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WRN Readers Eligible for Motorcycle Insurance Discount

Women riders save even more!

Dairyland Cycle Insurance has a special offer just for readers of Women Riders Now (WRN)! Readers who sign up to receive the free WRN Newsletter can get a discount of up to 11 percent on the company's regular rates, depending on the state they live in.
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Motorcycle Insurance Terminology Made Easy

What means what?

4/3/2012, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
Summer is just around the corner, at long last. In winter states, motorcycles are emerging from their dens. Such a “reawakening” provides a good opportunity to make sure your motorcycle insurance offers the specialized coverage you need for your bike.
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Saving Money on Motorcycle Insurance

Five tips you need to know

4/18/2010, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
These days, we all cringe when the mail comes in and there’s a stack of bills. Those bills can be difficult to face in this economy, but it’s especially hard to pay for something we hope to never use or need: motorcycle insurance. As responsible motorcycle owners, we wouldn’t think of driving without the protection of insurance. But it still hurts to write that check. Fortunately, there are things you can do to lower your insurance premium and take some of the sting out of paying for your insurance.
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Your Credit Score: Can it lower your premium?

A smart way to reduce your rates

1/25/2010, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
Will improving your credit score lower the premium for your motorcycle insurance? It just might. Always trying to win your business with lower rates, insurance companies have found a better formula, using elements of your credit score, to predict how responsible a rider you are, and the likelihood that your riding will result in a costly claim.
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Winterize Your Insurance Policy

Should you reduce or cancel coverage?

12/13/2009, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
As the seasons begin to change, every rider in northern climates begins planning what to do with his or her bike during the winter months. Actually, as experienced riders know, this is a dual job: doing some kind of mechanical prep for sitting out the snowy months, and thinking about whether to keep the motorcycle fully insured during those non-riding months.
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Funny Insurance Claims

What some people think they can get away with

11/2/2009, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
When it comes to motorcycle insurance claims, there are some common situations we often deal with at Markel. While many of the claims we see have similar circumstances, every once in a while we get one that makes even our most seasoned claim examiners step back and say, "How did THAT happen?"
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Insuring Your Motorcycle Accessories

Five steps to make sure the extras are covered

9/8/2009, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
Imagine getting ready for your next ride. You put on your chaps, jacket, boots, gloves and helmet. Throw a few things in your bike's saddlebags, maybe clean some bugs off the windshield. Turn on the GPS, maybe even put some tunes on the radio and you’re ready to take off. What if I told you that if you were to get in an accident on that ride, the motorcycle accessories mentioned above may not be covered on your motorcycle insurance policy?
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Common Misconceptions About Insurance

An expert gives us the truth

7/17/2009, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
Insurance is a word that can incite many emotions; it can signify security, but it can also cause confusion when trying to understand what is and isn't covered under your policy when a loss occurs. As motorcycle insurance specialists we know just how mystifying this can be. This month, I'll share four of the more common misconceptions people have about their insurance and provide you with some real answers.
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Motorcycle Insurance: Five Commonly Asked Questions

Answers from an expert

6/12/2009, By Timberlee Tamraz Grove
You'd rather be riding your motorcycle than be behind the wheel of a car any day. You've customized your bike as much as you can so it screams "you!" And you know that the only difference between dragging the pegs and highsiding is a lot of skill (and a little luck). But how much do you know about the insurance that protects you while you're out there with the wind in your face?
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