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#61 C.C. Z28

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

Turbo bikes are mostly from the early/mid '80s. Also I think the Canadian import law is only 10 years old?

 

armor, you looking for a CX650 or what? Japan isn't like Europe where you can just Xerox your car license and call it good to drive. And a U.S./Canadian motorcycle endorsement is either no good or maxes out at like 125-250cc overseas. Does Canada have tiered licensing for bikes or did Harley lobby against it there too?


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#62 Arm Cannon

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:24 PM

hmmmm march eh


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#63 armor

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:35 AM

Canada is 15 years is old enough to import iirc from when I got a right hand drive car. Canada has a really messed up system to get a bike license but it is not displacement oriented, but it is 3 stages, it makes using a bike as a commuter while in learner stage really impractical or illegal, but you're supposed to have a supervisor with you stage 1 or can't drive at night stage 2, so you need to know someone with a full bike license, I don't have anyone like that so I just went like 4 years in learner stage feeling paranoid. There are wait times for the tests but additional silly delays like never being able to register for the road test online and calling in and being told it's online only registry and being hung up on and repeatedly have to insist that it didn't work to be scheduled to do the road test when ice and snow is on the roads... and then getting failed for not planting my foot at red lights but instead coasting slowly until the light changes... it's infuriating to review your exam and find the kind of error you made isn't actually illegal but the examiner isn't necessarily a biker themselves. If you work a dayjob you can't just show up.

Anyhow, I've owned an 81 GL500 (which I rolled the 5 digit odometer over on), and currently a GL1100 (which has needed work and not as yet a proven to be a return on investment) and if it were raining money really would rather have the 650 or CBX or the turbo variant still seems to be in circulation over there. But it looks like getting anything over 400 could be a prolonged process just being at a disadvantage with the language and signs and rental bike.

I wondered if they have a lot of fine 80's and 90's bike in garages because of their emission laws, nothing used that's a bargain will have ABS.

1 year of insurance costs 1200+ nearly as much as either of my 81 hondas, 1500, and the kryptonite bike lock company has better theft insurance than the Insurance Corporation of BC.

So it's not like good cheap Japanese bikes aren't available here, but I think people have ones out of use for similar reasons, aircare they shut down here but my 90's vehicles were non compliant without repairs, they have strict emissions laws there that make it costly to smoke up the road with your Kawasaki ZII750.

Some civilized nations have announced plans, with dates, of phasing internal combustion engine production.... get your red barchettas now?!


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#64 Arm Cannon

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:23 PM

yo I might be going to Tokyo in the end of March, what dates will you be there?


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#65 mig50

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:05 AM

20th - 27th !!!
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Posted 08 March 2019 - 02:02 AM

Do you have any specific locations or events lined up?


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:18 AM

not really! are you there / close? trying to rope in as many shizzies as possible.
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#68 grimm

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:37 AM

The good news: I am in Japan. The bad news: I'm at the furthest point from Tokyo and would also need to fly in. Ticket prices are also high so it might be difficult for me.
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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

ah man! well, let us know if you're able to work somethin out!

right now the crew is:
- robby
- shredna
- sagnew
- zenarcher
- danimal
- danimal's girlfriend who's name i forgot
- mig50

with potential / likely guest appearances from the following classic shizzies:
- jiggs
- cacomistle
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#70 John MFer

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:02 AM

Aw, I wanna go and go guitar shopping. 


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 04:02 PM

ah man! well, let us know if you're able to work somethin out!

right now the crew is:
- robby
- shredna
- sagnew
- zenarcher
- danimal
- danimal's girlfriend who's name i forgot
- mig50

with potential / likely guest appearances from the following classic shizzies:
- jiggs
- cacomistle

 

oh jesus, you getting all of those people in japoland?


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#72 Arm Cannon

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

Haha my gf (who says she has lurked here) and I accidentally planned a Tokyo trip the exact week that those shizzos will be in town. Happiest accident

Didn’t know Zenarcher was coming!

I need karaoke!
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#73 Ken Oh

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:44 PM

Yes, please livestream it all so I can feel like I'm there too.
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Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:01 AM

My schedule is also pretty tight around that time. Is everyone meeting on a specific day?

 

If we can aim for a specific day like Mar 21 (Thu) or Mar 22 (Fri), I might be able to make it.


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#75 mig50

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:04 AM

My schedule is also pretty tight around that time. Is everyone meeting on a specific day?

If we can aim for a specific day like Mar 21 (Thu) or Mar 22 (Fri), I might be able to make it.


i don't think there are any specific plans for those days (except for sam - he may be busy with work stuff) so we can make arrangements to hang!
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