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Any recommendations or experience with a roadside service? I am planning a long trip and would like to purchase roadside service from someone, just sure who to go with. I have State Farm insurance and they do not offer it for a motorcycle. If anyone has had good or bad experience with a company I would like to hear from you.
 

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I have Progressive's roadside assistance and they treated me great. I posted what happened in the "Trust that inner voice" thread. Basically I was in Onley VA when I called for Roadside Assistance. At first the agent stated that she would have me towed to Norfolk but that is 3 1/2 hours away from home. I asked if there was anywhere further north and she then asked me where I'd like it taken. I didn't think they would go for it but I asked to have it towed to Annapolis MD which is about 150 miles away (twice the distance from Norfolk) and she said no problem it was covered except that I had to pay for the bridge toll.

I also just got their renewal and I am a Platinum member because I didn't have a claim during the last coverage period so my rates came down again.
 

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AAA but it would be an expensive option to just cover a motorcycle.
 

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Liberty Mutual was great for a tow. No motorcycle mechanical skills though so it was a tow but they were there very quickly
 

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Any recommendations or experience with a roadside service? I am planning a long trip and would like to purchase roadside service from someone, just sure who to go with. I have State Farm insurance and they do not offer it for a motorcycle. If anyone has had good or bad experience with a company I would like to hear from you.
I've had to use AMA's a number of times. They have a 30 mile limit however. After reading Goat's review of Progressive's service I may have to pick up that coverage since I already have insurance with them anyway.
 

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Vic has road side service
 

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Victory has road side assistant ( VRA ). I have it for free for the first year. It came with the bike. I haven't had to use it yet and hope I don't need to.
 

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Victory has road side assistant ( VRA ). I have it for free for the first year. It came with the bike. I haven't had to use it yet and hope I don't need to.
I just re-upped mine. At $35/yr its pretty reasonable.

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Any type of Roadside Assistance policy would be worth it because the cost is minimal and it will pay for itself if you ever need it. For example $72 per year for Progressive works out to $6 per month; at a minimum a tow will cost $100 just to put your bike on the truck and a mileage rate after that - one tow may cost at least twice as much as your annual cost!
 

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I use to have some through insurance policies, and the wife always carried AAA for us. At one time or another we've gotten our monies worth. We have a few toys and now have Good Sams. They have 2 plans and the lower is around $100. It covers you in ANYTHING you own, trucks, motorhomes, trailers, cars, motorcycles.....

The next plan up adds coverage while using a rental car, and covers out of pocket costs for putting you up if they don't get you back on the road. Most people forget if you don't buy the extra insurance at the rental dealer, you are out of pocket for roadside svc. I learned this a couple of years back in Texas...
 

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The next plan up adds coverage while using a rental car, and covers out of pocket costs for putting you up if they don't get you back on the road. Most people forget if you don't buy the extra insurance at the rental dealer, you are out of pocket for roadside svc. I learned this a couple of years back in Texas...
MTVic, I didn't buy the extra insurance on my last car rental, the following morning car wouldn't start. I called them, they said service, jumped me and told me to go about a mile to goodyear store and they put new Bat. in. Maybe it depends on the car problem whether they cover you are not without extra insurance, or what company. Mine was Budget rental.

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Any type of Roadside Assistance policy would be worth it because the cost is minimal and it will pay for itself if you ever need it. For example $72 per year for Progressive works out to $6 per month; at a minimum a tow will cost $100 just to put your bike on the truck and a mileage rate after that - one tow may cost at least twice as much as your annual cost!
You get the Roadside free with an AMA membership of $35. If you need towed farther than 30 miles, the Progressive would be worth the extra. I've always managed to get where needed within 30 miles. If the Progressive plan covers cars and bikes it's definitely worth it, though I'd probably still pay the AMA as our lobbying arm in Congress.
 

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Another AMA user here

Roadside Assistance is included with your membership in AMA who, as stated above, are important advocates for all aspects of motorcycling. Worthy of supporting in any case (full disclosure notice: long-time member here).

The big advantage of the AMA RA is that it covers any vehicle that you're driving, not just your bike. It covers your car/truck, rentals, borrowed bike, whatever. The coverage goes with you, not the vehicle.

I haven't used it for my bikes but my wife has locked herself out of the car a couple of times and they've had Pop'A Lock right there within minutes -- no charge.

Highly recommended.
 
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