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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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  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. 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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  2. 2017 Flags Classic Abbotsford to Mexico


    Started by Bill Ver 2.0, 12-03-2016 10:26 PM
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    12-05-2016 10:35 PM Go to last post
  3. Opening of the Cascades - 2016

    Unlike last year, the clearing of Highway 20 through is not a quick affair. The weather in the mountains, like on the Coast and the rest of BC has been fairly typical. Lots of precipitation. The process began a full month ago on March 17th. They have made great progress stating it would take at...

    Started by heisenberg9, 04-16-2016 11:42 PM
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    12-03-2016 04:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Saying Hello

    Hello people, I've been lurking for a while so thought I'd join in. Triumph Thruxton R was my ride this past season and gotta say it's fantastic. Handles very well for heavish bike, and brakes very aggressively. Kinda pretty as well! Cheers.

    Started by Mackk, 11-21-2016 10:38 PM
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    12-02-2016 10:47 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    11-28-2016 11:30 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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    11-27-2016 12:12 PM Go to last post
  7. Nbd 2018??

    Middle weight KTM sounds good to me.

    Started by Armor11, 11-08-2016 07:20 PM
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    11-23-2016 02:09 PM Go to last post
  8. More small bikes from Milan EICMA

    Looking good for small bike choices. The Honda ADV Scooter looks like a great commuter too. There's even a wall hanger in here for Chia. (V Strom 250)

    Started by BMR, 11-20-2016 12:00 PM
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  9. Selling my bike, and I get the 'potential buyer' emailing me 10 min after I post...

    This shit never gets old...i post my bike and 10 minutes later heres what I get: 'I am interested and will like answer these questions; Are you the first owner? Why are you selling it? How have you been using it? Kind Regards SGT Kelly So I respond: 'I am the 8th owner, I am been using...

    Started by NoCountry, 11-05-2016 10:52 PM
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    11-20-2016 11:40 AM Go to last post
  10. 2015 BMW S1000RR - problems?

    I'm asking for a buddy who has a chance to buy a new, full warranty 2015 BMW S1000RR but uses me as an info source. And I pass that onto you ...... Sure, Google is my friend. *But for anyone here who has had one, any issues, concerns or recurring problems? All I know is that it has zero miles,...

    Started by Sikorsky, 11-18-2016 05:45 PM
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    11-18-2016 08:45 PM Go to last post
  11. another new bike day - updated

    well all these posts about new bikes got me feeling a little jealous. decided to join the club and purchased a new bike about two weeks ago. i just have to figure out how to post pictures from my phone... in the mean time here is some pictures of dexter and the 1290 duke, which i plan on...

    Started by R6 Jono, 10-14-2016 07:36 PM
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    11-15-2016 07:34 PM Go to last post
  12. Cool NBD - Thank you E&S Motorcycles.

    hello everyone.. well i'm sure i will disappoint some, and confuse others.. :ghost in reality the title should read NEW CHOPPER DAY!! :laughing I've been keeping very quiet over the past 2-3 months as I was searching for a beast I could add to the stable. Two weeks ago now, I can finally...

    Started by bacchus40, 04-25-2016 09:32 PM
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    11-13-2016 02:03 PM Go to last post
  13. maybe I'll buy one just to get the side cases...

    Started by doser, 11-05-2016 09:28 PM
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    11-11-2016 03:22 PM Go to last post
  14. EICMA - new Ducati Multistrada 950

    interesting we were just speculating about a smaller MS just a couple days ago... so obvious!

    Started by doser, 11-07-2016 01:12 PM
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    11-09-2016 05:24 AM Go to last post
  15. EICMA - new Ducati Monster 797

    OK, not the most outrageous specs, etc, but a VERY cool little naked: 75 hp, still air-cooled, Euro 4 compliant, reasonably priced. and lovely looking... as Ducati says: let's have fun!

    Started by doser, 11-07-2016 01:08 PM
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    11-08-2016 01:30 PM Go to last post
  16. Free money!

    Well, not really. I have managed to have a shade under $30K fall into my account after the demise of a very distant relative earlier this year. Now the question is, what to do with it? Certainly it isn't "take this job and shove it" money. But if your RRSP's are topped off, housing has been...

    Started by Dirty Bill, 10-26-2016 10:09 AM
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    10-31-2016 07:29 PM Go to last post
  17. 600cc Sportbike

    Hey, So Iíve been riding my Kawasaki Ninja 250 around for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I know itís a beginnerís bike, but Iíve not been riding that long, so itís been perfect for me. Iíve been on some great rides with it and built up some good memories. All good things have...

    Started by Bazza, 10-28-2016 02:47 AM
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    10-31-2016 04:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Kawasaki Z1000 R "KAWASAKI has just revealed this new ĎRí edition the Z1000, with higher-spec brakes and suspension and new colours. The Z1000 R benefits from high-spec Brembo M50 calipers biting 310mm floating front discs and...

    Started by doser, 10-26-2016 01:34 PM
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    10-27-2016 07:23 AM Go to last post
  19. Broken Conrod?

    Hoping this forum is still active. My 2008 Honda CBR125r suddenly died on the highway. Wouldn't restart, just a single "thunk" when I hit the starter. Has 44k km and oil changed every 5k with Mobile1 MX4T. Towed to dealer and they think it's a broken conrod by looking through the spark plug hole....

    Started by Acuracura, 09-25-2016 04:17 AM
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  20. BMW - Motorrad Vision Next 100

    "BMWís VISION 100 bike employs active assistance systems of the future which will also enhance stability and safety by automatically balancing the motorcycle, both out on the road and when stationary. "

    Started by Smoke, 10-13-2016 11:24 AM
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    10-26-2016 02:53 PM Go to last post
  21. Bmw makes a bagger

    Based on the 6 cylinder platform, BMW today announced a Bagger bike.

    Started by BMR, 10-11-2016 11:50 PM
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    10-17-2016 04:11 PM Go to last post
  22. 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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    10-13-2016 09:27 PM Go to last post
  23. NBD (New Bike Day) - Upgrading the N1K to ZX14r

    Ok, so now I'm on bike #15........sounds weird even when I type it. Owned the Ninja 1000 for 5 summers and 46,000kms and it was one of the best bikes I have owned. Granted, I sunk $6000 in to it in power and suspension upgrades and it would probably dyno at around 145hp. As more and more of my...

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 09-28-2016 05:28 PM
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  24. Squambux revisited.

    Having not been to the LMDs pale imitation of The Rock Store this year, I thought that today would be a good time to go. It it was wonderful to see that there has been no changes to the street squirrel mentality. Body positioning, lane use, speeds and a general "damn the torpedoes" attitude...

    Started by Dirty Bill, 10-02-2016 02:12 PM
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    10-06-2016 07:34 PM Go to last post
  25. First ride of the season first ticket of the season

    So just looking for a bit of advice on this..... Got a ticket this Saturday for an improperly displayed plate (section 3.02) cost $235 So I'm thinking of disputing this ticket as after looking through the regulations there is no real guide on how to display you license plate, mine is on the...

    Started by stooch, 02-22-2015 04:57 PM
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    10-02-2016 05:08 PM Go to last post

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