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Old 02-01-2013, 09:05 AM   #12721
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Wayne has a new(ish) product out. In addition to his jackets, check out his Kevlar Shirt at his LINK
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #12722
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SkyMed an option too

My wife always makes me get medivac insurance, pretty sure my 01 GS found out and promptly fell on me back in 03 leaving San Fancisquito after a big lunch and a beer, at least that is what I told her. I was pretty happy about getting picked up the next day in Guerrero Negro and flown right to my home airport. They showed up with a flight nurse, a paramedic, lots of e pain killers and cash if they need to buy my way out. But that's all beside the point, that little policy saved me 25 K easily and as much as I hate to admit it, the wife was right, again.

Genarro, the owner (now deceased) was going to TJ the next week and insisted on taking my bike to the BMW dealer in San Diego for me - wouldn't take a dime - so I don't know how they are about recovering your vehicles but is in the policy. If I recall correctly, they reimbursed me to have it transported from San Diego.

Skymed or Medjet, it can save you a lot of grief. You can carry an annul policy for a pretty reasonable amount, I think mine was under 200 a year, or daily is about 9 bucks. Probably never use it again, but........
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #12723
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Schizz is pretty much the trainer nowadays
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:01 PM   #12724
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Skymed or Medjet, it can save you a lot of grief. You can carry an annul policy for a pretty reasonable amount, I think mine was under 200 a year, or daily is about 9 bucks. Probably never use it again, but........
I've paid $295/year for the past two years for the standard MedJet Assist coverage including bike extraction ($35).

Don't forget to wear your insurance card where folks can find it and be sure your riding buddies and emergency contacts have all your insurance info, blood type, allergies, etc. Just in case you get brain-boinged like our good friend Karl.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #12725
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I wear and recommend Road ID when traveling in Mexico. I simply wear the same one I use when riding a bicycle back home in the US.



You can run through the scenarios where an item such as this might make quite the difference, even if you have other forms of ID or emergency contact info elsewhere.

I'll leave those ponderings up to the reader.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #12726
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I agree with Trice on the Road ID. Its a useful item, but mainly if you crash in a larger city or a place where they see a lot if North Americans. In the boonies, not so much. As to blood type, its not important, because they will type and cross match you anyway, before you get any blood and you're pretty much going to get a tetanus shot even if you had one last month.
It could be useful to have allergy info available, but even then they can deal with allergic reactions in any ER, so you aren't likely to die from any of that stuff.
doctor's have to deal with unknown histories everyday.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #12727
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And the reasoning behind providing less informations is.......................??
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #12728
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Busy day here at Casona Tricepilot

Bob C and Mike (top and middle respectively) pulled in from Mexico on their way back to Minnesota

Moto Hank dropped off my GSA after maintenance wrenching and adding PIAA horns (VERY loud)

Gravel Guy spent a chunk of his day with me getting his KLR balancer lever overhauled.

Tough day but we recovered at Harmon's BBQ
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #12729
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And the reasoning behind providing less informations is.......................??
I'm not sure if the above was directed to me, but.....the info is going to be checked regardless
of who gives it. You could have it tattooed on your chest; they are still going to check it before they act.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #12730
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Its a useful item, but mainly if you crash in a larger city or a place where they see a lot if North Americans.
I disagree with this on several levels, but, hey, right now Tricewife wants a glass of merlot
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #12731
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....... we recovered at Harmon's BBQ

No pix of the BBQ???
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #12732
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I've paid $295/year for the past two years for the standard MedJet Assist coverage including bike extraction ($35).

Don't forget to wear your insurance card where folks can find it and be sure your riding buddies and emergency contacts have all your insurance info, blood type, allergies, etc. Just in case you get brain-boinged like our good friend Karl.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #12733
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I wear and recommend Road ID when traveling in Mexico. I simply wear the same one I use when riding a bicycle back home in the US.



You can run through the scenarios where an item such as this might make quite the difference, even if you have other forms of ID or emergency contact info elsewhere.

I'll leave those ponderings up to the reader.
Great minds think like mine. I have Road ID as well. I also wear it in the gym, when hiking, riding, etc.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #12734
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I disagree with this on several levels, but, hey, right now Tricewife wants a glass of merlot
Since Mrs. Ace and I have just had our Cabernet, what do you disagree with ? I expect if you crash outside of Japan, they won't really know what to do with the Road ID and if you are unconscious and/or really banged up, who is going to explain it to them ?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #12735
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