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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 01:36 PM
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  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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  3. 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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  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: 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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  1. Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

    Hey all, I've visited BC a few times, rented motorcycles here and on the island, even rode out here once and started the game of tag on this forum (is that still going on?). Anyway, just thought I'd let you know about our most recent travel plans: Neda and I got our motorcycle licenses together...

    Started by lightcycle, 09-18-2012 09:31 AM
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  2. 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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  3. 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 12:54 PM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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, 06-25-2008 11:33 PM
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  7. 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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  8. 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 10:25 PM
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  9. Yamaha MWT-9

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

    Started by filterwrench, 11-01-2015 11:32 AM
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  10. 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 10:36 AM
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. So this will surely see some group rides

    http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/jammer-cafe-motors-vancouver-open

    Started by frontside5, 10-11-2018 07:16 PM
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  15. 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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  16. planning a trip...

    told my boss im going on vacation this year... told him like a month. wanting to do a session type of trip over a bike only trip. Ill have my bike on the bumper, with a 'camper' on it instead of doing the hotel/motel thing. maximize the good riding not burning through tires/oil nor riding in rain...

    Started by HighZoot, 01-13-2019 12:41 PM
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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 07:59 PM
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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. what did you get your bike for CHRISTMAS ?

    Dunlop Q4s for smearing all over Area27

    Started by PH-Q2, 12-25-2018 05:59 AM
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  23. 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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  24. Migrating from a larger bike to a smaller one

    Hello, I used to own a 2001 Kawasaki ZX-6R but now, that I'm older, I own a 2012 Honda CBR 125R. I wanted to get a scooter instead but found this bike and plan on staying in the lower end of the CC's. Anybody else felt the same?

    Started by GreatGreedo, 03-02-2019 10:47 PM
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  25. 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 https://www.cheknews.ca/have-you-seen-this-bike-family-hopes-to-find-late-sons-motorbike-471452/ 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

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