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    67-year-old Teenager indygt's Avatar
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    BMW Motorrad USA Roadside Assistance Plan

    I got a letter today from the Cross Country Motor Club advising me that the BMW Motorrad USA Roadside Assistance Plan is being terminated.
    K.E. Bassick, director of member services, says all features and benefits of my coverage will expire Feb. 22.
    Anyone have an alternative roadside assistance program?
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    If your original BMW warranty extends beyond Feb 22, roadside assistance should get picked up/ continued by "Signature Motor Club," who took over warranty roadside assistance from Cross Country for BMW in 2009.
    If you're uncertain, call the BMW roadside assistance # 877-680-2176

    If Feb 22 is the end of your original BMW warranty period anyway, there are lots of alternatives:

    AAA RV (some, but not all AAA regional clubs)
    Allstate Motor Club
    BMW MOA's own 'Platinum' membership, http://www.bmwmoa.org/club/membershi...ounts_upgrades
    AMA has one, I think
    Your bike insurance company may include or offer roadside assistance

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    67-year-old Teenager indygt's Avatar
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    The bike in question is an '03 K1200GT and I've been renewing annually with Cross Country since it was out of warranty.
    Can you suggest some alternatives?
    John M. Flora
    '03 K1200GT, '94 K75S
    MOA # 23538, RA # 16295, AMA Life Member
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    Manfred
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    I insure my bike with Progressive and they provide roadside assistance for $10 a year.

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    I use AAA RV Plus, covers all my 5 motorcycles, 2 trucks and any friends who might be traveling with me for 100 free miles. My experience has been good.

    Cal Garcia

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    Markel has roadside too for a nominal fee
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyGT View Post
    The bike in question is an '03 K1200GT and I've been renewing annually with Cross Country since it was out of warranty.
    Can you suggest some alternatives?
    Sorry it wasn't clear; the alternatives listed above are available to anyone:

    AAA RV (some, but not all AAA regional clubs)
    Allstate Motor Club
    BMW MOA's own 'Platinum' membership, http://www.bmwmoa.org/club/membershi...ounts_upgrades
    AMA has one, I think
    Your bike insurance company may include or offer roadside assistance.

    Anybody's experience/ satisfaction with any of these services can vary considerably, depending on the location & other circumstances of a breakdown; all roadside services depend on local contractors.
    Allstate, http://www.allstatemotorclub.com/amc...hipplans.faces,
    RV ROADHELP PLAN,
    is sometimes preferred by riders because it includes "unlimited" towing mileage, helpful if the breakdown occurs in the middle of nowhere; most plans have a 100 mile towing limit.
    I've had good experience with AAA, Allstate, BMW's Roadside, insurance company. YMMV

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    I've had several roadside assistance plans over the years. Initially I had MTS. I never had to use the service. As I recall, MTS didn't cover my older bikes.
    http://www.mtstowing.com/

    I discovered that it was a bit less expensive to use the AMA's roadside assistance and for a while it was provided by MTS. Then AMA changed the plan to the MOTOW service. I did have to use MOTOW on three separate occasions, all within 20 miles of home. In each instance the towing service arrived within an hour of my call and had the proper gear to secure my bike. The bike and I were transported back to my house where I could make the repairs. As a life AMA member I don't get the "free" roadside assistance available to the automatically renewing members. I'd have to pay the $35 per year (which is what it costs originally) - I believe that the current annual membership is only $40, so no real incentive for someone to buy a lifetime membership any longer. The AMA MOTOW service covered all of my bikes regardless of their age. The AMA roadside assistance is only available to AMA members.
    http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/roadride/motow.asp
    http://www.ama-cycle.org/roadride/assist.asp

    I have my non-antique bike insurance with Progressive. Their roadside assistance is included in my policy - the additional cost is pretty small (around $10 or less), but I wouldn't get a smaller premium if I asked to not have this coverage, so I keep it. It seems that my premiums are at the minimum that they will charge. I have never used the Progressive roadside assistance.
    http://motorcycle.progressive.com/mo...-roadside.aspx
    http://www.progressive.com/understan..._roadside.aspx

    At present I have my bikes' main roadside assistance provided through the AAA RV plan. I already had my wife's and my cars with AAA so the incremental amount to go to the RV plan was less than the $35 per year I was paying the AMA. And the AAA RV plan covers towing up to 100 miles. On the way to the MOA Rally in Wyoming in 2008 the fellow I was with had a problem enroute. He needed a part for his non-running bike that was available about 85 miles away. He had the AAA RV coverage and called for a tow. His bike was well secured on the flatbed truck. It was a mite cramped in the tow-truck cab with the driver, my buddy, and his hard bags (had to be removed for the RT to be secured to the flatbed). See picture below. I think that the AAA RV coverage depends on one's regional office. The discounts at hotels readily available to AAA members helps reduce the effective cost of this program.
    http://www.aaa.com/aaa/sem/sem.htm?r...road%20service


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    I've used BMW Motorrad's roadside assistance and it saved my butt last spring being stranded 20 miles from anywhere. Still, the terms are that the truck takes you to the nearest dealer or BMW authorized repair shop. That being the case, I ended up at the local BMW bike dealer who, true to form, charged me more than if I'd footed the entire bill for the tow truck and had it take me to my usual preferred repair shop ten miles further away.

    From my vantage point, their roadside assistance plan seems to be more a ploy to drive business to their dealers' shops than to provide assistance to their customers.

    I'm seriously considering the $26 investment in BMW MOA's roadside assistance coverage. Has anyone had experiences with that ÔÇö good, bad, same, rumors, opinions?

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    Talking Road Side Assistance

    Just signed up the Road side assistance thru MOA, attachment is the initial info. Call MOA @636-394-7277 to sign up. The number to call for assistance is 866-454-4260
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