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March 27, 2013, 09:14 AM #25

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Originally posted by 99blackSE
Metal rivets?

I'm pretty sure they are plastic, but I have tried everything to get them out. They won't budge so I am probably going to just drill/snap them out and put real hex bolts in for the future jobs I need to do.
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    March 27, 2013, 10:28 AM #26

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    Damn that looks awesome! For the price, that is a quality setup by the looks of it. All stainless and good welds are always a good thing. 10 mins install time. <3 beiks.

      March 27, 2013, 03:24 PM #27

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      Originally posted by Rallyman
      I'm pretty sure they are plastic, but I have tried everything to get them out. They won't budge so I am probably going to just drill/snap them out and put real hex bolts in for the future jobs I need to do.

      Hmm...do they look something like this?



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        March 28, 2013, 10:27 PM #28

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          canadasmotorcycle.com, awesome deals, free shipping, and way cheaper than buying from the states once you factor in shipping/duty/gas/whatever.

          I've bought from Revzilla.com too, they have great gear review videos on EVERYTHING.

          In other news, had my first ride of the year today on something other than the dirtbike. Stoved the 250 back together and chooched it down my road and back. Was awesome.
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          i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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            Originally posted by boostfreak
            canadasmotorcycle.com, awesome deals, free shipping, and way cheaper than buying from the states once you factor in shipping/duty/gas/whatever.

            In other news, had my first ride of the year today on something other than the dirtbike. Stoved the 250 back together and chooched it down my road and back. Was awesome.

            x2 on Canada motorcycle... but also Specialty Tire on Century got me a Bell 500 helmet cheaper then anywhere on the net... they are a Bell dealer, so if u like those helmets check em out.

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                Originally posted by 99blackSE
                Hmm...do they look something like this?




                They don't look anything like that actually. More like a metal pin in the middle with a plastic head with 3 slits for a special tool or something.
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                  Originally posted by Vince
                  I think I saw you on Dakota tonight Chris...


                  nope.  grant, route 90, ect.
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                    March 30, 2013, 07:52 PM #34

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                    Me and Klego put 15km on the GZ yesterday, lol riding it up and down a 1 mile stretch of road.

                    After adjusting the valves it literally had double the power. They were noisy as hell, and before it would have trouble getting past 60, now it sails past 80 easily. They still need some adjustment, but I'll do it again when I fix the head cover leak.
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                    Originally posted by: Igor
                    i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

                      March 30, 2013, 09:50 PM #35

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                      Kinda weird to be riding beside a WALL of snow but it didn't stop us from having a blast! That bike is so easy to ride, great starter for any beginner.

                      Can't wait for the streets to dry up!

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                        Hahaha, shiet. Thank cripes I shaved that crazy beard today. More aero
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                        Originally posted by: Igor
                        i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                          Awesome pic guys!  this is why i need to get a go pro
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                            March 31, 2013, 11:08 AM #38

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                            Few days ago I took out the fireblade for a spin on the highways. First ride ever on the new bike. Thoroughly enjoyed taking it out and having a bit of fun while I can. I am now ready for all the snow to be gone and ride all day every day.
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                              curious what everyone thinks, for the people just starting to get into motorcycles would the majority of you recommend spending a couple hundred on a bike you'd need to fix up or a couple thousand for something that will last you awhile?

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                                That depends on you. Are you willing to take on a project that demands some mechanical know how and a little financial commitment? Either one is going to cost roughly the same amount.

                                Too many variables to answer this accurately though. How far are you willing to go into building a project? What sort of motorcycle are you looking to purchase? Fixing a crashed R6 is much different than buying a finished cafe racer.
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                                Originally posted by: Igor
                                i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                                  ^ this true. All depends what you want as a motorcycle. Unless you have or your friends have the ability and know how around a bike, it's not the easiest. Unless you have lots of time and are very patient go with a cheaper bike that doesn't need work as a first. I bought a cheap bike, something I knew would last me a few years till I wanted to upgrade and that's exactly what I did. Perfect decision for myself but might not be for you.
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                                    Originally posted by Exposed
                                    curious what everyone thinks, for the people just starting to get into motorcycles would the majority of you recommend spending a couple hundred on a bike you'd need to fix up or a couple thousand for something that will last you awhile?

                                    I think we've all been there dreaming of Ducatis on a Honda budget...

                                    if you're mechanically inclined, keep in mind there's a solid minimum 5 months where the bike will be parked.  older bikes will need love, but are relatively cheap to fix if you look around.  my biggest piece of advice is buy a runner!  if it doesn't run you could spend more time trying to get it going and miss the whole season.

                                    do you have your license already?  if not that makes it easier... I bought my bike for $650, wasn't pretty, but ran.  but i did dive in and replaced a bunch of parts, and will continue to do so... in the end I'll likely have $2k into it and be happy with a bike no one else will have.

                                    the other route is to buy something newer, like the CBR250 or the CB500.  Honda makes some good beginner bikes, and of course insurance cost will always be a factor.  that's why I don't plan on going over 500cc anytime soon.

                                    there is no cheap way to get into motorcycling, but a reliable machine is key to getting the most out of riding.
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                                      April 02, 2013, 07:36 AM #43

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                                      ^good points. I think insurance here is a big reason why people leave the sport. The insurance on a brand new CBR500 is almost 500 dollars cheaper than my SV. Ugh

                                      I wish I had a 25% or better discount. Or knew someone that could insure them for me lol
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                                      i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                                        Originally posted by boostfreak
                                        ^good points. I think insurance here is a big reason why people leave the sport. The insurance on a brand new CBR500 is almost 500 dollars cheaper than my SV. Ugh

                                        I wish I had a 25% or better discount. Or knew someone that could insure them for me lol

                                        you and me both, now I wish I didn't speed as much when I had **** cars.. oh well.

                                        I'd be much happier if MPI did away with the premiums having to be paid over 5 months, that is what is really killing ppl.   A $900 a year bike is really $2000... like for instance, in SK my bike will be $800; but that's for 12 MONTHS!!   so way cheaper, when you put it on lay up there, it's actually lay up not some "pro-rated bs"  I wish motorcyclists had a bigger voice in this province.  It's bad enough we have the highest base premiums in Canada (in AB or ON a sub 25yr old with a crap driving history would pay arm and leg for insurance)  but the whole Pro Rating over 5 months is a pile of BS, it's another money grab by MPI, not to mention that the claims pool is all motorcycles, meaning any accident, regardless of if it an at fault accident by a car are pulled from the pool of premiums paid by motorcyclists!!!!  no wonder the rates are sooooo high.

                                        Ugh /rant  If I ever find a way to go after them, you'll surely hear me.
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                                          April 02, 2013, 11:02 PM #45

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                                          Originally posted by boostfreak
                                          Or knew someone that could insure them for me lol

                                          Oh hai der :trollface: I've been a good driver in MPI's opinion so those idiots give me a 25% discount!

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                                            Pretty sure they were supposed to have stopped taking solely from the motorcycle pool back in '08 or so, at least that's what I remember from the one document linked to on the thread on Heights. 

                                            http://www.cmmg.org/

                                            I'm looking forward to demo days at the dealerships now that I have my 6F.
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                                              Originally posted by 99blackSE

                                              I'm looking forward to demo days at the dealerships now that I have my 6F.

                                              ^^ THIS!!!
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                                                Originally posted by Murphenur
                                                ^^ THIS!!!

                                                I missed some last year due to work, hoping not to pull the same stunt.  It will be nice to check the Ducati one out!  Looks like during late next week we'll be good to go maybe...
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                                                  Where do we have a Ducati dealer in the city?
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