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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Steve G.
No, I'm afraid it will never be the same. As you...

No, I'm afraid it will never be the same. As you know, nothing is free. our healthcare system takes almost 80% of government budgets in Canada. You guys are spending that 80% being the world's...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Steve G.
You are correct. Side by side, even with a $.75...

You are correct. Side by side, even with a $.75 Cdn dollar, it's still cheaper to travel/eat/hotel in the USA.
Plus the USA has WAY better motorcycle roads, and WAY more of them, and WAY less...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Steve G.
If this were to come up for a vote, for common...

If this were to come up for a vote, for common currency, or an all inclusive North America, I'm sure it would be universally rejected by a majority of Canadians. We want nothing of your social...
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Steve G.
I remember going to Moto GP and WSB at Laguna...

I remember going to Moto GP and WSB at Laguna Seca for years when the loonie was $.63us. Can't let geopolitical trends stop your trVelling. It will mean a life saving boom for local dealers who were...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 271,311
Posted By Steve G.
You didn't mention why your BMW buddies told you...

You didn't mention why your BMW buddies told you to stay away from old English singles? I don't see any problem with ownership of these bikes. I've had English bikes since 1980, currently two Norton...
Forum: Canada 01-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By Steve G.
Frickin' 18c in Fort Langley today. Even opened...

Frickin' 18c in Fort Langley today. Even opened up a vent on my helmet!!!
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
You are right, Velocette.

You are right, Velocette.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/norton-commando-2.jpg

Former Cycle World magazine David Edwards' Norton, built for him by Kenny Dreer, using a late Interstate steel...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
Don't know French, but this bike did remind me of...

Don't know French, but this bike did remind me of an HD powered bike out of England, from the same guy who owns the rights to Hesketh right now. Harley stopped delivery of the engines when they...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By Steve G.
Just firm confirmation of reality. Answering...

Just firm confirmation of reality. Answering questions from a potential visitor is not an opportunity to brag to the world one's riding capability and physical capability to temperature aversion,...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By Steve G.
So there's regular lane splitting happening in...

So there's regular lane splitting happening in harmony on Vancouver Island? That's good news!
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
You are right. That is one fantastic looking...

You are right. That is one fantastic looking Jack-ass.!!
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By Steve G.
Bingo! You nailed it. Our lanes are indeed much...

Bingo! You nailed it. Our lanes are indeed much more narrow than roads in California. I notice it myself when ever I lanesplit on my 'wide-ass' 1200gs with panniers here and in Cal. Really close to...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By Steve G.
You are highly over enthusiastic regarding the...

You are highly over enthusiastic regarding the weather IMO. Yes, of course, it can be sunny and warm in March. Heck, it's going to be 13c and actually not raining this Jan 25th. Bet money on it? Not...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Steve G.
Not sure if this works for you, depending on...

Not sure if this works for you, depending on whether you are travelling through Squamish to get to Whistler. Howe Sound Brewing in Squamish has highly superior brews on hand, and high capability to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,441
Posted By Steve G.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ToluuXsD1DU/UNrlJgOiw4I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ToluuXsD1DU/UNrlJgOiw4I/AAAAAAAAjJ0/zgPUUYzwSLc/s1600/Engine+MV+750+GT+1973+03.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,441
Posted By Steve G.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s15j1_InSEw/TyQyMKxOkNI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s15j1_InSEw/TyQyMKxOkNI/AAAAAAAAAQI/upzAC75U3cs/s1600/1953+Laverda+029.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,441
Posted By Steve G.
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ea/3b/c8/ea...

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ea/3b/c8/ea3bc8e0d9bba4e703608961dbce5786.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,441
Posted By Steve G.
http://www.classicsportbikesforsale.com/wordpress/...

http://www.classicsportbikesforsale.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/1975-Laverda-SFC-R-Side-Engine-550x366.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,441
Posted By Steve G.
Some pics from 'that other Italian bike maker'. ...

Some pics from 'that other Italian bike maker'.

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/9e/8c/98/9e8c98b4a7ceb9f480be5aec5e2a5652.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
Bike of the year 5 years in a row, there's got to...

Bike of the year 5 years in a row, there's got to be a reason. Handsome looks certainly were a big reason.
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By Steve G.
Leaving the North American continent because of...

Leaving the North American continent because of shitty drivers and lack of lane splitting privileges seems like a harsh move, I'm sure there are other factors, especially considering the looming...
Forum: Canada 01-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By Steve G.
Wink Totally agree. I miss the road before the...

Totally agree. I miss the road before the restoration before the Olympics. That was a road! The useless cagers had a habit of driving off the cliff edge though.
Forum: Canada 01-23-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By Steve G.
I've lane split in California as well, and...

I've lane split in California as well, and England, New Zealand, and some former USSR western countries. No problem. I'm afraid you are correct though, here in southwest BC, we are hampered with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
Have to agree with you. Got to be one of the...

Have to agree with you. Got to be one of the weirdest looking machines offered for sale. There are different reasons why some bikes are rare. We all know why this one is rare.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
Geez Jim, I've been stating this for months, and...

Geez Jim, I've been stating this for months, and you've been saying "nout" to my word for word statements. What's that all about?

Of course taste is subjective. Majority taste trend does work...
Forum: Canada 01-22-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By Steve G.
B.C. Neighbour, Bill to Allow Lane Splitting

Washington State Bill HB1515, to allow motorcycle lane splitting, now in Washington State legislature.
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1515&year=2015
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
http://madaboutmotorcycles.com/siteimages/Norton_D...

http://madaboutmotorcycles.com/siteimages/Norton_Dunstall_2463604358_1004x750.jpg

Some of Paul Dunstall's bikes were decent looking. However, some were quite difficult to look at:

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,728
Posted By Steve G.
B.C. in Canada has the same 'stunting' law. There...

B.C. in Canada has the same 'stunting' law. There have been many convictions on this new law, charged with stunting when simply standing to stretch. I've been given a warning by the local...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
Totally agree. Quite impossible. Better to bring...

Totally agree. Quite impossible. Better to bring forth nice looking bikes, and call out the ugly mutts that those who have no taste for design, offer.
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By Steve G.
March is not a good month to consider an...

March is not a good month to consider an extensive ride around Vancouver. It most definitely not be warm. Expect temps highs of 7-10c. Probably rain 50% of the time you are here. Try to get your work...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
And of course, astoundingly rare Rickman H2...

And of course, astoundingly rare Rickman H2 Kawasaki:

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f1/6e/f5/f16ef5586bf5d1acc9d28661ad571446.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
More sought after Rickman Kawasaki 900: ...

More sought after Rickman Kawasaki 900:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_MqsrJUHTnA/UEhJh12h5dI/AAAAAAAAA-w/IP_bui-KyYA/s1600/Rickman+Z+by+M+Engineering+02.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gJ18UBqnzUU/T-8HCZ6WAlI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gJ18UBqnzUU/T-8HCZ6WAlI/AAAAAAAAEiI/DqTuOQl7Sww/s1600/07-6397m-2.jpg

Early 70's Rickman Honda. Almost bought one of these last summer. Could not agree on a price.
Forum: Canada 01-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Steve G.
Area 27. B.C.'s Next Race Track???

Or is this just another failed attempt, soon to be squashed by David Suzuki tit suckers??

http://www.area27.ca/
Forum: Canada 01-18-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Steve G.
Keep track of U.S. Visit Days

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/canadians-going-to-u-s-for-long-stays-need-to-be-mindful-of-changes-says-mp-1.2912096?cmp=rss

Includes 15 minute visits to pick up parcels, and...
Forum: Canada 01-17-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By Steve G.
With Canada's 83 cent $, I would say yes.

With Canada's 83 cent $, I would say yes.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,432
Posted By Steve G.
More of a traditionalist, IMO, it's not too often...

More of a traditionalist, IMO, it's not too often a custom paint scheme trumps the factory look. In this case, I'll go for the factory look vs a hipsterized Sporty:

...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By Steve G.
I've always been under the impression that the...

I've always been under the impression that the information within the R.I.V. inclusion list is information freely given, or not freely given to Transport Canada by each vehicle manufacturer. It seems...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,839
Posted By Steve G.
The changes you made to include Hwy 6, 3A, and...

The changes you made to include Hwy 6, 3A, and 31A have turned this from a nice overview of southern BC, into an epic ride. Well done.
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