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Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 903,246
Posted By Steve G.
Wonder what it looked like before it rear ended a...

Wonder what it looked like before it rear ended a semi?
Forum: Regional forums 12-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 132,087
Posted By Steve G.
Lovely pictures! Looking forward to returning...

Lovely pictures! Looking forward to returning early next year. As for the fish & chips shop, I hope they continue at their current location. It seems I'll have to leave Waikoloa at 4am to beat the...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Steve G.
Golly, nit picky. Ton's available in England,...

Golly, nit picky. Ton's available in England, just go buy one.
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Steve G.
Geez guys,,,,less than 5 minutes on Craig's: ...

Geez guys,,,,less than 5 minutes on Craig's:

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/mcy/4816817260.html
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,357
Posted By Steve G.
Avon Gripsters. The price was right. If price was...

Avon Gripsters. The price was right. If price was no object, I'd revert back to oem delivered Metzeler Sahara 3's.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Steve G.
I've got to agree that ethanol additive is just...

I've got to agree that ethanol additive is just plain bad for most any pre 2009 machine. Luckily ethanol free gasoline is easy to obtain at almost every gas station in Canada. 91 octane is ethanol...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 903,246
Posted By Steve G.
:clap The Beast of Breganze.

:clap The Beast of Breganze.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 903,246
Posted By Steve G.
Agreed, this is an astounding looking machine,...

Agreed, this is an astounding looking machine, and yes, not a road bike.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 903,246
Posted By Steve G.
Truly unfortunate this glorious machine never...

Truly unfortunate this glorious machine never made it to street legal status, unfortunately not applicable to this thread.
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Steve G.
660 Tenere's are over 15 yrs old, free and clear...

660 Tenere's are over 15 yrs old, free and clear to import from England.
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Steve G.
Last year I rode my Norton out there on the...

Last year I rode my Norton out there on the Sunday. On the way home on the hwy 1, my left exhaust rattled loose and flew off. I pulled over, but a Kenworth flattened the thing before I could grab it....
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve G.
My former neighbour here in south west BC [my...

My former neighbour here in south west BC [my former location in Abbotsford] insured his truck from his mum and dad's place in Lethbridge. He was in a fender bender, and the insurance company [as...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Steve G.
Got my ticket already. Probably volunteer at our...

Got my ticket already. Probably volunteer at our club stand on Friday, and go Saturday.
Forum: Regional forums 12-15-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 132,087
Posted By Steve G.
Looks like you should be safe enough? Tough to...

Looks like you should be safe enough? Tough to tell from Google Earth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,455
Posted By Steve G.
Yeah I've always noticed that. Way too close to...

Yeah I've always noticed that. Way too close to moving traffic for my liking. Especially with all those bikes and cars potentially losing it powering up out of the left corner.
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Steve G.
Humbug.

Humbug.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 35,660
Views: 9,025,260
Posted By Steve G.
Gimme skin Bro!!!

Gimme skin Bro!!!
Forum: Regional forums 12-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 132,087
Posted By Steve G.
The fish and chips shop is on my to do list then....

The fish and chips shop is on my to do list then. Look forward to it. I fully respect the closed areas. Are you able to look at the stopped front over by the cemetery, or is the whole upper area off...
Forum: Canada 12-08-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve G.
I fully agree with you on the 'predator' term you...

I fully agree with you on the 'predator' term you use. They have indeed increased basic rates [mandated to buy from them] in order to compete with the lower optional rates from the private insurance...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve G.
Again I understand your frustration. The facts...

Again I understand your frustration. The facts are though, the basic mandatory insurance on a 650 Burgman are cheaper than a ZX14. The Burgman is insured within the 750cc-1150cc engine category, the...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve G.
I wish you luck. They have an armada of lawyers...

I wish you luck. They have an armada of lawyers waiting.

As mentioned earlier, I'm definitely no fan of ICBC's policy situation with bikes. Started in 1974 under the socialist NDP, it seems...
Forum: Regional forums 12-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 132,087
Posted By Steve G.
I'm happy to stop by a café or restaurant and...

I'm happy to stop by a café or restaurant and drop some money over there. This is of course my biggest worry, being "another looky-loo tourist" fouling up streets, wandering around neighbourhoods...
Forum: Canada 12-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Steve G.
I see this as a good move. It will eliminate red...

I see this as a good move. It will eliminate red necks, drunken losers, bike thieves, and people in general that should not be on motorcycles. Last time I went down a FSR, [East Harrison Road] I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35,660
Views: 9,025,260
Posted By Steve G.
I would like your Moto Guzzi please!

I would like your Moto Guzzi please!
Forum: Canada 12-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve G.
For comparison's sake, I will give you the...

For comparison's sake, I will give you the numbers for my '08 - XR650L. BTW, I'm in Territory D, lower mainland Vancouver, so my rates will be slightly higher than yours on the upper island. Yearly...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,681
Posted By Steve G.
Saw this bike at Vashon back in 2013. We were...

Saw this bike at Vashon back in 2013. We were quite confused for a bit.
Forum: Canada 12-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Steve G.
I agree that ICBC's engine size categorization...

I agree that ICBC's engine size categorization doesn't seem to make much sense. I've lived with this, and our very high rates since 1976. I will say one thing about it, that the system does NOT black...
Forum: Canada 12-01-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Steve G.
Caution, caution, money pit discovered.

Caution, caution, money pit discovered.
Forum: Canada 12-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Steve G.
Big yawn for me. Was in the craft beer market...

Big yawn for me. Was in the craft beer market last night about 1/4 mile from the stadium, they had it piped in on the TV's, other than the odd yell from customers when a big play happened, meh.
...
Forum: Regional forums 11-25-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 132,087
Posted By Steve G.
The quad trip was great really. Over on the east...

The quad trip was great really. Over on the east side, Hilo north, is a tiny bot cooler, and can get the off afternoon shower, which meant no dust, and a true landscape of the classic rain forest,...
Forum: Regional forums 11-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 132,087
Posted By Steve G.
Heading to the Big Island for 2 weeks in...

Heading to the Big Island for 2 weeks in February. I've been to Oahu 1/2 dozen times [company condo near Ft Derussey] , Maui perhaps 25 times since 1980 took advantage of virtually free company condo...
Forum: Canada 11-20-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,403
Posted By Steve G.
I hear ya. McMennimans in Eugene is a great...

I hear ya. McMennimans in Eugene is a great place.
I'll be at the Seattle bike show this Saturday. Plan to stop by a few shops on the way down including Cycle Gear in Lynwood. At the bike show,...
Forum: Europe 11-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,053
Posted By Steve G.
Still consider myself a newbie to this region,...

Still consider myself a newbie to this region, but I'm lucky enough to have ridden the Alps/Dolomites twice, 3 years apart, the last being late August-early September, 2013....
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By Steve G.
Here it is, right from the communistic...

Here it is, right from the communistic broadcasting conglomerate.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/off-road-vehicle-registration-launched-for-b-c-1.2837632
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,988
Posted By Steve G.
WTF,,,Dude!!! What happened Richard???

WTF,,,Dude!!! What happened Richard???
Forum: Canada 11-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,988
Posted By Steve G.
We have very high mandatory insurance in BC, so...

We have very high mandatory insurance in BC, so taking advantage of the collector plate program is really nice. A multi-vehicle plate for 12 months, based on the 751-1151cc engine category, $5...
Forum: Canada 11-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,988
Posted By Steve G.
I've got a multi-vehicle collector plate to look...

I've got a multi-vehicle collector plate to look after both Nortons, the Laverda, CT70, and the RC30. I run that all year. Generally I get the regular plate insured mid March, depending on the...
Forum: Canada 11-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,505
Posted By Steve G.
Yeah me too. Happy Camp snowed in, in May? Who'd...

Yeah me too. Happy Camp snowed in, in May? Who'd a thunk that?
Forum: Canada 11-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,505
Posted By Steve G.
Looks like an Alberta license plate.

Looks like an Alberta license plate.
Forum: Canada 11-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By Steve G.
Whenever I see a pic of Jordon, I think about the...

Whenever I see a pic of Jordon, I think about the issues he had crossing the border into the states, which badly affected his AMA attempts a few years back. I think he would have done well.
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