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MBR: (Motor Bike Related)

July 17, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Posts: 15019
Joined: April 5, 2007

Private group or public?

I'll have to check that out.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Sept. 6, 2016, 11:29 p.m.
Posts: 378
Joined: Sept. 10, 2008

Does anyone have any info on moto riding in the Shulaps?

Not much to be found on the Google. Shulaps Range trail, Brett Creek trail, and Jim Creek trail seem to be worth a look though.

Looking for route advice, maps, etc. please.

Thanks!

Sept. 7, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
Posts: 4841
Joined: May 19, 2003

Sorry , no first hand knowledge , but have recently heard about a motorized ban on anything above 1900 meters . Hope that doesn't affect your plans too much . . . Those are some the areas I want to ride as well !

Sept. 7, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Posts: 9747
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Does anyone have any info on moto riding in the Shulaps?

Not much to be found on the Google. Shulaps Range trail, Brett Creek trail, and Jim Creek trail seem to be worth a look though.

Looking for route advice, maps, etc. please.

Thanks!

just got back a week ago from 5 days of riding. rules are changing though which sucks

Sept. 7, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Posts: 378
Joined: Sept. 10, 2008

just got back a week ago from 5 days of riding. rules are changing though which sucks

Would love some route advice or GPS logs if you're willing to share Rat?

Thanks

Sept. 17, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Posts: 403
Joined: March 27, 2011

I've joined the motorized crowd! Way easier to get your bike licence in Australia so after getting my learners, taking the riding course and convincing the gf that I should spend more than originally thought…. I've got my own brand new bike :D Yamaha MT-03 321 cc 2 cylinder naked. Looks good and turns a few heads. Looking forward to getting past the break in period so I can actually bring it up past 8000 rpm

Yamaha mt-03

Yamaha mt-03

In case your curious here in Queensland I just squeaked in with their old licensing laws which update at the end of september. They're terrifying. I had 0 hours on a motorcycle starting out. 0!
Steps here are
1. Hold your car licence for 1 year
2. Take the learners test online (don't pay till you pass, only one try per day, feel free to have the book next to you). They then mail you your learners. You can now ride supervised. And only on bikes up to 660cc but they have to have a lams approval (something to do with power to weight ratio). Never did any rides (had the learners for 2 weeks)
3. Take a riders training course (called qride). You can take this course the day after your learners. I took a 2 day course that was around 6 hours a day. First day was all on their little training track, day 2 some on course testing and then a group road ride. I know I messed up some signals and was nervous and too cautious. Passed though!
4. Take your paperwork to the licensing authority and BOOM! You've got a restricted licence. After 10 hours on a bike I'm now licenced to ride a bike at up 660cc. I've got so much practicing to do.

To upgrade to a full unrestricted license you take the same course but on a 660 that isn't governed after you've held the restricted licence for a year.

First ride on the bike home from the dealer was in the rain, at dusk. Nothing like trial by fire. Been taking it too and from work and had some good practice runs on some of the quieter park roads so I'm feeling much more comfortable now on it.

Sept. 17, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Posts: 33207
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

That's a great looking motorbike.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Sept. 17, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
Posts: 403
Joined: March 27, 2011

That's a great looking motorbike.

thanks!

Dec. 7, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Posts: 244
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

any of you dirt guys in the need for some new boots? motorcycle closeouts has some great deals on the gaerne sg10 and sg12 boots

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/insanity/26223

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/insanity/26227

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Dec. 8, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Posts: 341
Joined: Jan. 24, 2008

any of you dirt guys in the need for some new boots? motorcycle closeouts has some great deals on the gaerne sg10 and sg12 boots

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/insanity/26223

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/insanity/26227

Looks like they only ship in the States. Too bad as the Gaerne's are the best boots I have run.

http://www.wildrootsphotography.ca/

Dec. 8, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Posts: 3100
Joined: Oct. 24, 2004

Interesting MT-03, I don't think they carry that model in Canada.

This is my current bike:

Had it for almost 4 years and I think I'd like to get something a little more powerful, possibly leaning towards a full on sportbike. Though those new FZ-10's look hot, I didn't find them especially comfortable.

The Ducati Panigale 959 on the other hand…

viperfunk.com

Dec. 15, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Posts: 8830
Joined: Dec. 17, 2004

Updates to the fleet!

1981 Honda Goldwing 1100 - Wanted a physically bigger bike that doesn't make me look weird when riding it, but I like the stripped down style.

I also just grabbed this gem, 1985 Yamaha RZ350. Good from far but far from good type of deal. Plan on returning it to original colours then I'm not sure whats next for it.

And the fallback bike, 1985 Suzuki Intruder 750. I think my buddy wants to buy this one.

Dec. 16, 2016, 7:15 a.m.
Posts: 341
Joined: Jan. 24, 2008

I have wanted a RZ350 for years! Prices have kind of went nuts on them. The old Goldwing is a nice ride too.

http://www.wildrootsphotography.ca/

Dec. 16, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Posts: 244
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

guy i know just picked this up from some guy on the ssc who spent a couple of years putting it together - one sweet bike.

link to thread here:
http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php/203226-New-Bike-Day!

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Dec. 16, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
Posts: 4841
Joined: May 19, 2003

Any of you guys come across a stock exhaust from a '96 to '17 Suzuki DR 650 please let me know .

I'm looking to gut the can and make a tool box mounted to make it look like the bike has a dual exhaust .

The stock exhaust system has a rep of being quite the boat anchor , so it is quite common to ditch it in favor of something ( much ) lighter .

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