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    Quote Originally Posted by Albino View Post
    Kiwibike saved me over $190 compared to JB. Plus they were much quicker at returning my calls.

    Insurance companies have different profile
    for person, place, bike, age etc. What's good (and cheap) for one person isn't necessarily good for someone else. Shop around, get a (substantially) lower price and check cust satisfaction for payment of claims.


    Quite right, of course and I guess my age, history and bike all counted here, though one would expect it to count with the others' too. Interesting thing was that Tim used Star Ins. and his quote was well under Star's intitial quote. Have heard good things about Star so no problem going with them.

    Seems the biker friendly insurers are well known around now.

    I have mentioned that Kiwibike seemed good people, so concur that anyone shopping around would do well to compare. One of the reasons for my recommending Tim at JB was because he's trying to promote KB to the company in order to get better deals for members and the more KB'rs he can sign the better the company offers. Bit like along the lines of the Ullyses, (Sp!) club getting a better rate for its members. Why not use the "buying power" of a site such as KB?

    State wasn't the best for bikes, even though we have all other insurance with them and have nothing but good to say about the rates and service we've had from them over the years. Their quote was $800 and no roadside assist for bikes, so they miss out this time.
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    I'm covered by state, what's the benefit of being covered by kiwibike or John Baker?

    I gather they're both specialist bike insurance companys, and by the sounds of it they're quite expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave- View Post
    I'm covered by state, what's the benefit of being covered by kiwibike or John Baker?

    I gather they're both specialist bike insurance companys, and by the sounds of it they're quite expensive.

    See my last post. State were a lot dearer and no roadside assist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edbear View Post
    See my last post. State were a lot dearer and no roadside assist.
    yeah I saw that....but is that all?

    I'm new to the whole insurance/ownership thing so havent really thought of anything else I'd need...

    does anyone send out a nice christmas card? seasons greetings? birthday card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave- View Post
    yeah I saw that....but is that all?

    I'm new to the whole insurance/ownership thing so havent really thought of anything else I'd need...

    does anyone send out a nice christmas card? seasons greetings? birthday card?


    That's all I know of. Never had to use State's vehicle insurance but any house or contents claims we've had over the years were settled quickly and fairly by them. They are a fairly conservative company and I suspect they don't really want to encourage Motorcycle insurance.

    Have heard good things from other KB'rs about the other Ins. companies here so we'll see how we go. NAturally I don't want to test any insurance company out...
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    Northland bike museum flooded

    I have just seen a piece on the midday news about a bike museum that got flooded. Must be up North. Anyone know anything about it?

    Heart breaking. Looked like a lot of old but nice bikes in the mud. The couple seemed bloody nice people from England I think. Living here.

    Most of the bikes were found in NZ.

    Wounder if there is anything we can do to help them out.

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    There is a bike museum up north! Was planning on visiting it next time up there. I'll try to find it on the net or something. Think it was in a post on KB a while ago, too!
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    Cool

    Yeah I saw the tail end of that news item on TV1 midday news.

    So I didn't catch where it was either.

    They are sure to replay the item on the 6pm news tonight...

    Or maybe someone can come up with the TVNZ link to watch it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer 4 ever View Post
    I have just seen a piece on the midday news about a bike museum that got flooded. Must be up North. Anyone know anything about it?

    Heart breaking. Looked like a lot of old but nice bikes in the mud. The couple seemed bloody nice people from England I think. Living here.

    Most of the bikes were found in NZ.

    Wounder if there is anything we can do to help them out.

    take em away for ummmm "restoration"

    free bikes!!!!!!! lol

    if i lived up that way i would help with cleanup (seriously)

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    There is a great museum just out of Kawakawa, heading towards Opua. Lots of old Nortons, Sunbeam (or two), only one Triumph cos the owner hates em etc etc
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    That really sucks...

    Would insurance cover floods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by forkoil View Post
    only one Triumph cos the owner hates em etc etc
    Obviously a person with taste lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by placidfemme View Post

    Would insurance cover floods?
    Well due to the state of some peoples houses... Cars etc up here due to flooding... You'd hope insurance covers floods... I'm pretty sure they do because they are swarming... Checking out damage done etc etc... Theres a huge mess up here... I know people who have lost every single thing that they own...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkoil View Post
    There is a great museum just out of Kawakawa, heading towards Opua. Lots of old Nortons, Sunbeam (or two), only one Triumph cos the owner hates em etc etc
    It's called Sunbeamland. I posted about it way back when this site had maybe 100 members. And it wasn't insured.
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