View Full Version : Futura Arrived Late Yesterday
12-11-2009, 12:56 AM
The 2004 Futura (ash black) that I purchased from a member of this forum, Pereubu, arrived late yesterday by motor transport at my home in Richmond Hill, GA. It arrived in impeccable shape and is everything, and more, that I hoped it would be. Having never shipped a bike before, I learned several things from this transaction, the main thing being that if you need to have a bike shipped, look no further than uShip.com. It was so easy .... simply sign up at their website for whatever you need shipped, then sit back and watch as shippers immediately begin competing for your business. In the end, it cost me only $400 to have the bike shipped 2,200 miles cross-county, which is waaay cheaper than it would have cost me if I had driven out, or flown out, and ridden the bike back to Georgia. Plus, the shipper that I chose, Steven Parkhurst from Pappos Shipping, delivered the Futura to my door three days ahead of schedule. Steve takes EXCELLENT care of whatever bikes he ships. In addition to using Baxley wheel chocks, Steve secures the bikes from eight separate points using soft-ties and tie-downs. In my case, Steve put the side cases inside the sleeper section of his trailer to make sure they didn't get scratched. Truly a super guy and someone I will not hesitate to use again should, in the future, I need to have a bike shipped. Monday I will have some new shoes, Michelin Pilot Road 2's, mounted and will then try to get in some serious road time.
I look forward to a long and enjoyable relationship with you guys.
12-11-2009, 05:02 AM
Congrats on the new Futura!!
12-11-2009, 05:53 AM
What an interesting journey the 2200 miles could have been...
12-11-2009, 06:18 AM
..Just make sure that whoever is fitting your tyres knows what they're doing when it comes to removing & reinstalling your rear wheel.
It's a pretty rare bike in the UK & most tyre fitters here look at it & scratch their heads, clearly baffled be the strange (& in my humble opinion) unnecessarily complex hub & wheel locating assembly.. Very easy to put back wrongly!!
12-11-2009, 06:20 AM
Take care about your rear wheel installation.
Many "professional" mechanics has got it wrong, if they don´t follow the procedure in the hand book.
12-11-2009, 08:24 AM
Congrats on the new bike. Hope you love it as much as the rest of us!
12-11-2009, 08:54 AM
Glad you got your ride , enjoy !!
12-11-2009, 09:40 AM
on the wheel removal/installation issue.........in fact if you have the tools & capability I would remove/refit the wheels myself so they only need to deal with the loose wheels, though there is still a possibilty that they will struggle to balance the rear if they haven't got a suitable adapter.
Might take you a little while to figure it out but at least you will have learned how to do it and can make sure its done right......plenty of help/guidance available on here if needed!
12-11-2009, 12:20 PM
Congrats and be ready to enjoy.
Also, you can have the rear machine balanced at any car tire installer. I've done it twice. Sam's Club only charges $3.XX.
12-11-2009, 12:38 PM
That "new" (to you) bike feeling.
12-11-2009, 01:23 PM
Ready for a love affair? You're in for one.
12-11-2009, 01:28 PM
Congrats and welcome to a great forum populated by big hearted, endlessly helpful nutballs. We love this bike!
12-11-2009, 02:45 PM
Dudes ..... sorry about the no pics. I took a few last night but somehow cannot get them uploaded and attached to this thread. I'll keep working on it.
12-11-2009, 07:22 PM
Congrats, and welcome to the asylum.
No Cameraphone pics! :)
12-11-2009, 08:06 PM
Congratulations to you, and to me :) I just picked up a 2001 and I can't stop smiling. I've had her out every night since. 20 degrees tonight :happy: ... happy but blue!
12-11-2009, 09:48 PM
Congrates on your new bike. I'm waiting fir my new to me 01 Futura to arrive via Uship from Oakland CA.. I have shipped several bikes through Uship and never had a problem although some guys take a little longer to deliver than others.
12-12-2009, 08:59 AM
+1 on the rear wheel. Your better off to remove it yourself. Not difficult, just different. You are so going to love the bike!
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