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PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA rocked the motorcycling community Friday, Feb. 13, with the announcement of a remarkable new membership benefit: free AMA Roadside Assistance for the same $39 annual cost that AMA members currently pay to belong to the world's largest member-based motorcyclists' rights organization.
Every member who enrolls in the AMA's new auto-renewal program is rewarded with free AMA Roadside Assistance. It's an incredible value that covers all of a member's motorcycles, plus all of his or her other vehicles, including motorhomes and trailers. And it's available for every kind of rider: cruiser, tourer, sportbike, commuter, dual-sport, off-road and racer.
"AMA members have long supported our efforts to protect and promote motorcycling," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman at a press conference preceding the opening of the annual Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis. "With our new auto-renewal program and free AMA Roadside Assistance, we are finally able to provide a much sought-after benefit that every member needs, every time they ride. And it's completely free."
Dingman added that the first 25,000 members who enroll in the new AMA autorenewal program will receive a $10 shopping coupon from AMA partner BikeBandit.com. BikeBandit.com is just one of more than two dozen AMA partners who provide members with useful and valuable discounts on products and services.
The AMA has been on a roll since last fall, adding at least nine new member benefit partners. They include: Garmin, RoadLok, SPOT, LifeLock, MAD Maps, EZY-Lift, XENA Locks and more.
When asked how the AMA could afford to provide AMA Roadside Assistance for free, Dingman said, "It's simple really. In the past, we've sent out more than 1 million pieces of renewal mail a year. With auto-renewal, we save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on paper, postage and staff time. Savings from this 'green' initiative will allow the Association to dedicate more resources to member benefits."
 

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Fantastic...

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I'm lazy

How do I contact them.
Both Hal and Spike recommend them.
Thats good enough for me.
 

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Cool, I'm in.
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My HRA roadside runs out in September. I might as well try to get in on this one. But, what are the actual benefits as compared to the HRA (or Honda now) program? Any of you guys used the AMA roadside?
 

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Benefits as I understand them:

Towing reimbursement up to 35 miles limited to 5 claims per year

Trip interruption up to $100/day for a maximum of 3 days

Trip-routing and limited legal services
 

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Here is the link to the benefits.

http://www.amadirectlink.com/joinama/roadside.asp

Sounds good as it is included with the renewal, if you choose the automatic renewal function, and not as an add on charge. Not as extensive benefits as some, but the price is right if you want to join the AMA anyway. I think we should all belong to the AMA, but that is of course just my humble opinion. :coffee1:
 

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Yes, but is is it good in Canada and for Canadians. I belonged to the AMA years ago when I used to race there.
 

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seems like a step in the rite direction for AMA and its members


Assistance, you get:
  • Coverage for bikes, cars, pickups, motorhomes and trailers registered to you, your spouse, and dependent children under the age of 24, living at home or away at college.
  • Coverage in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • Towing up to 35 miles.
  • All dispatch and hook-up fees.
  • Flat tire assistance.
  • Mechanical first aid: minor adjustments (excluding parts) to repair the vehicle.
  • Emergency fuel delivery.
  • Wheel and tire road hazard coverage for the member's vehicles, including trailers.
  • No exclusions for older motorcycles.
  • Up to five dispatched service calls per year.
  • Towing a disabled motorcycle or other vehicle to a shop or the member's home.
  • Emergency Trip Interruption Service: Up to $100 a day for three days ($300) in reimbursement for meals and lodging if a member's car or motorcycle is disabled in an accident, and/or while the member's vehicle is being repaired far from home.
  • Toll-free assistance available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from two national call centers.
  • AMA Roadside Assistance pays first. No need to pay and wait for reimbursement.
  • Free trip-routing service.
  • Free limited legal services.
  • Free online rewards mall
 

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Goodbye HRCA!!!

We all knew the HRCA were screwing themselves last year with the change in roadside assistance.

When the AMA came to Daytona last year I mentioned that it was a great opportunity for them to scoop up HRCA members if they offered something in the way of roadside assistance. The people I talked to didn't seem to know about the HRCA's new plan and seemed enlightened. I'm just glad I can get coverage for all my motorcycles, not just the Honda. I don't agree with all the AMA's positions but I agree with most so off to the AMA I go.

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Goodbye HRCA!!!

We all knew the HRCA were screwing themselves last year with the change in roadside assistance.

When the AMA came to Daytona last year I mentioned that it was a great opportunity for them to scoop up HRCA members if they offered something in the way of roadside assistance. The people I talked to didn't seem to know about the HRCA's new plan and seemed enlightened. I'm just glad I can get coverage for all my motorcycles, not just the Honda. I don't agree with all the AMA's positions but I agree with most so off to the AMA I go.

Wayne
I wouldn't jump to quick... HRCA plans towing is to a shop that can get you on the road rightway... you get somewhere that there is not dealers for hundreds of miles.... (west Texas) that comes in in worth the money they paid my $600 towing bill (240 miles) to get a rear tire replaced.... it only cost me the price of the tire and mounting and a delay of 5 hours....

Correct me if I'm wrong... please. HRCA is still the best deal...
 

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You may have a point. I hardly ride the other bike, but like Dave I've never needed any towing coverage yet. I'll have to look at all the angles.
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You may have a point. I hardly ride the other bike, but like Dave I've never needed any towing coverage yet. I'll have to look at all the angles.
Wayne

towing adds up pretty fast when it is over 25 miles.... the tow trucks mileage starts when he leaves his shop......
 

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I wouldn't jump to quick... HRCA plans towing is to a shop that can get you on the road rightway... you get somewhere that there is not dealers for hundreds of miles.... (west Texas) that comes in in worth the money they paid my $600 towing bill (240 miles) to get a rear tire replaced.... it only cost me the price of the tire and mounting and a delay of 5 hours....

Correct me if I'm wrong... please. HRCA is still the best deal...
Was the best deal...:?...HRCA no longer offers a towing benefit after current memberships expire/renew.
 

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Was the best deal...:?...HRCA no longer offers a towing benefit after current memberships expire/renew.
your right I guess I'm talking about the new plan which is the old plan but you have to buy it for 4 years for i think 120 bucks...
 

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Goodbye HRCA!!!

We all knew the HRCA were screwing themselves last year with the change in roadside assistance.

When the AMA came to Daytona last year I mentioned that it was a great opportunity for them to scoop up HRCA members if they offered something in the way of roadside assistance. The people I talked to didn't seem to know about the HRCA's new plan and seemed enlightened. I'm just glad I can get coverage for all my motorcycles, not just the Honda. I don't agree with all the AMA's positions but I agree with most so off to the AMA I go.

Wayne
I kissed HRCA good bye when they made the change and I was a charter member.
 
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