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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 09-23-2012, 10:30 PM   #51
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #52
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Anyone uninsured that's itching to insure again? Lol
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Quick question.
Ive had this strong urge to ride a bike since this Monday haha so I've looked into a lot of stuff but I couldn't find the answer to my question. if I were to buy a used bike, how would I bring back my bike? Apparently I'm allowed to ride it after only passing a knowledge test but I wouldn't trust my self to ride it for the first time from Vancouver/Richmond all the way to burnaby. So do I have to call up a towing truck or something like that? Also approximately how much is the annual insurance for starter bikes like ninja 250?

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #56
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I get 200km/tank on my R6, on average.
i only get ~130km/tank on my r6 i went to imperial to ask if the bike was running rich and they said no. i have no idea whats wrong with my bike
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i only get ~130km/tank on my r6 i went to imperial to ask if the bike was running rich and they said no. i have no idea whats wrong with my bike
Yikes, something definitely going on there. What year and what mods? U have a Power Commander or something else running?
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It's a 2006 r6. I bought it used. As far as i can tell, No mods running and no power commander. I wouldn't even know where to begin to look for the problem. I was thinking of goin to EMS for a second opinion
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Quick question.
Ive had this strong urge to ride a bike since this Monday haha so I've looked into a lot of stuff but I couldn't find the answer to my question. if I were to buy a used bike, how would I bring back my bike? Apparently I'm allowed to ride it after only passing a knowledge test but I wouldn't trust my self to ride it for the first time from Vancouver/Richmond all the way to burnaby. So do I have to call up a towing truck or something like that? Also approximately how much is the annual insurance for starter bikes like ninja 250?

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Mines an 06 as well. I've heard nothing but good things about the service from EMS, that's a good option.
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Quick question.
Ive had this strong urge to ride a bike since this Monday haha so I've looked into a lot of stuff but I couldn't find the answer to my question. if I were to buy a used bike, how would I bring back my bike? Apparently I'm allowed to ride it after only passing a knowledge test but I wouldn't trust my self to ride it for the first time from Vancouver/Richmond all the way to burnaby. So do I have to call up a towing truck or something like that? Also approximately how much is the annual insurance for starter bikes like ninja 250?

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Yea find a friend. When i bought my bike from the stealership (john valk) I had a friend ride it from the dealership to Richmond. Its fine if they rip it anyways because hard break ins are better for the bike.
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Quick question.
Ive had this strong urge to ride a bike since this Monday haha so I've looked into a lot of stuff but I couldn't find the answer to my question. if I were to buy a used bike, how would I bring back my bike? Apparently I'm allowed to ride it after only passing a knowledge test but I wouldn't trust my self to ride it for the first time from Vancouver/Richmond all the way to burnaby. So do I have to call up a towing truck or something like that? Also approximately how much is the annual insurance for starter bikes like ninja 250?

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1. find a friend to ride it for you, or someone that is willing to help ya out from the forum.
2. i know another rider who pays 30$/month for a 250cc for just basic insurance. she has about 20% discount...so you can calculate it from that. depending on your driving history, you may be qualified for private insurance for your comprehensive, etc, etc...(beacon insurance)
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #63
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i just took my exhaust off my bike...gonna get it ceramic coated in langley. if anyone is interested, let me know, cause i'm dropping off the stuff tomorrow
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:56 PM   #64
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anyone have any raving reviews of a great rain tire?

right now running on bt016's, do you guys think its unnecessary to get rain tires?
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also, anyone know where to look for those rain covers for backpacks? I dont have a specific motorcycle style backpack, so im thinking covers like i see some cyclists use. no idea where to look
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also, anyone know where to look for those rain covers for backpacks? I dont have a specific motorcycle style backpack, so im thinking covers like i see some cyclists use. no idea where to look
MEC might be a good place to start looking for something like that.
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so kawi decided to put locktight on their phillip head screws for the bar ends, making it a pain in the ass to remove. Decided to use a hand impact driver. One side came off with about 20 hits, and the other was probably close to fifty haha. A little tired and disheartened, partway through i slipped and knocked my bike with a hammer. FML. minor gas tank scuff but still sucks. want to beat myself over the head after that.

in other news i now have red bar ends with non threadlocked hex bolts haha. next time i'll use a fender cover, maybe even a small torch wouldve been a better idea (covering the grips of course).
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anyone have any raving reviews of a great rain tire?

right now running on bt016's, do you guys think its unnecessary to get rain tires?
Don't need rain tires. Just slow down and be careful when cornering. If you want different tires you can look into tires like the Michelin Pilot road 3's. they will also last longer.
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right now running on bt016's, do you guys think its unnecessary to get rain tires?
BT016 are horrible tires...they do not warm up fast enough...but they are stock so what do you expect eh? I would recommend Pilot power pure..those michelins are pretty good and they are good in the rain.

I am more of a pirelli guy, I have used a good set of diablo rosso corsa which are amazing and I Just purchase a set of super corsa DOT spec tires...going to try that out next year... I rode in the rain once with the diablo rosso corsa, just ride carefully..should be fine.
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rain tires on a street bike LOL.

just get some road 2's and you'll be good to go. awesome tread life and you can still corner the shit out of that thing. only thing is the tread pattern looks retarded when put on a sport bike.
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rain tires on a street bike LOL.

just get some road 2's and you'll be good to go. awesome tread life and you can still corner the shit out of that thing. only thing is the tread pattern looks retarded when put on a sport bike.
road 2's it is! Guess my bike is gonna look dumb as hell LOL
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+1 on the pilot road 2's, I'm gonna pick those up when I put my bike back together lol

if you don't wanna go all the way to MEC, check out CAP's on alexandra
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+1 on the pilot road 2's, I'm gonna pick those up when I put my bike back together lol

if you don't wanna go all the way to MEC, check out CAP's on alexandra
Nice thanks for the tip on caps! Gonna try to change the tire this month D: fuck money!
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I am more of a pirelli guy, I have used a good set of diablo rosso corsa which are amazing and I Just purchase a set of super corsa DOT spec tires...going to try that out next year... I rode in the rain once with the diablo rosso corsa, just ride carefully..should be fine.

Supercorsa's rock. Just invested in a set of warmers and generator, extend the life of my new set next year.
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Nice thanks for the tip on caps! Gonna try to change the tire this month D: fuck money!
If your doing serious commuting in the rain, invest in a waterproof bag rather than a rain shell, those tend to blow off.
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