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Forum: Canada 06-18-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By Commuter Boy
I tried to warn you about the flatlands :lol3 ...

I tried to warn you about the flatlands :lol3

Come over the mountains young fellow, you'll see curvy roads then. And better food usually on the coast once you get away from the motorways.
Forum: Canada 05-20-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Commuter Boy
I just sold some property in the Nemiah Valley...

I just sold some property in the Nemiah Valley area and had some (legal) dealings with them.

They are very disorganized. I would suggest dropping by the Xeni Gwet'in (pronounced "honey gweteen")...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,206
Posted By Commuter Boy
Mazda OEM rotors are often reasonably priced, I'd...

Mazda OEM rotors are often reasonably priced, I'd look into them, made in Japan quality as opposed to Chicom who knows whats.

And pick up a set of caliper pins, your old ones are probably not...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,445
Posted By Commuter Boy
I'm starting to see some of this on the new 120...

I'm starting to see some of this on the new 120 km/hr zones on the Island Highway north of Nanaimo. With the impound set at 40 over, you can get traffic running 140-150 fairly often and when they...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Commuter Boy
It's a long way for little bikes, longer than...

It's a long way for little bikes, longer than from Poland to Gibralter at the tip of Spain and back. I'd consider something that would do a bit better on the occasional long stretches of highways...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Commuter Boy
PEI has three scenic loops, one for each county,...

PEI has three scenic loops, one for each county, which are much better than the highways, but there are tons of beautiful side roads, dirt and otherwise. Don't be afraid to get off the beaten track...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,993
Posted By Commuter Boy
Did a Mazda3 manual transmission fluid change a...

Did a Mazda3 manual transmission fluid change a few weeks ago.

Used a metal funnel with the flexible spout just like this: http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/metal-funnel/A-p8035501e

Put a...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,445
Posted By Commuter Boy
BC has already had a separate, streamlined system...

BC has already had a separate, streamlined system for traffic court for decades now, using Justices of the Peace to hear traffic ticket disputes instead of a full blown Judge/criminal court system. ...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
They're easy to arrange. Go camping in the bush,...

They're easy to arrange. Go camping in the bush, leave food or dirty dishes out. They'll come :lol3 Seriously though, they are scroungers, with incredible senses of smell. If you're not...
Forum: Canada 04-19-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
The short answer is yes. The long answer starts...

The short answer is yes. The long answer starts with the questions "Do you have $1,000,000 in spare cash to invest in the country", "do you plan to work here", and "do you have a specialized...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,480
Posted By Commuter Boy
They're almost unheard of in BC too. Our black...

They're almost unheard of in BC too. Our black bears are half the size they are back east though, the grizzlies take the good habitat for themselves and eat any blackies that come across their path....
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
Ahh, it's not that bad. They're kind of like...

Ahh, it's not that bad. They're kind of like Italians, to them driving is a sport, to be engaged in with some brio, but in La Belle Province the rules of the game are different. Though not formally...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
I would take a second look at heading up the...

I would take a second look at heading up the North side of the St. Lawrence to Quebec City, taking in the Old Town and the Isle d'Orleans and then zipping down the Autoroute on the south side of the...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
This. There was a complaint, the police...

This. There was a complaint, the police responded, saw some beat to shit CT90's loaded to the gunnels with a bad brake light on public roads and decided that they needed a safety inspection.

As...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,480
Posted By Commuter Boy
Ain't no stinkin 5 star hotel between Edmonton...

Ain't no stinkin 5 star hotel between Edmonton and YK! :lol3
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,923
Posted By Commuter Boy
This. But the first time bring them back in the...

This. But the first time bring them back in the cage to the owners, say they got caught in the trap you laid out for some other vermin in the neighbourhood. Apologize profusely for the...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By Commuter Boy
Yup. The twice a month cross border runs are now...

Yup. The twice a month cross border runs are now a little more carefully planned to max out the value of items being brought back to make it cost effective.

Long weekend bike road trips? Not so...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
Looks a little light on the liability. Typical...

Looks a little light on the liability. Typical coverages here reflect insurance settlements where if you cripple someone (like your passenger......) you may be responsible for their medical care for...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,387
Posted By Commuter Boy
Bastiges. I've been going south of the border to...

Bastiges. I've been going south of the border to get the ethanol free stuff, the only other option here was buying over-priced premium.
Forum: Canada 03-27-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
What he discretely tried to say was some of those...

What he discretely tried to say was some of those big spaces and long distance days are 1000 mile days because there's jack shit to do or see after the first couple hours :D

"Look! Wheat...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,387
Posted By Commuter Boy
Where are you getting your gas from :huh ...

Where are you getting your gas from :huh Mandatory ethanol percentages came into effect in BC years ago. If someone is selling ethanol free blends they need to compensate by upping the percentage...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,882
Posted By Commuter Boy
A four - five day detour to the Maritimes might...

A four - five day detour to the Maritimes might fit into your agenda pretty nicely, then you'll have seen 90% of the populated parts of the country. It is different than the rest of the country. ...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By Commuter Boy
A $3,500,000 ranch/adventure tourism property...

A $3,500,000 ranch/adventure tourism property recently went to Court with an offer of $350,000, 10 cents on the dollar. The ending bid was just north of $800,000. The T'silquotin showed up at...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Commuter Boy
http://www.comparecellular.ca/coverage-maps/ ...

http://www.comparecellular.ca/coverage-maps/

Check here and pick a provider. Be aware that for most of rural BC off the main highway there is limited cell coverage.
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,099
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
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, 09:56 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,099
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,099
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,706
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,099
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,082
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, 10:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,082
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,215
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,231
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, 04:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,215
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,215
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
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