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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: 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
  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: 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
  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 12:06 PM
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    05-12-2013 10:07 AM Go to last post
  1. motorcycle registrations and fatalities

    We all know motorcycling is dangerous, right? Motorcyclists are somewhere between 10 and 30 times as likely to die in a motor vehicle accident as automobile drivers. The chances of this dire outcome are small, and we individually do what we can to increase our odds, but the statistics do not lie....

    Started by doser, Yesterday 11:13 PM
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  2. 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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  3. the death knell for Ducati?

    don't these people understand what BRAND is all about? https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/the-curious-case-of-the-chinese-built-electric-scooter-with-a-ducati-badge?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=05/11/2019_CT&utm_term=Common%20Tread%20%7C%20Combined

    Started by doser, 05-11-2019 07:46 PM
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    05-15-2019 08:30 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    05-15-2019 08:14 PM Go to last post
  5. motorcycle ride sharing

    The two-wheeled version of Uber now available: motorycle-hailing-app-go-launched (in Africa):) An interesting quick read.

    Started by frontside5, 05-03-2019 06:37 PM
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    05-14-2019 07:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Yamaha buyer tips.

    Looking at a 2002 R1 w/37,000 km.on it tomorrow. Besides obvious questions, anything special to watch out for with them? Background is next to no maintenance records, stock as a rock sort from LED turnsignals, tail tidy and Ohlins steering damper. Going to test ride it for any gearbox...

    Started by Sikorsky, 05-07-2019 09:31 PM
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    05-14-2019 06:58 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    05-11-2019 08:10 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 01:33 PM
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    05-10-2019 12:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Repair shop advice

    Good day all. I am looking for your thoughts. My bike was hit in a parking lot and it has acquired a new patina both sides The damage is cosmetic... but a lot of it. I have an appointment with holeshshot for a quote. Is holeshot a good place for insurance claims, has anyone had an experience there?...

    Started by Ballisticmafu, 05-05-2019 12:15 AM
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    05-07-2019 09:26 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. New to the Forum

    Hey everyone, just wanted to say hi as I'm new here. Been riding for awhile now but back on a sportbike as of a couple weeks ago so I'll be looking for some people to meet up and go for rides with. Hope to meet you soon. Cheers.

    Started by Wallee, 04-26-2019 02:22 PM
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    05-03-2019 05:32 AM Go to last post
  12. Umbrella Insurance $200K ---> $5 million

    I'd like to get one policy of excess insurance to cover 5 vehicles. Insure only with ICBC for 200K liability only on each vehicle as required and then have private coverage under one policy. it would also help if I could throw in a boat for $0 - $5 million. Anyone from this brain trust already...

    Started by 41OVER!, 04-25-2019 11:45 AM
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    04-26-2019 10:46 AM Go to last post
  13. I bought a bike.

    I got myself a....... I hope to see you guys on the road.

    Started by G-slide, 03-28-2019 08:51 PM
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    04-24-2019 06:26 PM Go to last post
  14. Looking to rent motorcycle (Greater Vancouver Area)

    Hello, My name is Lucas, Iím looking to rent a motorcycle for a day or two around July 17th to 23rd, as I will be visiting Vancouver from Toronto this summer, and riding through the mountains is something I have always dreamt of doing. I am 19 years old, with an M2 license, and have completed...

    Started by LukeKleinert, 04-15-2019 02:22 PM
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    04-19-2019 10:38 AM Go to last post
  15. SR20 open

    But Im not so sure I would ride it just yet...

    Started by Talonz, 04-18-2019 12:16 PM
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    04-19-2019 10:35 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Switching from Beacon to Coast Capital for 3rd party insurance

    Ever since I got my SV several years ago, I was using Beacon for 3rd party insurance. I liked that they pay out agreed value for the bike, and that they would insure my track only bike for theft. These are the 2 things that as far as I know no other 3rd party insurance would do. Last few years...

    Started by cvrle1, 04-03-2019 12:23 PM
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    04-17-2019 11:57 AM Go to last post
  18. the annual heisenberg thread......

    You're a few days late on your annual thread. :)

    Started by the bartender, 04-04-2019 02:16 PM
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    04-15-2019 08:14 PM Go to last post
  19. Katana

    I really like this: https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-suzuki-katana-first-ride-review?cmpid=ene20190328&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&cid=54100&mid=477416058 ...

    Started by doser, 03-28-2019 08:21 PM
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    04-14-2019 08:52 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. 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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    04-09-2019 03:51 PM Go to last post
  22. madness on sand

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2018/september/land-speed-record-pendine-sands-zef-eisenberg/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=aU5FuDr3Tew Hayabusa. 182 mph! on a beach! in the rain! frikkin mad Englishmen...

    Started by doser, 04-08-2019 06:50 PM
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    04-08-2019 07:16 PM Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. migrating to a m-u-c-h smaller 'bike'...

    I remember what my Mom said about "if you can't say something nice... etc". perhaps it would be best if I just didn't comment at all? ...

    Started by doser, 03-11-2019 07:14 PM
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    03-16-2019 10:28 AM Go to last post

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