I have only been an AMA member for six years, but it has paid for itself just in the Roadside Assistance
. I've had to use it twice, and it has exceeded my expectations.
First, I was returning from a weekend getaway with my wife, and the RT basically quit, while issuing expensive noises. We got out of traffic safely, I called AMA, and they sent a truck with a driver who knew what he was doing and he took the bike and me to my dealer. No charge because it was less than 35 miles. (Old alternator belt had given up the ghost, beating the crap out of the HES, but Bob's did the work and there haven't been any issues with it since.)
Yesterday evening, we got a distressing call from our younger son, who was driving one of our cars in Delaware when the right front tire blew out on a ramp from one Interstate to another. He managed to get to the left shoulder, but couldn't safely change the tire due to the proximity of the ramp lane on his right. I gave him my member number and the telephone number and had him make the call. Twenty minutes later, the car was loaded up and the driver dropped Ryan and the car off at a local automotive place. Again, no charge because it was less than 35 miles.
I'll be quite honest, I originally became a member because we ogt a discount on our tickets to Vintage Motorcycle Days,
which I have attended with friends a few times. I stayed a member even though I haven't been to VMD in the past few years, and the towing benefit has made this a very good decision.