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post #1 of 13 Old 12-05-2012, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Roadside assistance

Just would like to know if you guys have roadside assistance, and can you let me know which company has best offers.
Also as still new bloke on a block would like to catch up with few of you sometimes before Christmas, maybe short ride? who know what we can come up with.
As i mentioned before I am located on a West of Melbourne, Williams Landing.
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-05-2012, 07:11 AM
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Just would like to know if you guys have roadside assistance, and can you let me know which company has best offers.
Also as still new bloke on a block would like to catch up with few of you sometimes before Christmas, maybe short ride? who know what we can come up with.
As i mentioned before I am located on a West of Melbourne, Williams Landing.
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G'day Mariusz,

I have Total Care with the RACV - covers me completely with any vehicle I'm in.
With my two flats on a Sunday in rural Queensland, it gave me a 120 km tilt-tray ride back to a town and accommodation that night in a motel. Those two more than covered the cost for two years. The flat was repaired the next morning.

Very busy time until well after Christmas, so recreational rides are off until other commitments are filled.

Have a good Christmas with your family.

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post #3 of 13 Old 12-06-2012, 04:37 AM
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I have the bike with NRMA along with the car on same policy so me thinks the bike alone about $70---I do some solo touring and the policy keeps the WTF if ?off the lay awake plan.
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-07-2012, 12:49 AM
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Hello Mauri,

The RACV/RAA/RACQ/NRMA premium care is worth the dollars for ride ending events...

Just one thing to note is that when interstate they may send the equivalent company to assess your situation BEFORE getting approval from your home state company and THEN send the actual help, this can be an hour wait for the assessment then another hour or more wait for the help in peak holiday seasons.

If it’s a simple fix (puncture, fuel, etc) on a hot summer day or cold stormy night sometimes helping yourself or a passing friendly /rider/motorist/farmer can be the quickest option. (if beers are promised)

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post #5 of 13 Old 12-07-2012, 01:19 AM
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Tools, WD40, chain lube, tyre plugging kit, slime pump. All the roadside assistance I've ever needed, lives under the seat.
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Tools, WD40, chain lube, tyre plugging kit, slime pump. All the roadside assistance I've ever needed, lives under the seat.
Yeh, for sure, +1

plus a tow rope

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post #7 of 13 Old 12-07-2012, 01:43 AM
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plus a tow rope
That is why you wear a belt isn't it? I've towed bikes out of remote valleys on farms with belt ropes before now.
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post #8 of 13 Old 12-07-2012, 02:27 AM
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That is why you wear a belt isn't it? I've towed bikes out of remote valleys on farms with belt ropes before now.
If you are willing to risk a buckle in the back/front of the helmet and it works and it gets you out of trouble... use it...
fencing wire (not the top strand !!!), burnt out car wreck handbrake cables/brake lines, farmers haybail twine (not a happy farmer though) even that bloody introduced vine that chokes out the native vegatation etc etc

For bitumen touring a good under seat kit and RACV will get you home %99.5 (aprox) of the time

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your local motoring club probably has the best coverage whilst not having motorcycle proficient mechanic to help - most of the time they will just organise a tow to the nearest motorcycle mechanic of choice

RACQ' ultra cover covers the family car and any vehicle i drive - well i am the only one who rides the bike, so the bike is effectively covered for no additional charge. Of course the ultra cover costs more than a basic cover but u do get some additional perks such as free towing for 120kms

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Well you can't always carry enough equipment to repair your bike under the seat. While out on a trip a friend got a nail in his tire (tube type) he was at tea gardens late in the day, had premium NRMA cover, they picked his bike up and delivered him and his bike to Wyong, cost $900, cost to him, zilch.Same bloke same bike, we were on our way to Mudgee on an overnight ride, shaft drive broke at Denman, NRMA came from Muswellbrook collected him and the bike took him to Muswellbrook arranged a hire car for him to go to Mudgee, paid for his hotel, he drove back to Muswellbrook dropped off the hire car and they then took him and the bike to Wyong, cost, nothing.
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