As the owner of a few vehicles I carry the largest, most robust package that CAA (AAA’s Canadian equivalent) offers. I give them a call to see about getting a flat deck to haul the bike the short 5 minute drive down to the local motorcycle shop. When asked what the problem is, rather then tell them the batter is dead, I stupidly tell them that I need to get it down to the shop for a safety inspection. They immediately ask if the bike is plated. Of course not, I say. That’s why I need the safety cert, so I can get it plated.
That’s when I find out that CAA will not tow an unlicensed vehicle. When I get off the phone I debate whether or not I should put a plate off one of my other bikes on it, and call back in to CAA hoping to get a different operator.
Instead, I call a local towing service that lists in their add experience with motorcycles. $125 later I’m introducing myself to the staff at Dualsport Plus.