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Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,581
Posted By Commuter Boy
The better investment is that the Feds PAY the...

The better investment is that the Feds PAY the unemployed to move out to BC if you'll sign up for a trades course. Worked for me :1drink
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,701
Posted By Commuter Boy
I ordered direct from Vessel Tools to my PO box...

I ordered direct from Vessel Tools to my PO box in the US. No problems ordering from them.

These ones with the metal tang you can hammer on and the nut at the base allowing you to reef on them...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,581
Posted By Commuter Boy
Cool beans, I can see my sister's house in the...

Cool beans, I can see my sister's house in the video!
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,581
Posted By Commuter Boy
Looking closely at that picture, there's no way...

Looking closely at that picture, there's no way it's in PEI, there isn't a hill that high or that much rock in the whole province! :eek1

I have land back there on the old family farm if I want to...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,092
Posted By Commuter Boy
You have some leniency on the limits, between...

You have some leniency on the limits, between 10-15 km/hr over the limit is generally considered acceptable, with less tolerance around populated areas. Impounds are 40+ km/hr over, pretty hard to...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,581
Posted By Commuter Boy
Paging JackD, JackD to the white courtesy phone...

Paging JackD, JackD to the white courtesy phone please, Mr. JackD, you have a caller.

Jack will try and convince you to go over to the Island. He might be able to, he's got a great setup over...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,148
Posted By Commuter Boy
Screw that, I'm cheap. Couple pieces of 2x4,...

Screw that, I'm cheap. Couple pieces of 2x4, create a pair of T braces the right height for the ceiling and the wife and I were able to hang up 4'x12' 1/2" drywall sheets with just the two of us.
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,148
Posted By Commuter Boy
Scrape off the old stuff, and cover it over with...

Scrape off the old stuff, and cover it over with new, perfectly smooth, 1/4" drywall. Far easier than trying to work with the old stuff with torn paper, gouges, patches, etc.

I just tore mine out...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Commuter Boy
The motocycle squids too. Seen way too many...

The motocycle squids too. Seen way too many folks on two wheels not be able to negotiate tight, downhill, off camber, blind corners on rough pavement :eek1
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Commuter Boy
So, about the price of Rotella gallon jugs at...

So, about the price of Rotella gallon jugs at Wally World just across the border, with all the benefits of having to haul a 5 gallon jug around :lol3
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By Commuter Boy
www.bcsportbikes.com and www.dualsportbc.com...

www.bcsportbikes.com and www.dualsportbc.com would be good starts to meet more local riders.

Some of the better riding is actually just south of the border in WA and OR states. If you qualify...
Forum: Canada 01-18-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Commuter Boy
The good thing is that since they now track ins...

The good thing is that since they now track ins and outs they can also see that those 15 minute trips are only 15 minutes. A bit of fear mongering by the CBC there. More likely going to be used to...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,232
Posted By Commuter Boy
Fair enough, first beer's on me next time your in...

Fair enough, first beer's on me next time your in Vancouver :1drink
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,267
Posted By Commuter Boy
This many pages and no one has suggested park it...

This many pages and no one has suggested park it in the open with a battered leather gun holster strapped to the tank empty? :evil
Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,232
Posted By Commuter Boy
It used to be about half on the wife's 250 Ninja....

It used to be about half on the wife's 250 Ninja. And about $100 per year on her 50cc scooter, but at that point we were getting into pocket change territory, it was cheaper to own and operate the...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,232
Posted By Commuter Boy
My 650 is about 2/3 of the cost of basic...

My 650 is about 2/3 of the cost of basic insurance of my car. Not sure why you think that's "penalizing".

The bike's probably worth more than the car too. Winning! :lol3
Forum: Canada 01-07-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,156
Posted By Commuter Boy
Later means more roads may be open, or not in...

Later means more roads may be open, or not in slush/heated vest tempertures.

At that time of year keep a close eye on high mountain passes for inclement weather and if we get a heavy snowpack this...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By Commuter Boy
They offer no protection aside from being thick...

They offer no protection aside from being thick leather. I love my CBT lites, and have resoled them once, but they have zero armor anywhere, none in the instep, heel or shin area, and no steel shank...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Commuter Boy
Yes, you can order them directly as...

Yes, you can order them directly as replacements/upgrades for the TF3's in the R3 suits, it was a nominal upcharge, I did it on my R3.

They are.....smaller. The coverage area is significantly...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By Commuter Boy
Got two over the holidays from my local auto...

Got two over the holidays from my local auto parts supplier for a relay kit, both were old stock Bosch made in Europe. Let me know if you need the part numbers.
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,156
Posted By Commuter Boy
What time of year were you planning this for, it...

What time of year were you planning this for, it will make a big difference on what areas of the province are reasonably accessible on a bike.
Forum: Canada 01-01-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,232
Posted By Commuter Boy
http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/Lowe...

http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/Lower-Mainland-Crash-Map.aspx

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/top-10-crash-intersections-of-2013-revealed-for-lower-mainland-1.2685003...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,232
Posted By Commuter Boy
Bingo. The idea of having a system where...

Bingo. The idea of having a system where everyone gets a chance to be on the road, not at the whim of private insurance companies who gerrymander their rates for maximum profits and refusing service...
Forum: Canada 12-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,232
Posted By Commuter Boy
You do the math yet? At $200,000 max payout...

You do the math yet?

At $200,000 max payout the odds are 175:1 for ICBC to break even, with no discount. I'll make a wide ass guess that out of 175 new riders in that class in one year (or even...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Commuter Boy
Diesels take a huge amount of amps to get...

Diesels take a huge amount of amps to get cranking compared to gassers. The glow/pre-heat system takes a whack, and often draws at the same time the starter cranks.

If you don't have

a) a...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,232
Posted By Commuter Boy
Screw that, I'll take it. Having no blackballs...

Screw that, I'll take it. Having no blackballs of bikes by type, no bias on age or gender, and straight pro-rated moto insurance over the winter is fine by me.

I hated the annual circuit through...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 269,593
Posted By Commuter Boy
They help stop you from slamming your nuts on the...

They help stop you from slamming your nuts on the tank under hard braking :deal
Forum: Canada 11-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,721
Posted By Commuter Boy
I hear you. I always check local first and talk...

I hear you. I always check local first and talk with them about the difference. If it isn't significant (20% or less nowadays), or if they can get it close, I buy it local. But if it's not, I at...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,721
Posted By Commuter Boy
Yeah, it's wrong. You don't get taxed on...

Yeah, it's wrong. You don't get taxed on inventory, you get taxed on the profits you make when you sell it. If you make any.

There is a cost to buying inventory and holding it, it's the interest...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 110,345
Posted By Commuter Boy
Sales within the US haven't changed, US sellers...

Sales within the US haven't changed, US sellers to foreigners won't need to do any declarations. Only EXPORTERS of the vehicles to Canada will need to register and do the online application to...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,721
Posted By Commuter Boy
And where, pray tell, did you hear that from? ...

And where, pray tell, did you hear that from? :ear
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By Commuter Boy
Buy a cheap set of used steel wheels at a...

Buy a cheap set of used steel wheels at a junkyard $25 each and order a set of snowies for them. Leave your old tires on their rims.
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By Commuter Boy
More than that, winter tires work better when...

More than that, winter tires work better when it's colder than 10c or below, which your regular all-seasons have hardened into hockey pucks with no grip. It isn't always about tread pattern, the...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
Posted By Commuter Boy
I got this: ...

I got this:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-seesoft-back-protector-insert

Put it in the Aerostich sleeve, easy to cross reference the sizes to the Sastec insert Aerostich sells.

CE...
Forum: Canada 11-05-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By Commuter Boy
As noted above, it's a crapshoot. 95% chance...

As noted above, it's a crapshoot. 95% chance Vancouver will be dry or rain, but 5% chance of snow.

After Squamish, odds go up to 20/80. Further north and you're 50/50 for snow. This is based on...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,672
Posted By Commuter Boy
Here's a hint: when ordering ask what they have...

Here's a hint: when ordering ask what they have on the rack in your size ready to go. If you're flexible on colour you can sometimes get shipped immediately for the more common sizes/ colour combos.
Forum: Canada 10-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By Commuter Boy
LOL! You can see the same rodeo clown action on...

LOL! You can see the same rodeo clown action on Robson or at Squamish. It's as good as watching the boat launch follies on Okanagan Lake :evil
Forum: Canada 10-10-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,075
Posted By Commuter Boy
You might be able to do it with a NEXUS or...

You might be able to do it with a NEXUS or passport number, I don't have direct experience with the paperwork to figure it out, it's a real head scratcher.

It's got very little to do with...
Forum: Canada 10-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,075
Posted By Commuter Boy
It's a transaction number associated with the US...

It's a transaction number associated with the US census department. To get it you need to be registered with their online database and declare the export in advance. To register you need to get a...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,672
Posted By Commuter Boy
The Sas-Tec armor CE is an option now for most...

The Sas-Tec armor CE is an option now for most Aerostich products, including the new Roadcrafters, I had gotten it on mine.
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