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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 08-15-2015, 02:33 AM   #1
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been practicing on friend's and cousin's ninja 250r for the summer and just got my first bike.

wheres the best place to get decently price gear locally or online, if its local i prefer something with lots of variety so I can try it on. Thanks!
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Revzilla... has great reviews and great return policies.
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Revzilla... has great reviews and great return policies.
Thanks for a second time. Opinion on going through to 600cc instead of going 250cc then upgrade when comfortable.
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Thanks for a second time. Opinion on going through to 600cc instead of going 250cc then upgrade when comfortable.
Seems like he got a bike already so he is covered on that... but it does help indeed to start with a 250 and go up, I learned a lot after going back down to a smaller bike.

But damn a big bike on the street is amazing
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https://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/

looking to get a helmet there, prices seem really good especially considering everything is priced in CAD. (RF1200 are mostly $500 CAD)

People say you usually get your order in 2-3 days, free shipping and good return policy.


Revzilla was great when CAD/USD was 1:1
Now that USD is 33% higher, it is about the same price as buying retail from local.
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Thanks for a second time. Opinion on going through to 600cc instead of going 250cc then upgrade when comfortable.
I think either one is fine....whatever you like and can get a good deal.

Unlike many others, I don't think it is "bad" to start on a 600cc.
I had a CBR600F2 when I first started...it was perfectly fine.
I lowsided it once going into a tight corner, but honestly I would've done the same thing on a 250.

I just got back to riding and bought a new R3. I am perfectly happy with it. It actually felt much faster than I had imagine a 300cc would be.
Bike was also super light and easy to handle. Great bike for beginner and I think there is more than enough power to have fun unless you are riding with a bunch of highway squads.

(Only complaint on the R3 is the front shock feels way too soft....)
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A couple of things;

Revzilla - world class service ... great prices when the exchange if favourable. Currently the prices are NOT good for Canadians. Plus, you can get hammered with customs.

Canada's Motorcyle - amazing prices considering the delta between the Canadian and US dollars. I have a small order in with them right now.

Local - there are a couple of local shops that are MORE THAN HAPPY to match online pricing. In fact, one particular shop usually gives me better prices in CDN dollars than the advertised pricing in US dollars on Revzilla. Shop around local and give the local shops a chance at your business. They are typically eager.
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When I was shopping for a tail bag.
Richmond Pacific motor gave me a better deal then revzilla.com
So shop around and call the store
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A couple of things;

Revzilla - world class service ... great prices when the exchange if favourable. Currently the prices are NOT good for Canadians. Plus, you can get hammered with customs.

Canada's Motorcyle - amazing prices considering the delta between the Canadian and US dollars. I have a small order in with them right now.

Local - there are a couple of local shops that are MORE THAN HAPPY to match online pricing. In fact, one particular shop usually gives me better prices in CDN dollars than the advertised pricing in US dollars on Revzilla. Shop around local and give the local shops a chance at your business. They are typically eager.
would really like to order from revzilla but the items i want doesn't ship to canada
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Modern Motorcycle on Commercial has always been pretty good to me. They have been pretty flexible with prices you see online (Canadian prices). Speak with Nathan or Aaron.
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Best thing to do is go around to the different shops and talk to them in person. You will get a better deal that way. The guys at Butnaby Kawasaki have always been good to me.
Aaron at Modern has been good too.
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After reading this I sent a buddy to Modern yesterday, him and his wife were looking for new gear. They got an Arai Rx-q and Vector 2, as well as gloves and a jacket. He figures he saved $200 over US sites.. and he's a huge supporter of online shopping
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I've purchased stuff from canadasmotorcycle.com a few times. Super fast free shipping and good prices. The price is about at par with Revzilla, it used to be better when the Canadian dollar took a turn for the worse but Canada's Motorcycle pricing was as with stock that was as per the old exchange rate.
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Gotta do your research and call around, bought my dainese racing leather for much cheaper than any online store at Pacific Motorsports. Jacket was on sale and was last in its size
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I agree with taeyoung92, if you're not too picky with some gear, there are some fantastic deals at local stores.
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If you know what fits and want to deal locally, you can look at Bayside Performance. They do a lot of gear but they don't keep a lot in stock so you would have to know what fits and they will bring it in for you.

Burnaby Kawasaki is good to. Used to get most of my stuff there from years back.
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If you did a riding school, some stores will give you a discount.
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The Market is small in Canada, so your best option to try different brands is to go shop around to different retailers. They all carry something a lil different.
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