What You Need to Know About Packing and Shipping a Motorcycle
Shipping a motorcycle is a lot like shipping a car. Only bikes are more susceptible to damage during transport. Therefore, they may require additional care during preparation, loading, and unloading procedures.
You’ll need to pack light but smart. Weather conditions can change as you trek across the country. Ensure that you’ve got everything you’ll need to stay comfortable. Dressing in layers can help you stay warm while maintaining safety. Before heading out on the long, winding road, invest in a good quality motorcycle jacket and gloves. Forgetting to pack rain gear can turn an awesome adventure into a not-so-pleasant experience.
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THROTTLESNAKE is the crossing between throttle and rattlesnake. Both sharing the same territory, endless and relentless roads. Moves fast, stays low, leaving just a fulminating throttling sound behind it and before you realize, the petrol poison has already molten with your blood. You are one of us now, welcome to the family.
A backpack is always good if carrying something light, otherwise you would get too tired, and soft as it can act as padding in a fall. In this case this backpack would be useful to have always the important stuff which has to be with you: passport, money, map, water, a hoodie, cell phone… despite all of this could also go on a magnetic bag on top of the tank and you could be having a larger backpack that rests on the seat behind you so you don’t get tired while riding. Try to bring just the necessary which normally is one third of what you actually think you need. Saddlebags, and an extra bag, either in front or back...
Have you seen Akira? If you have, we could say that the motorcycle gangs in Akira were the Bōsōzoku from future. In the real world the word bōsōzoku is often synonym for illegal motorcycle customization and making a very loud noise by removing the mufflers. The gang members don’t wear motorcycle helmets which is also illegal in Japan, they drive dangerously weaving in traffic, speed in city streets just for the thrill or ride in hundreds very slowly through suburbs at speeds of 7km/h, they wave imperial Japanese flags, they start fight including weapons such as wooden swords, baseball bats or Molotov cocktails, they run red lights… The bike at the head of the group is always driven by the...