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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The BIG OIL thread....all inclusive

    There are way too many oil threads started in a year, and most lead down a similar path of debate and frustration. So, ALL oil related threads/posts will be contained within this area going forward. Feel free to discuss the exciting merits of syn for not? Fantastic winter oil options? All...

    Started by CHIA‎, 10-08-2012 09:43 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Supplies and Services Contacts

    Another useful sticky for you folks to help me populate. I'm looking for a one stop list of services and supplies that are helpful to our biking efforts. The usual non regular shop outlets like racing suppliers, wreckers, accessory places other than the regular bike shops (I'll fill in the...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 02-02-2003 05:06 PM
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    11-11-2014 05:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tire reviews.

    I'm going to try a little experiment and set this up as a resource for you guys to post YOUR thoughts about the tires you buy and any links to sites with reviews that are online for general access. To help make it easier for folks to find the stuff I'd like you to follow the format I've shown...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 01-20-2003 11:50 PM
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    07-23-2013 09:17 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Anyone need a manual for their bike?

    I nearly shat myself when I saw this, I think every bike is on there... if it's a repost cry about it... http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=420640

    Started by skid-mark‎, 06-17-2005 10:17 AM
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    03-26-2012 09:54 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: VFR VTEC Must Read Throttle Problems

    Anyone who owns a Honda VFR 800 VTEC really should read the following. I have been dealing with this saga for a year and it finally appears the answer is at hand. The starter valves are not synced properly at either the factory or the dealer, plus the service manual is very misleading! The...

    Started by Chumly‎, 04-13-2005 01:00 PM
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    12-20-2011 08:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Motorcycle luggage and touring accessories reviews

    Tankbags, saddle bags, tailbags combo bags. Hard or soft, magnetic or bubblegum hold downs. Let's hear about them all. Please use the following headings to keep it consistent for easier browsing by the others. You can either "quote" this message and delete the quote controls and this text or...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 01-27-2003 01:30 AM
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    08-15-2011 03:07 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Suspension 101

    Found this somewhere else and thought it was a great read. Enjoy. :thumbup _________________________________________________________________ Suspension 101. Introduction Unfortunately there is no literature that can give you the perfect machine setup. Also suspension setup is...

    Started by gixxstar‎, 10-10-2005 01:11 AM
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    09-19-2010 09:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Race Tires Reviews

    Kinda like the tire review with the sticky, but this thread is strictly for race / track-day only tires. I'm going to jack Bruce's format, hope he doesn't mind, cause it worked purdy good... Here's the format... -------------------------------------- Maker- Model- Size- Front- Rear- (if you...

    Started by lowprofile‎, 07-09-2003 10:54 AM
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    09-19-2009 03:36 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: A call for Simple Servicing Procedures

    OK kiddies. Time to help me write another Article Forum item. I'm looking for definitive procedures for the simple regular or annual servicing for the backyard mechanics or wannabe's among us. I got the idea for this while writing up the procedure I use for cleaning throttle cable and...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 04-03-2003 10:03 AM
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  1. Urgent: V-Strom Fuel Pump not Working

    I am taking my 2011 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 up to Alaska with a friend on Friday, and my fuel pump has stopped working. I'm pretty sure that the problem is the high-pressure fuel filter inside the fuel pump assembly, as I have replaced the pump itself already. I really need some help finding either...

    Started by Dev‎, 06-28-2015 11:28 PM
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  2. Chain and Sprockets.

    I need new chain and sprockets on my 04 R6. I have not needed to buy a street chain set before. Only dirt. I used RK chain with Sunstar sprockets on my dirt bike, lasted pretty good. But that's not comparable to street demand. Teach me about chains please. Brands you suggest, brands to stay...

    Started by dexter302‎, 06-25-2015 10:59 PM
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  3. vLEDs

    A while back I blew a brake light, and standing in the aisle at Canadian Tire I decided to go with a pair of the highest wattage they had, as of course that's safer right? I got some 2357, 28/8W. Well then, perhaps related, I had some low voltage issues with the bike when running in crap traffic...

    Started by Squint‎, 05-26-2015 09:14 PM
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    06-26-2015 07:55 PM Go to last post
  4. rear wheel 95 yzf600r

    looking for a rear wheel for my sons 95 yzf600r does anyone know if the 750 will fit

    Started by dyna64‎, 06-18-2015 02:30 PM
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    06-25-2015 11:20 PM Go to last post
  5. Lost key!!??

    I have lost the key for my 2004 YZFR6, was wondering what options I have, other than getting a new keyset. Any help would be greatly appreciated.:banghead

    Started by Dannymav‎, 06-23-2015 09:56 PM
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    06-25-2015 09:22 PM Go to last post
  6. What needs to done to a garage stored bike of 3 years in preparation to sell?

    Hey everyone, I just moved back to BC and my sister has a 2006 Honda Shadow that she's parked in our garage for the last 3 years. A friend of hers changed the oil and battery last year and rode it around the neighborhood. I turned it on and it seems to work fine, there's only 3400km on it....

    Started by kendorama‎, 06-19-2015 09:53 PM
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    06-23-2015 03:41 PM Go to last post
  7. What's difference between 2006 Honda Shadow Spirit and Aero?

    I've tried Googling the information but can't find a definitive answer. Is one more expensive than the other?

    Started by kendorama‎, 06-22-2015 12:46 PM
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    06-23-2015 06:09 AM Go to last post
  8. Help pulsating brakes

    Hello I am 1/2 through my B.C. road trip and my front brakes are pulsating when I apply them. I have taken Emery to the disks and pads which helped but did not cure. Disks do not seam warped I was thinking it was thinking it was random brake deposits causing the pulsation. Any sure tricks to...

    Started by Woodsy‎, 06-15-2015 12:09 PM
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    06-18-2015 04:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Can this product be bought in Canada?

    http://www.pashnit.com/product/cyclepump.html I do not want to buy on line, low Canadian $, pay shipping. Local vender available. I do have a flat kit with co2 cartridges but I have been humming and hawing of an actual pump.

    Started by CanadianBird‎, 06-14-2015 07:59 AM
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    06-15-2015 01:05 AM Go to last post
  10. Fork Swap

    So I just picked up my first bike, a 2002 zx6r with 27,000 kms. My question is should I just use it to get experience and upgrade to a newer bike in the future or is the zx6r a good candidate for a fork swap (more or less for aesthetics than performance). Thanks in advance, any input with be...

    Started by b18crx4‎, 06-13-2015 01:28 AM
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    06-14-2015 09:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Bent rim: Repair vs replace?

    So, try to get repaired, or grab one off ebay and hope for one in decent condition? Thanks

    Started by BCJC‎, 06-07-2015 02:25 PM
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    06-14-2015 11:11 AM Go to last post
  12. Warning about firmware update to Escort 9500ix

    I have a Passport Escort 9500ix and have been very happy with it. Does everything it says. Was reading that there is a free software from Escort so that you can update the marked position database (if you subscribe) but also update the firmware (free). Seems like a logical thing to do, I...

    Started by Svensken‎, 06-13-2015 09:04 PM
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    06-13-2015 10:31 PM Go to last post
  13. Installed Flush Signals Now Headlights Won't Light Up?

    hello After I installed a pair of flush mount turn signals for the front the headlights stopped working so I checked the fuse and it seems that the fuse did not blow. I replaced the headlight fuse with a new one still no good, swapped the turn signal fuse with the headlight fuse (15a) and the...

    Started by m_grewal52‎, 06-12-2015 11:08 AM
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    06-12-2015 10:24 PM Go to last post
  14. Brake Rotor Discolouration

    Ok, so this happens every time I go to the track, and this past weekend I took note that it happens to my bike only. I'm guessing it's simply impurities in the cheap Arashi rotors discolouring, but figured I'd ask if anyone's familiar with this? I redid my brakes entirely last August; new seals...

    Started by Land Roving‎, 05-19-2015 04:12 PM
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    06-08-2015 02:49 PM Go to last post
  15. What causes my bike toi go "ZZZZZZ"

    Shops closed, so trying to pre-diagnose what might be the problem. Only when bike is cold, and only when I didn't leave the battery tender on it the night before, when hitting the starter all I get is a rapid buzzing sound. Is it as simple as the battery being pooched? Bike has 30K on it

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove‎, 06-01-2015 10:04 AM
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    06-02-2015 11:19 PM Go to last post
  16. Local Source for RAM GPS/phone mounting hardware?

    There's lots of websites that sell =Arm"]Ram parts but I'm not entirely sure what I need and would like to physically try them out before I buy them. There's a store in Chilliwack but I was hoping for something closer to Vancouver.

    Started by biggerthanfun‎, 06-01-2015 05:50 PM
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    06-02-2015 05:12 PM Go to last post

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