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Motorcycle insurance

ILLINI

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I am shopping around to find an insurance company for a motorcycle. Can anyone recommend one in the Chicago area? I am 25 with a clean driving record and am looking for something INEXPENSIVE as I will only be riding for pleasure. Being a pilot, the key word here is "inexpensive"!

Thanks!
 

ILS JNKY

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insurance

Check out a company called Dairy Land, do mainly Harleys

Slow claim service till you get a supervisor in volved, then went fast.:cool:
 

ILLINI

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Most of the insurance companies i've called for quotes go through Dairy Land for their motorcycle insurance. I'm a "new" motorcycle driver and unfortunately they want 5 years of motorcycle experience in order to be insured. That's kinda hard for me to do unless I get that insurance though:rolleyes:. Maybe i'll just have to bend the truth a little;)

I appreciate the advice though!
 

usairpit

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Check state farm.You do have to have auto with them to get motorcycle insur.I just renewed mine,it only goes by cc, not if its a sport bike or high risk bike.I paid $147 for the whole year on a 1992 CBR 600 and Im 30yrs old,and only $195 when I was 20.Hope that helps
 

DCitrus9

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I used progressive, and they were competitie with Dairy Land. The price also varies if you want to buy additional/optional coverage like medical payment or underinsured motorist.
For the normal coverage I paid 330 (dairy land wanted 350)on a new 750 shadow spirit, but I live in Atlanta. When I was in Iowa it was half that amount for a sport bike- go figure.
Good luck
 

cherokee

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5 years of experinece to get insurance!!?! It isn't a frickin' space shuttle!! I guess that requires either a. lying or b. going without insurance for 5 years. Pretty amazing considering insurance on cars is available from day 1 to almost anyone and poses more of a risk to others in terms of liability.
 

ILLINI

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cherokee, I couldn't agree with you more! I was shocked to hear that I needed 5 years of exp. before they would insure me. I was getting ready to bend the truth a little, but found Progressive was easier to insure a rider. Think I may go with them.
 
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