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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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    05-27-2016 08:49 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: British Columbia BCSB Stolen Bike registry

    I thought I'd start a sticky for people to list their stolen bikes. This can be an easy reference point if you see something fishy on the market. To help with detailing the theft, report the date and location of theft, make, model, VIN, colour, location etc. Anything that could assist with...

    Started by Mighty Kentor, 05-11-2012 01:36 PM
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    04-07-2015 10:40 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: BCSB Rescue Ops

    Bcsb Rescue Ops. Guidelines: If you need to be rescued and your insurance doesn't cover the towing, or if you don't have insurance or don't want to go thru your insurance, please contact the appropriate BCSB Member listed below for your region and if available they will gladly help you. This...

    Started by Shovelhead, 02-06-2014 11:46 AM
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    02-06-2014 11:46 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: dangers of riding categorised

    The dangers of riding(categorized) from the safety nazi of the day(me): in my small amount of time riding I've come up with a couple observations regarding the dangers. I've compiled them into an unscientific, statistically oriented list from most frequently happening on BCSB to least(some...

    Started by savagebovine, 05-19-2005 08:03 PM
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    08-30-2013 06:36 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Posting a ride -----> Make sure the DATE IN THE SUBJECT.

    It's that time of year again, so just a head's up, no specific "date" in the subject line of a ride thread, gets deleted. "Saturday" does not count, that's DAY, not a DATE. There are many Saturdays in a year, but only one April 1st. Reason this is being posted in the General Sportbike...

    Started by CHIA, 04-01-2013 12:06 PM
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    05-12-2013 10:07 AM Go to last post
  1. How to make a bike thats been sitting for 2 years road ready??

    Hi all, A question for the mechanical comrades on here....(Mods if this is the wrong section can you please let me know?) I am in the process of getting a new (to me bike) (07 r6), the one thing is that it has been sitting in the previous owners garage for approximately 2 years. To add to...

    Started by slowride, 03-24-2017 09:21 AM
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  2. Cool Any tips for trailering a sport-bike?

    I have trailered many a dirt-bike, usually not caring about scrapes, scratches or other mishaps since the very nature of dirt-biking means they get so beat up anyways from daily use. I will be trailering my r6 from the okanagan to the coast and I would prefer to avoid as much damage as possible. I...

    Started by slowride, 03-26-2017 02:03 AM
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  3. Opening of The Cascades 2017

    Well the day has finally arrived when WSDOT have issued the start day of the clearing of the Cascades. You don't need to be told, the snow is deep this year and avalanches areas are more extreme so the clearing is not going to be easy. The assessment was done last week and they will begin the...

    Started by heisenberg9, 03-22-2017 07:58 PM
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    03-24-2017 08:21 PM Go to last post
  4. Not sure which way to go 3rd party insurance wise. What is your experience?

    I was with Beacon ever since I got my SV 4 years ago. I didnt really have issues with them, mainly because I never had any claims so far *knock on wood* Last year they messed up my insurance, it took 3 months to get paper work, then 3 more to get paperwork with proper insurance shown. That kinda...

    Started by cvrle1, 03-10-2017 12:12 PM
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    03-24-2017 07:37 PM Go to last post
  5. School me on MotoGP Videopass

    OK it's time to cough up for watching races. But how? Is the Videopass the only option? Previously there've been various tiers, multi view etc, but right now it looks like there's just the whole season, or monthly. I don't need every race that's every been recorded... I don't need the...

    Started by Squint, 02-11-2017 04:08 PM
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    03-22-2017 01:39 PM Go to last post
  6. CA pacific coast highway closed at Big Sur

    thanx to LCPeter for passing this along. the Pfeiffer Creek bridge at Big Sur was badly damaged beyond repair in a winter storm and has had to be demolished: Caltrans says it could be until the...

    Started by doser, 03-19-2017 09:17 PM
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    03-21-2017 05:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Custom sportbike exhaust shop

    Hey, just curious if anyone has had any experience with any shops in BC that do custom pipe work. I want to do a low exit 2-1 GP style exhaust on my Hyper, but I cant find much for off the shelf products. I found a guy that had one made for his Monster 796,...

    Started by lucky_lager, 03-20-2017 02:03 PM
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    03-21-2017 09:03 AM Go to last post
  8. 2017 Ride Plans

    I think everyone would appreciate knowing what rides members have planned for 2017. If for no other reason to inspire others.... Me, I plan to do a track day at the ridge (maybe 2), a 5 day loop through Oregon/Idaho, a weekender to the Kootenays, and a Wrong Way Down trip to NorCal in...

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 01-02-2017 09:06 AM
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    03-18-2017 09:30 AM Go to last post
  9. Gamin Zumo 590 and 595

    Still crazy expensive, but arguably the best two options out there, and they're both on sale right now, and $330 off. ... just ordered a 595 from

    Started by the bartender, 03-15-2017 04:49 PM
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    03-17-2017 09:24 AM Go to last post
  10. Harbor Freight class action settlment

    Just saw this on another site, and wanted to share. Apparently there was a class action against HF that has been settled. If you have shopped in HF between 4/8/11-12/15/16 you can make a claim. 3 different options: OPTION A. Customers who have itemized Harbor Freight receipts reflecting one...

    Started by cvrle1, 03-16-2017 10:39 AM
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    03-17-2017 02:14 AM Go to last post
  11. Free exhaust decibel testing (RCMP)

    RCMP Press release: Police Tackling Noisy Vehicles The onset of summer is not always good news for some Lower Mainland residents, who dread the increase in noisy motorcycles and other vehicles on their neighborhood roads. The North Vancouver RCMP and Port Mann freeway patrol are inviting...

    Started by foggy, 06-02-2010 08:58 AM
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    03-16-2017 07:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Please help me with a purchase!

    Hello, guys. I am trying to buy a used bike and came across something on I noticed the bike doesn't quite look like a zx6r.. Apparently it had some damage to the plastic fairings but...

    Started by loob, 03-09-2017 08:54 PM
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    03-13-2017 06:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Buying bike unseen. Would you do it?

    Would you buy a bike unseen? Of course always better to see it, test ride it and get inspected, but what about bikes that are hard to find locally (BC, AB, WA, etc) or when they do come up they cost arm and a leg. Seeing some good deals on few unicorns back east and south (US), but have no way of...

    Started by cvrle1, 03-08-2017 07:01 PM
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    03-09-2017 01:55 PM Go to last post
  14. Yamaha MT-10

    This thing looks bad ass!

    Started by XdtesZombie, 11-16-2015 02:37 PM
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    03-06-2017 10:37 PM Go to last post
  15. New to BC not riding

    Hey all, This site was recommended to me by a friend who lived here before. I come from the Hamilton area in Ontario. Just to put in perspective, I have ridden all the way to Key west Florida on my Gsxr 600. Done deals gap route few times. Muskoka and elephant road etc. I am hoping to meet...

    Started by recce, 03-02-2017 03:07 PM
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    03-05-2017 03:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Need good motor vehicle accident lawyer recommended asap

    hello, all. a car ran a red and turned left. i hit it and did a somersault over it. it was my green light. grandview highway and rupert last night about 6PM. i need a lawyer. can anyone recommend one? c.

    Started by R3SP3CT, 10-02-2010 10:28 AM
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    03-01-2017 06:45 PM Go to last post
  17. buying a 10 year old bike with only 600kms

    Im planning on buying a 2007 GSXR750 with only 600kms on it. I am worried that because it still has the original oil it came with in it that, the engine is going to have alot of problems down the road. I went and checked it out and it has 0 rust anywhere on it, including in the fuel tank. Bike...

    Started by joeydirt420, 02-19-2017 01:14 PM
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    02-25-2017 07:52 PM Go to last post
  18. the new Triumph Street Triple(s) 3 versions. 765cc, looks great It would be on my short list if i was looking.

    Started by the bartender, 01-10-2017 12:34 PM
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    02-22-2017 06:47 PM Go to last post
  19. Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

    Hey all, I've visited BC a few times, rented motorcycles here and on the island, even rode out here once and started the game of tag on this forum (is that still going on?). Anyway, just thought I'd let you know about our most recent travel plans: Neda and I got our motorcycle licenses together...

    Started by lightcycle, 09-18-2012 09:31 AM
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    02-20-2017 01:55 PM Go to last post
  20. First post, looking for info

    Hi, I'm looking for advice on finding an upper cowl/headlight shroud for a 98/99 Honda CBR900. New from Honda is $700 but I was curious if anyone knew a good aftermarket source. I won't get the ones from China as I've heard they can be a nightmare for fitment and are cheap crap. Any info would...

    Started by D-rob, 02-16-2017 05:43 PM
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    02-18-2017 09:12 AM Go to last post
  21. Generator Service

    Anyone knows of a good place that does work (repair/maintenance) on portable generators? I have Champion 2000 which i run my tire warmers on. I bought it used last summer but earlier last fall it started making scratching noise while running so i would like to get that before the season starts. ...

    Started by dbmemphis, 02-17-2017 08:58 AM
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    02-17-2017 10:21 AM Go to last post
  22. Ducati V4 maybe here soon

    Started by Armor11, 01-28-2017 07:14 AM
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  23. The Fever

    It's strong today.* Sunny, almost warm, bikes waiting ....... need to get riding badly. * Then again; brine, sand, gravel, cold pavement ........ no need to go meet new doctors and nurses yet.*

    Started by Sikorsky, 01-27-2017 11:17 AM
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  24. Fraser Valley/Langley Dirt bike areas

    Looking for dirt biking areas and trail riding spots and ones that are lower in elevation to avoid the snow. Pretty well the only ones I've been to are enroute to Squamish or out at Tamihi. I suppose I could log back onto DSBC and look around, I thought I'd ask here first. Since we will be on...

    Started by Sikorsky, 01-28-2017 04:39 PM
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    02-08-2017 07:29 PM Go to last post
  25. Please Erik Buell, stick a fork in it for good this time.

    Erik Buell Racing to shut down...again. I was not aware that he was making bikes again. He says he will honour warranties but also that they will be selling equipment and excess parts in March. Can you do both? ...

    Started by BMR, 01-29-2017 10:01 PM
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    02-06-2017 10:58 AM Go to last post

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