I was asked if my Burgman breaks down it can be towed to the dealer. I was wondering how a towtruck hauls a scooter/motorcycle?
My biggest problem with the large tilt flatbeds are if I could ride my motorcycle up the ramp then I wouldn't need the flatbed.Yep had mine towed recently, flatbed, which tilts down to create a ramp you drive on, they lift It, level with you on it,then roll forward, tie it down
Reverse to unload, don't hit the front break as you roll off or you'll go down.
AMA roadside recovery covered it , up to 35 miles. No cost
Well if the issue is the wheels won't turn your correct, in my case we pushed it up till the back wheel was just on the flatbed. Not hard with two of us.My biggest problem with the large tilt flatbeds are if I could ride my motorcycle up the ramp then I wouldn't need the flatbed.
Doug from Kentucky
Most tow truck companies are not set up for motorcycle recovery. But if you have AMA coverage, they will send a truck that is. Membership has many advantages.
If the towing company screws up your motorcycle, they'll cover the repair. I had some guy drop it on its side on the flatbed truck, breaking the windshield, and the left brake lever and footpeg. The shop to which it was towed took care of the whole thing.Good idea to carry your own loop straps to secure bike from off the front triple tree and rear. Otherwise, most tow companies use a canyon dancer which can be over torqued and bend the handle bars.
More than you know. Every time you get towed on your insurance company's dime, it is a claim and can be used to raise your rates.Well that's what I was going for since the AMA is much cheaper than my insurance company covering a motorcycle tow.