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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2006, 10:31 am Thread Starter
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Question Roadside Assistance Plan

I did a search on the BMW Motorrad USA Roadside Assistance Plan and didn't find much archived. (Maybe I'm asking incorrectly?)
But, considering my '03 K1200RS is just about 3 years old, I'm now faced with the option of purchasing roadside assistance for $35 per year or not. I'm wondering if there are any experiences associated with this service to help determine it's value. Of course, $35 isn't much for some reliable help out on the road, but I just wonder how many of us actually pay for it or have used it? The K12 has never skipped a beat, so I haven't needed it so far. Therefore, it stands to reason that as soon as I don't have it,,,,,,,, I'll wish I did! Any comments will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2006, 10:42 am
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I used the plan that came with my 2000 after I through it down the highway outside of Kansas City. Towing bill would have been around $200.00. Was glad I had it. I now have a plan with AARP that covers anything I am on or in.

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I usually make 3 to 4 1000 mile trips a year and 1 long trip and believe that its part of the experience to risk a breakdown. Keep your bike in good shape, pay close att. to your tires I also belong to bmw owners news witch helps. Lots of luck. Cody
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a dime a day keeps my bike off the side of the road.......need i say more...you ll feel better if you bye it...trust me
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You probably didn't find anything with the "Search" as it doesn't seem to come up here on this board much, if at all. Not that I read every post, but I don't remember seeing more than one or two references...



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If you're a member of the American Motorcyclist Association, you can get
roadside assistance that is equal to that of BMW's for $25 a yr.

Also, check your local AAA and also Allstate.

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:54 am
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does it work?

I think the value, or lack of value, in this service in not in the price but in the quality of the service itself. I have not heard many good stories of people using this service. What are people's experiences?

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Two service calls, one when I low-sided a month after I got the GT. BMW Service Covered everything, tow truck took hour, but this is up in the coastal hills...not bad on timing.

Second was with AAA, again hour when the fuel pump died on the commute to work. No muss, no fuss there either.

Both needed some "coaching" on how to secure the bike, though...



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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2006, 1:14 pm
 
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Check to see what service there is in your area if you break down and when it is available. I live in NYC (no service), ride on Sunday even when I go upstate, no one can help you in alot of the areas I ride in.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2006, 1:49 pm
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I have a really dumb question. When I bought my '04KRS in July of '05 I was given a BMW road side assistance card from Cross Country(I believe). How long is the coverage good for? 1yr, 3yr.? And what is the yearly cost when it's renewal comes up?
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