Motorcycles need to be less than 40” wide and 96” long in order to be shipped as a standard vehicle. Anything bigger than that will require special shipping arrangements, as the platforms used to secure motorcycles within enclosed shipping trucks cannot support other sizes.
The shipping company will also need to know the weight of your bike. There is no limit on this aspect, but you won’t be able to secure a space until the weight has been established. If you have the original manual for your bike, the weight and dimensions will be specified there. Otherwise, you can conduct a search online to find your bike’s model and see what the specifications are.
While you are required to leave some gas in the tank of a car, you should completely drain the tank of your motorcycle. Steering should be unlocked and all items from inside glove box should be removed. You don’t need to give the key either, as motorcycles are moved by towing, rather than driving them inside the transport truck.
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