USA rental question...another one!

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USA rental question...another one!

The rental costs for the two bikes that Slapper and I require are fairly hefty, but then the insurance, etc swoops.

An example from Eaglerider is below (EVIP being Enhanced Vip Theft & Damage Waiver, SLI being Supplimental Liability Insurance).

Do the additional costs beyond the actual renting look about standard to those residing in the states?

Rate Quote for Kingpin

Qty Rate Subtotal
4 weeks $ 490.00 $ 1,960.00
4 days $ 100.00 $ 400.00
Miles at no charge: unlimited
Rental Rate Charges: $ 2,360.00

One-way Charge: $ 375.00

32 days EVIP $ 24.00 $ 768.00
EVIP Charges: $ 768.00

32 days SLI $ 12.95 $ 414.40
SLI Charges: $ 414.40

Subtotal $ 3,917.40

Enviromental Surcharge $ 123.07
Sales Tax San Francisco $ 242.94

Total: $ 4,283.41

Cheers in advance

Are there no US based people on here with any idea if these rates sound ok? Ah, go on, go on, go on....

Why don't you buy a couple of bikes, when you arrive and sell them when you finish your trip?Seriously!!! I am riding a ducati out here on a UK license and it is $600 for a year for the best insurance I can get, which is the equivalent of fully comprehensive in the UK. Mind you I am a resident and I did promise to do my US bike test asap

Scavenger wrote

Why don't you buy a couple of bikes, when you arrive and sell them when you finish your trip?Seriously!!! I am riding a ducati out here on a UK license and it is $600 for a year for the best insurance I can get, which is the equivalent of fully comprehensive in the UK. Mind you I am a resident and I did promise to do my US bike test asap

I don't think "Best Western" counts as a permanent address really.

Wyn D'oh wrote

Are there no US based people on here with any idea if these rates sound ok? Ah, go on, go on, go on....

May take a day or two to get an answer but I've sent a link to a friend out there, she knows a bit about hiring bikes having done it for me a few times

where in the US are you thinking to rent?what are you going to do?what type of bike are you thining to rent?

I would have thought anyone living there wouldnt have rented,ive never rented in the Uk..if you see what i mean

jah wrote

where in the US are you thinking to rent?what are you going to do?what type of bike are you thining to rent?

San Francisco to New York over 5 weeksRide them Harleys - Electra Glide, Fatboy, or Roadking

Wyn D'oh wrote

San Francisco to New York over 5 weeksRide them Harleys - Electra Glide, Fatboy, or Roadking

That is a serious amount of miles,but would be fun if the weathers good

Blackvisor wrote

I would have thought anyone living there wouldnt have rented,ive never rented in the Uk..if you see what i mean

To extrapolate then. 'I have never rented a bike in the UK'.'I am from the UK'.That seems a bit of an excessive syllogistic leap to:'No-one who lives in the UK has rented a bike'. I see what you mean...

Blackvisor wrote

That is a serious amount of miles,but would be fun if the weathers good

As a crow, about 2600 miles. Not as a crow and wibbling up and down, more like 4000-4500.We'll have arses of iron by the end!

Wyn D'oh wrote

As a crow, about 2600 miles. Not as a crow and wibbling up and down, more like 4000-4500.We'll have arses of iron by the end!

Ive driven from Ohio to Cali in a car and thoughourly enjoyed it,it took about 4 days including lots of stops,and that was the direct,boring straight route,which wouldnt be much fun on a bike and it was winter

Blackvisor wrote

Ive driven from Ohio to Cali in a car and thoughourly enjoyed it,it took about 4 days including lots of stops,and that was the direct,boring straight route,which wouldnt be much fun on a bike and it was winter

We've got a wibbly, up and down route, spending a good amount of time in the Rockies and along the Appalaichan mountains planned. And it'll be Summer! Which could could a wee bit sweaty in Utah (and lots of other places).

Sounds excellent fun, i really enjoyed it in the car so would be 100 times better doing the scenic route on a bike. your making me jealous now

Bigger Nige wrote

I don't think "Best Western" counts as a permanent address really.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quote of the week

Wyn D'oh wrote

The rental costs for the two bikes that Slapper and I require are fairly hefty, but then the insurance, etc swoops.An example from Eaglerider is below (EVIP being Enhanced Vip Theft & Damage Waiver, SLI being Supplimental Liability Insurance).Do the additional costs beyond the actual renting look about standard to those residing in the states?Rate Quote for KingpinQty Rate Subtotal4 weeks $ 490.00 $ 1,960.004 days $ 100.00 $ 400.00Miles at no charge: unlimitedRental Rate Charges: $ 2,360.00One-way Charge: $ 375.0032 days EVIP $ 24.00 $ 768.00EVIP Charges: $ 768.0032 days SLI $ 12.95 $ 414.40SLI Charges: $ 414.40Subtotal $ 3,917.40Enviromental Surcharge $ 123.07Sales Tax San Francisco $ 242.94Total: $ 4,283.41Cheers in advance

No idea what people usually pay for rental insurance in the States but as I said before, some credit card companies like Visa platinum card will cover all the insurance on a rental, at least here and it was transferrable to a rental car in Britain. If I remember correctly, that's the only reason I uprated my credit card.I googled "motorcycle rentals seattle" and got this....www.mtsma.com/index.htm

Give us a yell when you get East - be happy to meet up with you for a ride in Tennessee or North Carolina (can't miss them - you'll love it) and might be able to help you with some cheap hotels in Indy if you come this way.Eric

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Wyn D'oh wrote

San Francisco to New York over 5 weeksRide them Harleys - Electra Glide, Fatboy, or Roadking

In FIVE weeks? you'l be lucky to get half way in that time on a fucking HD ferchrisakes. Just buy a gixxer or something & flog the bugger when ya get to the colder coast..

ZRX61 wrote

In FIVE weeks? you'l be lucky to get half way in that time on a fucking HD ferchrisakes. Just buy a gixxer or something & flog the bugger when ya get to the colder coast..

I take it that you don't like the new and improved V-Dog?

EaracheII wrote

Give us a yell when you get East - be happy to meet up with you for a ride in Tennessee or North Carolina (can't miss them - you'll love it) and might be able to help you with some cheap hotels in Indy if you come this way.Eric

We're intending to angle down from Chicago through Kentucky, then up the Appalachian mountains through Virginia and so on.If we're doing well for time we might be able to drop down further to your area and meet up

Dirtybill wrote

I take it that you don't like the new and improved V-Dog?

At least they have managed to double the recommended factory service intervals.. from 1500 miles to 3000.....

Wyn D'oh wrote

We're intending to angle down from Chicago through Kentucky, then up the Appalachian mountains through Virginia and so on.If we're doing well for time we might be able to drop down further to your area and meet up

If you check your map,going that route you go right past where Earache is Indianapolis is in Indiana right below and to the right of Chicago

Blackvisor wrote

If you check your map,going that route you go right past where Earache is Indianapolis is in Indiana right below and to the right of Chicago

Thank you soooooo much for your insight into American geography We will indeed be going 'right past' Indy in the broadest sense, but not sure how 'right past' it'll be at the mo.Tennessee and NC are where he mentioned a meet up...and we're not sure if we'll make it down as far as them yet, either.

Wyn D'oh wrote

San Francisco to New York over 5 weeksRide them Harleys - Electra Glide, Fatboy, or Roadking

How fecking cool is that! :smoke: I envy you. Please take a camera and use it, a lot!Oh and errr sorry no I know nowt about American insurance.

So when are you going to be in SF? There's an AMA round at Sonoma in May. Very nice technical track and loads of vantage points for spectators. Lots of elevation changes.Going anywhere near Seattle? Just 2 hours (3 hours by car ) south of me.

Taipan wrote

Oh and errr sorry no I know nowt about American insurance.

My friend does and if she was able to log on she'd say the quote appears a bit high (or words to that effect)

Wyn D'oh wrote

Thank you soooooo much for your insight into American geography We will indeed be going 'right past' Indy in the broadest sense, but not sure how 'right past' it'll be at the mo.Tennessee and NC are where he mentioned a meet up...and we're not sure if we'll make it down as far as them yet, either.

yeah i realised that after id opened my gob...have a nice day

Dirtybill wrote

So when are you going to be in SF? There's an AMA round at Sonoma in May. Very nice technical track and loads of vantage points for spectators. Lots of elevation changes.Going anywhere near Seattle? Just 2 hours (3 hours by car ) south of me.

We'll be in SF from June 3rd and heading out on the bikes on the 6th.Won't be heading particularly close to Seattle. Heading up Route 1 on the Cal coast, up to Oregon then angling across to Crater Lake, then onward to the South end of Hell's Canyon. At that point, we'll turn back down towards the Sawtooth Range, then across to the Grand Tetons after that.

Wyn D'oh wrote

We're intending to angle down from Chicago through Kentucky, then up the Appalachian mountains through Virginia and so on.If we're doing well for time we might be able to drop down further to your area and meet up

You'll be coming right through Indy.Kentucky is a great place to ride; tour the bourbon factories in Bardstown area and cruise by some of the biggest freakin' horse farms you've ever seen near Georgetown. Great riding in that area!I'd be happy to head down there with you if you'd like. Show you the better roads between Indy and Georgetown area.

EaracheII wrote

You'll be coming right through Indy.Kentucky is a great place to ride; tour the bourbon factories in Bardstown area and cruise by some of the biggest freakin' horse farms you've ever seen near Georgetown. Great riding in that area!I'd be happy to head down there with you if you'd like. Show you the better roads between Indy and Georgetown area.

That sounds cool!We'll drop you a line for contact details nearer the off.Cheers.

EaracheII wrote

You'll be coming right through Indy.

Take him to Dancers

If you get to S.F. check out the Pig & Whistle pub.

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