Keep It Simple – Quick & Easy Motorcycle Shipping Checklist

Wondering how to prepare for shipping your motorcycle, ATV, or jet ski? Use this checklist to begin your prep.

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Preparing for a motorcycle trip is enough work. You have to scout out places to stay, hit all the best roadside attractions and find the most scenic rides at your destination. Worrying about taking your bike apart is probably the last thing on your mind. Choosing a motorcycle shipping company can make all those worries go away.

If you’re shipping with HaulBikes:

  • You DO NOT have to drain the gas tank or other fluids.
  • You DO NOT have to disconnect the battery.
  • You DO NOT have to crate or palletize your vehicle. We only need to be able to move your vehicle onto the trailer and steer it into position.

Here are a couple of tips to help you beforehand:

Store extra parts .
You may store your personal property securely inside tour packs, trunks or saddlebags; however to prevent potential scratches or dents, we do not allow extra parts, such as helmets or pipes outside the vehicle. You can ship those items (and the vehicle’s title and keys if you are transferring ownership) with an overnight carrier, such as UPS® or FedEx® or by certified U.S. mail. Also remember to lock and secure your trunk or saddlebag as you are responsible for the contents.

Inspect your vehicle .
Check out your vehicle and note any dings or scratches prior to shipping. Detailed documentation will help if an insurance claim needs to be filed. Remember, when you ship with HaulBikes, your vehicle always includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance also is available for $35 per $5,000 of coverage. Or you can opt not to have a deductible for $50.

Remember your keys .
Nothing can ruin your vacation faster than not having keys! We do not need your keys for your vehicle, but we recommend attaching the keys to the handlebars with a plastic tie wrap. We also recommend that you bring a spare set with you. If you are sending the vehicle to another party, you can opt to ship them through an overnight carrier or with certified U.S. mail.

For more info, click on your specific vehicle below:

Bike and sidecar
Jet-ski (on a trailer)

Also visit our shipping process for a step-by-step list on how we get your vehicle to its destination.

Ready to book your shipment? Request or complete our shipping contract or call us at

Based in Milwaukee, Haul Bikes provides licensed and fully insured transportation for all your motorized sport equipment. Your sport equipment vehicle will be moved using a specialty shipping system designed and tested to protect against damage and wear. Your satisfaction is guaranteed, and your vehicle is waiting for you in ready-to-ride and ready-to-show condition.

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