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post #1 of 13 Old 06-18-2006, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Centre Stand in Canada (Alberta)

Where is the best place (read: best price) for picking up a 650 centre stand???

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-19-2006, 10:03 PM
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I got mine from/through the dealer when I ordered the bike. OEM is typically cheaper in Canada than the SW Motech stuff. I look at it this way: If you don't support your local dealer, when you need him he won't be there.

What part of Alberta do you live in??? I'm seriously thinking of moving in the next little while

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-19-2006, 11:10 PM
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If you move to Alberta consider Calgary and area or South of there. Lived in Edmonton far too long and won't recommend my home town to anyone. Middle of nowhere and all the rest of it. Not to say it is a bad city, just that winters are long. Too long for a rider and unless you have winter hobbies you become a couch potato and die after shovelling snow.

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post #4 of 13 Old 06-20-2006, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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I live in Calgary, right near downtown so I can walk to work. It's great.

Funny thing about supporting my "local" dealer, I ended up buying the bike at a dealer in Red Deer an hour and a half away because of a combination of being in hold and higher prices in Calgary. The Red Deer shop had my bike in stock at the best price.
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Calgary is at the top of the list as a destination for work. I'll have a friend in Cannmore whom I can stay with for a while until I get a job and get settled 8) It's a big step into the unknown and it will suck to leave everything behind but my bikes

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If you move to Alberta consider Calgary and area or South of there. Lived in Edmonton far too long and won't recommend my home town to anyone. Middle of nowhere and all the rest of it. Not to say it is a bad city, just that winters are long. Too long for a rider and unless you have winter hobbies you become a couch potato and die after shovelling snow.

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We need the workers out here, so it won't be that bad to step into a world with no PST!
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-20-2006, 10:42 PM
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what kind of work do you do ?

05 / 650 in blue
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79/SP 370 Suzuki-bad bike-no keep
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I was a Printing Press operator for 20 years :shock: Now I'm looking for a new trade. Would love an apprenticeship in Plumbing or HVAC. I'm also very interested in teaching nOObs to ride and have contacted both Calgary & Lethbridge about possible opportunities. haven't heard back yet. Know anyone hiring someone who is a quick learner???

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-21-2006, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Everyone is hiring quick learners right now.

If you had a decent resume and showed up into town you'd have a job before the end of the day.
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-21-2006, 12:05 PM
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Thanks Water_Warrior sent me the name of a company to check and I'm looking there now. I have a feeling I could get a job the first day I'm there. I'm looking for a career not just a job. A job gets you through the week, a career will get me through life 8) If you have any leads I'm all ears/eyes

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If you had a decent resume and showed up into town you'd have a job before the end of the day.

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