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  1. 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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  2. 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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    07-04-2017 12:52 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. Front Wheel Chock

    I wanted to get everyone’s opinion on front wheel chocks. I would like to buy one and was wondering what everyone would recommend? I have seen a couple and the the one I am interested in is the Baxley Sport Wheel Chock but it’s like $350. I was wondering what you all are using for this if at all. I...

    Started by SliderZ33, 11-12-2019 12:35 AM
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  2. Tragedy for Ducati as the 97th Pike's Peak Hill Climb comes to a close

    Rest in peace, Four-time champion Carlin Dunne has died following a crash just meters from the finish line at the Pike's Peak international Hill Climb A dream campaign for Ducati's new V4 streetfighter prototype came to a tragic end as pole-sitter Carlin Dunne ran off the road to his...

    Started by bacchus40, 07-01-2019 02:08 PM
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    11-12-2019 12:31 AM Go to last post
  3. 2020 honda cbr 1000 rr-r ;)

    xk2Jya2EW0Y oid6JrLpkxg 0M97MWUUjBY Euro 5 214bhp, its not a V4 :(

    Started by bacchus40, 11-04-2019 10:47 PM
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    11-11-2019 01:31 AM Go to last post
  4. Kawi zx-25r

    Interesting looking small displacement machine. Anyone know much about it? Think there's even a remote chance it'll hit North America? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bVYAQl5E09Q

    Started by Squisher, 10-26-2019 11:04 AM
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    11-08-2019 11:05 AM Go to last post
  5. NBD - 2019 Kawasaki H2 SX

    I traded my 2017 Ninja 1000 for a 2019 H2SX. As with most things there is a story behind most decisions, and I figured I would share just so you have some real world perspective. After three summers on the N1K, and some stupidly fast multi-day trips with my buddies on their 14's my body...

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 09-24-2019 08:37 AM
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    11-08-2019 05:26 AM Go to last post
  6. Bike training in Kelowna

    Anyone here seen the boys in blue weaving in and out of traffic the last couple of weeks? i was down in Kelowna on wed for some warranty work on our car and saw a pair cruising around. https://globalnews.ca/news/5406633/rcmp-motor-officer-trainees-descend-on-kelowna/

    Started by Squisher, 06-21-2019 10:01 AM
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    11-07-2019 04:57 AM Go to last post
  7. MV Agusta Rosso models

    these are beautiful! https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/mv-agusta-brutale-dragster-turismo-veloce-rosso/ but back to real life, as for local dealerships, who are Moto Meccanica?

    Started by doser, 11-02-2019 10:01 PM
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    11-04-2019 08:20 PM Go to last post
  8. New 2020 Supercharged Kawasaki

    Rumor has it it will be a naked. A Z900? A Z1000? Or even the 2020 H1. I guess we will know on October 23rd..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EoTPXJKS6k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uGzCI1IlFI

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 10-01-2019 08:32 AM
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    11-03-2019 08:38 AM Go to last post
  9. motorcycle radar detectors

    i'm wondering if anyone is using any kind of radar detectors on their motorcycles? if so, what kind/price and effectiveness, and if you have a picture that would be great as well.

    Started by nixon, 03-23-2008 01:54 PM
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    10-31-2019 11:37 PM Go to last post
  10. Seattle Motorcycle Shop Armageddon

    Recent shop closures in Seattle, 5 shops all at once, affecting primarily Ducati owners, but also BMW, and Indian. Soundrider spells it out here: http://www.soundrider.com/current/1909/NobleRush.aspx

    Started by Steve G., 10-05-2019 11:02 AM
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    10-06-2019 08:21 PM Go to last post
  11. Kootenays and eastern Washington

    I'm based in coldstream so leaving from Lavington. Interested in any feedback/suggestions for a trip I'm planning weekend after next. So my plan for our next trip is almost the same as the trip we just did for the first day, hwy6 over to Nakusp and then 31a at new Denver to kaslo and onto...

    Started by Squisher, 09-02-2019 02:12 PM
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    09-18-2019 10:46 PM Go to last post
  12. NBD - sporty enough if I want it to be

    picked up another Honda product for cheap. not the best pic but meh edit - f'in shit website not referencing my image direct link http://www3.telus.net/marks_stuff/shadow.jpg

    Started by syncro, 09-11-2019 09:18 PM
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    09-16-2019 06:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Beartooth Pass

    Hello! This is my first post here. Thought I'd ask thoughts or experiences riding the Beartooth. My plans are to ride out to Creston August 19. Bozeman MT day 2 and Red lodge day 3. Day 3 will be short allowing me to be fresh for day 4. I'll head over the pass, visit Yellowstone and move on to...

    Started by Dynabagger, 08-13-2019 09:56 PM
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  14. Hwy 6 between Nakusp and Vernon - anyone familiar with it?

    Am considering taking Hwy 6 from Nakusp to Vernon in July. I realize that I will have to take the Needles ferry across the Lower Arrow Lake...but wondering if anyone has been on this route before and if so, how were the road conditions? Any info would be appreciated. :)

    Started by firefox, 06-26-2008 12:33 AM
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    09-03-2019 09:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Tar snakes

    Tar snakes are a nick name for the tar lines in the road used to patch cracked roads. They look black and a very slippery. To my point: We practice safety skills like thresh hold breaking, looking into the corners, one or more fingers on the clutch/ brake levers all the time ect..... I...

    Started by Good old Pete, 06-27-2003 11:37 PM
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  16. What do you think of the new Katana?

    https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2020-suzuki-katana-up-close-photos/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/suzuki/suzuki-katana-intermot-2018/ http://japan.webike.net/moto_news/new-katana3-0-has-debuted-in-milan/ maybe it comes down to how good you think the underlying GSXS1000 chassis...

    Started by doser, 10-06-2018 08:59 PM
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    08-30-2019 12:11 PM Go to last post
  17. Cool 3 Day Eastern WA Trip - Hotel Rec?

    Hey all, Have done 6 track days so far this year, so am now thinking of doing this road trip starting on Sunday morning (June 2nd). Will be 2 nights and 3 pretty full days of riding, back by Tuesday late afternoon. Links below for maps. Am considering staying in Chewelah on Sunday night and...

    Started by blueflamegsxr, 05-30-2019 08:51 PM
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  18. New to BC and looking for suggestions on where to ride

    Hi all, As the title says I just moved here from the east coast. I have not previously spent any time in BC so don't really know anything. Looking for suggestions for a half day or a 1-2 hour ride from vancouver. Somewhere scenic with stops along the way (restaurants, coffee etc...) would be...

    Started by ProfGixxer, 06-20-2019 01:45 PM
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    07-17-2019 08:33 PM Go to last post
  19. Shopping for a new ride..

    Got my arse to the Motorcycle show willing to put downpayment on the new BMW S1000RR. According to the rep from MTL there, Only a few lucky SOB will get their new 2019/2020 RR by June or late August later this year. No thanks. I want to ride ASAP. I am torn between a left over Aprilia RSV4 RR or...

    Started by Badexample, 02-26-2019 11:25 PM
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  20. SENA 30K or CARDO Packtalk Slim

    Been a long time since I have posted here but was wondering what everyone's thoughts on these two units would be? Pro's, con's to both etc. I have always just used earbuds for music and never used any comms when on my bike. I am planning on doing a few group rides this summer so I was wondering...

    Started by SliderZ33, 04-14-2019 11:36 AM
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  21. every racer-boy on the way to Squambucks is gonna want a set

    article: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/motogp/motogp-s-aerodynamic-advances-wings-are-creating-more-wings cool...

    Started by doser, 06-19-2019 10:17 PM
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    07-01-2019 05:32 PM Go to last post
  22. Wanna watch BSB racing?

    So, as you know guys, BSB is the best Sportbike racing on Earth due to silly tracks and no electronics involved. The problem is, it is only on Eurosport channel which is not available in North America. So first thing, Download Bluestacks for Windows 10, it is an Android emulator. then...

    Started by Badexample, 04-20-2019 02:33 PM
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    06-26-2019 10:16 PM Go to last post
  23. Group rides

    So from e-mails and messages from friends I received both of these today on packs of riders, each with negativity. https://www.jpcycles.com/countersteer/lifestyle/why-riding-in-a-pack-sucks? and: https://www.nsnews.com/news/motorcycle-swarming-leads-to-arrest-in-west-vancouver-1.23844889 ...

    Started by Smoke, 06-05-2019 08:06 AM
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    06-15-2019 09:32 AM Go to last post
  24. Sunshine Coast, more than just the one road?

    Planning a little jaunt with my lady over there. Are there any paved roads other than the highway? I'm thinking: Irvines landing Beaver Island Welcome Beach Sechelt Inlet Roberts Creek Pier Port Mellon FZ09 and CBR250 so only short jaunts on unpaved surfaces (like 1-2km max)

    Started by BCJC, 05-22-2019 10:19 AM
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    05-27-2019 03:42 PM Go to last post
  25. Yamaha MWT-9

    ​​bBDlEC04OW8 When these things first came out they were a joke.......looks like they evolved

    Started by filterwrench, 11-01-2015 12:32 PM
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