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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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need information on starting a bike club

im in the army and stationed in iraq but ill be returning in a few months to hinesville georgia near savannah anyway i have alot of buddies in my platoon that have sportbikes and weve decided we want to start a club i know we can just get vinyls with our club name and all that but im wondering more about how you go about getting discounts at dealerships and at insurance companies and having a website basically im wondering how to go about doing it big any help would be great thanks
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information on starting a bike club

im in the army and currently stationed in iraq and ill be returning to fort stewart hinesville georgia and ive got alot of buddies in my platoon that have sportbikes and we want to start a club we know we can get vinyls with our club name but we want to know how to get discounts at dealerships and insurance companies and start a website basically we want to this big not just some little club with a name we want to be able to save our members some money by being a member i know theres has to be some paper work of some sort and paying some kind of fees as far as the insurance company goes any help would be great im lost
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I dunno much about the club or sticker stuff.
I was stationed at Ft.Stewart from 84 to 86. Except for the gators, armadillos and swamps, I loved that place. I lived in Savannah near HAAF. Being part of the Rapid Deployment Force means being nearby at all times.
Is it still the 24th Infantry Division with the purple Hawaiian leaf as a shoulder patch?
Anyway, rock on, keep safe and god bless you for the job you are performing.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 12:56 PM
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We've got at least one member here that help start a bike club, maybe they'll chime in.
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Actually it's the 3rd ID patch now. The Iraqi's refer to as a broken T.V. because of the look and thanks.
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First off... and thanks for doing your thing in our military!

Second, starting a club is very hard work. Discounts... they really only come with great numbers. The more numbers you have the better the discounts. Insurance company? I don't think you'll get any discounts there!




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Merged the threads and left a re-direct in the everyday riding section. This way it's all in one thread...

Also, as Shan said... ask away... been there done that!




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Merged the threads and left a re-direct in the everyday riding section. This way it's all in one thread...

Also, as Shan said... ask away... been there done that!
I think he made two threads trying to get more responses.

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But it won't and there are still 2 items looking like threads... but both go to one thread!




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you can also check out the AMA site for benefits that you get if you make your club an AMA chartership, etc. We at WOS opted not to do so because the cost seemed to outvalue the benefits, etc. But we are an established club as well. Maybe it would make sense for a new club to do so. By doing so entitles you to discounts on insurance, towing, repair, dealerships, etc. etc. Its all on their site.

Setting up a club is only as hard as you chose to make it and depends on what you expect to get out of it. It can be very simple or as Gasman said very complicated.

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When you get back if you plan on having any meets post them up, I'm stationed at HAAF, just got back myself and have a bunch of friends that ride. Theres already a group up here called redline riders. I've not met all of them however people from my company alone ride a bunch.
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Is someone ripping off my clubs name in hinesville. If you need some help with the club thing pm me and I will help you all I can. They can have the name I am thinking of disbanning the club sometime draws too much attn.
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Is someone ripping off my clubs name in hinesville. If you need some help with the club thing pm me and I will help you all I can. They can have the name I am thinking of disbanning the club sometime draws too much attn.
No i dont think anyone stole it its a common name for clubs im thinking.... we even have a club named that up here in oh-canada

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I could give some assistance... I did this before... its sucks.




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