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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle rental for cross country ride

I'm thinking about a cross-country trip in the spring. Any recommendation for motorcycle rental shops in New York City? I have a 2007 Bonneville T-100 but I need something bigger and more comfortable to ride with my wife all the way to LA. I need a big touring bike similar to the Honda Gold Wing in fact I might even rent that but any other similar bike will do.
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Jupiter cycles in NY is the only one way rental I know of. You'll spend over $2000 for the rental alone. Have you considered buying a used bike then selling it afterward?
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You might try Eagle Rider, they're about the biggest name in US bike rentals. Bernie's suggestion about buying a used bike and selling after is spot on, though. Last I checked the rates you couldn't rent a bike for less than $120/day, and that was years ago.

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One of the rental places I was looking at last year has deals on bikes they need returned. Prices were reduced quite a bit as I recall. If you can schedule something like that to work you'd be able to save quite a bit.

See One Way Deals on this site...
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+1 on the one-way rentals. Eagle Rider has locations in NJ & NY.

For a cross country trip by all means you'll want to consider the GW, the Harley tourers or a Vision. You should try them on for size before you rent one so you know what'll work best for you.

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thanks guys. I found Eagle Rider after posting I'll have a look. There are some other things I am considering like flying my Triumph out to Arizona and then riding to CA from there I wouldn't ride cross country but at least I'd have my bike with me.
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As someone who's been cross country,NY-CA-NY ,I would agree with buying something used then sell it when you get to your destination.
A BMW K1200LT would be a great choice for 2 up.Handling is nimble in the twisties but uber comfort for you and your SO .3-5Ks can get tiresome on less comfortable bikes.They're going cheap now as the 1600 has eclipsed it but still quite a great bike on it's own.You can easily find one for 5-6K and should be able to get your money back minus a % of say $500.00 or so for the dealership to sell.If it's got all the maintenance up to date,fresh rubber and oil ,you wont have to do anything along the way.Great time to buy in the winter in the NE and you could have a few months to get comfortable with it and set up a dealership to take it.
I bought a VFR in CA years ago for a tour in Ca, then left it a local dealership(prearranged) to sell on consignment.I got a check a couple weeks later and the tour cost me a couple hundred dollars after I got my money back.
Much cheaper than renting and you can ride the bike like you own it(you do) and not worry about mileage or nicks and scratches.
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Ummm, what's wrong with touring on a Bonnie?

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I got an ultra classic for $75.00 a day from eagle rider when my bike was being repaired at the same dealership, dunno if u can work an angle with that but it's free to try.
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Ummm, what's wrong with touring on a Bonnie?

It's too small and there's no espresso maker. You'll never be able to tour the country on one.

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