If you have been following this blog for any given amount of time, you will have noticed that we have produced a few articles on how to quickly and safely ship your bike from one end of the country to the other. That’s not really surprising, considering that AA Motorcycle Shipping is one of the best known bike shipping companies that can be found out there.
Motorcycle Shipping Mishaps
Needless to say here that a lot of things can go wrong during the process of shipping a bike around the country. That is why you should always call upon the services of well certified professionals to get the job done correctly.
Think we are exaggerating? Well, you just have to look at some of the videos that are floating around on YouTube to get a clear picture of what we are talking about. The channel has, by the way, become something of a paradise for motorcycling and other mishaps. Oh Well! In any case, are some of the best motorcycle shipping mishaps that have been caught on video;
- How not to ship a motorcycle
The guys in the video below are probably guilty of breaking several laws, both against motorcycles and against…well; against the law. I mean, that’s clearly no way to move a motorcycle.
One of the things that you will notice offhand is that the video was probably not shot in the United States. For one thing, the car that’s being abused to carry the motorcycle looks a bit more decrepit that usual.
There is also the blatant disregard for the safety of other road users. I mean, the whole thing looks like a bad idea right off the bat. It’s a wonder therefore that the person who was driving the car decided that everything was cool.
Nicely strapped in
We do, however, have to give credit where it is due. Notice how the motorcycle is nicely strapped in, with the straps seemingly running under the vehicle? That surely took a lot of extra care!
There is also the fact that the driver is actually speeding and overtake other drivers. Had he, perhaps, really stepped on the gas, he would have arrived wherever it is that he was rushing to before the bike falling incident!
When the poor bike goes clattering to the ground, the driver just keeps going. He either does not really care or has not see what has just happened. The bike itself becomes just another hazard on the road. Although it doesn’t look totaled, it does appear as if the poor motorcycle will need a couple of modifications before getting back on the road.
- Motorcycle loading fails
Okay, perhaps the guy in the next video is not as guilty of general stupidity as the people that we have just been watching. I mean, accidents can happen even to the best of us while loading a motorcycle onto a truck, right?
It has to be said that this type of video is quite common on YouTube. I suppose that there are also videos of people who actually successful load their bikes onto their trucks. Those videos are, however, not that interesting.
YouTube thrives on failure and if its not a fail, then it will probably garner only a few views. In any case, here is one of the motorcycle loading fail videos;
Setting yourself up to fail
To his credit, the guy in the above video actually appears to know right from the beginning that he is going to fail. I won’t go so far as to accuse the poor dude of faking a fail, which is the YouTube equivalent of high treason.
I will however, give him credit for stupidity. If I was him, I would have waited for someone to give me the needed boost before proceeding. Oh well! Bikes only cost several thousand dollars anyway, so what’s the big deal?
“I am Okay”
Okay, the bike doesn’t look damaged. So, it’s really no big deal, since the only thing that appears to have been hurt is the dude’s hand. And the guy, we have to say, is very polite and considerate. He goes so far as to thank us all for viewing the “bad-ass,” video right at the end.
- Winch Assisted Loading
Okay, the guy in the next video does not actually fail. He has, instead, come up with an ingenious, winch assisted way of loading his motorcycle onto a truck. The great thing about this is that the gizmos can be hooked up to the vehicle’s 12 volt battery. And it makes loading the bike super easy.
The thing even comes with remote control. Despite the rather unnecessary question; “Are you still filming,” that is asked to whoever it is is doing the actual filming, the whole thing actually looks cool.
This method of loading a bike onto a vehicle is, I have to say, rather slow. You also actually begin to feel pity for both the winch and the car battery, but what do I know? It’s a good thing that the dude in the video has had the wherewithal to keep the car running. Otherwise the battery would have given out and we would have had another hilarious video on our hands.
From the nefarious noise that it is making, I just hope the winch is not made in China. Otherwise the guy will soon have to answer questions from his insurance company on the exact way that his car got to go up in smoke.
- Leave it to professionals
If you would have your motorcycle shipped in as professional a way as is possible, why not go to the home page of this website to get a quick and unchangeable quote on shipping from one end of the United States to the next? At AA Motorcycle Shipping, we have been professionally moving well loved bikes for years and have all the tools that are needed to make sure that your motorcycle arrives in place intact.