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Old 05-27-2010, 01:37 PM
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Hi Everyone,
Finally got a 2002 F4i
Just wondering what everyone uses for roadside assistance (I am in Michigan)
Old 05-27-2010, 01:43 PM
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My local shop has a good yearly membership program for roaside assistance. Maybe some shop in Michigan does it also?
Old 05-27-2010, 03:26 PM
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Congrats on the new beast. First bike?

You are your own road side assistance most of the time.

I always carry:
CELL PHONE - most important!
5mm allen key
8mm ratchet
Tire Plug Kit
Surefire Flashlight

All this (minus the phone) fits in a pouch smaller than a stapler and fits easily in the back seat compartment. Will fix "most" problems you encounter on the road.

Also most insurance companies offer ERS or Emergency Road Service. It's like $4 a year. and well worth it. You pay for the tow and then they reimburse you. Just check with your company.

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Old 05-27-2010, 07:02 PM
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Progressive gives me roadside assistance for less than $1/month with my monthly payments. Tow trucks get paid directly by them, you don't have to worry about anything.
Old 05-28-2010, 01:01 AM
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Join the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association). Good group to be in, good magazine, they do a lot of lobbying for motorcycle rights, discounts on stuff and if you sign up with automatic renewal you get free Roadside. Progressive also gives you a discount if you're AMA.

Old 06-30-2010, 01:42 PM
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Thanks everyone, I joined AMA last week.

No, not my first bike, stopped riding for a few years after additions to the family
Old 06-30-2010, 02:44 PM
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Good info already listed. AAA is very good in many areas as well. Also, find out who does motorcycle towing & put those numbers in your phone (tip: many bike shops have tow trucks that are alot faster than tow companies...cheaper too).
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