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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. New Bike Day

    A few months ago, I got an email with this link: Launch control and a special key was all I needed to...

    Started by 41OVER!, Today 12:10 AM
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  2. How did Liter Bikes Get So Expensive?

    Did I just check out for a few years? It's like I woke up from a long happy Ninja 1000 dream and all of sudden, liter bikes cost more than $20K. I went to grope the new GSX-R1000R over the weekend, and totally fell in love with it. I've owned three Gixxers and loved all of them except for my...

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 05-16-2017 07:50 AM
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  3. If the cop just thinks your bike is too loud!!

    So now it sounds like the VPD can fine you if they even think your bike is too loud, no testing required.

    Started by Armor11, 05-25-2017 11:21 PM
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    Yesterday 11:00 PM Go to last post
  4. Exporting bike to USA

    I'm moving to Seattle and want to take my bike with me. Does anyone here have experience exporting their bike to the USA? I searched but couldn't find anything substantial. From the research I've done it looks like my bike has to meet US EPA and vehicle safety standards. My bike (Honda 2013...

    Started by javamoss18, 05-25-2017 11:03 AM
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    Yesterday 10:45 AM Go to last post
  5. New bike oil leak?

    Hey guys, so I was quite pumped to get off of work today and insure my bike, I bought it in January and have only been able to stare at it. I have never had the pleasure of owning any new bikes and was concerned about the whole breakin period. Anyways with one kilometer in the odometer I set out...

    Started by Ballisticmafu, 03-31-2017 07:38 PM
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  6. Doser's Debacle

    Hey all: Quick note as follow up on Doser's events in the US He hit a deer and has been laid up pretty poorly... A number (as in 14) broken ribs, and is on his way back to Canuckistan - likely still in transit He had to go by train, limo, etc as no flights due to

    Started by RubHerDown, 05-24-2017 12:39 PM
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    05-25-2017 02:46 PM Go to last post
  7. Duffey Lake Road Conditions?

    Anyone ride Duffey lately? What are the conditions like? Roads clean? Gravel?

    Started by CaMKii, 05-03-2017 05:16 PM
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    05-22-2017 04:06 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. Nicky Hayden passes away from injuries after cycling accident.

    Wow. Really sad. Obit:

    Started by BMR, 05-22-2017 02:07 PM
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    05-22-2017 02:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Lane Filtering/Splitting

    Came across this article on a different forum and thought I would share and see what people think about this*

    Started by Dharminder, 04-12-2017 10:38 AM
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    05-21-2017 03:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Condo living with a 2-stroke?

    I've been toying with the idea of getting a vintage 70's small displacement street bike like an RD200, CB100 and the like. I'm not sold on either motor type but twos are much more common, so - has anyone here ridden and stored a two-stroke in an underground garage? I've seen a car burning oil...

    Started by frontside5, 05-09-2017 12:34 PM
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    05-21-2017 11:53 AM Go to last post
  12. One week in Europe...

    I need to be in Beirut for a wedding...thinking of stopping over in Europe for a week. Was wondering if anyone has attended any motorcycle race schools or all included track days ? Having a hard time finding information online. Thank you, Farhad

    Started by Human, 04-17-2017 10:03 PM
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    05-21-2017 08:11 AM Go to last post
  13. epic

    maybe you've heard of yammie noob, maybe you haven't - it doesn't really matter. he's just another squid vlogger with a bike who's already had one big crash and just recently had another that was close to life ending. anyway, enjoy the vid. MYmqZBDk_eI

    Started by syncro, 04-18-2017 05:22 PM
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    05-18-2017 04:12 PM Go to last post
  14. How to straighten a bent frame slider bracket?

    As the title says is it possible to straighten this piece? Its part of the no cut frame slider. Or should i just buy a whole new set just for this one specific metal piece. The frame slider is in perfect condition but got pushed forward when my gf was parking the truck in the garage. Lucky...

    Started by Broskii, 05-09-2017 03:08 PM
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    05-17-2017 11:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Sorry, I tried!

    2 bikes coming north into Squamish today. I could see they were travelling fast. I was traveling south (in my cage today), and had just passed a ghost car hidden in the bushes by the Casino, so I flashed my high beams on and off for about 10 seconds to warn you... but you guys were clueless and...

    Started by Gern Blenskin, 05-01-2017 09:09 PM
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    05-15-2017 05:39 PM Go to last post
  16. look what I found

    so, after a week in Cali with my buddy Jason, I needed to come home for work for a couple weeks before setting off again for a 2 week UT > AZ > NM > CO tour with thebartender. got new tires mounted up, and Spero ( at Modern ) mentioned it'd be a good idea if I took some emery paper or scothbrite...

    Started by doser, 05-06-2017 06:24 PM
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    05-09-2017 06:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Wheres best and cheapest place to change motorcycle tires?

    Like title said have new rubber that i ordered online. Got a good deal for Dunlop Q3s.... now just need them replaced on the bike. From what i gathered most shops charge $100 to change tires... wondering if theres any way to get it done cheaper. Got a lot of things that need attention so...

    Started by Broskii, 04-08-2017 04:36 AM
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    05-09-2017 03:53 AM Go to last post
  18. Vancouver Motorbikers

    I think I'll just leave this here. * 4 year rider on a 1299S. Plans to buy an Enduro and is also a fan of twins. Favorite ride is Sea To Sky.* Into snowboarding, skydiving, shooting and MMA.* Stellar.*

    Started by Sikorsky, 04-18-2017 10:03 PM
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  19. Dyno Tuning

    Has anyone had experience with either MAS Dyno here locally or 2 Wheel Dyno Works down in WA? I am thinking of getting an ECU flash and tune; have heard great things about 2 Wheels but wondering if anyone local is on par Thanks

    Started by blueflamegsxr, 05-01-2017 11:11 PM
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    05-06-2017 08:53 AM Go to last post
  20. Oil and Rust Show

    Anyone hear of this bike show happening tomorrow? What is happening there? All I have seen so far are some clothing sellers and a blurb about a custom show ..... What caught my eye was the draw for a 1977 KZ1000. Not the best of the KZ's, but a prize bike is easier to explain to the Mrs. ...

    Started by Sikorsky, 04-28-2017 09:17 PM
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    05-01-2017 08:08 PM Go to last post
  21. Mallorca (Spain)

    If you're ever in Spain, make sure to visit the west coast of Mallorca -- it looks like a good place to ride.

    Started by Motorambler, 04-29-2017 10:45 PM
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  22. What happened to Crazyshannon?

    That girl was on it. Just a gearhead who knew how to ride, and did ... lots! The last post from her was during a long distance trip she was doing, then suddenly nothing. I hope all is well. Last post -...

    Started by Mechanic, 04-27-2017 11:55 PM
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    04-28-2017 01:52 PM Go to last post
  23. Trying to Contact ALECPPT

    Jay at Amsoil is trying to contact you. PM me for his cell phone.

    Started by Steve G., 04-26-2017 08:02 PM
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    04-26-2017 08:02 PM Go to last post
  24. Garmin Zūmo 395LM Motorcycle GPS @ $549 shipped (

    For anyone interested.....not a "bargain", but decent price for what it is:

    Started by CHIA, 04-13-2017 04:46 PM
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  25. Cutting key for r6??

    Hey everyone, just trying to figure out what to do for a key. I have only the red "master" key for my 07 r6. Did not realize until talking to someone that this is the only key that can be used too program new keys (so that they are able too deactivate the immobilizer on the bike (apparently 06 And...

    Started by slowride, 04-16-2017 08:18 PM
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    04-16-2017 09:16 PM Go to last post

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