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    Quote Originally Posted by PoconoBill View Post

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    I believe that the helmet is to be placed on the road, behind the bike, for the above signal.
    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    Paul, I think Amiles is saying the same thing. The Helmet far enough back, depending on type road, speed, ect... that a motorcyclist moving either direction can notice the helmet/signal so that other movement near the bike is not confused.
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    Two problems with that - given temps, rain, wind or a crappy shoulder surface - no way will my expensive helmet end up sitting on the ground X number of feet behind my bike.

    Secondly, non-motorcyclists would be clueless as to that being some sort of alert.
    I can't remember where this hint came from, but it's good and topical...........

    Put the word "HELP" in reflective orange tape on the bottom of your panniers if so equipped. You can remove them and place them on the side of the road for approaching traffic to see. Not visible if you're in the proper upright orientation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    I think i will try to find a folding red triangle before my next long trip. With this deployed, i would be very surprised to be passed by other bikers.

    A tire pump and plugs too, for sure.
    This previous post is a great idea, and it really should go 'viral.' Sort of a universal way to get attention.

    You will see it soon as a bonafide Touring Tip!
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    Any of the truck suppliers or truck stops have these-



    They are 3 to a box and run around $25.00 for the set. They fold-up and are weighted on the bottom. OM
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    Check out Amazon. Individual triangles for as little as $3.

    Just got one - compact when collapsed, and all one hinged unit to assemble, so no pieces to misplace.

    Now in the bottom of my trunk. It will always travel with me, and may I never need to use it.
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    Wasn't Helmet on the side of road the sign that you needed help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donbmw View Post
    Wasn't Helmet on the side of road the sign that you needed help.

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    Joe Average will have no clue as to what it means. Triangles with reflection is pretty much universal that you are having a problem. Although few of us ride at night anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    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.



    I have it ---good deal so far--have not had to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donbmw View Post
    Wasn't Helmet on the side of road the sign that you needed help.

    Don
    FYI, all new students in the BRC are usually taught that since that expensive helmet can easily be accidentally bumped off the bike, vibrate off if the cycle is still running, or does not need the narrow depression that constantly sticking it on a mirror will create in your protective foam liner, they should place them on the ground. And they DO, since it makes sense to them - not bound by the tradition of "how Uncle Wilber always did it."

    They're going to end up there sooner or later for the afore mentioned reasons anyways. Better that the journey be a gentle one.

    So, a helmet on the ground is no longer going to register with me or many other passing motorcyclists that you might need assistance.

    Get a traffic triangle.
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