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I just got a renewal notice from Geico and a year's coverage went from about $430 to $860!!! Doubled! I called them and they gave me some cock & bull story about change of law in TX how they 'didn't know' what my bike was last year. Generally blew me off. So adios little lizard lovers.

Got online and found a guy called Dan Herrera (832-364-6630) at www.buymotorcycleinsurance.com and I ended up getting coverage thru him with Dairyland for $310!!!! They are motorcycle specialists and get quotes from about seven different companies.

Dan was the first insurance agent who went thru my coverage item by item explaining the pros & cons of various options. Yes I do have slightly different insurance and have dropped some options but in some areas I have increased - liability for example.

He is only covering Texas now but said that he can put people from out of state in touch with the right agents.

Give him a call or fill out the form on the website - that's what I did. Carried out everything over the phone or via email.

Very happy with the coverage and got to love the rate! I know this sounds like a pitch for the guy but I told him I was so happy with his service I was going to tell others - word of mouth, the best advertising.

Les Hall, Dallas.
 

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I went from Progressive to Dairyland also. Progressive tried to double mine also. Thieves. Anyway I got full coverage with $250.00 deductible for my Honda ST1300 and my Kawasaki Versys for $377.00 total for the year.

I live in Dallas and if you need to contact my agent for a quote, here's the info.

Anthony Kaufmann
5939 Hyw 80 Ste 155
Mesquite, TX 75150
972-681-7500 Tell him Don Stout told you to call.
 

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More insurance woes

I will be picking up my new Versys on friday, and I've sold my 06 KLR. I was expecting a jump in insurance... However, I was still shocked with the quotes. I have a clean driving record with no accidents. My KLR was costing me $188/year through Progressive. Progressive gave me a quote for the Versys at $451??? I asked the my insurance rep for anything else cheaper. They said they normally wouldn't look outside progressive since they have such superior service. Reluctantly she looked at Dairyland... > 400. For site insurance was quoted at $319.. I decided to go with them and when they happended to put in the VIN # the quote jumped to $400. My wife and I said the hell with that... we went with State Farm for $302 and swappped all of our other insurances away from the other carrier. I'm curious how others are doing with their insurance. I'm in Maine... 45 years old.
 

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Hi Kayaker - enjoy your new bike!

I'm 53 with excellent credit, own home, clean record blah blah blah As I said previously mine doubled for this renewal, but now it is actually a bit less than last years thanks to my new BFF insurance dude Dan.

It obviously pays to shop around. I own my bike outright so maybe I can get away with less cover than might be required if you are financing...

Pay that insurance and swing a leg over and have a blast!

Les, Dallas
 

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I had insurance for the first year that was 860.00, then i called around to see what else was out there.
I called Geico and got a quote of 560, Progessive wanted near a 1000.00, and Farmers wanted 960.00
Then i called Dairyland and got it for 470.00, so of course i went with them.

It just amazes me all the differences in price, i know that motorcycles are a risk, but each company measures that risk in different ways, obviously.

Anyways, best to always shop around, but Dairyland seems to be the best I've found.

Yall have a good but safe time on your Versys.
 

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I have had Dairyland for my last 3 bikes and they are great. I totaled my 650 Vstrom and they paid quickly and honestly. And they insured my new one with no up bounce at all.
 

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$250 from AAA with $150 deductible. Of course, we couldn't figure out what the bike was classified as....

And this is after I dumped my 250R. Have to love AAA.
 

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I have to some some math(lets see carry the 1.....) My insurance with state farm on the 08 KLR650 was $33.00 per month(or $396.00 per year) My insurance with the V is 26.58 per mo( $310.00 pr year) I am 36 clean record(thank you court supervision!!) No accidents good credit yada yada. I have a $250 ded, 100/300 liability and un/under ins(collision of course 2) I have shopped in the past-But my agent Jim Bandy in Auburn Illinois has always done well for me (shameless plug) My home is w/Country and State farm wont do my home(1 becaues it burnt down in 04-BIG CLAIM!!, and 2 lot of tornado damage in the area 3 years ago-So no new policies) I have shopped geico and hung up when I heard their rate for comparisons sake. Dont let the rate be your only factor tho- Service when you need it is vital. Check the prospective claim pay rate on any companies you are interested in shopping. Good luck to all!!
 

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I also went through AAA (which doesn't do motorcycle so they contract out the motorcycle through Progressive or Allied). I got Allied for $237/yr. $500 deductibles. Good credit but a speeding ticket (in my truck no less) on my record. I have my house and 5 vehicles insured through AAA. Never had to put a claim in though.
 
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