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Old 12-07-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Got towed last night, broken off mirror

This morning I noticed my left bar end mirror was broken off. What can I do to maximize my chances of the tow company paying for it? The driver was a , when he found out the insurance was gonna cover the tow he tried tacking on all sorts of BS fees and I got stuck with a few, had to pay $45 out of pocket.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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It would be good if you had before and after pics. Get estimates or a paid receipt for the repair, then contact tow company for reimbursement. If they won't pay, take them to small claims court.
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Also, what is a dependable and honest tow company for future reference?
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Why did they tow you?

I've never really seen a bike get towed, and they take up so little space I can't even imagine why anyone would tow one.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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I have a flatbed guy I use for everything. If you want his # PM me. I don't know the company he works for, but I just call him for everything. He knows my father very well.
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Best to get companies that specialize in it. Google it. There are a number of small companies that ship and tow just bikes in Houston and are really careful with them and know how to properly strap them down. They usually cost a little more for towing but it is worth it. Shipping with them is a lot cheaper.
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motohouston has numerous people that have volunteered to be wreckers for members, this list also includes the local area that is close to them and what they can help with, i am one of them, if you need help call! no charge!
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motohouston has numerous people that have volunteered to be wreckers for members, this list also includes the local area that is close to them and what they can help with, i am one of them, if you need help call! no charge!
My insurance pays for it though, I feel guilty using MH roadside assistance when I don't need to, I'd rather give some business to an honest wrecker.
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also I got some bar end mirrors off ebay for $5 a pair, they're the exact same ones that cost $60 at cycle gear.
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My insurance pays for it though, I feel guilty using MH roadside assistance when I don't need to, I'd rather give some business to an honest wrecker.
And did you find one?
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