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An Owner's Guide for Veteran, Vintage, and Classic Motorcycle Insurance

Published: 10th September 2018
Insurance for Classic Motorbike

Owning a motorcycle or scooter can be a hobby. It is also something that you can use for special occasions, more so if what you have is nothing more special than a veteran a vintage, or a classic. A veteran is a vehicle made prior to 1919. A vintage, on the other hand, is made between 1919 and 1930, while a classic has an age of 15 years old or a bit older. Nevertheless, whether you have a veteran, a vintage, or a classic, we, at Ken's Yamaha can help you choose the best offer against theft, fire, flood, and accidental damage.

Insurance for your motorcycle is not very different from the cheapest homeowners insurance, both offer the consumer peace of mind. You can use the details below for more information on motorcycle insurance.

Veteran, Vintage, or Classic Motorcycle Coverage

Filing and processing a claim for your veteran, vintage, or classic motorcycle is easy and hassle-free with our assistance. Dial 207-743-8256 and we will make sure to assist you in every way that we can. As a way of showing our appreciation to you, we also offer a lifetime guarantee on the repairs that our insurance partners authorize.

How to File a Veteran, Vintage, or Classic Motorcycle Insurance Claim

Feel free to call your insurance broker or Ken's Yamaha at 207-743-8256 and give the following information:

  • Your vehicle registration number
  • Your Veteran, Vintage, or Classic Motorcycle Insurance policy number
  • Driver's license (This is important, especially if another person was driving the vehicle during the incident.)
  • The other vehicle owner's driver's license (only if applicable)
  • The Police Report and/or Police report number (only if applicable)

Once your claim has been accepted:

  • Your insurer will provide you with the claim reference number and will let you know if you will have to pay an excess amount from what is covered.
  • If a repair is needed, a quotation needs to be obtained. A Ken's Yamaha Insurance Claims Assessor will assist you in ascertaining the repair work that your motorcycle needs. Once you have the quotation on hand, you may proceed to forward it to your insurer's Claims Department together with the photos of the damaged parts or vehicle.
  • Your insurer's Claims Assessor will assess if an inspection is still needed and how the claims can be settled;
  • Ken's Yamaha can make towing arrangements for your motorcycle if needed.

For more details on filing an insurance claim for your Veteran, Vintage, and Classic motorcycles, please contact your insurer anytime.  You can also call on us for assistance.

Paying for Excess

When making a claim, an excess may be paid to either us or the insurer. Our Assessor will let you know if you need to pay for any. For more information on excesses, read the policy information provided by your insurer.

Remember that it is better to be prepared and protect the things that are valuable to us. For the best quality coverage and service, Ken's Yamaha is here to support you 24/7.

Riding A Motorcycle with Children Safely

Published: 8th September 2018
Child on Motorbike

Motorcycle rides are probably one of the most dangerous modes of transportation, but owning a motorcycle has its perks - low maintenance, you do not need a big parking space, smaller fuel usage, and a lot more. Having a motorcycle, though, can also mean you can only tag one person along; they can be any member of your family including children. Yes, motorcycle rides with children can happen. And when the time comes you will be confronted with the number one issue in riding a motorcycle, safety.

As parents, our priority will always be our childrens safety. From the moment they started to walk, we would search for the best baby walker to ensure that are safe. However, motorcycle rides can be fun and memorable if you take the following into account:

Buy a reliable kid's helmet

A helmet is the most important gear for motorcycle rides. It protects the rider from head injuries that can cause brain trauma. It is also vital to use a helmet based on the child's age. Do not use an adult helmet on kids; otherwise, it defeats the purpose of using them. Make sure that the helmet is also D.O.T certified.  Here are some tips on buying the right kid's helmet.

Size

Make sure that the helmet fits perfectly. The helmet should not easily fall off during quick turns or if a fall or collision happens.

Helmet Padding

When buying a motorcycle helmet for children always check if the helmet is padded properly. High-quality padding for helmets is important for long rides, especially for children.

Full face helmet

This helmet should wrap the entire head and should have a face cover that shields every part of the child's face and skull.

Motorcycle jacket

Just like the helmet, stay away from giving kids an adult motorcycle jacket; it will be too loose for them and it could hinder them from moving freely and comfortably. A child wearing a loose-fitting jacket will not be protected. You can check quality motorcycle jackets online.

Hand gloves

Children should wear hand gloves during motorcycle rides to absorb sweat especially when they are holding on to the riding belts. Our initial instinct when we fall is to throw our hands out to protect our body, wearing gloves can protect the hands from broken glass or any debris that the children can fall into when they stick their hands out.

Long pants

Make sure your child wears thick comfortable pants to protect them from scratch, debris, and hot pipes.

Riding belts

Riding belts are also important to have when riding with children. Since they have smaller arms they will not be able to wrap their arms around your waist in order for them to hold on tightly. Riding belts solves this dilemma.

The key to having an enjoyable ride with children is to make them feel safe and secure. Try short rides to give them a feel of what riding a motorcycle can be.  Make sure to follow road signs and obey traffic rules when riding with kids, set a proper example, in that way your children will feel more relaxed riding a motorcycle. Make sure they are comfortable and they are not afraid. Encourage the children to express their thoughts and feelings about the motorcycle ride.

Ken's Yamaha Now 3D Printing Repair Parts

Published: 31st August 2018
2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro

What is a 3D printer?

A 3D printer can print anything. It can make ceramic cups to even plastic toys. Ken's Yamaha offers repair services and replacement parts. 3D printing allows us to accurately create repair parts that will surely fit your motorcycle perfectly, click here to see what we mean. 3D printing also allows us to give you a more personalized repair service and parts. You will definitely have a motorcycle that will be unique to you.

Why do you call it printing?

If you look at the page where text was printed through a microscope, you will see that the letters are not just laying flatly on the paper. The letters are actually sitting lightly on top of the paper and not just staining the page. The theory goes that if you print the exact same thing on the page, the ink will build up into layers. The more you print, the more it will become a 3D model of the text. That is the idea of how 3D printers work.

How does it work?

Imagine being able to replace a part easily with something better. 3D printing allows you to print the part that was damaged. 3D printing makes production affordable. It also allows the owners to personalize almost anything and everything.

3D printing starts with creating a 3d model in the computer using programs like CAD or Computer Aided Design or any other 3D modeling software. You can create a model from the ground up with the 3D modeling software or use data from a 3D scanner. A 3D scanner creates a digital copy of an object.

3D printing does not limit you from using a single type of material. You can practically make everything using anything. You can print on metals, bioproducts, and even fabrics.

What are the advantages?

Before 3D printing was available, people had to carve everything in wood or stick pieces of plastic to create a prototype. Now, manufacturers can show customers a prototype where the clients can make alterations before it is too late.

3D printing lets you create complex parts which you cannot recreate using traditional manufacturing procedures. It will also make the part to be more customizable. This makes everything uniquely yours. 3D printing allows us at Ken's Yamaha to create parts that will meet your specific needs. Plus, it will also be done speedily. You no longer have to wait for months on end for a single part.

3D printing produces less waste as well since it will only be using the material that is needed for the part. It will not be needing casts or molds. Furthermore, most of the materials that are used for printing can be reused to create more 3D printed items.

With the 3D printing now available in Ken's Yamaha (visit us at kensyamaha.com), your imagination is the limit. Many believe that 3D printing will start a revolution in many of the manufacturing industries. It does not only lower the production costs, but it is cost effective as well. Avail of the 3D printing services of Ken's Yamaha now and have a more customized repair part.

Win the 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Now!

Published: 5th May 2017
2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro

This July, our team will be offering a 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro to one lucky winner. This is in celebration of our first year in the industry. Anyone interested is welcome to join.

Prize Indemnity Insurance

This prize is made possible by Prize indemnity insurance. Prize indemnity insurance allows companies and organizations to offer high value promos and prices to their customers so they can create brand awareness and increase brand loyalty. This insurance depends on the prize's value and the odds of someone winning it.

Contingency Insurance protects the winner by ensuring he or she will receive the prize as the company or organization has already paid for it. At the same time, it also protects the company or organization by sponsoring the contest guideline and making sure that both the sponsor and winner abide by them. In any case, it's a win-win case to all parties.

The Prize

The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro is small, but a powerful street fighter. It's lightweight to it's easier to handle and can deliver a different kind of excitement to passionate riders. View its specs below:

  • ENGINE : 4-stroke, 2-valve, SOHC, air-cooled
  • DISPLACEMENT: 125cc
  • IGNITION: TCBI
  • TRANSMISSION : return shift, 4-speed
  • WIDTH: 5 in.
  • LENGTH: 9 in.
  • HEIGHT: 39.6 in.
  • SEAT HEIGHT:31.7 in.
  • FUEL CAPCITY: 2.0 gal.
  • COLOR: Candy Lime Green

The Rules

This promo is open to all passionate motorcycle racers or drivers. Joining is easy. You have to send pictures of your old or current motorcycle. Include photographs of the travels and adventures you've done together. Make sure that at least one picture will show your full face profile for verification later on. The maximum number of pictures you can submit is five, so choose only the best ones.

Send your pictures to our e-mail address. Our team will review all entries and will pick the best one. The winner will be announced at the end of July. If the winner fails to claim his award, we will give it to the second best entry. Wait for our team to send you a personal message to know how to claim the rewards.


Ken's Yamaha
78 Main St Norway ME 04268
Phone: 207-743-8256

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