH 09 (3 weeks) this year.

Book a separate return passenger flight after you've made bike cargo arrangements.

Do not try to sell your beloved GS in the US (assuming the GS is UK-registry), i.e., do not sell to a US customer, because a UK-registry GS cannot be re-registered 'permanently' in the US. If you going to sell it in the US, it would have to be to another Brit, who intended to finally re-export the bike from the US.

good luck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13 Feb 2009
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: bellingham, WA, USA
Posts: 1,979
Let me put in a good word for Stefan Knopf at the link in the last post. I shipped my KLR with Stefan this past fall, and you sure can't do any better at the price. I also stayed at his place, played with his kids, asked a lot of questions about local attractions, and took full advantage of the offered space to sort gear, change oil, etc. When I got lost on the way in, Stefan escorted me to his place personally; when I forgot to take care of various odds and ends preparatory to shipping the bike, he did them for me after I left without complaint. His freight forwarders in are alsOrlando are also good people, and highly competent at what they do.

I used Warren (Warren Motorcycles On-Line) shipping in the other direction, and I have to say that he also gave very good service at a fair price. The program is different, however, and maybe you've looked into it already....? The website I found is horribly dated, but the 800 phone number listed there is the one I used a year and a half ago. He does roll on---roll off shipping via Lufthansa; I used New York to Munich and it cost me something like $1200 US. One advantage for me was that Warren managed to make things very flexible---my bike's engine grenaded enroute, and I was a month or more late getting to New York. Warren is physically located in Boynton Beach, Florida, wherever that is.

Seems to me you've got plenty of options from Florida to Europe, although maybe fewer to the U.K. With the money you save using Stefan Knopf you can pay him to store your bike until warm weather and still come out well ahead of most other forms of transport.

I tried to post the above information and more on the shipping page but was foiled by an apparently permanent site disability.

Enjoy,

Mark
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13 Feb 2009
bobkat's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 101
Each winter Knopf Tours in Germany (www.knopftours.com) ships a container of bikes to Orlando for Bike Week. Check with them for the return date and availability of space.
__________________

Bob & Kathy
The adventures of Lemonade
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
advice for accomodation and bike dealers FLORIDA pkenny North America 4 12 May 2008 02:58
UK to Florida David and Cheryl Laing Trip Transport 5 21 Jan 2006 01:24
Alaska to Florida Eoin Route Planning 2 1 Feb 2005 09:19
Florida or Miami used bike website Mavec Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 1 13 Jan 2004 03:01
shipping bike Rio de Janero to Florida or US egreen Trip Transport 0 12 Dec 2001 22:59

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

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 19:50.