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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    Up here it would be a simple matter of which one you could not afford the insurance for.
    I love canada but you are not making a case for ever living there. Well, you and the weather.
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    Limits you to the number of road vehicles you can own but off-road and competition vehicles are still reasonable.

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    Fortunately as a Vet, I get access to dirt cheap insurance. Full coverage with all the bells and whistles, $120/year.

    I do feel that the z900RS is likely to be more comfortable, but it's that damn teenager in me that gets a woody every time I see the W800. I'm only 37 so maybe I could ride it a few more years before my back side says no more. But I will likely get a Z900 when the time comes
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    Read this today:
    "I ride a 2007 Triumph Bonneville (865cc) and I'm trying to get my girlfriend into riding. I bought a 1978 Kawasaki KZ 200 (200cc) for her to learn on and I started teaching her the basics in a big empty car park. I had contacted my insurance company and asked for some quotes for what it would cost to insure her but they said they couldn't provide a quote until she had a license. On Saturday she sat the M1 theory test and passed so we started looking at quotes today.

    The first company has said that with 2 licensed riders and 2 bikes, one rides needs to be the primary on each bike. They've come back with a quote for $4500 per year with Wawanesa for her to ride the Kawasaki which is more than double what I would have hoped would be the maximum. The broker told me she could only find one company who would insure M1 riders."

    ... and both freakin bikes are in his name.

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    That boy paints a pretty dismal picture of M/C life in Canada. Keep telling him to move west.

    Less than 200 per year with a collector plate. Just basic insurance with some extra liability. Normally 300, but I have merit points for not getting caught. Restrictions are you can't use it for school or work. We have way less regulation here. Open wheel hotrods, ride all year around most years.

    Why else would I drag this home FFS.

    My bike, not my house, not my palm tree.

    Ps... my house has a little pond in the back yard and the goldfish stay in there all year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post

    The first company has said that with 2 licensed riders and 2 bikes, one rides needs to be the primary on each bike. They've come back with a quote for $4500 per year with Wawanesa for her to ride the Kawasaki which is more than double what I would have hoped would be the maximum. The broker told me she could only find one company who would insure M1 riders."

    ... and both freakin bikes are in his name.
    I just about choked on my drink at that. I can buy a whole bike or two for that. Sheesh
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    Way to comfortable here for me to ever leave.
    I have a lake.

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    I've got two giant rivers

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    Cool! I been there.
    but I'm the only one on the lake and I can eat the fish without being worried about industrial waste.

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    Now that is a hell of a perk.
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