Road Service

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by bikerdad, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. bikerdad

    bikerdad Junior Member

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    Boy am I glad I added road service with towing to my insurance. Bike quit and I had to have it towed in for repair. Cam bearing race came apart and part was sucked up into the rear exhaust valve holding it open. Looks like a total engine rebuild. Going to take care of tensioner upgrade while it is apart.
     
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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Sorry to hear All the damage, towing is a PLUS in my book ;) I have Hog ( life member back when it was cheap) plus my separate Bike insurance, you just never know when you need it
     
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  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Harley will not even quote price on Membership form. They want to talk to you first. I found someone in 2011 that paid $650.00 for a life membership. Can only imagine what it is now..... Plus all the add-ons to membership if you desire....... Ouch!
    I guess you need to sign up early in life to get your moneys worth.....
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I dunno if they offer life any more, I paid for the second year in 1989, I figured @ that time the 250.00 was not a bad deal so I have been a life member since, The towing has paid for itself ;)
     
  5. bikerdad

    bikerdad Junior Member

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    I have HD group insurance through Progressive. Towing is only $15.00 per year. The ride my bike got would have ben about $150.00
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I have progressive as well, used it once to tow my scoot. Towing is a cheap rider to have on your policy.
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear that your tow was covered. I'm having trouble believing that part of a cam bearing race (or anything in the chest) got into the rocker box and affected the exhaust valve.
     
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  8. bikerdad

    bikerdad Junior Member

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    I was also very surprised. I was there during the disassembly and found it. Just a small piece of metal that held the valve open. No other damage, just the bearings so I can’t imagine where else it could have come from. I probably could get away with not touching the top end but I want to clean and inspect everything while it is apart.
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thats what I was thinking! Must have been a real small piece.....
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I cannot see how this happened also, Tho I will say in my years of turning wrenches NOTHING surprises me any more. It would not take much interference between a valve and a seat to hang it open lucky no real time damage to the valve or head. I would be flushing the oil system real good and changing the filter sooner and cutting it open to examine JMO
     
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