Shipping a dirt bike engine options

wormser77

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Need to ship a kx500 motor from Washington to Wisconsin.
What's the best route?
It is just the bottom end and will be crated.
 
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I bet it's too light to be worth shipping it freight like by greyhound or something.

What did UPS say? You are a business owner, do you not know another business owner that has a UPS account for a better deal?
 

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I used ti ship my racebike engines (two cycle V-Twin) from the track home and from home to the next track. I used a Briggs & Scrapiron plastic container they shipped their engines in. It is pretty heavy duty and has the interlocking lid set up with padlock holes.
I put a piece of plywood in the bottom of the box so it would get broken, made a mount out of angle iron to bolt the engine to. The mount was also bolted to the plywood. I think I also had a wood piece that would keep the top from caving in if someone stood on it.
 
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He is from Johannesburg and getting it shipped to Tom Morgan racing to get built then it heads to Africa.
Was thinking put it on a pallet then use 2x4's to make 2 motor mounts to bolt it up.
 
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Just got off the phone with the motor builder.
He suggests shipping it in a cooler🤯
Then I can ship it standard fed ex or ups and not have it go freight.
 

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Just got off the phone with the motor builder.
He suggests shipping it in a cooler🤯
Then I can ship it standard fed ex or ups and not have it go freight.
Good idea. That's abbot the size of the Briggs box I used. You just want to make sure it can't move in there, even with a gorilla tossing it.
Slap a couple Donated Organ stickers on it to get it there sooner.
 

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UPS truck should be ok. People tell me all the time that they're gonna send me something that way.

I always wondered if they were the ones who failed geography 101....or was it geometry....same thing
 
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Ring ding ding fits in a cooler.
Now time to pack and get quotes.
Uship wanted $260 on a pallet.
Thinking ups might be $75
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What's he having done to the engine that requires it to be shipped all over the world?
KX500 market is on fire in Europe and Africa. I think he's having a bunch of parts sent to Morgan then he'll build the motor and sent it to the guy in Africa with a bunch of other parts.

I bought this bike for the cylinder, subframe, electronics and some other bits to use for my supermoto for $900.

Bottom end I'm selling has a broken ear on the clutch cable holder and I'm getting $400 for it. I've also sold radiators, pegs, seat and other parts and the front end is going on my klx650r.
Basically got a bunch of parts I wanted for free.
 

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Ring ding ding fits in a cooler.
Now time to pack and get quotes.
Uship wanted $260 on a pallet.
Thinking ups might be $75
Im going to bet UPS will be north of $200 on a pallet. UPS & FedEx are package handlers... DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON A PALLET with them unless you want it broken. I forget what high value $$$ is but might be worth it IF you want the equivalent of VIP handling.
That being said... the USPS is not much of a package handler and use push carts/bins to move & sort stuff. Great if your stuff weighs <10lbs.
 

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Im going to bet UPS will be north of $200 on a pallet. UPS & FedEx are package handlers... DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON A PALLET with them unless you want it broken. I forget what high value $$$ is but might be worth it IF you want the equivalent of VIP handling.
That being said... the USPS is not much of a package handler and use push carts/bins to move & sort stuff. Great if your stuff weighs <10lbs.

Years ago I shipped some cylinder heads via UPS.

I made some beautiful wooden boxes that Casey might have been proud of..... not really, but they secured the iron heads safely.

When I talked to the guy I sent them to, I mentioned the boxes.....he axed me what boxes??

He received them wrapped in cardboard.

Motherfuckers owe me a refund.....the packages had to be 10 pounds less weight per!!!
 
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