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Hi Everyone!

I am no longer a newbeee ! Just finished my motorcycle course at JIBC and passed MST ! Ready to buy and get my bike insured !

Anyone have the link to Beacon's website? can't seen to find it.
Where do you guys insure and what package do you buy?

Thanks again!
 

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Most insurance places have Beacon, all would have ICBC. I do believe Beacon is for rider with 3-5+ years of experience, double check on that when you inquire.

I'm not aware of any places in surrey (assuming that's where you're at) so you'd have to call around your area and see who does it.
 

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beacon will insure riders with no m/c experience but there may be a minimum # of years driving experience required, not sure... the first autoplan broker i went to in langley got me set up with beacon for my bike and some other private insurer for my car, piece of cake... in my case, the broker made the necessary calls to get approval on the spot from the private insurers, took less than 5 minutes.
 

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call Par, he is my insurance specialist and can take care of all your beacon needs 604-366-7176 tell him i sent you and he will take very good care of you
 

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Go to Cassels in Vancouver, next to the City Hall / Broadway station on the Canada line. Support a local supporter of the sportbiking community. They do Beacon.
 

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To answer the OPS question, you can not buy a policy directly from Beacon, you have to go through a Broker as Insurance companies are not licensed to speak with the general public. The policy you are looking for is called "Ride Smart". Here is the link to their web-site: http://www.beacon724.com/index.php

Anyone with questions can PM me. We can do everything by email or if you're on the North Shore you can come to my office & yes we have a contract with Beacon.
 

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Hi Everyone!

I am no longer a newbeee ! Just finished my motorcycle course at JIBC and passed MST ! Ready to buy and get my bike insured !
Oh, you're a complete newbster... don't fool yourself darling.

Watch for the leaves in the fall. We don't want to read about how you smashed your new "wtb" r6 all to shit in October because you were a bit too overzealous to wait for some good weather.
 

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Maybe she's being smart & going to get Beacon coverage for the own damage, including theft, etc. & not going to have plates on it until the Spring...just a thought.

It would be a shame to spend money on a bike & gear only to have it stolen while it's in storage...just sayin ;)
 

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And for his next trick he'll guess the date, time and location.. jeez:ban

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Hi Everyone!

I am no longer a newbeee ! Just finished my motorcycle course at JIBC and passed MST ! Ready to buy and get my bike insured !

Anyone have the link to Beacon's website? can't seen to find it.
Where do you guys insure and what package do you buy?

Thanks again!
a lot of the replies on here are likely to be overly blunt or harsh, mainly because the people who've been here for a number of years have seen it happen repeatedly and I guess after a while it becomes harder to be tactful about it.

The excitment level is awesome to see, but as some have put it more bluntly, the licensing and a course is a great first step, but the newbie phase lasts a heck of a lot longer. I've been riding a year and about 10000km and still am a newbie! Insuring a bike in October is also something I did right after I passed my mst, and I did ride (mainly on nicer days) all through the winter, but I did ride quite a bit more in the spring and summer. You'll really need to be cautious starting to ride on the road this time of year. Visibility is generally worse with the wetter weather, roads are in worse condition, wet leaves and black ice are two of the hazards that can cause you to lose control before you know it's happened. Drivers will also have a harder time seeing you in the wet weather, and that's not including the ones who lane change without looking.

Keep the level of excitment but realize that you're just starting to ride and you don't even know what you don't know yet. Make sure you have warm or heated gear, don't ride when you're not feeling 100% and leave more room for yourself in traffic.

Ideally, if you can find a quiet area to ride and get more familiar with whichever bike you buy/bought and practice braking and low speed manouvers in an empty parking lot if you have one near you

congrats on passing the course and MST, and officially BECOMING a motorcyclist newbie like a lot of us. This is all the info I can give you, I'm sure some of the more experienced riders here will have a lot more useful info
 

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Whats your name ? :) Thanks
not sure if this is directed at me, but if it is, you can refer to me the way some of the others here do, opinionated noob who can't keep the shiny side up ;)

ps, don't buy an R6 as your first bike as a newbie. I bought a ninja 650 which is NOT a supersport, but is still more than enough for my skill level and I probably should have started smaller. You may be able to learn to ride on an R6, but I'd highly recommend against it. You'd want something at least slightly forgiving as a new rider and especially in the fall/winter. I'm still new, so my experiences are limited but that much I can advise against.
 

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Anybody know of a good insurance provider in the South Surrey/White Rock area for Beacon or another insurer that will allow less than 10 years of experience? I have had one broker flat out tell me they just wouldnt insure me because i have a "sport bike" without even submitting anything. Miserable guy who then told me it isnt worth it to have collision on my brand new bike.
 

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Hi Everyone!

I am no longer a newbeee ! Just finished my motorcycle course at JIBC and passed MST ! Ready to buy and get my bike insured !

Anyone have the link to Beacon's website? can't seen to find it. Where do you guys insure and what package do you buy?

Thanks again!
This is quite difficult. If you open google in your browser and type in "beacon insurance", it's not very obvious.. but the first response that comes up is their website. Boom!
 

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Anybody know of a good insurance provider in the South Surrey/White Rock area for Beacon or another insurer that will allow less than 10 years of experience? I have had one broker flat out tell me they just wouldnt insure me because i have a "sport bike" without even submitting anything. Miserable guy who then told me it isnt worth it to have collision on my brand new bike.
If you find a broker that deals with Beacon, you will have the best luck with them. Beacon is about the only insurer that will insure a sport bike with a rider with under 10yrs experience. That said, Beacon requires 5+yrs experience. By experience they mean having a license, not 5yrs with a motorcycle license just a valid drivers license. Most other insurers that I have talked to require 10+yrs.
 
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