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Post  GGiant on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 7:34 pm

OKay, I am sure there will be a range of views on this.
Bandits are likely to be super reliable, right. However I reckon if my 2012 Bandit did quit on the road somewhere, apart from basics like fuel and battery, I am likley to not have a clue why it may have stopped or won't start etc.
Some roadside assistance and bike pickup, would be mighty helpful.
So I'm wodering if any/many Bandit owners do have roadside assistance arranged OR are the Bandits, if well looked after, so reliable it's not worth thinking about.
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Post  SuzySuzuki on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 7:49 pm

Hey there, yes im in the same boat as you, no friggin idea mechanically. So yes, i have Total Care Roadside Assistance through RACV. I have my son's ute registered as the vehicle, cause he is as stupid as me, and anything I drive or ride, is also covered. Not bad for $179 or so, per year. Its helped me with a few cars, yet to have anything go wrong with Suzy, but at least I know they will reciprocate within other states too. Our Tiger broke down in SA, not long ago, and they sent the RAA out to help us, but couldnt jump start it, and they didnt bring a trailer. We finally had son bring us a new battery, but after jump starting, riding back to Glenelg, the battery wasnt the problem. PS repaired the stator, service and a new front tire, so we paid out quite a bit of cash.

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Post  gus on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 8:30 pm

None for me ,but i have had to hitch a couple of times due to a flat tyre .I do knowa little bit about what may make it stop so i'll chance it .
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Post  GGiant on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 9:03 pm

Thanks guys. I think for pretty small money (I imagine), roadside assistance would be a good thing to have.
Like my cars, my last few bikes have been getting quickly beyond may ability to fix. Not a nice feeling at all, but a price to pay for the magnificent machines they have become.
- and true, even a tyre problem out of town somewhere could be a problem for me, if it is not a simple plugging job.
So for me I think it is the GO.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 9:52 pm

RACV total care for me.

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Post  sb1250 on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 6:57 am

My trailer, and a fantastic wife who knows how to hitch the trailer to the car if she ever receives a "come and get me" phone call!

Seen, and heard too many stories of dick-ed tow truck drivers wanting to strap the bike, either laying down (the bike, not the rider!) or hard up against the cabin Evil or Very Mad.......! No thanks.

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Post  Kaupy1962 on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 8:34 am

@2wheelsagain wrote:RACV total care for me.



Me too.
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Post  Ross. on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 9:12 am

NRMA Premium Care for me.

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Post  b12mick on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 11:26 am

NSW motorcycle alliance road side assist, plus a phone and a credit card.
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Post  madmax on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 1:48 pm

@Kaupy1962 wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:RACV total care for me.



Me too.

And me, only way to cover 2 vehicles.

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Post  johnwendry on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 9:56 pm

Well, I am living in London, UK and I know how it is painful when your bike or car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. I owned this bike, but I sold her 1 year ago. Here I have taken insurance for her. They also provide cover for cars as well.



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Post  Chook on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 10:26 pm

I've got RAA cover, in SA membership covers the driver/rider, not individual vehicles so I am covered no matter whos or what vehicle I am driving. 
They've just done a discount deal with my private health insurer, saves me more a year than what the cost of my partners and sons membership as well as my own  each year Smile
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Post  Truck bandit on Fri 05 Sep 2014, 9:58 am

I am a member of the NSW Motorcycle Alliance and for $35 they provide:

The NSW Motorcycle Alliance National Roadside Assistance Service is quite simply the best and most cost-effective solution for motorcyclists who want the peace of mind of knowing that whatever road they’re on, no matter where they are in Australia, we will be there to get them out of trouble. It doesn’t matter whether your bike won’t start, you have a flat tyre, you’re out of fuel, or have suffered some other mechanical breakdown, we will be there to get you going again. If we can’t, we’ll organise a tow for you. It’s that simple.
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[*]We cover motorcycles, scooters and cars.
[*]Membership includes up to 2 free callouts per year.
[*]We will provide up to 5 litres of fuel if you’ve run out.
[*]If we can’t get your bike going, we’ll tow the bike for you for free up to a 50km round trip. Free towing limits for cars is 20km in Metro areas and 50km in country areas.
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For that price it's pretty good.
Also, part of my Tyre and Rim Insurance with Swann Insurance has a roadside recovery component if a flat is suffered anywhere.

There are also some 24/7 mechanics/tow companies that it is a good idea to have their phone number kept somewhere on your bike, in the event you need to ring it! I mainly keep the NSW / Vic guys that do this.

The more options i have the better I think!

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Post  niftee on Fri 05 Sep 2014, 10:16 pm

Same as b12mick and Truck Bandit, NSW Motorcycle Alliance.

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Post  stu on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 11:00 pm

@Truck bandit wrote:I am a member of the NSW Motorcycle Alliance and for $35 they provide:

The NSW Motorcycle Alliance National Roadside Assistance Service is quite simply the best and most cost-effective solution for motorcyclists who want the peace of mind of knowing that whatever road they’re on, no matter where they are in Australia, we will be there to get them out of trouble. It doesn’t matter whether your bike won’t start, you have a flat tyre, you’re out of fuel, or have suffered some other mechanical breakdown, we will be there to get you going again. If we can’t, we’ll organise a tow for you. It’s that simple.

  • We cover motorcycles, scooters and cars.
  • Membership includes up to 2 free callouts per year.
  • We will provide up to 5 litres of fuel if you’ve run out.
  • If we can’t get your bike going, we’ll tow the bike for you for free up to a 50km round trip. Free towing limits for cars is 20km in Metro areas and 50km in country areas.


For that price it's pretty good.
Also, part of my Tyre and Rim Insurance with Swann Insurance has a roadside recovery component if a flat is suffered anywhere.

There are also some 24/7 mechanics/tow companies that it is a good idea to have their phone number kept somewhere on your bike, in the event you need to ring it! I mainly keep the NSW / Vic guys that do this.

The more options i have the better I think!

sounds like a good deal.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 8:24 pm

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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 4:14 pm

What's the weather like in Mumbai, Cha Walla?

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 4:24 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:What's the weather like in Mumbai, Cha Walla?

Admin has been active but this is funny now Smile

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