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    bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    I'll keep it short:

    Need to get my bike from Quincy to state inspection in Bridgewater this Friday. Willing to rent a truck from U-haul for approximately $70, but will still need to do something about a ramp. It has to be unloaded at the inspection sitel.

    I'm willing to pay someone that has a trailer/truck and nothing better to do if they'd like to help me.


    Otherwise, I'd greatly appreciate if someone at least has ramp(s) I can borrow.


    Thanks!

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    I have ramps. But I'm sure someone here will come through with well more then what I can offer.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    uhaul does have motorcycle trailers for rent 15.00 per day.

    but, you will need a vehicle with a tow hitch.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    Or you can rent a home depot truck. $20 for the first hour $10 per hour after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mell0 View Post
    Or you can rent a home depot truck. $20 for the first hour $10 per hour after that.
    The home depot trucks have really high bed heights. The bed is mounted above the wheel wells for a flat surface. It would suck to get the bike on and off without a dock. I rent them all the time cause they're so cheap and easier then a rental car place.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    I have ramps also if you need them. You would have to load/unload with an incline though because they are either 6 or 7 foot versions.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    come on by and borrow my ramps. I'd just need them back by like 3pm so I can load my bike in my truck before I go to work.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    Appreciate all the responses so far! I looked into the HD trucks, but for reasons mentioned above I opted out.

    I may or may not be able to use my friend's truck that has a hitch, but I don't want to rely on that. His truck is really high and has a tonneau cover on it, so putting the bike in it won't work (easily).

    Brett thanks, I think you are my best option for getting ramps from since you live near by. I was going to PM you again but didn't want to bug you.

    I'll wait to see if any others chime in.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    You can get a Uhaul pickup and trailer for like $35 plus mileage. I've done that before.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    i've got a pair of 88" curved aluminum ramps you can borrow, i believe these are the type.

    can pickup/return them at my office in the south end (500 harrison ave), should be a quick drive from quincy.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by island boyeee View Post
    Appreciate all the responses so far! I looked into the HD trucks, but for reasons mentioned above I opted out.

    I may or may not be able to use my friend's truck that has a hitch, but I don't want to rely on that. His truck is really high and has a tonneau cover on it, so putting the bike in it won't work (easily).

    Brett thanks, I think you are my best option for getting ramps from since you live near by. I was going to PM you again but didn't want to bug you.

    I'll wait to see if any others chime in.
    nah its no problem. let me know if you need them

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    I guess I'm confused- do they ticket you at the inspection station or something if you ride there? Seems like a pretty dumb catch-22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVenpointsixtwo View Post
    I guess I'm confused- do they ticket you at the inspection station or something if you ride there? Seems like a pretty dumb catch-22.
    this isn't for the regular inspection sticker. its a salvage title inspection to make it road legal again.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by noxin View Post
    You can get a Uhaul pickup and trailer for like $35 plus mileage. I've done that before.
    thought about that, but that's even more money... i may talk to them about that, but would still need a ramp. having just the truck to worry about would also be easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by drop View Post
    i've got a pair of 88" curved aluminum ramps you can borrow, i believe these are the type.

    can pickup/return them at my office in the south end (500 harrison ave), should be a quick drive from quincy.
    appreciate the offer. Brett lives right near my work so I can hopefully just grab them on my way home.

    Quote Originally Posted by CBR929RE View Post
    nah its no problem. let me know if you need them
    if I don't come across something else, would it be possible for me to pick them up tomorrow? I could either grab them around lunch time, or around 5 if you're not working. Also, how long are they? I think they'll fit in my wagon, but just want to double check.




    and yes, this is for salvage inspection

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR929RE View Post
    this isn't for the regular inspection sticker. its a salvage title inspection to make it road legal again.
    Ahh, that makes sense. I was thinking, man, MA is really strict! I know they'll ticket you if you even park on the street without an inspection sticker. I love my VT plates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by idratherberidin View Post
    The home depot trucks have really high bed heights. The bed is mounted above the wheel wells for a flat surface. It would suck to get the bike on and off without a dock. I rent them all the time cause they're so cheap and easier then a rental car place.
    I loaded my R6 on and off with a couple of boards with my dad. First time ever loading a bike anywhere. With proper motorcycle ramps it would be even easier. And if you have loaded a bike before it would be yet again easier.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    Im in Rockland and have a ramp if you want to swing by, let me know, Im home most night by 7pm

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    thanks, but I'll stick with Brett's offer since he's much closer than Rockland

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    is a state inspection something different than I'm thinking? Just normal safety inspection, or salvage/repair title or homemade/road legal kit type thing?

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    the latter. they just verify that whatever the bike was totaled for has been fixed, and you haven't used parts from a stolen bike. etc....

    it's not a safety or DOT compliance inspection.

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    did a state car inspection once and man it took HOURS, make sure you go there early and bring some snacks. also bring every receipt you have for any part you changed on the bike. Good luck

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    Re: bike transport to state inspection: help/suggestions

    that is not what I want to hear...

    I gathered up about every receipt I could. just hoping they don't nitpick beyond reason.


    thanks again to everyone for the offers. I picked up ramps from Brett and reserved a Uhaul truck. I'll report back tomorrow

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    Good luck man

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    thanks. I'm going to make up a "fixed by owner" list as well. hopefully cover everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by island boyeee View Post
    thanks. I'm going to make up a "fixed by owner" list as well. hopefully cover everything.
    Dont go to the short Napolean looking trooper...he's a total jerk.The tall amazon looking female trooper inspected my last bike...done in 15 minutes.Your gonna need your reciepts and the insurance company's original repair quote.You also have to ride the bike in to the station so you have to take it off the truck...sucks when your by yourself.Good Luck...been there a few times.

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