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    Roadside Assistance Question

    I'm sure this subject has been kicked around a lot, but just wondered what you have for coverage and if you've ever had to use it. It seems we don't have any roadside assistance at this time, so we have to make a decision. I won't be caught without it, no matter what. Thanks in advance for all who want to respond.
    Last edited by CatHouseJim; 05-29-2012 at 10:43 PM. Reason: Thanks to all for responding

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    I have several but never had to use them. Until, ...
    I was in Mexico in March, and ...
    When I finally realized, or was told I had to use the 'blue phone' I found that someone with a trailer showed up in about 15 minutes.
    They did a fine job and the insurance reimbursed me for their fee.
    dc

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    AMA is good. Free with automatic renewal or any regular 3 yr memebership.
    Ride Safe, Ride Lots

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    +1 ama

    The FREE (w/auto renewal or 3-yr plan, as BF pointed out) with AMA covers ALL your vehicles, no matter how many wheels they have.

    I've used the service when I had a breakdown in the Bay Area (CA), and although limited to a 30-mile radius (or you have to pay a surcharge), it worked GREAT. Fast, good driver, good tilt-bed truck.

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    roadside assistance

    I've had to use mine twice over the past 10 years. I've got Allstate RV that covers any vehicle you are using, even as a passenger. Both times, the tows were about 100 miles one way.

    At first I got a bit peeved when the operator told me that they would only pay $250. and it would be a lot more. Each time I remembered that the kicker was it was to the nearest qualified repair facility. When I asked them where was the nearest one, they came back and told me the dealer was the closest facility. This last time, the nearest one was a dealer I didn't want to use and asked the difference between it and the one I wanted to use. It was ten miles so the lady approved the difference.

    Best,

    Rob Lessen
    Arma, KS
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    '08 R12GS

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    How is the MOA roadside assistance?
    Anthony S.
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    I have roadside assistance with my insurance carrier Progressive. Last year on the way to Bloomsburg, my bike broke down in Parsons, WV. I called them and told them I needed a hook. Long story short they provided a tow to the nearest dealer which was over 200 miles away. Cost to me zero dollars.
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Anyone here ever have to use roadside assistance with Foremost Ins?
    Anthony S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloride View Post
    Anyone here ever have to use roadside assistance with Foremost Ins?
    I wouild be curios about this too. We have Allstate RV because the coverage to the "nearest qualified repair facility" can be several hundred miles and I want it covered. But we have Foremost Insurance on the bikes so I'm curious what they are like.
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    I used the service from Progressive also-because I locked my keys in my car!
    Really cool method to open door far enough to insert snake-like item to hit unlock button on passenger armrest.It is actaully an airbag that they inflate by hand to separate the door form the B pillar.Took all of 3 minutes.They were there within 25 mins on a Wed afternoon.
    I dropped them after 6 months because they raised my rates.



    Quote Originally Posted by 2bikemike View Post
    I have roadside assistance with my insurance carrier Progressive. Last year on the way to Bloomsburg, my bike broke down in Parsons, WV. I called them and told them I needed a hook. Long story short they provided a tow to the nearest dealer which was over 200 miles away. Cost to me zero dollars.
    ATGATT
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    Foremost Ins

    TOWING, ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, AND TRIP INTERRUPTION
    571 5 09/08
    TOWING AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE COVERAGE
    If "your covered motorcycle", "trailer", or "transport trailer"
    breaks down, towing and roadside assistance coverage
    provides you with a toll-free phone number that you may
    use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in all 50 states and
    Canada. Just call the toll-free phone number, explain your
    problem and a towinghepair service will get you back on
    the road again or to a qualified service facility where
    re~ai rsca n be made.
    If you request towing or roadside assistance through the
    toll-free number, all costs for the covered service, up to
    the limit in the Declarations, will be billed to us by the
    towing or service facility which assisted you.
    If you do not request towing or roadside service
    assistance through the toll-free number, but arrange
    towing and roadside assistance yourself, we will provide
    you with towing and roadside assistance coverage as
    defined. In this instance, you must pay the service bills at
    the time service is provided and then submit receipts to us
    for reimbursement.
    We will pay for all reasonable and necessary cost incurred
    for each breakdown. We will pay for:
    towing to the nearest qualified service facility where
    1 TRIP INTERRUPTION COVERAGE
    repairs can be made during regular service hours if it
    will not run;
    labor performed at the place of disablement, including
    such things as battery boost, gas, oil, fluid, or water
    (we will not pay for the batteries, gas, oil, fluid, or
    water); and
    services performed by a professional locksmith. I
    If you are more than 100 miles from your home when you
    have a direct and accidental loss to "your covered
    motorcycle" that we pay for in PART D - Coverage for
    Damage to Your Motorcycle, and the loss is caused by:
    1. theft; or
    2. larceny; or
    3. contact with bird or animal and "your covered
    motorcycle" is disabled and cannot be moved
    under its own power; or
    4. "collision" and "your covered motorcycle" is
    disabled and cannot be moved under its own
    power;
    we will pay up to $500 per occurrence for lodging, meals,
    and transportation costs incurred for each loss. The
    amounts we pay are:
    up to $100 per day for lodging;
    up to $50 per day for meals; and
    up to $50 per day for transportation;
    for a maximum of four (4) days from the time of loss.
    No deductible will apply.
    57 1 5 09/08 All other provisions of your policy apply.
    Anthony S.
    2012 R1200GS

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