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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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I tried to do a search to see if anyone has ever done a thread comparing insurance companies. I'm looking for a new company, because I don't care for my current agent, or rates. But, I will state right up front - don't try turning me onto Progressive, Geico, or Markel. I won't touch them with a 20 foot cattle prod. If you want to know specifically why, you can send me a PM, and I'll discuss.

Anyway, I used to have American Family, which was always very reasonable. When I moved to Michigan I had to shop again, because AmFam doesn't do business in Michigan. They say the state isn't insurance friendly. There is mandatory no-fault for sure.

Anyway, I'm looking for a respectable company, but one that won't break the bank, either.

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I shop by price... Not name. See who has local offices..ask for a quote.

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Price is a big factor with me as well, but I also want a company that will respond when you need to contact them. I'm checking local agents, but live in a very small town, and there are only a couple.

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Price is a big factor with me as well, but I also want a company that will respond when you need to contact them. I'm checking local agents, but live in a very small town, and there are only a couple.
are you prior millitary?... if so you could try USAA.. I had them for the longest time.
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are you prior millitary?... if so you could try USAA.. I had them for the longest time.
I am not prior military, but have USAA for auto insurance (my wife's father was retired Navy, and he got us into USAA. We're also members of NFCU.) But, when you talk to them about bike insurance they transfer you over to Progressive, so no go there. No other company has been able to touch them for price or service on auto insurance.

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I would see if there's a local motorcycle forum for your area. If so, ask what they use. Local MC Ins. companies are usually better than the big guys. I have "Riders Insurance" and they only service PA, NJ, and NY. Its an ins. company run by other bikers - coverage is great and they're cheap.

I would even ask anyone you see on a bike in your area. They could probably help a brother out.
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Have you ever noticed that when all these companies on TV compare themselves to other companies they never do to AAA.
I use AAA and it costs me like $30-$35 a month. Cheaper then a Cell phone & more Fun.
I been getting some ads from AARP about insurance but I haven't looked into it yet.

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Have you ever noticed that when all these companies on TV compare themselves to other companies they never do to AAA.
I use AAA and it costs me like $30-$35 a month. Cheaper then a Cell phone & more Fun.
I been getting some ads from AARP about insurance but I haven't looked into it yet.
AARP=Ahs Against Retired People...??? JMO...
BTW-I'm like KM, I'm with GEICO, they did fine by me when I wrecked "Clyde", no complaints here...
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Like Old Dog and KM, I too have Geico - for both my truck and my bike - and have been very happy with them. The service has been good, and the price for my bike can't be beat.

And, if you can believe it, the rates for my truck actually went DOWN this year! Can't beat that with a stick, IMHO.

In any case, I wish you luck in finding a company that you like and that will suit your needs : )


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ksmnet, I've been an insurance broker for 35 years. I would suggest looking up the Local Traveler's agent. If you want to P.M. me feel free. I will gladly go over any topic you want with -0- obligation. There are so many carriers that you can never really do an empirical comp.
Just remember, most (all ..IMHO) insurance companies are loaded with C- students.

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