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Old 08-21-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Whine , whine , 120 flat no repartable tire 1.4 hours from

120 bucks tow for non fixable so let me Whine , whine , whine , Oh your not my pycitirst sorry I Even he tell me to shut up and if I keep talking he is raising his rate, 10 bucks per word. I have to say getting tow is mega bucks even the cheapest where I live is 130 bucks for 1.4 hours of there time. Some tow companies wanted 75 bucks an hour and the fee starts from where ever the driver happens to be. Others wanted 3 bucks A K. or 6 something a miles plus the tow fee. Why didn't I get a shop to replace the tire and pick it up? I was thinking that would open a can of worms that I don't wanted to deal with. A shop that say it's also going to do this or that to my helix. Anyway. Whine, cry , yell infectiously and pull my cash out anyway. I m guessing this is just another pointless posting by me. LOL
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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It might be worth it to get a towing service. I used to pay $35 per year for a towing service from MTS. Now it's free with my AMA membership. I don't know if either of these is available in Canada.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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It might be worth it to get a towing service. I used to pay $35 per year for a towing service from MTS. Now it's free with my AMA membership. I don't know if either of these is available in Canada.
What does MTS stand for ?? is it the below MTS towing .com ?

So far I ve see http://www.goodsamers.com/auto/ at 80 bucks a year
https://www.mts-towing.com/join.asp for 50 to 80 buck plans along with 1/2 half off plan from apirl to sept.
http://hrca.honda.com/ is about the same for honda roadside assistance plan if you buy a membership
AAA is 120 bucks but at least once I waited 3 hours for them to get someone to me and 1 hours on the phone.

Any other towing insurance plans that don 't mean buying motorycle insurance at the same time.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:49 AM   #4
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Well, I was just in your shoes... less than 1/4th a mile from my house... I said "screw it," and drove it home... here's what it ended up costing me, due to my own negligence.

First, the stuff it needed due to having a flat tire;

-Tire ($65 +$40 to mount... since I bought the tire online...)
-Exhaust gaskets ($18)

Now the stuff that was DESTROYED due to me driving it on a flat tire for less than a quarter of a mile (actually, it may have even been less than that... really, I could see my house from where the tire blew out!!)

-Front drive pulley; stripped the splines clean off from all the stress and heat ($22)
-Clutch bell, was only a few thousand miles old at the time and from all the stress, turned a nice shade of indigo; now it shudders on acceleration again ($80)

Moral of the story? It sucks to be me too.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Well, I was just in your shoes... less than 1/4th a mile from my house... I said "screw it," and drove it home... here's what it ended up costing me, due to my own negligence.

First, the stuff it needed due to having a flat tire;

-Tire ($65 +$40 to mount... since I bought the tire online...)
-Exhaust gaskets ($18)

Now the stuff that was DESTROYED due to me driving it on a flat tire for less than a quarter of a mile (actually, it may have even been less than that... really, I could see my house from where the tire blew out!!)

-Front drive pulley; stripped the splines clean off from all the stress and heat ($22)
-Clutch bell, was only a few thousand miles old at the time and from all the stress, turned a nice shade of indigo; now it shudders on acceleration again ($80)

Moral of the story? It sucks to be me too.
Less than a quarter mile why didn't you just roll it home?
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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It's all uphill. I'd have to push it up a long, windy, uphill driveway, across a parking lot, down into the backyard (downhill), then back up the yard (which is fairly steep), and onto my deck.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
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That sucks! $120 is a lot of money! Seriously! I was just thinking maybe they's charging you for gas, but I mean 1.4 hours is only what, about 60 miles or so? So 120 miles roundtrip, which means only about $32 if there truck averages about 15 MPG. So they making about $80 for the tow. Thats a little high! I got a 100 miles free towing with AAA.

You should try and keep a can of fix a flat with you. It works a lot of times, BUT of course not always. But if you don't, I can't blame you. I know I should with my motorcycle, but I don't have saddle bags right now and I don't want to bring a backpack on long rides. In some cases I'll have to though if I go to isolated areas out in the valley on account I has to bring water, cause there ain't no phone reception for long distances in lots of places out there.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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gas isnt the only overhead

truck payment, insurance, maintenance, taxes etc etc all come out of the 80
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:04 AM   #9
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It might be worth it to get a towing service. I used to pay $35 per year for a towing service from MTS. Now it's free with my AMA membership. I don't know if either of these is available in Canada.
Absolutely! I have a Riders of Kawasaki membership that provides towing and a AAA+ membership that will do it also; I am old and pushing a 550 lb scoot is not for ME!!!
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #10
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One great advantage to the old Vespas is the spare tire that could be changed in 5 minutes.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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those small diameter cheap single ply tires made in China are prone to flats where the large diameter, high tech racing radial real motorcycle tires used on real mega scooters like my Tmax resist flats, and if by accident I do get a flat tire I have enough brains to carry a bottle of slime or a can of fix-a-flat with me

have any of you guys ever look at the load rating of your scooter?
what happens when the tires can't handle the weight?
I have seen a lot of overweight fatties riding little scooters
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #12
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those small diameter cheap single ply tires made in China are prone to flats where the large diameter, high tech racing radial real motorcycle tires used on real mega scooters like my Tmax resist flats, and if by accident I do get a flat tire I have enough brains to carry a bottle of slime or a can of fix-a-flat with me

have any of you guys ever look at the load rating of your scooter?
what happens when the tires can't handle the weight?
I have seen a lot of overweight fatties riding little scooters
Why must you always be a jerk???
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #13
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nobody here likes me, so why should I be nice?
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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nobody here likes me, so why should I be nice?
From how you go on, no body any where likes you.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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as long as the tire is in good shape a can o fix-a-flat will seal any tire
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