(Disclaimer: I considered putting this on Lifehacks but it's so specific to motor vehicles that I thought it might be better here; Do let me know otherwise if it should be migrated)
What would be the absolute cheapest way to move a motorbike (220kg) across town (about 15km) in winter? — It currently isn't insured and would take a bit of work to get running, anyway. Lastly, with so much snow/ice/mud/gravel on the streets, doing so is a death wish.
Some details about the situation:
- I haven't got either a proper "motorbike ramp" for loading it into the back of a van/truck or straps/etc. to secure it; Is there no way e.g. make your own ramp out of something with simple tools, and, similarly, to put together something makeshift which keeps the bike stable while being transported?
- I've never transported anything this heavy in a vehicle before and am unsure if "normal" car hire places would even allow it; Do they?
- Technically, pushing it all the way would probably be the cheapest option, but it took me and a mate about 20 minutes to push it through about 500m of snow and slush... so it would take me about 10 hours of pushing the bike to get it across town, assuming that I could even find a place to legally park it every time I had to take a break; So, no.