Hello my Canadian cousins!
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41

Thread: Hello my Canadian cousins!

  1. #1
    Registered User Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Moses Lake, WA
    Bike
    2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R (modified)

    Hello my Canadian cousins!

    Remember those epic times that surrounded Sport bike West? Any similar meetups scheduled for 2015? I love my trips up north across the border and think 2015 is time for an epic late summer trip. I love Osoyoos and Kelowna as base camps, anything?

    Ben

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BCSportBikes.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    I like traffic cones :S Array made Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    hard in the mac
    Bike
    rsv4r
    40 kph over and ya staying for a week.

    At least your bike is.

    Just heads up.
    "Honda = Boring, Suzuki = Wannabes, Yamaha = Poser, Ducati = Overated, BMW = Compensating, Aprilia = Insecure, Buell = BCIT business... go faKOffee." - PUREVIL

  4. #3
    Registered User Array
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Vancouver
    Bike
    2012 street triple
    Quote Originally Posted by made Man View Post
    40 kph over and ya staying for a week.

    At least your bike is.

    Just heads up.
    a thrill a minute....as usual.


    oh, and welcome yankees!

  5. #4
    Registered User Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Moses Lake, WA
    Bike
    2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R (modified)
    Sooo, take 40, divide by 9/5ths, carry the 6, multiply by my boot size, factor in my mothers maiden name and you get .....79 MPH!! That sounds reasonable, but maybe my metric conversion skills are rusty.

    OK, I got it, so has that law since it went into effect really been enforced much outside of the large urban/city areas? 1000 buck fine and a weeks impound? I only really speed in the corners, and try to stay near the posted on straight bits....so maybe I could claim bad math skills?

    The Barney Fife's down here in WA, OR, ID are getting tougher as well, just have to stick to the rural, lightly patrolled routes. Though last summer a buddy of mine rolling solo to get home ahead of the group got 2 tickets within 2 hours, one for well over 20 MPH above....Sillys Duc's....
    Take care and thanks for the thinly veiled warning!

  6. #5
    Moderator Array CoolDaddyGroove's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    New West
    Bike
    2014 Kawasaki ZX14R
    A lot of the "B" roads in BC have 50mph (80kph) speed limits on them. Get caught doing 25mph (40kph) over and the officer can make your life miserable. Rough estimate is about $1500 plus no bike for a week. You can bet your ass it's being enforced, in major cities, in smaller towns, in the straights, and in the corners and in between. If you aren't using a radar detector in this province I think you are foolish. All, that being said, if you manage to keep it within 20kph you shoudl be ok, but they will still ticket you if they are in the mood.

    BTW, I am using you as a prime example of how this new ridiculous "40 Over" law affects BC tourism.

    ....and there is no SBW like there used to be a decade ago, unfortunatley.
    DON'T STUFF THE CAGERS!

  7. #6
    Registered User Array BugMagnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Delta BC
    Bike
    2014 Suzuki DL1000A
    I don't really get all the animosity towards the impounding rules here, what normal person goes 40k over the limit anyways?
    There are roads where the speed limit is too low, just pay attention to the signs and don't do more than 30k over the limit and your vehicle is safe. That is plenty fast.
    I doubt even one tourist has said "Let's not go to Canada because we might lose our vehicle for a week".

    BTW, I am using you as a prime example of how this new ridiculous "40 Over" law affects BC tourism.
    So you think we should stop impounding cars and tourism would go up?

  8. #7
    Three hour tour guide Array silverD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    604
    Bike
    '08 Varadero
    Quote Originally Posted by CoolDaddyGroove View Post

    ....and there is no SBW like there used to be a decade ago, unfortunatley.
    Yeah the last sportbikewest in Oliver was 2006. Fun times.
    I'm not addicted! and I'm not quitting!!
    Heeere's your sign...

    ...and "always" look on the bright side of life...

  9. #8
    Three hour tour guide Array silverD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    604
    Bike
    '08 Varadero
    Quote Originally Posted by BugMagnet View Post
    I don't really get all the animosity towards the impounding rules here, what normal person goes 40k over the limit anyways?..........
    'cause folks here are not normal... They're so good and ride so fast, that this just imposes on their fun and is completely and totally unfair to them....
    I'm not addicted! and I'm not quitting!!
    Heeere's your sign...

    ...and "always" look on the bright side of life...

  10. #9
    Registered User Array bandito's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    CBR600RR / RVT1000 RC51
    Bike
    CRF 230 BSA 650
    Quote Originally Posted by BugMagnet View Post
    I don't really get all the animosity towards the impounding rules here, what normal person goes 40k over the limit anyways?
    There are roads where the speed limit is too low, just pay attention to the signs and don't do more than 30k over the limit and your vehicle is safe. That is plenty fast.
    I doubt even one tourist has said "Let's not go to Canada because we might lose our vehicle for a week".



    So you think we should stop impounding cars and tourism would go up?
    Getting stuck in Podunk is probably good for tourism. Fills the motel rooms, greyhound buses, and the bucktooth honeys at the local watering holes have a fresh load of man meat to take home to their casa on wheels.
    Last edited by bandito; 04-27-2015 at 09:19 AM.
    Long Live Shervin Of The North!

  11. #10
    I like traffic cones :S Array made Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    hard in the mac
    Bike
    rsv4r
    Because the 40 kph over they pulled out of their ass?

    Because there are no signs advising of it at border crossings?

    Because at times ya gotta do 40 over just not to get ram rodded by the rest of the traffic?

    Many reasons.
    "Honda = Boring, Suzuki = Wannabes, Yamaha = Poser, Ducati = Overated, BMW = Compensating, Aprilia = Insecure, Buell = BCIT business... go faKOffee." - PUREVIL

  12. #11
    + 39.9 km/h Array Smoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Bike
    2009 ZX10R
    Name:  sbw2002.jpg
Views: 277
Size:  125.5 KB
    Here's SBW 2002 out by the old Mushroom Addition in Fauquier.
    Anyone spot their old ride?
    Those were the days...
    ---------------------------
    Now... bring me that horizon.

  13. #12
    Three hour tour guide Array silverD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    604
    Bike
    '08 Varadero
    Quote Originally Posted by made Man View Post

    Because at times ya gotta do 40 over just not to get ram rodded by the rest of the traffic?
    In all of my years of driving and riding, this has NEVER been the case...
    I'm not addicted! and I'm not quitting!!
    Heeere's your sign...

    ...and "always" look on the bright side of life...

  14. #13
    Moderator Array CoolDaddyGroove's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    New West
    Bike
    2014 Kawasaki ZX14R
    Quote Originally Posted by BugMagnet View Post
    I don't really get all the animosity towards the impounding rules here, what normal person goes 40k over the limit anyways?
    There are roads where the speed limit is too low, just pay attention to the signs and don't do more than 30k over the limit and your vehicle is safe. That is plenty fast.
    I doubt even one tourist has said "Let's not go to Canada because we might lose our vehicle for a week".


    So you think we should stop impounding cars and tourism would go up?
    Lets be realistic here, one can achieve 40kph over quite easily on our roads without constantly checking your speed. My "tourism" point is really about me writing what I did, where the law prompts me to advise a fellow rider tourist of the risks of riding here. Not something I am proud of.
    DON'T STUFF THE CAGERS!

  15. #14
    Fastronaut Array Danke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Danger Zone!
    Bike
    RC
    Quote Originally Posted by silverD View Post
    In all of my years of driving and riding, this has NEVER been the case...
    Go for a few laps of the construction zone between the Port Mann and Abbotsford at rush hour.
    Fill the house with bees.

  16. #15
    I like traffic cones :S Array made Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    hard in the mac
    Bike
    rsv4r
    Quote Originally Posted by silverD View Post
    In all of my years of driving and riding, this has NEVER been the case...
    So you were impeding traffic flow.

    Last year returning from penticton, the traffic flow was at least 40 over on the 3. All the slow pokes cause people to slam on brakes and pass. Some less than patient drivers passed in.... very interesting ways.
    "Honda = Boring, Suzuki = Wannabes, Yamaha = Poser, Ducati = Overated, BMW = Compensating, Aprilia = Insecure, Buell = BCIT business... go faKOffee." - PUREVIL

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •