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Old 11-05-2012, 04:34 PM
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Well, Angie at AMA contacted the guy at Road America and apparently it was a mistake and they will be sending the additional 55.00 reimbursement.
My only problem with all this drama is that I thought I was getting something like jump assist and joined AMA feeling confident. Then found out that "its not covered" and will have to get my bike towed if I ever have a dead battery. I like the other benefits of AMA but I don't like being told one thing and getting another...sounds like politics.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:00 AM
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Any recent reports of AMA's Roadside Assistance?

I just received my AMA membership renewal without asking for it and was told that they only way to get Roadside Assistance was to have membership auto-renewed. That's a bummer.

I tried using AMA's roadside assistance on a late Friday afternoon and just got a message to hold while other people were being assisted. After being on hold forever with cars zooming by me, I finally stopped holding and called a tow truck .... and had to pay $200 out of pocket. This was last summer.

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Old 10-14-2014, 01:47 PM
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I used my AMA benefit to jump start my car a few weeks ago. They arrived in about ten minutes. No problems at all using the service.
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Sorry, guys, but I think there are more important reasons to join the AMA than the roadside assistance (and I know that was the basis of this thread). I have been a member for over 20 years and feel that it is VERY important to support them and their fight for our rights. The roadside assistance is just an added bonus. No, I have (thankfully) not had to use it. If it didn't help me, I would still be a member.
I just don't understand why every motorcyclist doesn't join and make the AMA stronger.
Just my 2 cents worth. I'll hush now.
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Feel free to start a Reasons to Join the AMA thread. The OP asks about their Roadside Assistance Program and that's the subject, and that's why I post here rather that start a duplicate thread.

I'm sure there's lots of debate about AMA's legislative agenda --both good and bad-- elsewhere.

Frankly, I think it's pretty lame of the AMA to require credit card auto-renew in order to take register for their Roadside Assistance program, and my experience with it thus far hasn't been that good. Has it gotten better?

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Any recent reports of AMA's Roadside Assistance?

I just received my AMA membership renewal without asking for it and was told that they only way to get Roadside Assistance was to have membership auto-renewed. That's a bummer.

I tried using AMA's roadside assistance on a late Friday afternoon and just got a message to hold while other people were being assisted. After being on hold forever with cars zooming by me, I finally stopped holding and called a tow truck .... and had to pay $200 out of pocket. This was last summer.

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My wife used it a couple of months ago for a flat tire. No issues. Pretty nice that they include your cars in the coverage.

I'd complain loudly about your lack of service, and ask for reimbursement.
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I've been an AMA member for many years. I passed on their roadside assistance deal since they first offered it, until this year. I refuse to go with any deal that auto renews anything. This past year the AMA also offered a deal that included the towing plan without auto renewal if you paid three years of dues in advance. I actually had a few extra dollars at the moment and went for the deal. The convincing part for me was that they include all vehicles in your household. I have been paying for three family members on AAA plus for autos for ages. I welcomed a chance to eliminate the $160 a year fee for that and get towing for my bikes. I also was paying $10 piece on ( until recently) two bikes on the Progressive insurance.

I have to say that AAA has bailed us out a number of times over the years and once towed my step-son the 100 miles on the Plus plan. Their charge to add motorcycle towing to your auto plan is crazy. You just pay down their RV owner's pool. They break down a lot.

I don't have very high expectations for the AMA plan but will put all my bets in with them for now. The service you get likely depends a lot on where you break down. One thing that concerns me is that they only assist you for a mechanical breakdown, flat tire, etc. Also only when your vehicle is still on a road. I don't know about AAA's bike coverage, but AMA and the Progressive coverage will not help you due to an accident, when you need it the most.

To get a bit off topic, since others mentioned it. I think the AMA is worth belonging to. Only a small percentage of motorcycle riders in the US belong. It could be real powerhouse if only half of owners belonged. With only 235,000 members it's harder to be taken seriously in DC or the state legislatures. Younger riders may find it hard to believe, but many elected and appointed governmental people have called for a ban or severe restriction on motorcycles in the past.

I don't like that they sold off nearly all their Pro track racing several years ago( Flat track and road racing) to Daytona Motorsports ( Nascar?). I think that the indoor motocross stuff was sold off years ago to someone else. Nascar is all about selling tickets and they have changed rules and classes many times.

Thanks for the posts on personal experiences with AMA towing and I'll keep my fingers crossed. I usually can rescue myself most of the time.

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