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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 08-28-2020, 08:20 AM   #4476
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You guys getting out much? I've already put on over 10k this season already; was over on the Island the other day and there is some great riding over there. I wish it was hotter for my family to enjoy summer, but these temps are perfect for riding and not scorching.
mine is in storage this yr due to covid / no job. I did just come back from over on the island also, and I would say going to nanaimo on the 6:45 ferry then riding to swartz bay home is a good loop, if not, Nanaimo, check out few wineries and then mill bay-brentwood bay - swartz bay is a great route.
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:06 AM   #4477
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Finally got my bike back together and on the road after 6 months on my lift. Tranny is rebuilt with Baker parts and new exhaust is deep but I definitely need a tune. Booked a tune with Lonewolf in Nanaimo, he's known to be a guru with Harley Twin Cams.

ICBC rates have sure gone down - between my basic and Guardian 3rd party I paid $1800 for 8 months of road (and 1 year of Guardian). Insured on Saturday and it was under $1100 with everything through ICBC. Bike season is here again!
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Hey guys, super new to the motorcycle scene... just bought a 2005 GSXR 600

I live close to Burnaby city hall, any local mechanic that you guys recommend for general maintenance?
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burnaby kawasaki has always have had great service... but yes u do ride a GSXR

there are some smaller shops. since you have a 16+ yr old bike, just take it once for general maintainence tune up and then rest (oil change) u can do urself (assuming u can take off fairing).

call around, find a good mechanic and ask for a good diagnostic / tune up.

i know this is out of the way, but vancouver, SE / SW marine drive, and Oak, there is a very good reliable mechanic.

i have to google up his / her name..
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No reason why Burnaby Kawasaki can't service the GSXR. They have a good service team.

Imperial Motorcycles is also a good alternative, albeit closer to Metrotown.
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Many dealers do not touch bikes over 10 years old anymore, you need to find an Indie mechanic. This is largely due to their 'techs' being more of bolt-on and warranty repair monkey.
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Looks like the Honda Monkey is coming to Canada. Seeing a few dealers take deposit. Anyone going to get one? I'm kinda tempted but that price....
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For that price, you can get a motorcycle with a larger engine! I think it would be good in the city, but this one is an odd one.
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^ according to The Adventurists a Monkey is good anywhere https://www.theadventurists.com/adve.../monkey-run/#4
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^ according to The Adventurists a Monkey is good anywhere https://www.theadventurists.com/adve.../monkey-run/#4
I'd get the Grom over the Monkey. Better resale value, better community and more parts.. Plus best Stunt bike out there.
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Looking to get or order the Yamaha R3 electric teal

Anyone have dealer recommendations? Looking to get a deal and good customer service to a noobie, online has pretty mixed reviews.
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For Yamaha, I have shopped at Pacific Motosports, but that was well over 15 years ago (I feel so old.) It looks like they don't sell motorcycles anymore, but I could be wrong.

Otherwise, I've had good experiences for Yamaha at Daytona Motorsports in Vancouver over the years. They've been friendly and helpful to me for a combination of parts, service, and bikes. I personally would not hesitate to buy from them again. Book an appointment in advance with their sales team and I think they'll take good care of you. Unfortunately, my go-to sales rep had retired a year ago.

I've heard great things about GA Checkpoint but no experience myself. Was there a particular dealership you're weary of or thinking of going to?
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I'm in the car business myself so I would look out for just price and customer service as key points. Understandably I will be looking at the 2021 R3 new so I know it won't be some super smoking deal but at least enticing enough.

Thanks for the input Dukes, I'll call around and see what they're willing to do
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Price wise, for an in-year model, might be tough to wiggle. If price is the bottom line, then I would just buy from whoever gives you the lowest cost.

Want to buy my Ducati Montser 696 instead? hahaha You'll get the best price for sure
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True that, just call them all and be the dick that asks for best price LOL.

Thanks for the offer duke but that's too much power for me as a noob
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No such thing!

Let us know how it goes!
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By chance does anyone know Jonathan Ting @ High Road BMW Ducati? He was a service advisor there who was really good to deal with. I tried e-mailing him but his e-mail bounced back.
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By chance does anyone know Jonathan Ting @ High Road BMW Ducati? He was a service advisor there who was really good to deal with. I tried e-mailing him but his e-mail bounced back.
Jon's a buddy. He's no longer at BMW Ducati. I can't remember, but I think he's at McLaren now with Tofu. Either that or Ferrari.

Is there anything in particular that you're looking for? I can pass on the message and see if he can reccommend someone at High Road.

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Jon's a buddy. He's no longer at BMW Ducati. I can't remember, but I think he's at McLaren now with Tofu. Either that or Ferrari.

Is there anything in particular that you're looking for? I can pass on the message and see if he can reccommend someone at High Road.

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Wow, small world. Please tell him I said hi. Good on him for moving on. (He's probably going to be like WTF?)

I was simply looking to arrange for parts and service on my Ducati and possibly discuss picking up an R Nine T from them but with COVID, no rush. I have a good business relationship with their sales manager, but Jonathan was awesome when it came to arranging service for me.
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