This is an important step that is often forgotten by owners. Be sure to remove any personal items and travel accessories from the bike before it’s loaded for transport. Motorcycle transporters are not responsible for those items, and they won’t be covered by insurance if accessories are lost or damaged.
Thankfully, there is no need to drain your gas tank or remove the battery unless you’re moving your motorcycle specifically as freight with a freight carrier. If your bike will be exposed to the cold or will be stationary for a long period of time at its destination, you may want to consider a few additional steps listed here to protect it during storage.