Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryville, TN, US
Re: BMW MOA , What do you think ?
I've been a member of the MOA and RA. I dropped the RA after the new editor decided the OTL magazine would be primarily devoted to racing and the 1000RR. A great bike, but I'll never own one.
I joined the MOA in July '05 and been a member ever since. I am now the national dealer liaison, and support the MOA. Are they perfect in every way? No. But it is a good organization and well worth the money. I've been a premium member since day one and until this year have never had to use the towing. Twice last year, I had to have a bike towed back home. Once, over 100 miles. That one tow bill recouped the cost of the premium membership.
If you're not sure, I can lead you to, and offer you (and any non-members, or ex members) access to our 3 Free program. You may sign up on line, or by calling the MOA offices, or by contacting me via PM. What you will get is three free magazines at absolutely no obligation. Most find various things in the magazine of interest to them.
While I have never used the Annonymous Book, I have been on the receiving end of the phone calls. Worst one was a hapless fellow from Texas speeding through a small town in the Smokies trying to get to his cabin before his GS final drive gushed out the last of its oil. The police officer didn't buy his story and was going to write him a 20 over ticket. He called me, at 2:00 am, and I responded to the scene. Sure enough, his final drive was toast. I explained the failure to the officer and he didn't write the man a ticket. I helped get his bike off the road and made arrangements for the dealer to pick it up the following Tuesday.
I do believe the MOA is a fine organization; that's why I volunteer my time. Try it free for three months then make your own decision.
MOA # 119684
"Loud lives save pipes"
00 K1200LT (Emil) 94,840 trouble free miles. Gone, but not forgotten
02 R1150RT (Artie) 109,000 miles. Favorite bike. With me to the end.
10 K1300GT (The Phantom) 10,110 miles. Like flying a T-38 on 2 wheels. Gone.
12 K1600GTL (Johnny 5) 3,500. A great compromise between the LT and GT
A gaggle of Japanese bikes, then I woke up.