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Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by Phill » Tue May 29, 2018 8:55 am

Hey guys, i was thinking to sort out some breakdown cover for my bike(you never know), apparently AA offers breakdown cover for the motorbile and moneysupermarket are offering different breakdown companies.

What's your experience? Which one should i go with?
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by goat » Tue May 29, 2018 8:57 am

Phill wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:55 am
Hey guys, i was thinking to sort out some breakdown cover for my bike(you never know), apparently AA offers breakdown cover for the motorbile and moneysupermarket are offering different breakdown companies.

What's your experience? Which one should i go with?
I'm with start rescue. Was significantly cheaper than AA when I looked. I've had to use them when I took the guzzi through some standing water on a flooded road and electrics were unhappy. Thought they were very good.
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by mikestrivens » Tue May 29, 2018 8:57 am

depends how old you are, what cover you want, where you are, and what you intend to do with the bike - off road, continental travel etc. Get quotes from a number of firms.
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by mikestrivens » Tue May 29, 2018 9:03 am

I should also add
depends on whether or not you have any no claims bonus as well.
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by Phill » Tue May 29, 2018 9:45 am

goat wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:57 am
Phill wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:55 am
Hey guys, i was thinking to sort out some breakdown cover for my bike(you never know), apparently AA offers breakdown cover for the motorbile and moneysupermarket are offering different breakdown companies.

What's your experience? Which one should i go with?
I'm with start rescue. Was significantly cheaper than AA when I looked. I've had to use them when I took the guzzi through some standing water on a flooded road and electrics were unhappy. Thought they were very good.
not bad! i did a quote with them, £25 per year plus that they have an app. Much cheaper than AA. Hope for the best.
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by Six30 » Tue May 29, 2018 10:06 am

mikestrivens wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:03 am
I should also add
depends on whether or not you have any no claims bonus as well.

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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by someone » Tue May 29, 2018 11:00 am

It depends what sort of cover you want. I had an accident where the bike was fine, but I was unable to ride home. So I looked for somewhere that would recover a bike if the same happened again.

The five star level from Start Rescue provides a driver in the even of an illness, which in my case would have provided recovery. No one else I looked into would have covered that situation, the RAC said they may provide recovery at cost, everyone else said it was an insurance issue.

I did later find out there was another company who provide the same, though cannot remember who. Not had to use Start Rescue yet myself, but they seem to be well reviewed enough I saw no reason to change.
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by Phill » Tue May 29, 2018 12:10 pm

Yeah that's what i was thinking about, being able to get out of trouble if i get a puncture,spark plug failing, coming off... Usually if i'm that ill i'm not going to go to work anyways so i won't ride. I went for 2 star cover with start rescue, since i don't plan to go abroad on a 125 :roll:
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by Bungleaio » Tue May 29, 2018 12:22 pm

I have rac included with my bike, I needed to call them out and they were terrible.

I now have an AA policy that covers me in any vehicle which is handy as I also have a classic mini. It was about £70 after money back from topcashback.co.uk
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Re: Motorbike breakdown cover

Post by Gerontious » Tue May 29, 2018 2:16 pm

Mine came included with my insurance from Carole Nash.

Ive used them 3 times, twice in Europe and once here in the UK. All 3 occasions have been just fine.. Particularly when I was forced to use them in Europe, most notably when the clutch actuation arm snapped. What they did for me was track down a dealership that had a donor Bike and ensured that the job could be done there and then. This was huge as the part is definitely not one that any dealership would have in stock.. its failure rate is exceptionally low.. normally only failing in a crash. So, anyway.. the van turned up and took me to the dealership.. a place that deserves its own thread as it was stupendous. The fee for the work was agreed in advance (€400) and done in double quick time. And I was riding home 5 hours later.. one day lost.. but it could have been so much worse. I was so grateful to CN.. in the UK and their (English speaking) agents in Austria.
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