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    Could I kindly have suggestions for best method to bring a bike from Birmingham down to London/Essex. Some may be aware Iím currently taking my theory to obtain full licence so cannot drive the bike. I can/will drive up there, just wasnít sure if its ideal to hire a van? Iíve not got many friends in the hobby so the limited help I have is a guy who says his insurance doesnít cover him to drive other bikes etc.

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    If you're okay with someone else riding it, and they are happy to do so, look at one day insurances. Sometimes works out cheaper than van hire, but it depends on riders age, length of time license held etc.

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    When do you need it doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    If you're okay with someone else riding it, and they are happy to do so, look at one day insurances. Sometimes works out cheaper than van hire, but it depends on riders age, length of time license held etc.
    Thanks, the chap Iím limited to Iíve known only limited time. Iíve got no issues initially with him driving it back, however itís more the case he doesnít seem to know much outside his own needs. Which I understand. How much roughly if he is 40 y/o and had his licence 5 years?


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    When do you need it doing?
    To be honest, as soon as I commit to the purchase. Can I ask your thoughts?

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    A bike delivery company will charge you about £120 for that. It's fairly reasonable if you ask me.

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    If you go down the hire van route, don't forget you'll need a ramp and some method of strapping the bike down too.

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    Bike delivery as Weeksy says. They have their own insurance for transportation and do this sort of things all the time. Minimises risk of damage, means you get it delivered when it suits you and you don't stress.

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    Default Re: Transporting a bike, relocating.

    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    A bike delivery company will charge you about £120 for that. It's fairly reasonable if you ask me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Makman View Post
    Bike delivery as Weeksy says. They have their own insurance for transportation and do this sort of things all the time. Minimises risk of damage, means you get it delivered when it suits you and you don't stress.
    Thanks for the input, appreciated. My only reservations there are I still need to go and see the bike first hand to make sure I am happy etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotashes View Post
    Thanks for the input, appreciated. My only reservations there are I still need to go and see the bike first hand to make sure I am happy etc.


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    If you're going that far just to 'view' it, are you going to buy it there and then?
    What's the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    If you're going that far just to 'view' it, are you going to buy it there and then?
    What's the bike?
    Honda CBR 600. I plan on going to see it and completing the purchase there and then if happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotashes View Post
    Thanks, the chap I’m limited to I’ve known only limited time. I’ve got no issues initially with him driving it back, however it’s more the case he doesn’t seem to know much outside his own needs. Which I understand. How much roughly if he is 40 y/o and had his licence 5 years?


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    No idea as there are too many variables. Last time I did it was to pick a 125 scooter up for someone which was in deepest darkest Kent somewhere. To get to Kent by train you have to go into London to come back out, so the fare was expensive and van hire was close to it, but in the end i got a one day insurance for about £20 and the new owner took me in his company car, so the only bill was the insurance, well that and my beer!

    Sometimes delivery is better as weeksy says, but that probably involves buying sight unseen and whilst I used to do that a lot, if I'd have done with a few recent bikes id have caught a cold for sure! So be sure of what your buying...

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    Default Re: Transporting a bike, relocating.

    Crikey. Is it a magic CBR600? Can you not find one closer to home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    No idea as there are too many variables. Last time I did it was to pick a 125 scooter up for someone which was in deepest darkest Kent somewhere. To get to Kent by train you have to go into London to come back out, so the fare was expensive and van hire was close to it, but in the end i got a one day insurance for about £20 and the new owner took me in his company car, so the only bill was the insurance, well that and my beer!

    Sometimes delivery is better as weeksy says, but that probably involves buying sight unseen and whilst I used to do that a lot, if I'd have done with a few recent bikes id have caught a cold for sure! So be sure of what your buying...
    I had a brief look at one day insurance, of all the answers thrown up by the inter web it appears not many companies did one day anymore. Or was I searching in the wrong locations? Is one day insurance still easy to obtain, anybody recently done this?
    I certainly think as Iím a newb buying first ever bike it best I go and look at least, although Iím not familiar with what Iím looking for doh

    Thanks buddy,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebab The Cat View Post
    Crikey. Is it a magic CBR600? Can you not find one closer to home?
    It would be so much easier, however it took me long enough to find this based upon looked good condition. I know there are no doubt many rouge traders around like most sale transactions in any environment.


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