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    two solutions

    1. sit it on something

    2. its NOT for cager's unless they are mororcyclist and will know; its for the riders
    passing by to assist you... ie.. two heads better than one, and they may have that
    plug & pump you need

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    some thoughts:
    1) AMA has their Mo-Tow service; that alone is worth the price of admission.
    2) your car insurance will very likely include motorcycle coverage. ask about it.
    3) given that a breakdown is not likely confined to _____ miles (insert some arbitrary mileage here) from a rally site, why put a towing need back onto the rally committee, rather than just recommending the value of DIY status?

    sure, it would be nice to have emergency towing at/near a rally available "just in case"- but best choice is to have coverage that you can rely on wherever you happen to be.
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    I have the CAA premium package for towing which includes motorcycles, just in case the need should arise. In the U.S, AAA will cover my CAA membership. However, from what I have been reading, AAA may not have motorcycle towing coverage in some areas of the U.S. I hope my luck continues to hold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    I have the CAA premium package for towing which includes motorcycles, just in case the need should arise. In the U.S, AAA will cover my CAA membership. However, from what I have been reading, AAA may not have motorcycle towing coverage in some areas of the U.S. I hope my luck continues to hold.
    I can't buy AAA towing coverage where I am, but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't be able to use yours if you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amiles View Post
    Some years ago & for several years there was a volunteer committee at the rally that provided assistance to attendees in this situation within a reasonable distance. This took the form of on scene assistance as well as trailering the broken down to the rally where further arrangements could be conveniently made. I was unaware that this had been discontinued.
    Welcome to the world of a litigious society.

    We stopped having this committee in 2007. The reason was because if something would happen to the motorcycle during transport, the volunteer with the trailer/truck is responsible for the damages. Because of that, we were advised by our insurance carrier and our legal counsel that the club should no longer offer this assistance.

    It's a sad reflection of the times we live in.
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    Just wondering, did the insurance company offer an increment to rally policy that would cover good samaritan type acts? If so, what was the price? If not, would MOA ask now?
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    a small easy good thing to add to the ....................

    tire repair kit and mini compressor or tire pump.

    sorry nobody stopped. did your friend try to flag someone down? show some leg? not trying to be cute, but it worked for me once. don't ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Just wondering, did the insurance company offer an increment to rally policy that would cover good samaritan type acts? If so, what was the price? If not, would MOA ask now?
    All of the insurance companies I contacted (including the event insurance company that the MOA uses) gave the same answer: The person who was transporting the motorcycle was responsible.

    Because of that, we decided that it would have to be the responsibility of the person who owned the motorcycle to manage the transportation of his/her bike.
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    Check with your motorcycle insurance carrier. I have Roadside Assistance on my Progressive policy for $10/year.

    My first choice would still be a tire repair kit and pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    Welcome to the world of a litigious society.

    We stopped having this committee in 2007. The reason was because if something would happen to the motorcycle during transport, the volunteer with the trailer/truck is responsible for the damages. Because of that, we were advised by our insurance carrier and our legal counsel that the club should no longer offer this assistance.

    It's a sad reflection of the times we live in.
    Would you have exposure if you just gave out the names and phone numbers of local-to-the-rally towing companies that do bike pickups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    Welcome to the world of a litigious society.

    We stopped having this committee in 2007. The reason was because if something would happen to the motorcycle during transport, the volunteer with the trailer/truck is responsible for the damages. Because of that, we were advised by our insurance carrier and our legal counsel that the club should no longer offer this assistance.

    It's a sad reflection of the times we live in.

    Sounds like the anonymous book just took a shot in the behind!

    It's rumored that those renegade Airheads help one another out in this type of situation.

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    I think Sue explained it well. We have not had a Rescue Committee for several years.

    However, as chair of the Communications Committee, I have contacted local towing companies in the area of the rally to develop a list of those businesses who are available to transport motorcycles to the rally site. This would be done at the rider's expense or with his insurance company. I am certain this was done at Bloomsburg, although the person who answered the phone may not have had that list available. I will chair Communications again this year in Sedalia and I will again prepare the appropriate list.

    I cannot respond to why the tow company would not enter our grounds. Perhaps it is because we are a closed event or it is just their policy.

    Thank you for your concern, but without a Rescue Committee for logical reasons, we believe we are providing an appropriate alternative.

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    Where ever you Ride

    Always carrying a cell phone, the anonymous book, tire plug/path kit, mini pump and/or a can of fix-a-flat. Personally I follow the Golden Rule and have stopped for 1 airhead/clutch problem in OH on her way to Bloomsburg, 1 '09 Indian/dead battery, and 1 Honda crotch rocket/looking for directions. Have trailer, will help!

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    Something is wrong when a motorcycle rider will not stop and see if someone is in need of help. I have always stopped even in the car. I will turn around on the interstate and check on someone going the other way. My wife has also done this since she was with me on one of the times we were stuck on the rode.

    Don

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    I'm amazed that no one has mentioned the Platinum upgrade for MOA membership.

    It includes 100 mile towing for up to 3 bikes. $26 a year more on your membership.



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