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Old 12-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I guess it's simple if AAA doesn't cover bikes. AMA it is.
Thanks guys!
Canuck, I looked up the AMA package... and yes, it does cover a 35 mile distance "free".. and then you're on the hook for the rest of the mileage after that... If you have a towing rider on your car or motorcycle insurance policy, check and see if it will reimburse you for the portion you might have to pay out...

I guess the question is, is it worth the 50 buck buy in for that coverage?

Since I get the benefit along with my membership, it's a no brainer..

I've taken a number of long trips and ride a lot away from home... I've had one situation where I needed to be picked up... (knock wood)... My point... if you have a cell phone and a credit card... you're good... I wouldn't sweat thing too much...

One piece of advice... since I see T100 in your handle... if you have spare tubes, such as good used ones removed during tire changes for mileage/time reasons, squeeze out all the air, fold 'em up tight and pack them along.... Then if you have a flat that doesn't ruin the tire, you're good to get rolling again, as any shop can change out a tube... and you're not dependent on a shops tube inventory...

I have a project Bonnie and when I head out on a long trip, I pack along a spare coil/wire set, ignitor and crank trigger sensor. I can basically rebuild the entire ignition system... The reason I do that is that those are parts unique to Triumphs and aren't available just anywhere off the shelf... even at most Triumph dealers... Never had to use them.. never a problem... I pack them because I happen to have them... If I didn't, I certainly would NOT go out and buy the parts just to take along... +

GO! Enjoy the trip! Have a good time and don't worry so much...
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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From the AAA website:
For only $37 more per household per membership year you will enjoy:
RV and motorcycle tow benefits up to 100 driving miles
A total of four RV or motorcycle towing or RV tire change service calls per household, each membership year (these calls are in addition to the four roadside assistance calls each cardholder receives per membership year)
Applies to RVs, recreational trailers or motorcycles you own, borrow or rent
Benefits extend across the U.S. and Canada
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Canuck is not worrying so much...simply asking a perfectly valid question.

Canuck, I recently heard of a buddy paying a $150 tow charge for 14 miles. No bueno. Some sort of tow coverage is certainly worth the money. I carry a couple of moto straps and several cam straps on big trips just in case one of my moto~brethren or sistren happen by in a truck or has a trailer.

What's your route? First couple o days will be a bit chilly eh!?, or are trucking down the first leg or two?
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I like AAA, the AAA Premier package + moroecycle $160 year
It is not cheap. But you get, 4 tows One 200 mile tow;
up to three 100 mile tows, Trip Continuance of Up to $2,000,Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership,if you lose your keys Vehicle Locksmith Service Up to $150, and free gas delivered.
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To chilly for sure. Truckin her down to Raleigh NC, riding from there, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte and down the coast to Florida. Going to spend a few weeks exploring Florida and then head to the west coast.
Any experience getting through Texas? I've read that it's not a pleasant ride.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It appears that to join the AAA you need to live in the U.S. and have a zip code to affiliate you with a local club. Can't get past the main page otherwise.
I'll investigate that further, but maybe the AMA is the only option for me.
I'll be bringing along tools, tubes, my cell phone, credit card etc.
My bike has only 2500km on it, so I expect it should be reliable.
A flat may be a challenge though, I haven't changed a tube in a motorcycle in decades.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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AMA it is ....

I've joined the AMA. At $49, some peace of mind and a number to call. I'm certain I'll save more than that on discounts provided to members.
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