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post #1 of 10 Old Apr 12th, 2006, 4:37 pm Thread Starter
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There was just a commercial on for Geico insurance that featured an LT parked at an overlook and being admired by a white-bread family. Who knew?

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post #2 of 10 Old Apr 12th, 2006, 6:38 pm
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You know, white male and female, 2.4 kids conceived in the missionary position......

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There was just a commercial on for Geico insurance that featured an LT parked at an overlook and being admired by a white-bread family. Who knew?
Just today I ran an estimate with Geico...Wow it was more then twice what I am paying...I have a VERY CLEAN record...I was surprised it cost so much.

My daugher uses them for her car and gets a good price. Anyone use them for motorcycles?

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I'd like to see that. Anyone able to find it and post it?

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Every time I see that commercial I wonder how they got my bike for the shoot. Same color with the black trim - you don't see many of those.

It certainly isn't a late model.

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post #6 of 10 Old Apr 13th, 2006, 10:05 am
 
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Justin, I used to use Geico. I moved and when I notified them of my new address they cancelled my policy on the grounds that I had to re-apply under a new rep who covered the area in which i moved to. Of course they failed to notify me of this and I went 3 months without insurance at all until I found out that I had been cancelled.
Bottom line, prices were competitive, service more than grossly lacking.
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... and when I notified them of my new address they cancelled my policy ... Of course they failed to notify me of this and I went 3 months without insurance...
Part IV(9) of standard form Geico Cycleguard policy (CRU-21, rev. 7-96), which was part of your binding contract with Geico, states, "This policy may be cancelled by us by mailing to you at the address shown in this policy written notice stating when not less than ten (10) days thereafter such cancellation shall be effective."

Notwithstanding the information you received from the oft-inexperienced customer rep, who inhabits most corporations btw, your policy was not likely "cancelled."

Because auto insurance policies must conform to state law, you'll have an addendum to your standard form policy that is specific to your state. It is also part of the contract between you and Geico. It needs to be updated when you move across state lines, and that requires an agent qualified to write policies in that jurisdiction. I think that's what the customer rep was trying to convey. But this does not mean your contractual rights dissolve as soon as you move!

It's a good idea for everyone to go browse through their policies, whoever the carrier might be. You'll better understand your rights, and you might find something interesting. For example, Geico excludes coverage of anything occurring during an event that sanctions more than 500 miles per day of riding (e.g., all Iron Butt stuff), which is important to know before you set out on that 11,000 mile trip on a $20k bike.
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There was just a commercial on for Geico insurance that featured an LT parked at an overlook and being admired by a white-bread family. Who knew?
I guess i'm the lucky one....Geico uses a LT and Rune so I get to see both my bikes on TV.....

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LT parked at an overlook and being admired by a white-bread family
Perhaps it would have been less bourgeois (read - acceptable/politically correct) if the LT had been admired by a Latino/African American/Asian family. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all us "white-breads" would ride our LTs down to the next immigration rally and give them to the poor unfortunates who are flooding across our borders.
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Now come on, Les. There was nothing implied in the term white-bread, except to give you a pretty clear picture of what was shown in the commercial. If anything, we can talk about the leather-clad tough biker image, and how that relates to our bikes. But what would be the point of that?

And the immigration thing isn't gonna be solved by a few rallies, or any new laws. It's a much bigger, more complex issue than all that.

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