Mexico has their big rally every year-why not a Canadian one too?
It is a race weekend and must admit I have my competitive juices up. That said and in that context...
In the decade I have owned my current Roadster I have bought my normal season maintenance supplies in bulk from a Canadian dealer because when all was said and done it was cheaper. That has become harder I will admit but suspect that has to do with BMW preventing poaching wars across boarders. My point is there are deals to be made if you shop and opportunities to spend more money than needed. Sounds like the same options on any weekend round of the F-O-L dealers to me.
On the vendor side with help some may be willing to cross the boarder some may not. Conversely Canadian vendors would have a shot to compete when distance and crossing issues have prohibited them in the past.
Are you a shopper? If there still are vendors there would be products to see touch and try on. Buyers may want to wait and do the transaction from home.
International Rally v another 'MOA Event'. Reading through threads over the years I am struck by how many riders make the MOA rally their one motorcycle event. It may turn out to be impossible to pull off but is it so unreasonable to explore doing it in Canada?
The point is what are the issues a member group would have to deal with to put together a proposal to take to the Site Selection Committee and the BoD to host a gathering of members and guests in Canada?
...buying the helmet in the USA, saving a bunch.
As to tires for my R1200rt, this week I got Metzler Z6 Interacs total $496.72.
Includes $$5 tire disposal (govt) and $11.68 Stewardship which I presume is a dealer charge.
since the 50's, I'm used to about 25% more in Canada, which got huge when our dollar was only about 0.62 of a US dollar. Now at par, the premium still rankles.
But, Medicare and other benefits lets me relax ... A bit. I am lucky I have good health except for one major problem, hopefully behind me, that might have really hurt some Americans much more than the cost of two tires.
2011 R1200RT Thunder Gray Metallic; 2000 Triumph 900(sold)
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Folks, steer clear of getting into topics that don't really pertain to the original thread. We don't need to get into the medical programs around the world.
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I deleted my post re: my retiree healthcare.
Importantly though, in a discussion about a CA rally I was thinking that in the case of rally travel to CA that many of those from USA that might likely attend & would be the bulk of those attending, they would not be covered by health insurance unless they spend extra money,thus it is a factor for a high risk activity like MC's. When I go to Mexico I buy a travel policy.
Seriously, & w/o political reference, if an accident, will a CA ambulance haul me/you in & treat me @ the emergency room?
It does a rider good to check what their insurance covers and how it does it even when traveling state to state. I suspect many will be surprised at what is 'covered' in state becomes a 'reimbursable out of pocket expense', caps on expenses covered that mean nothing in state that become issues (no matter where) when out of state - bike or health.
Risk assessment and how to deal with it will vary from person to person.
Last edited by Bud; 09-10-2012 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Confusion between CA and Canada
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Prior to Medicare , my KY state provided health insurance ALWAYS! covered emergencies only out of my state, let alone out of country.
Where can I find the listing of future rally locations?
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