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  1. 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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  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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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  1. Unhappy 13 inch rear rim chinese scooter

    does anyone know where i can get a 13 inch rear rim with disc brake for a 250 cc saga by benzhou scooter--s130/60/13-250rdi

    Started by rolandthegoan, 04-09-2019 03:51 PM
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  2. 2018 Annual Exhaust Noise Thread

    The latest from RCMP Kootenay Division: https://www.e-know.ca/regions/east-kootenay/rcmp-announce-new-zero-tolerance-policies/

    Started by Steve G., 06-04-2018 06:07 PM
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    06-22-2018 11:59 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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 07:51 PM
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    06-03-2019 06:38 PM Go to last post
  5. ADV Rider BC meet up!!!

    Những điều chưa biết về đồng hồ đeo tay Tissot 1853 Automatic Đồng hồ đeo tay Tissot 1853 Automatic xuất hiện danh giá tại vùng đất Thụy Sỹ. Các siêu phẩm tissot ra đời luôn được giới mộ điệu săn đón mạnh mẽ. Tất cả đều được tạo nên bởi những đôi bàn tay điêu luyện, tài hoa của các nghệ nhân...

    Started by anhphuong, 01-15-2019 06:12 PM
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    01-20-2019 08:54 AM Go to last post
  6. Air Bags for Bikes

    In the event of a collision you turn in to the Michelin Man. Maybe not the dumbest idea, but investors aren't going for it. (35 million views and a measly $310 raised so far) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aWe50oHJTE _aWe50oHJTE ...

    Started by Redhawk, 02-18-2019 10:03 AM
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    03-11-2019 02:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Any Bus run going to the Motorcycle Show in Vancouver next week-end??

    Spunky's bus is full house! Anybody else is doing a bus run from Vancouver Island? Thanks! Fred, aka desperate asshole that can't wait to see the new S1000RR in flesh!! :rider :flashy

    Started by Badexample, 01-12-2019 10:24 AM
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    01-13-2019 10:00 AM Go to last post
  8. Bike covers - good? Bad?

    I bought a new bike today and the sales guy told me I'm better off leaving my bike to the elements rather than using a cover every day (during summer that is). Apparently putting a cover on and off that often wears on the paint, and if the bikes still warm it will cause condensation leading to...

    Started by Cordero, 03-29-2019 11:42 PM
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    04-11-2019 06:59 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Breakfast Recommendation - HWY 20 Cascades Area

    Heading for a ride on Sunday through the Cascades. I've had breakfast at the ACME Diner in the past. However, I don't want to stop so soon into the ride this time. Any breakfast place suggestions between Sedro-Woolley and Marblemount?

    Started by MrCheeky, 07-09-2018 12:17 PM
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    07-13-2018 09:55 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Buying bike from Alberta without being there (escrow & shipping)

    Getting back into bikes and looking at one in Alberta right now. I won't be able to check it out in person before buying which I'm fine with as it's essentially brand new and I will have a skype call to go over a couple things. I've contacted a shipper and am all good on that front, only...

    Started by Cordero, 03-26-2019 08:08 PM
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    04-08-2019 04:26 PM Go to last post
  13. change sign 'Share The Road Look Twice For Motorcycles'

    See thread: reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/8qbade/now_thats_what_i_like_to_see_seen_on_i40_north/ Some people have commented that this does nothing..* This is for the sunshine state, though later on it might affect us also. Situation: lane splitting rider sees that the car has room to...

    Started by cba, 06-20-2018 04:07 PM
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    06-23-2018 01:08 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. Dakar 2019

    who's watching? not really 'my game', but these boys sure do know how to keep it pinned! stage 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SyA2eiHNeM stage 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzQHCWtvZuk stage 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls9zzKtgQMU ( TROUBLE! )

    Started by doser, 01-09-2019 08:46 PM
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    01-20-2019 05:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Dianese X-ile Glove finger wear

    I've had these gloves for 4 years, so I suppose I should not complain, but fact is they didn't get worn that much... I have another pair I wear for most of my commuting and touring. The thin leather on the sides of the fingers is always gonna be the weak spot on a sport glove, and I suppose there...

    Started by doser, 03-23-2019 04:01 PM
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    04-06-2019 08:55 AM Go to last post
  17. Distracted Drivers vs motorcyclists

    nice little article in Revzilla: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/study-finds-that-cell-phone-restrictions-save-motorcyclists-lives?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=01/12/2018_CT&utm_term=Common%20Tread%20%7C%20Combined spoiler alert: states with 'strong' laws against...

    Started by doser, 01-14-2019 05:56 PM
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    01-15-2019 07:03 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Doesn't this just feel like the best 10 minutes of your life?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY8-whKlqfc

    Started by doser, 11-26-2018 08:26 PM
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    02-21-2019 11:32 AM Go to last post
  20. Downsizing bike?

    So my wife is giving up riding, so I thought it'd be a opportunity to trade in both our bikes and get a new bike. Life has been busy for me last few years, so I only get to take it out on weekends now. Was thinking of maybe downsizing to a 300cc-500c bike.. I know I only have a SV650, but it's...

    Started by jermyzy, 03-03-2016 05:36 PM
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    04-18-2019 06:26 PM Go to last post
  21. 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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    06-17-2018 06:45 AM Go to last post
  22. Fenati finished after squeezing stefano’s Stoppers

    I’m 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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  23. Found some old pics from a great ride. This is what happened...

    May 21, 2005 Thor :rockon decided to organize a Sunshine Coast ride on BCSB at the last minute, this motley crew showed up :) We grabbed coffees and rode in a rather unruly manner through downtown Van up to the ferry terminal

    Started by Ripster, 05-09-2019 11:18 PM
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  24. Free exhaust decibel testing (RCMP)

    RCMP Press release: Police Tackling Noisy Vehicles The onset of summer is not always good news for some Lower Mainland residents, who dread the increase in noisy motorcycles and other vehicles on their neighborhood roads. The North Vancouver RCMP and Port Mann freeway patrol are inviting...

    Started by foggy, 06-02-2010 08:58 AM
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  25. getting stoned and riding: from Motorcyclist

    This article dates back half a year, but I missed it 'then', so maybe you did too. It's certainly just 'anecdotal', not 'science', but the outcomes are interesting and amusing , if not earth shattering. The real take-away for me was the statement partway thru that "I realized that the thing I...

    Started by doser, 01-01-2019 02:25 PM
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    01-20-2019 01:43 PM Go to last post

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