Originally Posted by WVdyhrd
At least in my neck of the woods, a fail while riding can lead to an actual need of survival/recovery gear. Much but not all of our ADV riding, around here, is in areas that paid (say AMA or AAA) recovery is a pipedream. If you have a way to call them (cell signal is weak in the forest) You tell them where you are and they laugh till you hang up. So a buddy helps, or if solo, you get yourself out.
Sounds like you should look at something like a Spot locator beacon. http://international.findmespot.com/
2002 black Tiger955i, problem free 72000 miles.
2012 black Tiger800XC, problem free 29000 miles.