I used to be a licensed insurance agent in PA, I can't tell you how many people have a $500 comprehensive deductible, thinking they are saving themselves so much money when in most cases, lowering their deductible to $100 only raised their rate the slightest bit.

My opinion? Everyone should ask their agents how much it would be to lower their comprehensive deductible. Comprehensive is fire/theft/vandalism (basically everything but collision). I know I don't want to pay $500 because someone slashed my tire, or the animals got at my bike. I'd rather pay the $100, but that's just me.

Jan Strohecker
Shoemakersville, PA
Monday, December 28, 2009

What a great story!

It's funny how often things happen that, if you hadn't been there, you would never believe it was true.

Thanks for reading,


Timberlee Tamraz Grove
Pewaukee, WI
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The dog thing happened to us during a Basic Rider Course. A student didn't want to leave his dog in the car during class (neither did I) so we tied him to the fence, too close to some parked training bikes. Well the dog somehow knocked over one of the bikes, climbed on top of it and started to chew on the hand grip. By the time I stopped the exercise and ran over to the bike there were K9 teeth makes all over the throttle. Ugh! It was a hard one to explain to the owner of the site why there were teeth marks on the grip. We see a lot of strange things coaching the clas,s but that topped them all.

Moorpark, CA
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Believe it or not my son's dog did chew the sparkplug wires off his bike not once, but twice. At $160 to replace them he was not happy. No claims on this and so far he still has the dog. Just parks his bike away from where the dog can get to it. So when I read the story. I could kinda relate.

Mary Witty
Ventress, LA
Monday, November 2, 2009