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Old 12-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AMA vs. AAA

Just read a post mentioning the AMA (American Motorcyclists Association), looked at their web site and began to wonder which one do you belong to and why? Or why not?
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Is one association better than the other?
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AAA Plus RV. Pretty much universal and they will tow 100 miles
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably a stupid question but.....what is AMA? Does aaa tow motorcycles? Never looked into it but assumed it was only for cars.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And I do believe AAA does tow bikes also, Don't have it myself but I al looking into getting it.

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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AAA dose tow bikes. You might have to wait a little longer than if you where in a car but they do. Here in cal at least you can buy one of there roadside packages that will tow you up to 200 miles. They also will bring you 5gal at no charge. I got AAA because of the cage but it has helped on the bike with the one tow I needed. I'm not AMA member from what i have read AMA is good but the benefits don't out weigh the money for me at least not rite now.

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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AMA. For several years. Mostly because they lobby the governments on behalf of motorcyclists. Too much off-road stuff for my tastes but, hey, I can ignore it. Road service comes free with membership; I think you have to register a credit card with automatic membership renewal or something like that.

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't have either but my thoughts are that with AMA you will be assured that the towing company will be properly equiped to tow a motorcycle.
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One is rights group the other is a roadside service.. there is no real comparison
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have both for tows. The AAA is for the long distance tows while the AMA is for the closer tows. AMA is 30 miles and you can you use it every 7 days - that's the only limit. AAA is 3 a year with the first being 200 miles. AMA fights for motorcyclist rights and to me is worth the 30 or so a year. I've used AMA tows like four times already because if screws I've picked up!
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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AAA covers bikes if you have the Plus & RV service level. It added $32 to the annual cost we have for the Plus level.
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