Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto - way way way too much traffic
This has been canvassed several times in the past. Unfortunately the snowbird route is rather bereft of good bike shops, that is unless you're going as far as Daytona and you're looking for HD gear.
Whatever you're looking for, research it online before you go and order it to your hotel. Shipping and returns are often free, or at least cheap, within the continental US. With that said, the Canadian dollar is above par with the US dollar at the moment and the gains to be made on stuff you can get in Canada otherwise may be negligible. Besides, you're in St. Catharines with Dual Sport Plus around the corner.
'04 650, and goshdarnit it's fun - matte silver (#9 in the Silver 'Strom Club)
farewell to an '81 KZ550, '83 GPz750, '83 V45 Sabre, R-Reg GT380, '84 GPz550, early '70s DT175, and a '72 Peugeot 102