Woo hoo, you have won the bike you have been after on Ebay and got it at a great price, the trouble is it’s the other side of the country and you have to hire a van to go and collect it. Drive over with your car and motorbike trailer and bring it back. Alternatively you can insure it (if it’s roadworthy) and catch a train to the motorbikes location and then ride it home.
When you have hired the van the next step in collecting your motorbike is actually ensuring you have the means to load it onto your vehicle ie a ramp or a tail lift.
Once the motorbike is on the back of the delivery ban, it needs to be secured for transportation. This can be done in a number of different ways
- It can be laid down
- It can strapped to a wall of the delivery van
- it can be secured in standing position in the centre of the vehicle
We prefer option 3 as it ensures the safest transportation of your bike or scooter. Couriers can do this for you of course, but generally speaking a motorbike isn’t suitable for co-loading with other items unless the van driver or courier has a motorbike trailer.
If you try and deliver the motorbike on it’s side be cautious of any fluids that may leak from the bike, especially fuel also it is more secure and may result in damage to the fairings or handles.
If you strap the motorbike to the side of the vehicle make sure the body work is covered to prevent scratches, we recommend felt blankets for this, but more importantly make sure the van is not too heavily weighted on one side making it dangerous to drive.
Some bikes are in excess of 500kgs in weight and uneven van loading can cause you problems.
If you need further advice on getting your motorbike or scooter delivered, please pick up the phone and I will advise you
0800 917 7084