You just carry insurance for the "Season" up there?
Correct - I bought the bike in Nov 2009 and put '2 day' plates and insurance on it to get it to the dealer and home. Miss Jaffa spent last winter on the T-Rex's in a heated garage, being patted every time I went past.
I then put real plates and insurance on it in Feb 2010 and paid for 8 months.
I thought about 9 month's cover but as my Australian driving record didn't transfer to ICBC* so I am treated like a 20 y.o., i.e. I now have 3 years driving record - which is only a 15% no claim bonus. Insurance is about $100 PER MONTH.
9 moths would have taken me past Halloween, and I always have our snow tires on by then, so it would have been a contradiction to keep riding the V. I live approx 1,000 ft above sea level - if anybody knows the car park to Grouse Mountain, I am on the same contour line.
* Insurance Corp of BC - a govt monopoly re compulsory insurance.
Damage / theft insurance is OK at $350 for 12 months.
Short term insurance (8-11 months) is only 2% more than pro-rata full year insurance plus $10 admin fee. 3 - 7 months is plus 2.5% plus $10.