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post #1 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle road side assistance insurance

Looking for feed back and suggestions about motorcycle road side assistance insurance. Have been looking at AAA, AMA, MTS, what are some of you all using. Going on a summer trip and think I would like the little extra piece of mind it may give.
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I have Geico insurance and for an extra 10 dollars a year. I signed up for it but hopefully I wont need it. It may not be as inclusive as some others but for 10 bucks, thats cheap insurance....literally....

Not sure who your insurance company is but ask to see if they have one.

I should note i have never used mine so I cant comment on how good they are but it seems like Geico is pretty good about claims based on some peoples responses that have made claims.

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 07:22 AM
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I have Progressive Insurance. I have their road ride assistance plan. I haven't used it, but I recall the price was really cheap.

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post #4 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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I checked with my insurance State Farm they cover cars but not motorcycles for road side assistance so I was looking for a 3rd party type who provide it as a stand alone insurance
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 10:09 AM
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Here in the Great Frozen North the CAA Premium coverage applies to motorcycles as well and provides roadside assistance. They only mentioned that if in trouble, I mention I have a bike, that way they will bring a flatbed, not a tow-truck. Have never needed it but might be worth seeing if AAA also covers - cost of a yearly membership might end up being same or less than an add-on premium. Just a suggestion.

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Also in the frozen North, the CAA membership as long as it's a Gold and not Regular membership I've coverage all over North America.
As a cheap extra on my regular bike insurance with Jevo insurance I have a loss of use endorsement for only $7 a year which I believe could be of great value to get home in a rental vehicle with the bike or parts in the back. I've yet to need either.

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post #7 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 10:28 AM
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I have free roadside with my AMa mebership plus free from my bike insurance through nationwide. The AMA will also cover any vehicle thats in your name

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post #8 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 11:01 AM
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I have free roadside with my AMa mebership plus free from my bike insurance through nationwide. The AMA will also cover any vehicle thats in your name

i also have coverage through my auto insurer, and between the two i should be able to get the bike towed something like 150 miles.
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post #9 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 11:41 AM
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Years ago I stopped for fuel at Roy's Cafe in Amboy Ca, kind of in the middle of nowhere, I was pretty much running on fumes. The gas station had problems and couldn't pump gas. I left my bike at the pump and called AAA and went into the restaurant for breakfast. They delivered 3 gallons of fuel from Twentynine Palms (nearest fuel) about 50 miles away.
I have AAA Plus which includes Motorcycle and RVs as well as your basic car towing. Free maps, other stuff etc. included.

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post #10 of 14 Old 06-16-2010, 11:52 AM
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AMA Roadside Assistance, with my insurance company, Dairyland, being my backup towing option.

My story about AMA RA:

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I had my iPhone with me this time, but I actually broke down less than two miles from home (but it was uphill most of that way, and couldn't push the bike home...not that the rear tire would have made it anyway. It was toast).

The tow truck (nice big flatbed with tilting bed) was perfect for my bike. AMA Roadside Assistance made sure the tow companies that were dispatched for me had equipment for a motorcycle. I said "companies" because the first company decided another tow was more important than me and cancelled my pickup...but, AMA RA had already checked with another company to be on standby and they came and got me 15 minutes after the original company was to pick up my bike.

A minute or so after they arrived, AMA RA called me back to insure that the tow truck had arrived to pick up the bike.

Once the guys (one of them was training, and they both owned motorcycles) got there I told them I wanted it towed to my dealer, Aurora, which is probably 12 miles or so away. I ended up changing my mind and told them to take it to my house, and they were more than happy to oblige. They got me all setup in their spare jumpseat and took me home. Got there, unloaded my bike, I signed the paperwork, no money was exchanged (they didn't even want the tip I offered them), and I pushed the Strom into my garage. They were excellent!

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