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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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: 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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    07-04-2017 11:52 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    08-20-2018 01:53 AM Go to last post
  1. Good service shop on the North Shore?

    My 899 has been running a bit hot - not warning level hot but hotter than it should be under the conditions. Found the typical weeping hole leak indicative of a water pump failure or pending failure when I went exploring. Out of warranty so considering other options aside from Highroad Van. Live...

    Started by ddean, 07-31-2018 09:54 AM
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    08-17-2018 11:07 PM Go to last post
  2. Have you seen this stolen bike? Family hopes to find late sonís motorbike.

    A family is asking for help after a motorcycle with sentimental value was stolen outside their home in Victoria Props to some adventure riding on a GSXR1000. I can feel it, it's been about 13...

    Started by Smoke, 07-20-2018 12:27 PM
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    08-20-2018 05:24 PM Go to last post
  3. new Triumph Moto 2 engine dyno run very very sweet!

    Started by doser, 08-23-2018 09:29 PM
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    09-02-2018 11:01 PM Go to last post
  4. Michelin Road 5s vs the Appalachians

    I'm just home from 6135kms over 3 weeks with Scott Murray between Alabama / Georgia and Virgina / West Virginia, riding the twistiest roads we could find in the Appalachians. Not everything went to plan of course ( trip report to follow in due course); and not every road is as tight as the Dragon (...

    Started by doser, 05-27-2018 12:37 PM
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    09-08-2018 05:41 PM Go to last post
  5. DAF : I know its not friday.

    I speak for a number of life time riders that bcsb left for alternative media, but want to change for privacy. Can BCSB moderators connect with local riders again? I'd like to help lemme know.

    Started by Good old Pete, 09-05-2018 09:18 PM
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    09-18-2018 07:40 AM Go to last post
  6. 2018 Mt Baker road report

    Being its a popular spot for the sport bikes thought I would start this thread to keep tabs on the changing conditions up there. Wednesday May 2 Road surface is in better shape than it was last spring but its still very covered in slippery silt. Got the wake up call soon as I hit the...

    Started by filterwrench, 05-03-2018 03:19 PM
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    09-19-2018 11:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Most Epic BCSB Threads

    I was going to compile a list myself, but figured its best to tap the collective memory of members here. Post your favorite and I'll update this post. Aaaaaand Go! MadeMan's Lilloett Lunch Break:

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 09-18-2018 07:02 AM
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    09-21-2018 11:01 PM Go to last post
  8. do you like reading about riding and bikes?

    I got the latest issue of Cycle Canada in the mail today. Yes, I subscribe to paper magazines, cuz I'm old and reading is a habit I can't seem to break. And on page 60 of this issue I came across David Booth's 'Chronicles' column. The subject was the effect that an article in the February 1974...

    Started by doser, 09-20-2018 08:20 PM
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    09-26-2018 10:12 PM Go to last post
  9. Riders don't venture out past Squamish much....

    So its September..........and while I have done a handful of overnight and multiday rides, I certainly haven't ridden as much as in past years, and I'm ok with that.....but I do have to share this observation.....where are all the sporty-bikes? Day ride loops through Princeton, Merrit, Cach...

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 09-16-2018 09:42 AM
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    09-27-2018 11:46 PM Go to last post
  10. Lane Splitting - CHP has issued a Tip Sheet for lane splitting

    In January 2017 Lane Splitting was legally sanctioned in California for safety reasons. This article discusses the new tip sheet for both motorcyclists and motorists issued by California Highway Patrol on Thursday! ...

    Started by hank100, 09-29-2018 03:26 PM
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    10-02-2018 06:25 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Your all -time fave BC Motorcycle Route

    I want to compile a list of the top 10 provincial motorcycle routes and am looking for your feedback. As much detail as possible would be great. Thanks. Art

    Started by ArtGreen, 10-04-2018 03:18 PM
    british columbia, favourite, route, routes, top 10
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    10-05-2018 07:35 AM Go to last post
  12. What are some must-ride roads in BC?

    I live in Ontario and will be taking 3 weeks off work and am planning to ride to BC and back. I wanted to ask the locals what are some roads that I must ride? I have been looking at google maps but I figured local riders would know better. I prefer roads that are twisty, have elevation changes,...

    Started by scared2lean, 09-02-2018 12:56 PM
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    10-06-2018 06:07 PM Go to last post
  13. Burnaby Kawasaki customer experience 2018

    Just wanna share an experience I recently had with BK parts / service department: I sent in my rear wheel to plug and patch a screw in my tire. I had a staff member inspect my rim for damage (which was none) Next day the tire was repaired but the rim was scratched badly. Well, the staff...

    Started by Good old Pete, 09-15-2018 07:24 PM
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    10-07-2018 05:44 AM Go to last post
  14. What do you think of the new Katana? maybe it comes down to how good you think the underlying GSXS1000 chassis...

    Started by doser, 10-06-2018 07:59 PM
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    10-15-2018 08:15 AM Go to last post
  15. Your Fall Photo with a Bike

    A scenic time of year for riding. How about posting up a picture (including bike) and saying where it was taken? Old Hedley Road, Princeton.

    Started by Redhawk, 10-12-2010 10:30 AM
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    10-21-2018 01:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Lightbulb Where to eat? (riding in BC)

    I'm sure that many of you have a favourite place to eat in the smaller towns you pass through on your rides. I'm not talking fast food here--I'm thinking about the local "greasy spoon", a hole-in-the-wall bakery, or some funky little cafe. Please post some recommendations for good, cheap food....

    Started by GSP, 05-29-2003 08:37 AM
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    10-24-2018 05:56 AM Go to last post
  17. Late season riding

    So who here is hardcore? How late in the year do you ride? I have exactly three weeks left on the clock and it might drop below freezing here tonight. It's been pouring for days and I am totally bummed. So whos riding 'til Christmas!?

    Started by Squisher, 10-02-2018 05:56 PM
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    11-02-2018 04:44 PM Go to last post
  18. Bike of my dreams

    Way back in 1992, I got my full motorcycle licence 30 days after I got my learners. I passed my full licence on my first bike: a 1984 Honda XLR 350. I passed my full test in the morning. In the afternoon, I went to a Honda demo day at Richmond Motorsports on No. 3 Rd. (as I said, it was back in...

    Started by 41OVER!, 10-23-2018 05:55 PM
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    11-02-2018 04:46 PM Go to last post
  19. How do I make a poll?

    If you had unlimited funds, desired an open class sportsbike, and the only two available were the 2019 BMW S1000RR and the 2019 V4 Panigale, which would you choose?

    Started by 41OVER!, 10-29-2018 07:54 PM
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    11-03-2018 01:39 PM Go to last post
  20. Paul Cassells Insurance.... always open!

    I went in to renew my Auto Insurance and Ena (Paul's sister) is working harder than ever to keep Cassells Insurance open. She has worked there as long as Paul has and I would hate to see the BCSB community to stop going there. While Paul's presence will be incredibly hard to replace as we all know...

    Started by elevation, 10-18-2011 09:33 AM
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    11-23-2018 08:04 AM Go to last post
  21. Fenati finished after squeezing stefanoís Stoppers

    Iím guessing everyone saw this. *Pretty agro move right in front of all the cameras. *P_WO9RtoBIk

    Started by sAdam, 09-11-2018 01:37 PM
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    11-23-2018 11:49 AM Go to last post
  22. Opening of The Cascades ó 2018

    Well it is that time of year when WSDOT have done their reconnaissance through the upper regions of the North Cascade Highway prior to the clearing effort. They have come back with some news that is encouraging in relation to last year and will begin the clearing in 2 days, March 26th. Here is...

    Started by heisenberg9, 03-24-2018 10:59 AM
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    11-30-2018 07:58 AM Go to last post
  23. So this will surely see some group rides

    Started by frontside5, 10-11-2018 07:16 PM
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  24. Hayabusa - Last of the GSXR1300R?

    So anyone know if the 'Busa is done production? MCN Says that there's no new models in 2019... But the Suzuki Canada page still shows new ones.

    Started by Smoke, 12-14-2018 02:20 PM
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    12-20-2018 09:52 PM Go to last post
  25. Metro Van Bike Shop Rumours

    I've recently seen a couple of big shops in Victoria merge, namely Island BMW and Savage MC. This shows if anything the change in ownership from retirement, changes in building lease costs , perhaps municipal zoning changes which is bringing in high occupancy towers and other reasons . I'm...

    Started by Steve G., 11-30-2018 09:39 AM
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    12-29-2018 01:57 PM Go to last post

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