If you are feeling “Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf and looking to race down life’s highway on two wheels this summer, but short on time, or looking for an even better adventure across the pond, fly your bike and meet it there.
Wait! You can’t just show up at the airport and check in your motorcycle. Did you know that a motorcycle is considered to be a dangerous good? Under the IATA regulations, a motorcycle is classified as UN 3166, Vehicle flammable liquid powdered, hazard class 9; and therefore needs a shipper’s declaration form.
What does this mean to the average motorcycle enthusiast? It means that you need to seek the advice of a dangerous goods consultant, who specializes and can assist in providing instruction on the preparation of the motorcycle, and provide the proper signed shipper’s declaration.
According to Air Canada, some of the requirements at time of tender include:
- The fuel tank must be drained as far as practical; and fuel must NOT exceed ¼ of the tank capacity
- All batteries must be installed and securely fastened in the battery holder of the vehicle and be protected in such a manner as to prevent damage and short circuits
- Spare key, to be left in the ignition
- Alarm (theft-protection devices, installed radio communications equipment or navigational systems must be disabled
Air waybill number (booking number)
- Saddle bags may Continue Reading…