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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Very nice ... I was waiting for the bit where you...

Very nice ... I was waiting for the bit where you wipe out due to early morning slick pavement or something - glad it was all good, though. :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
C'mon Speedo, don't pop the air out of this...

C'mon Speedo, don't pop the air out of this highly articulate, even presidential debate (okay, sometimes they're not very articulate or presidential, but ...).

It's cool to see thought-out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Know what you mean. n the other hand, I...

Know what you mean.

n the other hand, I wouldn't want a fun ride to be turned into stunta hell, if you know what I mean. But maybe that's a different issue.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Anyone doing the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride?...

Anyone doing the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride? Too pretentious for you straight shooters? :rofl

My Strom keeps surprising me: After getting my radiator welded and back on the bike I found...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
"I crashed the V65 Sabre this morning that I had...

"I crashed the V65 Sabre this morning that I had driven up to Maine over labor day, and commute with daily."

Sorry to read this, George. I've been in that situation before - someone making a last...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Hey guys, I got an alternate side parking ticket...

Hey guys, I got an alternate side parking ticket while I was unexpectedly in the hospital and having no one to move my bike. Do I have an argument to clear the fine?

Also, my bike was covered ......
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Excellent ... may be there myself.

Excellent ... may be there myself.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
I have more trouble with cagers when splitting...

I have more trouble with cagers when splitting than with LEOs ... I've had several cars pull into me cause they don't want me splitting. This is all pretty low-speed stuff, fortunately.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Off-roadin' a Strom 1000? :lol3 Yeah ......

Off-roadin' a Strom 1000? :lol3

Yeah ... what's the preferred 'shade-tree' method? I don't have a garden hose ... just the kitchen sink, and I'd rather not.

Good video on YouTube....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Yes indeedy. :) How long will it last?

Yes indeedy. :)


How long will it last?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Step one done ... radiator welded. Thanks to...

Step one done ... radiator welded. Thanks to whoever it was that pointed me to Jellinek in Astoria. It was a short walk from the subway, too.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Thermostats - is it crazy to run your motor...

Thermostats - is it crazy to run your motor without one? Does running w/o only make warm-ups longer? Will the motor really run too cool? (I suppose in late fall/winter this could be true.) Anyone...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 05:15 PM
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Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Good ideas, Speedo. I was turning off the bike...

Good ideas, Speedo. I was turning off the bike when it hit 5 bars ... hopefully no warpage. I guess it's easier enough to bleed the system, but I'm hesitant to think there is trapped air ... the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Good point. Whatya think, will a local shop have...

Good point. Whatya think, will a local shop have it in stock? Only Suzuki shop I can find via Google maps is King in Brklyn. Isn't there one in Astoria?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Easy enough to test: Easy for you to...

Easy enough to test:


Easy for you to say, Mister Laid-up-in-a-bed. :D Or are you back on two feet?

Digging down to the thermostat means tank fairing off, tank off, air box off (what...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
I've been filling via the plastic reservoir - I'm...

I've been filling via the plastic reservoir - I'm not sure, but I think it's higher than the radiator. I've topped it off this way many times ... seems odd that it would now get an air bubble.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Thanks for chiming in guys. The odd thing is...

Thanks for chiming in guys.

The odd thing is that I've been losing coolant all summer long (discovered the radiator leak in early June - after the bike had been sitting all winter :eek1), but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Well I'm mystified myself ... I don't know if it...

Well I'm mystified myself ... I don't know if it has to do with the radiator's problems (possible clogging due to pepper I put in the coolant in an attempt to block small holes?) or if I have a whole...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Hey guys, back to my radiator problems ... my...

Hey guys, back to my radiator problems ... my Strom overheated (not to the point of stalling or anything too drastic) the other day and it got me wondering if the water pump was shot. Can the pump be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
This is true with my bike too ... most bikes on...

This is true with my bike too ... most bikes on their kickstands, no? Just yesterday a car parked so close to my bike, on its right side, that I was unable to tilt the bike up off its stand....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 08:03 AM
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Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Hey guys, I'm still wading through this...

Hey guys,

I'm still wading through this insurance card fuckup. Wiseblood advised that I could upload documents to prove I was insured when ticketed, but I don't see that link on the DMV site. Does...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
That sucks, Wiseblood ... glad you're okay, even...

That sucks, Wiseblood ... glad you're okay, even posting! Sheesh! :1drink
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
So I'm on the DMV site and it appears that if I...

So I'm on the DMV site and it appears that if I plea guilty the next step is to set up a hearing date ... where is the possibility for uploading insurance documentation? Looks like I have to make a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Yes, agreed. I thought I was just dealing with...

Yes, agreed. I thought I was just dealing with not having my card on me and that would be no big deal. But the possibility that this could be interpreted as not having insurance makes no sense (since...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Now I'm getting concerned: The ticket says the...

Now I'm getting concerned: The ticket says the violation code is 319-1, and a quick search says that that's driving without insurance, which I was not. The cop's description says 'failure to produce...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
This is a ticket for 'failure to produce...

This is a ticket for 'failure to produce insurance card,' not no insurance. Does the court not differentiate between the two?

So you're saying to not plea guilty to not having my insurance card?...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
So I got a caught without my insurance card ......

So I got a caught without my insurance card ... it took just a few minutes to get the info by phone, but the cop didn't care. Don't suppose I can argue about. Is it something that is simply paid, or...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
I used to have to do that quite often ... the...

I used to have to do that quite often ... the pass on my Strom would not trigger the gates on the RFK (and some other tolls as well) - kinda unpredictable and very frustrating. Every time I called...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-19-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Hmm, don't recognize that Beemer.

Hmm, don't recognize that Beemer.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
I used to live out in the Bay Area (SF in my 20s)...

I used to live out in the Bay Area (SF in my 20s) and when I first moved here every ride was filled with regret of having left that moto friendly land. Sitting in traffic, red lights 50 meters apart,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Is this entrapment?

Is this entrapment?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-12-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Just shootin' the breeze here: Anybody own (or...

Just shootin' the breeze here: Anybody own (or owned) a modern Guzzi? I've been procrastinating from work by browsing Ebay and I see some handsome Guzzis there - Norge, Griso, Breva - and I wonder...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
What he said. Hi George :wave

What he said.

Hi George :wave
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Thanks RT ... you point out that I need to both...

Thanks RT ... you point out that I need to both be more specific in my posts and update my profile - I'm now on a '03 V-Strom 1K
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
Yep, that's a big problem, car drivers...

Yep, that's a big problem, car drivers intentionally swerving into riders. It happened to me on my way up to Maine last Friday. The 95 was a parking lot and I started splitting. It only took a little...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Hey guys, I'm still dealing with a small...

Hey guys,

I'm still dealing with a small radiator leak - doesn't keep me from riding, but it is a constant irritant. I thought I might find a used radiator on ebay but no luck so far (months of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Ahh, relief. Looks like a hybrid between the 5th...

Ahh, relief. Looks like a hybrid between the 5th gen and a Ducati
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
I hear ya, but in this case the two were so...

I hear ya, but in this case the two were so genuinely distressed by the situation - the girl about having hit something, the mom about having her daughter be a responsible person. In this situation...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23,416
Views: 1,588,996
Posted By Chickenstrip
Sorry about your bike, Rectal. Good you're okay. ...

Sorry about your bike, Rectal. Good you're okay.

"Fucking asshole drivers. Nobody ever just owns up to what they did anymore."

On that point I have story - a few years ago I was having...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-26-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23,416
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Posted By Chickenstrip
" Resident Canadian NY-er here. A...

" Resident Canadian NY-er here. A "must see", if you're going to that area… Fundy National Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundy_National_Park). Go see the highest tides in the world...
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