MIL Shipping a motorcycle

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  1. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    I'm going to Kadena AB early next year, and I'm REALLY thinking about buying a motorcycle. The MSF course is gonna happen here at Goodfellow sometime at the end of the month, and I'd like to pick up a bike shortly after that.

    Has anyone had any experiences on moving a bike? What would I need to do? Are there any restrictions to what kind of bike I can take with me?
     
  2. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    A bike can be shipped as household goods. You have to drain all fluids before hand. Then when the movers show to pack your shit tell them to pack up the bike also.

    This is for any motorcycle.
     
  3. Arsenal4rs

    Arsenal4rs BEES!!! MUTHERFUCKIN BEES!!!

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    theres a number of different places that do it. when I bought mine I briefly looked into it, but its not cheap. I think I saw prices between 500-1000 depending on what the companys website quoted. I ended up driving a truck to where it was and traileriing it back with a buddy the same day.
     
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    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    Why would you pay to ship a bike when uncle Sam will do it for free? Unless your doing a self move then i would let the movers ship it.
     
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    Arsenal4rs BEES!!! MUTHERFUCKIN BEES!!!

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    bought it off eBay... Im in Va, Bike was in Ohio.
     
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    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    I'm buying the bike locally here in San Angelo, TX. When I leave Goodfellow AFB I want to take it with me to Japan. Is it true that I also have to take the wheels off?
     
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    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    I never heard of taking the wheels off. Also you may need to contact that base and find out the vehicle policy. I heard some bases in japan do not allow soldiers/airmen to have vehicles unless they meet certain conditions.
     
  9. BillyJackNCoke

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    You'll be able to bring your bike. You just have to get it registered off base, it's a pain in the ass from what I've been told but there's a few nice roads to ride on in Okinawa. Good luck at Kadena, I just left there in June
     
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    I always just throw mine in the back of my truck.

    Not exactly an option for you though. :dunno:
     

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