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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:57 AM   #526
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buy online and ship to states:
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or if you want local:
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anyone ridden a Z1000 before? how is it, say compared to SS litre bikes
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never ridden a z1000 but im a huge fan of the cb1000r. thing looks sweet with some minor mods
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #528
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if you want something even cheaper check out:

motoin.de
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They ship out from UK/Germany so there is a chance that you might get taxed. Even with taxes, their prices WITHOUT vat is a lot cheaper than any american/canadian distributors.
You'd have to know your sizes though...
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if you want something even cheaper check out:

motoin.de
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They ship out from UK/Germany so there is a chance that you might get taxed. Even with taxes, their prices WITHOUT vat is a lot cheaper than any american/canadian distributors.
You'd have to know your sizes though...
+Duty and shipping which is what usually kills the deal.
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Anyone recommend a place to buy gear? For a beginner rider. Already have a helmet. Or any tips for buying gear?
Try everything on and make sure things fit perfectly. You don't want extra slack in your gloves or anything like that, takes away from the feel (snug ones will stretch out eventually.) Main thing is make sure everything fits you, don't sacrifice because of sale price or anything like that.

Shops that I frequent more than other shops:
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Do not rule out

Daytona for gear

Rob (Surrey) is the best helmet fitter in the area.

Also Modern on Commercial

They do great package deals.

If you like the look of the Italian brands Alpinestar / Dainese take a look at Tecnik it is good quality and a lot cheaper, Modern carriers a lot of it

http://www.teknicgear.com/

Also what is your budget on gear?

Are you looking at $ 200 or $ 1000 jackets
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Anyone recommend a place to buy gear? For a beginner rider. Already have a helmet. Or any tips for buying gear?
If price is not an issue go all out

Budget cant get everything at once style i would focus on these items first in the following order

1) BOOTS - spend the dough, check out smx series, any group ride you go on i guarentee you there will be riders wearing them, good boot at a good price

2) Kneepads/pants - Knee pads are good because of price and you can wear them under regular clothes, very helpful many times for me when you end up being on your knees working on a car or something dat extra benefit.

Pants are of course more protective, but honestly the main benefit is hip protection, wearing knee pads im not too worried about road rash on my thighs and calves. Of course you can just buy those snowboard style hip protectors too instead of pants.

3) Gloves - Get protection from rocks and bugs that hit your hand. A bug being smashed in your hand is not only gross, but at high speeds fucking painful. These i wouldnt mind getting cheap ass ones.

4) Jacket - why is this fourth on the list??? how i figure, is that it only really protects your elbows and shoulders. I've heard from professional racers that sometimes when they crash, the only thing they really injure are their feet/foot area. plus, if you do end up injuring your elbows/shoulders, it's easier to recover since you can just stop using the injured upper limb. as opposed to your feet/knees, being on crutches is much more inconvenient than wearing a sling.

5) anything else!
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I agree on the A* SMX boots best bag for the buck very good protection

Pants of all the pants I have (gear whore here) I wear my Rubberside Down pants the most Max Air ( Motorcycle Clothing Vancouver - Max Air ) and I believe about $ 250 and the Shotgun where $ 240.

The Teknic Chicane / Mercury are about $ 300

Tap Moto which Daytona carrier are also in the $ 300 range ( TAP Moto | Tarmac Abrasion Protection )

That I do is check out Revzillia and STG website for the product reviews and videos and then buy local if I can.





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wow lol...thats a LOT of gear
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Have you checked out this thread on BCSP

Build to Fail, Fail to Build. What is this I don't even..........
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thank you every1!!!
also any tips on how to transfer bike papers? i heard u cant gift things anymore unless ur family. you have to pay taxes on the "declared value" of the bike, which is kinda gay but how much should u put down ? so u dont get taxed like a mofo
buyings a cbr 600 F4i for $4500
can i just say were good friends and hes selling for 1000? so i dont taxed as hard
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You could try $ 1000 but if you said $ 1800 no one would question it.

Also nice choice on a bike F4i is on my short list of bikes to own, a 600 I4 with city manners when needed.
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anyone wanna do a ride? we can take some cool photos too

so bored....
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not really a route, just a meet & greet & photos
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I'm gonna do the river road from ironwood to steveston, then back down 1 road river road, bridgeport, 6 road, river to queens borough, then back home on westminster.

sorry, i would be okay for longer if it wasnt for this busted finger that persistently bleeding.

Meet me at ironwood say, 730pm Timmie's lot. We'll head off on the short route from there. Up to you if you wanna bring DSLR. Main purpose for me is to put gas in tank and run her for a bit haha
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got my class 6 test coming up this monday. kinda nervous not gonna lie been thinking about it for a while since i finished prs 3 weeks ago. any tips on the routes they'll be taking you on? im not too familiar with the surrey roads so i'll be on the lookout for speed limits for sure haha
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got my class 6 test coming up this monday. kinda nervous not gonna lie been thinking about it for a while since i finished prs 3 weeks ago. any tips on the routes they'll be taking you on? im not too familiar with the surrey roads so i'll be on the lookout for speed limits for sure haha
Shoulder check a lot and between all lateral lane position changes, put some sort of reflective tape on your helmet vertically so they can see you shoulder check.

Practice up on your U turns, from what i heard and my test included they make you U turn on a more narrow residential road. Make sure feet are off the ground for the U turn.

Keep bike in gear, only put in neutral when they tell you to stop and park sort of thing. If the examiner tells you something confusing or slightly confusing just double check with him/her to see what they want for sure.

Watch for school zones, and CONSTRUCTION ZONES. Construction zones were the bane for a lot of my friends in both bikes and cars.

Dont do anything illegal or unsafe even if the examiner tells you. For me the examiner must have not been paying attention and wanted me to turn right too late. If i wanted to make the maneuver properly according to ICBC it would be hella unsafe. I just breezed by it and told him he has to tell me earlier and it was all okay.

I passed first time, he said he could fail me because I didnt shoulder check enough between interlane changes, but he could tell I could ride so he let me off. so SHOULDER CHECK SHOULDER CHECK SHOULDER CHECK. You may not be as lucky as I am.
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Shoulder check a lot and between all lateral lane position changes, put some sort of reflective tape on your helmet vertically so they can see you shoulder check.

Practice up on your U turns, from what i heard and my test included they make you U turn on a more narrow residential road. Make sure feet are off the ground for the U turn.

Keep bike in gear, only put in neutral when they tell you to stop and park sort of thing. If the examiner tells you something confusing or slightly confusing just double check with him/her to see what they want for sure.

Watch for school zones, and CONSTRUCTION ZONES. Construction zones were the bane for a lot of my friends in both bikes and cars.

Dont do anything illegal or unsafe even if the examiner tells you. For me the examiner must have not been paying attention and wanted me to turn right too late. If i wanted to make the maneuver properly according to ICBC it would be hella unsafe. I just breezed by it and told him he has to tell me earlier and it was all okay.

I passed first time, he said he could fail me because I didnt shoulder check enough between interlane changes, but he could tell I could ride so he let me off. so SHOULDER CHECK SHOULDER CHECK SHOULDER CHECK. You may not be as lucky as I am.
damn thanks a lot for the tips! very helpful stuff!
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and to add to it:

make sure they are aware of your observation skills, and make it visible. Don't do half shoulder checks, and mind the deep shoulder checks for bicycles. Take your time, relax, ride according to your training. You should pass. All in all, don't put too much pressure on yourself and try your best.

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