|KnowTow loading my Road King on the truck|
I called the road side assistance number on my American Motorcyclist Association membership card. As the phone was ringing, I thought to myself, I hope this free coverage works. I don't want to be waiting around all day for a tow truck driver who is contracted with this plan. The phone connected and a very friendly voice answered. After only a few minutes on the phone she had me set to get towed to Jim's Harley-Davidson of St. Petersburg. She told me should would call me back in a few minutes to confirm my time.
|Load and ready to go|
Less than 5 minutes later, I got call back telling me KnowTow towing company would be out in about an hour. About 67 minutes later, a specialized tow truck designed just to carry motorcycles arrived at my door. The driver was a fellow biker and sympathized with my situation. He loaded my bike up quickly and with as much care as I would have myself. Within a few minutes we where on the road to Jim's.
I'll find out this week exactly what went wrong with my bike. But I now can ride in confidence knowing first hand that the AMA Roadside Assistance Program works as advertised. I also learned that there is a towing company, KnowTow, in the Tampa Bay Area that uses specialized equipment to tow your motorcycle safe and professionally. There are so many reasons to join the AMA, this free benefit is just one of them. If you haven't signed up for the AMA's free Roadside Assistance Program, I urge you to do it right away. You never know if tomorrow morning may be your turn to hear click...click...click...click...
|My disabled Harley on the way to Jim's in St. Petersburg|