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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...

    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. 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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    05-19-2015 06:17 PM Go to last post
  2. Sportec m7rr

    I did a search w/o much result: SPORTEC M7RR Anyone riding on these? Opinion(s)? Considering them for my next set (soon). Thx.

    Started by bikeguy‎, 05-01-2015 04:38 PM
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    05-19-2015 11:11 AM Go to last post
  3. Best local shop for Honda sportbike parts?

    I had a Suzuki for 7 years, but now I have a Honda. Where (other than Carter, whom I have had bad experiences with and will never return) is a good local shop for simple mods like a tank pad, tank bag, windscreen etc? Or, is online the only way to go?

    Started by trademark‎, 03-14-2015 01:03 PM
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    05-15-2015 04:44 PM Go to last post
  4. RAM mounts local source?

    Hey gents, can anyone tell me of somewhere in the lower mainland that stocks ram mounts? I'd order online, but i prefer to shop locally, plus i just like to check out options in person rather than order and not be totally satisfied with what i get. Thanks, the dealer options on the RAM USA website...

    Started by hunkyleepickle‎, 05-02-2015 10:42 AM
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    05-14-2015 04:35 PM Go to last post
  5. Engine rebuild timelapse video over 11 months

    pretty cool

    Started by JRod‎, 05-14-2015 12:50 PM
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  6. Battery Tender at CT

    Canadian Tire has Black& Decker battery tenders on sale ( till Thurs) for $18.88. I bought a couple and they seem to work fine, they are a proper battery tender and not just a transformer and a resistor.

    Started by Mechannibalism‎, 05-10-2015 09:35 AM
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    05-12-2015 11:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Looking for mechanic for a 83 Honda Magna V45

    Hello everyone. I have a 83' Honda Magna V45 and i am in need for a mechanic to work on it. Full on tune up required. I live in Elkford BC and am looking for someone within a few hours, i will haul the bike to where is needed. Seems around here no one wants to work on it for me. If anyone...

    Started by Travis_Hudson‎, 04-30-2015 12:33 PM
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    05-08-2015 09:58 PM Go to last post
  8. Oil in my air intake box!!!

    OK so I dumped my bike (doing about 15klm hr) on its left side, the bike slid out from under me and did a 90 dgry turn, I did the supper man and the bike landed on its side! I have the bike, Fix all the side up and I still have oil coming out from the air intake box, there is just the minamum...

    Started by CN rider‎, 09-28-2012 10:24 AM
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    04-30-2015 05:39 PM Go to last post
  9. Help Putting Bike on Rear Stand

    Hey, I need some help putting my bike on the rear stand. Just someone to hold the front end while I do it for the first time, or suggestions on how to do it as one person. I have the bikemaster front or rear stand. My bike has spools, so it should be pretty straightforward. What do you get out...

    Started by redvill‎, 04-27-2015 11:06 AM
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    04-28-2015 01:15 AM Go to last post
  10. The definitive ABS repair answer

    The plastic on my bike is unobtainable in OEM form for anything like a reasonable price, and I'm not particularly concerned with visible cracks I just want to repair and prevent. There's one in particular over the R/R, it's been fixed several times and keeps breaking. Yes I've searched this,...

    Started by Squint‎, 04-25-2015 07:12 PM
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    04-27-2015 07:45 PM Go to last post
  11. High idle issue after dead battery

    Hi all, Need some help solving this issue... if anyone has ideas or has seen this issue before please help The issue started after picking my bike up from 7 days of mandatory storage. The battery went flat in 7 days, which seems abnormal to me as I've left it for that long before when I've gone...

    Started by dcal87‎, 04-22-2015 08:50 AM
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    04-26-2015 07:42 AM Go to last post
  12. SUV backed into the front of bike while parked -- reliable frame measurement?

    hey all, a dude in an SUV just backed into the front of my bike while it was parked. no visible damage aside from scuffing, but I don't know how hard he backed into it. what's the best shop locally for a reliable frame measurement so I can trust it won't be half assed?

    Started by JRod‎, 04-25-2015 09:09 PM
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    04-25-2015 10:30 PM Go to last post
  13. trailtech vapor...

    been running a vapor on my bike for the past few months.. battery died on me last week.. so the thing has just been going bonkers on me.. today the temp light came on and wouldn't turn off.. but only the red one and the temp readout is working fine.. changed the battery out, look through the...

    Started by mongoose‎, 04-25-2015 07:54 PM
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  14. dyno tuning in Vancouver

    Can anyone direct me to a shop that can do a dyno tune on a ducati? Any help would be appreciated.

    Started by Fishinghooligan‎, 04-22-2015 01:31 PM
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    04-25-2015 04:38 PM Go to last post

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