Moving is tedious and hectic, whether it’s down the street or across the country. If you’re moving with a motorcycle, you don’t have the luxury of driving your bike to its new destination. Paying a transport company to move your motorcycle is a quick and easy way to transport your bike. We’ve got some tips to ensure your motorcycle is ready.
Give Your Motorcycle a Bath
Nobody wants to have their motorcycle dropped off at the new location to find it dusty, dirty, and full of debris. Take time to wash your bike beforehand.
The main reason you’ll need to clean up your motorcycle is that the dirt, oil, grease, and other contaminants can get in the way of your inspection. Finding any scratches or dents when you have a filthy bike will be more challenging.
Inspect Your Bike
Snapping photos is an excellent way to remember every detail. Take time to document any dents, paint chips, broken parts, imperfections, and scratches. Write down the current mileage too. Of course, you should also choose a reputable company, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Check the Tire Pressure
The transport company must move your motorcycle on and off the truck. Check your bike’s tire pressure to ensure it has the appropriate amount of air, and if a tire is underinflated, fill it appropriately.
Leave a Quarter Tank of Gas
Too much gasoline left in the tank can add too much weight, but we recommend leaving a small amount for the movers to use. Plus, you won’t have to rush out and fill up the tank after receiving the motorcycle.
Remove All Personal Items
Check inside the saddlebags and underneath the seats to ensure all of your valuables and other personal items aren’t hanging out on your motorcycle. Remove any items you find before dropping off your bike with the transport company.
Check Any Loose Parts
Remove all loose parts from your motorcycle or ensure they’re secured adequately. You don’t want these parts to receive damage or disappear during transportation.
As you can see, it’s not difficult to prepare your motorcycle, but make sure you set aside some time. You’re setting yourself, the company, and your bike up for successful transport if you follow the above tips.