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I purchased my LT new back in February. I received a very nice gift box from the dealer and my road side assistance card. However, I've received nothing from BMW MOA. Should I expect something from them or do I have to contact them? Is it worth joining?
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post #2 of 18 Old Apr 26th, 2007, 1:04 pm
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You have to contact them. You can sign up on line if you like. I enjoy the monthly magazine, Owners News. It is a very good publication in mho. Also, we have a local MOA chapter which is good for socializing, riding and getting tips from more experienced riders on you kind of bike.

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BMWMOA is not part of BMW corporate so they have no way to know you're a new BMW owner. They are a good organization, check out their website and if you like what they're about and what they offer you as a member you can join from there.

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I don't know what part of VA you hail from but it looks like your picture was taken at Morton's so I'll guess No. Va.

I suggest looking up BMWBMW (Metro Washington) for No. VA, Richmond Riders for Central VA, and BMWMCHR (Hampton Roads) for southeastern VA. All are good clubs and will give you an opportunity to meet and ride with other local Beemer owners.

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post #5 of 18 Old Apr 30th, 2007, 6:16 pm
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The MOA is certainly worth joining, as are the local chapters. My chapter, the Black Diamond Beemers, provides our local dealer with a "complementary" membership form to our chapter - in turn, the dealer includes this form with every new or used BMW that he sells. Last year, 60% of the "free" one year memberships we gave away turned into full members at renewal time - and several have since joined the MOA.

Those of you active with local charters - feel free to copy our approach - it works!

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Hey VADIVER- What part of VA are you in?
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post #7 of 18 Old May 2nd, 2007, 1:45 pm
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Belonging to the MOA can save you some money on your insurance. Proably enough savings to pay for the membership.
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Local MOA clubs may be sponsored by local dealers, but like David wrote, and unlike H.O.G., MOA is not a company club.

I also agree w/ Rich about the magazine. It is professionally done, and worth the $.

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Local MOA clubs may be sponsored by local dealers, but like David wrote, and unlike H.O.G., MOA is not a company club.
I believe that to be true, but when my recent membership dues showed up on my credit card statement, it reflected as BMW Motorcycles, which struck me as odd.

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Don,

You have to contact them as the club is not affiliated with BMWNA. I highly recommend joining at www.bmwmoa.org.

The magazine alone is worth the price of admission and in my opinion is probably one of the best in the industry. It is full of interesting articles, meets and items for sale. I have been a member for at least 20 years and I found my LT in the Owners News classified section.

Congratulations on the new bike and safe riding.

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Belonging to the MOA can save you some money on your insurance. Proably enough savings to pay for the membership.
Can you kindly explain how belonging can save money on your insurance? Thanks.

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BMWMOA is worth it just for the Anonomous Book
This I know. Been a member over 25 years. But how does save money on insurance? I have not found this "secret" yet and that why i posted what I did.
Thanks for chiming in.

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This I know. Been a member over 25 years. But how does save money on insurance? I have not found this "secret" yet and that why i posted what I did.
Thanks for chiming in.
I have no idea, about saving money on insurance, I wasn't responding to you. I was responding to the orginal post.

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I purchased my LT new back in February. I received a very nice gift box from the dealer and my road side assistance card. However, I've received nothing from BMW MOA. Should I expect something from them or do I have to contact them? Is it worth joining?
Don,

I also recommed joining. The magazine has excellent information. I look forward to every issue. You can call them at 636.394.7277 or go to www.bmwmoa.org. This is a not for profit members organization that is lots of fun. I loved my LT and road it hard for four years. Moved to the GT in July 2006.

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post #16 of 18 Old May 3rd, 2007, 10:54 am
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MOA delivers a slick monthly with lots of advertising and ride reports. BMW RA is a smaller club with a different approach. The RA magazine is not nearly as slick but it includes more information about BMW bikes, in my opinion. I belong to both.
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The BMW MOA delivers a monthly mag. that is very good! Called Owner News,,, Their anonimuos book is good to have around...

Their forum however is very clickish ,,, their sense of humor is very limited.......
Their rants last year over the editor leaving was beyond stupid,, they never let anything go.....

But they do have some very good info over there so it is worth checking out...Just remember if your not an ass kisser it will take a while to belong........Pete
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Talk to your motorcycle insurance agent. Many companies give a discount for association memberships like AMA, HOG, MOA. Nationwide even pays for your first year of AMA dues.

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