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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By birds
Awesome, thanks a lot guys! One step closer...

Awesome, thanks a lot guys!

One step closer to not crashing in a fiery wreck :D
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By birds
Can't Diagnose Brake Issue

Hi All,

My buddy is having a brake issue that we are trying to fix for our trip in a week and a half.

I've been scouring this forum and the internet, but I think I need something a little more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22,528
Views: 1,505,462
Posted By birds
I'm in the same boat too. I ride in when I can to...

I'm in the same boat too. I ride in when I can to stay sane, but it takes longer, costs more, and I have to deal with the holland tunnel. All depends on where you live.

I may be moving farther out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22,528
Views: 1,505,462
Posted By birds
The date on the ticket, you just have to contact...

The date on the ticket, you just have to contact the court before then and tell them you plead not guilty. They will actually get annoyed with you if you try to come to court on that date. I tried...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22,528
Views: 1,505,462
Posted By birds
Schwartz, 1. Jersey City cops don't know...

Schwartz,

1. Jersey City cops don't know the law so don't be surprised if the violation he gave you doesn't match what you did. (I had a similar thing with unsafe turn last summer).
2. If you're...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22,528
Views: 1,505,462
Posted By birds
I've done it this way in NJ before and it's...

I've done it this way in NJ before and it's always worked fine. Haven't done it lately because it gets read fine on my current moto.

My friend recently got a $5 surcharge for that. He has a PA Ez...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By birds
Concerning ABS

Concerning ABS:

I just put a front RT wheel on recently. Still getting everything together for the rear one. The wheel works and fits awesomely. I did have to use an RT speedo drive housing to get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22,528
Views: 1,505,462
Posted By birds
You're right. I stand corrected. I feel more...

You're right. I stand corrected.

I feel more comfortable skipping the safety glasses sometimes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22,528
Views: 1,505,462
Posted By birds
I don't think most helmet visors meet impact...

I don't think most helmet visors meet impact standards anyway. Kind of silly.

I usually wear ANSI glasses anyway so I can open the visor all the way. I have a sweaty face.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 47,188
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-rQfmwVB/0/XL/P1010098-XL.jpg

From a ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,720
Posted By birds
Wash it every week in the winter, occasionally...

Wash it every week in the winter, occasionally before maintenance in the summer.

I carefully pick and choose what I'm wearing to match as little as possible. It's fashionable.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 752,829
Posted By birds
If I didn't stick it, does it count as mine? ...

If I didn't stick it, does it count as mine?

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-7dKRZJ7/0/XL/IMG_20130317_155305-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,180
Posted By birds
Bumping This was a good day...

Bumping

This was a good day...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 549,230
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-QTq72wN/0/XL/1077058_181275648716790_1125777646_o-XL.jpg

Just remembered this one. Should be leaning more. Great photographer, too (not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 359,697
Posted By birds
Multiple bikes usually park next to each other...

Multiple bikes usually park next to each other where I park on my occasional motorcycle commute. Today I had a little more room due to a blue v-strom parked a little bit diagonally. This gave me some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By birds
My bike at the thumb ...

My bike at the thumb

http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-ggqCSnS/0/XL/IMG_0390-XL.jpg
http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-VNq9w6N/0/XL/IMG_0389-XL.jpg

Matawin River...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,348
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-XWTVx8n/0/XL/IMG_20130428_132959-XL.jpghttp://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-q3kd76m/0/XL/IMG_20130428_133036-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 1,048,248
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-wtzdTcp/0/XL/IMG_4329-XL.jpg
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-rXHVRX2/0/L/CRW_4320-L.jpg

Nothing too crazy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,014
Posted By birds
There is a lot of guidance about this stuff...

There is a lot of guidance about this stuff online. In lots of states you can just throw it away. If only there was an expert who you could ask for your jurisdiction...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,488
Posted By birds
Here are a couple from a cool 1 week trip my...

Here are a couple from a cool 1 week trip my buddy and I took to QC.

Not really a breakdown, More of a break off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,548
Posted By birds
I believe he was implying that he is a police...

I believe he was implying that he is a police officer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By birds
That was excellent.

That was excellent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,455
Posted By birds
I'm occasional % off road. That't how I define...

I'm occasional % off road. That't how I define it. What are we defining this for, again?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 325,604
Posted By birds
My favorite from this season ...

My favorite from this season
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-xVt55S6/0/XL/P1020134-XL.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,754
Posted By birds
My first bike was a titled XR400 roughly 3 years...

My first bike was a titled XR400 roughly 3 years ago.
I still have it and took it up to canada (and killed it on the way back) this year.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,336
Posted By birds
Just like any other situation, you have to play...

Just like any other situation, you have to play it by ear.

Usually I Park the bike as close as possible to hear anyone messing with it. Do I know it's a bad area from previous experience? No, but...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,336,436
Posted By birds
I saw you taking a picture of this by battery...

I saw you taking a picture of this by battery park on my way to work recently (I knew it from the FM ad). You pulled away before I made it over there. It looks awesome in person. Congrats on your...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 560,683
Posted By birds
Saw this on CL yesterday. ...

Saw this on CL yesterday.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/mcy/4150299749.html
http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_lN5kcr6L79r_600x450.jpg

Looks familiar. Also looks awesome
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 13,780
Posted By birds
The fact that there's a vaguely defined law...

The fact that there's a vaguely defined law against wheelies is only a minor part of the problem.

It becomes an issue when it's a vaguely defined law against wheelies that can get you a ticket...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 1,059,106
Posted By birds
http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-k...

http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-kNRBJmN/0/X2/IMG_0284-X2.jpg

My buddy took this picture of police bikes we saw in Montreal.

That oil stain under the right hand bike is actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,832
Posted By birds
My first bike was a 1999 Honda Xr400. My 2nd and...

My first bike was a 1999 Honda Xr400. My 2nd and concurrent bike was a 1985 Honda vf700s.

So calling them "The old one", "The new one", "The honda" didn't work at all. Calling them "the XR"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 346,504
Posted By birds
Time to start looking for a campsite. ...

Time to start looking for a campsite.


http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Canada-Trip-June-16-23/i-ZSfJsSX/0/XL/IMG_4223-XL.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,858
Posted By birds
Wrapped a compression strap from brand new...

Wrapped a compression strap from brand new wolfman e12 saddle bags on the first ride I took them on. I forgot to clip it. I rode some part of 35 minutes with my saddle bag attached to my rear brake...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By birds
Thanks a lot guys. Trip was pretty intense, with...

Thanks a lot guys. Trip was pretty intense, with many casualties (aux light bracket, wheel bearing, 2 relays, front tire, my engine).

We did end up going to Parent, and had a blast at Reserve...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8,194
Views: 1,581,237
Posted By birds
Another anecdote for the oil discussion: I...

Another anecdote for the oil discussion:

I seized my engine due to low oil on Sunday on the way home from Canada. big OOPS. Instead of waiting for the bike to warm up in the morning, we decided...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8,194
Views: 1,581,237
Posted By birds
I know! At least it got me to town instead of...

I know! At least it got me to town instead of going somewhere in the Adirondacks. Also my blinkers work :thumbup:
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8,194
Views: 1,581,237
Posted By birds
Hey guys, Decided to go up to Quebec...

Hey guys,

Decided to go up to Quebec province with my buddy on our 400's (him on his ktm).

So far my aux light bracket broke

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/18/8y2yhymu.jpg

No biggie.
Forum: Canada 06-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By birds
Awesome, thanks guys. This is a lot easier...

Awesome, thanks guys.

This is a lot easier now that I know the term "crown land"
Forum: Canada 06-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By birds
Stealth/Wild Camping in Quebec

Hey guys,

Not sure if there's a better place to ask this. Are there opportunities for primitive / wild / possibly stealthy camping in southern portions of Quebec?

My buddy and I are planning...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 429,679
Posted By birds
Forgot to post mine here. Not really up on...

Forgot to post mine here. Not really up on craigslist yet...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885642


Priced it too low.
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