Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Portland, Oregon
I signed up for BMWMOA Platinum Roadside assistance ($109/yr, which includes some tire repair/replacement) and had to use it last night. The towing part worked flawlessly; picked me up near Nogales about 45 minutes after phone call and brought bike to BMW dealer in Tucson on trailer. Now to see about the tire part. Has a 5mm hole in rear tire, have to see if it is repairable. Mitas E-07s. Plan includes up to $250 for tire replacement, if needed.
Surprising and a little stressful when the tire completely deflated in about 10 seconds at 80 mph on the Interstate. By the time I looked at the annunciator rear pressure was zero. I have a repair kit, compressor and plugs but thought hole was too large, probably not repairable at first glance.
On a rode from Portland, OR to Houston with a riding buddy, taking the back roads. For those that know the area SW of Tucson, we went through Why and Arivaca (and about 10 Border Patrol checkpoints!)