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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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...

    Started by skid-mark, 06-17-2005 10:17 AM
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    03-26-2012 09:54 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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    07-14-2009 09:38 PM Go to last post
  1. Do you guys DIY valve adjustments?

    I'm looking at a valve adjustment later this year and considering my options. I've looked at my service manual and youtube videos on the process and I'm not entirely sure that I want to try this on my own for the first time without supervision. I really like to do as much of my own wrenching as...

    Started by Porschenut, 03-17-2016 05:49 PM
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    09-25-2016 12:44 AM Go to last post
  2. Samsung Gear Icon X

    I just picked up a pair from Costco, $258 and change - taxes in. Only available in black. Once I have some miles on them I'll post a motorcycle related review. Official propoganda site .....

    Started by Dirty Bill, 08-31-2016 01:36 PM
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    09-09-2016 09:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Must haves ....

    Looking for what people feel are their "must have" gear when they go riding. Cell phone, GPS, tools .... stuff that you hate to ride without. I'm thinking of stuff outside the normal boots, helmet and gloves. For me? Neoprene earplugs and a balaclava. Even during those recent 30+ days, I've...

    Started by Dirty Bill, 08-31-2016 01:41 PM
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    09-07-2016 08:17 PM Go to last post
  4. Canyon Dancer II?

    The interwebz are full of people who either love them or think they're guaranteed to damage your bike, bend your clip-ons, mash your throttle. And the lovers all say the haters just over-tightened.* Some of you truck/trailer your bikes long ways, any opinions?

    Started by Squint, 08-26-2016 04:23 PM
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    08-31-2016 01:26 PM Go to last post
  5. PCV Tuners in LML, South Island and Pudget Sound??

    I'm looking at doing some work to my 2015 KTM SDR over the winter and getting a proper dyno tune is part of the work. I have heard from a number of people that there are not really any good PCV tuners in the LML. But none of those people seem to have any first hand experience with anybody they talk...

    Started by Shmee, 08-28-2016 02:40 PM
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    08-28-2016 04:53 PM Go to last post
  6. what sets bikes weight/capacity limits?

    What is the main reason for setting bikes capacity? Is it the suspension?, Bikes frame/sub frame strength? or tires? And does anyone know the limits on an 07 gsxr750? I can find the bikes dry/wet weight, But not carrying capacity. Im running metzeler sportec m7 RR tires if it matters.

    Started by dexter302, 08-17-2016 09:59 PM
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    08-26-2016 08:39 PM Go to last post
  7. rear tire wont bead, seal...

    hey y'all, so i've ran into this issue a couple of times, I purchased tires off the internet and once arrived and installed we're having a hard time getting proper bead in.. the 1st time i had this was on the R1 rear tire, the old man just pumped it with higher psi, i think 65psi did the...

    Started by bacchus40, 07-30-2016 06:52 PM
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    08-02-2016 07:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Who's plugging tires these days

    Picked up a screw right in the middle of a tread block on a two week old Dunlop Q3. What shops out there will still do a proper mushroom plug on the inside of the tire?

    Started by Commuter Boy, 07-21-2016 06:57 PM
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    07-26-2016 01:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Bmw dealer alternative?

    Hi all, new to the forum & to the LM. Im looking for any thoughts on the issue Im having with my 07 K1200r. After a 3 hour ride last weekend, I stopped to get gas in Mission on my way home. By Coquitlam, it would take 3-4 seconds to return to normal idle(1100 rpm). It feels like a sticking throttle...

    Started by starchild, 06-27-2016 03:20 PM
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    07-25-2016 12:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Pitting on rear tire

    Hello, I have some Pilot Power 2CT's on my bike and I noticed the other day that there's some pitting going on down the center of the tire. These tires are old but have lots of life left in them. I'm just wondering if there's anything I should be concerned about or if the tire is telling...

    Started by sp0oon, 07-12-2016 04:37 PM
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    07-20-2016 04:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Looking for a good machine shop in the LMD.

    Any recommendations for a decent machine shop in the LMD? I've got a friend rebuilding the engine in his GR650 -- needs a cylinder hone for new rings and a non-performance head rebuild (skim, guides, and valves lapped).

    Started by kmoney, 06-20-2016 11:26 AM
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    07-14-2016 04:08 PM Go to last post
  12. Front Brake issues...

    2001 ZX 6R - oem everything except for ss brake lines (installed 11+ years ago), no leaks, bends, kinks, bulging in lines etc... Work I have done so far: 1 - Replaced brake discs (2014) 2 - Taken apart and cleaned brake calipers (2015) 3 - Bleed brakes lines twice (2016) 4 - New Brake pads...

    Started by Human, 06-29-2016 03:59 PM
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    07-05-2016 10:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Looking for a mechanic

    I have recently bought an 03 R1 at 30k. Needs a few things and wanna tweak it so she quicker. Looking for a mechanic that specializes in sportbike and knows how to setup and tweak this soulless beast to my likings. I don't want someone that has a widerange of bike knowledge but someone who knows...

    Started by iconic, 06-22-2016 07:10 PM
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    07-03-2016 02:26 PM Go to last post
  14. Powder Coating - Wheels

    Searched but only got info from 3ish years ago. Anyone have any recent positive experience getting wheels powdercoated in the lower mainland? What should i be expecting to pay? Thanks

    Started by thrills, 06-20-2016 01:28 PM
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    06-26-2016 11:36 AM Go to last post
  15. So.. thinking some exhuast upgrades on 2013 zx14r

    So. I've had a few months to break in my bike.. just rolled 6200km *and there are a few things I hate. * The bike doesnt like low speeds idle.. I know I don't like low speeds it tends to get real choppy chain starts to buck a bit unless I use the clutch a bit to chill it out.. I'm told...

    Started by motorfreak, 06-25-2016 08:44 AM
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    06-26-2016 07:43 AM Go to last post
  16. Panel & Hard Bag Repairs

    Hi, Iím doing some repair and maintenance on the body panels and hard case covers for my BMW 2003 K1200GT. Does anyone know of a source for the dark blue metallic paint used on this series and year of bike? BMW is very thorough, so I can probably find a paint code if necessary. Also, I may need...

    Started by rmack, 06-06-2016 07:31 PM
    bmw k1200gt, fiberglass work, paint
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    06-20-2016 07:32 PM Go to last post
  17. 06 CBR600rr Temp Gauge reading all over..

    Weird problem just recently started occurring on my '06 cbr600rr. The coolant temp gauge is jumping around like crazy, upon warm up it raises fairly normally, but jumps up and down ~ 20 degrees, and continues jumping back and forth while riding etc. within 20-40 degree variations every few seconds....

    Started by ColeTomato, 05-12-2016 11:28 PM
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    05-15-2016 08:04 AM Go to last post
  18. How to remove jesus clip without eyelets?

    Tried to remove jesus clip securing the baffle on the exhaust, but somehow both eyelets broke off. I used needle nose pliers, pulled the eyelets toward one another and snap they just broke off 1/2 an incl below. I barely applied any force to them and now they are lying on the ground, with half...

    Started by cvrle1, 04-16-2016 02:34 PM
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    05-02-2016 09:20 PM Go to last post
  19. place to do small mechanic maintenances by myself

    Hi everyone, I am looking for a place where i could do some small maintenances like changing oil,filter, brake etc... by myself. I am not allowed to do that where i park my bike. Is anyone know a place like a co-op or something like that ? Thanks

    Started by Gr1mpy, 04-21-2016 10:36 PM
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    04-27-2016 04:03 PM Go to last post
  20. Licence Plate Modifications Legalities

    Question out to all the BCSB Gurus..... looking clean up the back of my bike and install my plate up under the seat. I was lucky enough to have a scum bag low life break into my truck the other day on my property, since the police officer was over filling out a theft report was a motorcycle...

    Started by 1290 SD, 04-16-2016 08:35 PM
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    04-19-2016 10:06 PM Go to last post
  21. 94 Honda CBR 900rr electrical Issue

    I have a 94 Honada cbr my problem is the bike gets no power i get power up to ignition but when key is turned nothing happens any help would be helpful.

    Started by bobuj9, 03-29-2016 08:00 PM
    honda cbr, tech
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    04-08-2016 01:49 AM Go to last post
  22. Riderscan - New Motorcycle Mirror Design

    Simple idea with some great safety results

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 04-06-2016 06:27 AM
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    04-06-2016 12:23 PM Go to last post
  23. Recycle/dispose of used motorcycle chain

    Can anyone point me towards the right directions in recycling or properly disposing of a motorcycle chain? Regional Recycling sounds like they will (will give them a call tomorrow) but are there any other options? Bought the chain online so not sure if any local stores would dispose of it free...

    Started by kaychow, 04-02-2016 06:20 PM
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    04-05-2016 06:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Armour Bodies track bodywork - experience

    This was my first AB superbike set, and coming from Hotbodies i was really looking forward to a better fitting kit. And, unfortunately, it couldn't have started any worse. I began with the easiest - front fender. After fidling with it for an hour, i couldn't even get it to clear the tire let alone...

    Started by dbmemphis, 03-22-2016 06:21 PM
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    04-02-2016 02:22 PM Go to last post
  25. Motovan bike haulers

    Well this came up in another thread and I thought this would be a good section to put my van build and anyone else who has done the same. I wanted a van to haul all my Supermoto stuff and just in general for when I went dirtbiking and also to be able to keep my stuff out of prying eyes when...

    Started by Humpty, 03-13-2012 10:46 AM
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    03-19-2016 05:06 PM Go to last post

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