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Old 12-10-2003, 06:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: A Classic Victory Road Story

Will the upcoming comparo include stout and hearty men?
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Old 12-10-2003, 06:33 AM   #12
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Try looking into the allstate motor club. They cover bikes, and will tow to the nearst authorized dealer.



I got them after losing the fuel pump on a BMW in Bryce Canyon and discovered my tow ins. only covered me for a $100.



I ended up getting the BMW towed to Salt Lake City, $500, gotta love credit cards. so after this little piece of travel, I looked into other tow ins, and think All State offer's the best.



Fuel pump's reason I got rid of the BMW and pick up a Connie.
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Old 12-10-2003, 06:41 AM   #13
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That's why one should forget wire rims (the damn things have a tube) and stay with the tubeless mags. One plug kit and a couple of co/2 bottles and you're on the road. Better yet. strip down a small air compressor from Wal-Mart( 10 bucks and it can fit under the seat) add a electrical plug to your battery and forget the co/2!
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Old 12-10-2003, 06:51 AM   #14
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Now ya started it!
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:00 AM   #15
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I tend to agree with you. Another item that has this mysterious effect is jumper cables.

Anyone know of a set small enough for a bike. Usually had to bump start, or fit the FAT auto style cable onto the teenie weenie bike battery terminals. The one trick I tried (and it did not work) was a cheepo cigarette lighter jumper (it was suposed to go lighter to lighter for cars). I cut off one plug and put some small clips on the wires. The one time I tried them, The lighter fuse in the car blew.
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:38 AM   #16
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The only question is, could they find someone, even a company not affiliated with them, to tow a bike? AAA couldn't, but then the brain donor I spoke with was only looking in the rural county I was towing FROM, not the somewhat more populous county I was towing TO. I ended up calling places myself who would only haul wrecked bikes, because they didn't want to scratch anything.



On a semi-related note, how rare is it for a dealership to not have a truck/trailer for bikes, or at least a short list of companies willing to haul one? I called all 3 local dealerships, made it clear that if they towed it they got the business, and none could help me out. Why don't dealerships get an S-10 and a low trailer? You could basically have high school kids on spring break do the hauling. Or even rent the thing out to riders in need.
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Old 12-10-2003, 08:20 AM   #17
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Default Thanks for throwing us a bone, MO.



LOL, you've obviously been sitting on this story because it hasn't been t-shirt riding weather for quite a while.
That, plus the author's narrative: "Waiting in the blazing sun for an hour and a half..."
Thanks for throwing us a bone, MO.</p>
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Old 12-10-2003, 08:33 AM   #18
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What we want are pictures of big-hearted ladies with bedroom eyes and heartbreak curves tastefully (of course!) adorning the cruisers.
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Old 12-10-2003, 09:21 AM   #19
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Stop & Go Tire plugger works great (no affiliation yada,yada) but ya gotta have a tubeless for any kinda roadside fix.....he had a spoked wheel.

This is the reason I switched over to only mags years ago.
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Old 12-10-2003, 09:21 AM   #20
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Amen to the Stop and Go, but even a $6 crude poker kit from any auto shop would do to get you to civilization. Add a CO2/pump combo and off you go after a few minutes...guess you guys don't think about these things? I don't either when I'm just around town...
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