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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 10:43 AM
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  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 02:36 PM
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    04-07-2015 11:40 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 12:46 PM
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    02-06-2014 12:46 PM 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 09:03 PM
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    08-30-2013 07:36 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 01:06 PM
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    05-12-2013 11:07 AM Go to last post
  1. 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 06:43 PM
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  2. 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 09:58 AM
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    02-17-2017 11:21 AM Go to last post
  3. Ducati V4 maybe here soon

    Started by Armor11, 01-28-2017 08:14 AM
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    02-16-2017 01:35 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 05:08 PM
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    02-16-2017 11:13 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 12:17 PM
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    02-11-2017 10:03 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 05:39 PM
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    02-08-2017 08:29 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 11:01 PM
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    02-06-2017 11:58 AM Go to last post
  8. What Happened / Changes to BCSB

    As a point of interest, what happened to BCSB? There are almost no new posts or threads and most of the regulars have gone quiet. I returned from 3 weeks of riding and thought well BCSB will provide me with at least a week or so of "quiet time"reading and there were almost no new posts. ...

    Started by bill, 07-26-2016 07:38 AM
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    02-02-2017 07:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Killer K resto

    So im having this old lady restored/upgraded...fork internals, Penske rear shock...modern tires obviously....all new bearings...ect ect... 1989 Gsxr 1100 K. Before strip.....looks better in pics than reality As she sits now.....not gonna be concourse...gonna be a real nice rider...wheels...

    Started by Mackk, 12-16-2016 01:44 PM
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    01-28-2017 08:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Victory Motorcycles ceasing all production permanently.

    I never like hearing about a motorcycle manufacturer shutting down. Here is the bad news from the Victory/Polaris brand.

    Started by BMR, 01-09-2017 12:06 PM
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    01-28-2017 12:20 PM Go to last post
  11. Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 Northern Oregon

    I'm not sure whether such things interest others, but I plan to be there to watch. Makes a good excuse for a trip ( with my wife, not bike-tripping this time!). The centre passes pretty much directly over John Day, but of course all accommodation in that town is already fully booked up. I've...

    Started by doser, 01-08-2017 04:39 PM
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    01-27-2017 09:04 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 10:06 AM
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    01-24-2017 02:00 PM Go to last post
  13. Ducati Supersport

    They sure know how to make an extremely good looking bike IMHO:

    Started by 41OVER!, 10-12-2016 07:28 PM
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    01-21-2017 02:34 PM Go to last post
  14. SENA's New Connected App


    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 01-12-2017 09:09 AM
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    01-12-2017 07:23 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 01:34 PM
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  16. Here comes the CHiPs movie

    I would post in the Bike Movies sub but the last post in there was in September. While not exactly a "Bike Movie" here come some bikes in a movie.... xpBHeH4umIA

    Started by IllA4-1.8T, 01-12-2017 08:00 AM
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    01-12-2017 12:10 PM Go to last post
  17. Self balancing honda at CES Not long now until full computer assisted ride by wire at track speeds. *Maybe they'll even invent a bike that I can ride off road without all the crashing and the crying and what not. *

    Started by sAdam, 01-06-2017 07:17 AM
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  18. Cool 2015 YZF-R1.... new pics!

    :devillook 2015 YAMAHA YZF-R1M & YZF-R1 all pictures on page 12, post 176 and ON... enjoy!

    Started by bacchus40, 10-16-2014 03:38 PM
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  19. Tempted to jump ship?

    Hey all, Looking for some thoughts.... So my insurance finally came in from my totaled bike and I'm ready to buy a new Zx10 unfortunately all the 16s are sold out up here and I do not want to wait till spring for the 17s ... also just my luck there ain't much an any rebates out so there's no...

    Started by SmgZX10R, 12-19-2016 09:36 PM
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  20. New Bike Day!

    And now, for something completely different. I was looking for a bike that would be solely a coffee shop cruiser. No long trips, certainly no bad weather and something prettier than normal. I started down the Ducati route, to the point of calling a few people and making a few trips. I had an...

    Started by Sikorsky, 12-15-2016 05:34 PM
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    12-31-2016 10:38 AM Go to last post
  21. recall 2014 V strom 650 Stator

    Story from a pal re his 2014 V-Strom 650 with 36k miles Symptoms would not start...the ABS and Fuel Injection Light was on... a brief battery charge got it cranked... this made no sense.... rode to Advance Auto to maybe get the battery checked and maybe replaced... the bike quit again....

    Started by Bill Ver 2.0, 12-31-2016 10:22 AM
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    12-31-2016 10:22 AM Go to last post
  22. Annual "Wadaya want fer Xmas" 2016 Edition

    To be followed up by "Wah did ya get fer Xmas" thread. Try to to keep it bike related. Or relate it to bikes! Me? Full ti exhaust. Akara please. Some new textile gear. Fresh riding skills ..... ART course sounds good. Anither trip to Bora Bora ..... it's bike related because I can...

    Started by Dirty Bill, 12-15-2016 03:17 PM
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    12-24-2016 09:59 PM Go to last post
  23. The BMW 310 GS

    This definitely has the looks to make it attractive to first time riders or others. I feel it is a better option than a lay down riding style sport bike clone. Not bad, BMW!

    Started by BMR, 11-18-2016 12:19 PM
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    12-23-2016 01:05 PM Go to last post
  24. Candy store .......

    C'mon LottoMax! :laughing:laughing:laughing This is the site where I re-found the wee Honda. There are a few "modern" bikes on there, like an '02 R1 or an '11 ZX14; but it's mainly old stuff. For the most part it seems to be old stuff in really nice shape. As much as I like bending...

    Started by Sikorsky, 12-20-2016 11:32 AM
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    12-23-2016 06:44 AM Go to last post
  25. the highlight of your 2016 riding season

    With this season winding down, what was the highlight of your year? road? trip? bike? etc, etc for me big picture - my two weeks of riding in California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. There was so much variety. It went from the windy forestry roads of Nor' Cal, to the mountain passes of...

    Started by the bartender, 10-21-2016 11:39 AM
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    12-14-2016 03:09 PM Go to last post

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