We can help! First off you’ll need to realize that if you’re sending your bike on an airplane or vessel, it’s dangerous goods and needs some preparation and paperwork to go along with it. That’s where we come in.
Your first step is to make a booking with the airline. If you’re sending with an airline like Air Canada Cargo, give them a call to get your Air Waybill Number. That’s your booking number. (If you’re sending by ocean, contact a freight forwarder to schedule the booking.)
Once you’ve got a booking, that’s where we come in. We’ll go through the Dangerous Goods Regulations requirements with you so you understand how you have to prepare your motorcycle for transport.
There are a bunch of small things to talk through, but the two biggest things you’ll have to plan for are:
• Making sure that your fuel is drained to not more than a quarter tank (25%).
• Making sure that your battery is protected against short circuit. Most motorcycles have the battery protected, but many bikers still prefer to disconnect the battery and tape the wires before a flight.
We’ll get some details from you about which addresses you’re coming from and going to and then you’ll be good to fly.
Usually we’ll want at least 48 hours lead time so we have enough time to get you the paperwork, though the sooner you let us know about your flight, the better. Many clients notify us even 2-4 weeks before they fly, which is preferable, but not required.
That’s it! Make a booking for your bike, then get in touch with us. We’ll make the DG paperwork process smooth and easy for you. Then all you need to do is take your motorcycle to the airline and pick it up on the other side.
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