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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2009, 03:09 PM
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Posted By GSOilhead
battery in williamsburg/greenpoint

i've been away from home for months. just got back and my battery is shot. closest place walking distance to McCarren Park where I can get an 1150GS battery?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2008, 01:00 PM
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Posted By GSOilhead
congestion pricing - reference

I had queried several locations including the mayor's office. This is the only reply I received. If I am in error that it came from the mayor's office, I do apologize. I have no intention to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2008, 07:01 AM
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Posted By GSOilhead
congestion pricing

Maybe we can help the "powers-that-be" to wise up and see the light. I know, I know... it seems idealistic. But London's congestion pricing system exempted 2-wheeled vehicles as have others. There...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2008, 08:59 AM
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Posted By GSOilhead
congestion pricing - MOTORCYCLES NOT EXEMPT

:dealThis reply came to me from the mayor's office. I included the communcation director's contact info at the end:

Motorcycles and scooters are not exempted under the current plan. While London...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2008, 08:39 AM
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Posted By GSOilhead
I too have not been able to find any information....

I too have not been able to find any information. I agree to moblization. The London Congestion Pricing which the Mayor loves to reference to show its success, does exempt motorcycles. Not sure about...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23,000
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Posted By GSOilhead
nyc congestion pricing

Anyone know if there is an exemption for two-wheeled vehicles?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By GSOilhead
Bump. I know, pathetic. Had to post my own bump.

Bump. I know, pathetic. Had to post my own bump.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By GSOilhead
Roadie looking to ride near Vail on Wed

Hey- I just got to Vail, CO after a 1000mile ride on a tour bus. It is the end our 3 month rock tour with a show on Thursday night. Haven't ridden in months and this looks like a great place to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By GSOilhead
Hell, I'd ride to Lower Alabama for good service....

Hell, I'd ride to Lower Alabama for good service. However, from all the replies, it seems I won't have to! Maybe after the service....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By GSOilhead
See this thread:...

See this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105379

I've taken over a year to decide, but I don't want a new bike. Just want my trusty GS back in action! Besides, I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By GSOilhead
BMW Service in LA Area

I've had my 1100GS parked at a friends house in Malibu for the last year. Haven't had time to bring it home yet after a X country ride last year. However, I don't want to ride it home to NYC until...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2006, 08:24 AM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
great article.

Matt - that is a great article. What a trip! Can't wait for the December article. If a whole bunch of us buy magazine subscriptions, does that fare well for you?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2006, 09:33 AM
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Posted By GSOilhead
throwing objects

Hey dude - see any bears lately? :eek1
When I worked for Blue Man, I considered carrying around some of the "gumballs" they use in the show. They are actually latex condoms filled with tempura...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2006, 08:21 AM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
KLR650 Sat tech day in brooklyn

This is sort of short notice. We're having an impromptu tech day today for doo-hickey replacement at our barn in Brooklyn. We have a covered outdoor workspace and necessary tools (bring your own...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2006, 08:18 AM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
Congrats John. Be careful out there - that's...

Congrats John. Be careful out there - that's quite a big machine to be starting out with (but it has ABS - big plus in NYC). Did you get the crash bars on it?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2006, 05:29 PM
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Posted By GSOilhead
bed-stuy, et al.

Come by the barn for a beer sometime! Blue house on the left near Myrtle with a big wooden gate next to it. #1R

I got pulled over on Franklin at Myrtle (practically right outside my driveway) for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2006, 06:13 AM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
BedStuy! That's my neighborhood. Franklin and...

BedStuy! That's my neighborhood. Franklin and Myrtle. Maybe I'll run into you sometime (not professionally I hope).

As a fellow rider (and citizen), do you have any opinions on the "targeting"...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2006, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23,000
Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
If he were zipping through the park at night on...

If he were zipping through the park at night on 86th (just a guess) then he could have come around a blind curve and smacked into a bus that was going slow or had stopped. I know that the Park Drives...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-29-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By GSOilhead
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-28-2006, 10:29 AM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
lucky

I'd say you got pretty lucky.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-28-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By GSOilhead
Garmin 276c beginner's questions

After owning my 276C for 8 months I'm finally getting around to using it as more than just a tracking map. I'm encountering some nOOb issues.

1) Can I upload any maps to this device without a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2006, 01:13 PM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
Come on, you sure it wasn't the wheelie that you...

Come on, you sure it wasn't the wheelie that you were pulling three lights before? Fehd, it's very unlike you to obey the law. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2006, 02:31 PM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
Pissed I had a bike seized by the marshalls in 1998....

I had a bike seized by the marshalls in 1998. They can only take it if the city has released it to them. The city only does that after a certain number of unpaid tix. It's the equivalent of being put...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By GSOilhead
I just used the regular old entrance. There were...

I just used the regular old entrance. There were plenty of folks up there. It closes for the winter season but usually opens up round early to mid March (I think). What's the "dirt bike entrance?" ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,464
Posted By GSOilhead
As a freelancer I'm going to different places all...

As a freelancer I'm going to different places all the time. My shortest bike commute is about 2 miles. Longest is about 3000miles (working out of town is an excellent excuse for a road-trip :D ). My...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By GSOilhead
I was riding Seven Lakes Pkway when sirens came...

I was riding Seven Lakes Pkway when sirens came screeming past me. I thought they were pulling me over at first. When I rode by Silvermine there were about 10 trucks, a hundred rubberneckers and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By GSOilhead
I couldn't completely waste the day. Went from...

I couldn't completely waste the day. Went from NYC to Teaneck (to visit the nephews and niece) by way of Perkins Drive. Only 40miles out of the way. Fehd had never been to the lookout. What a fine...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By GSOilhead
harriman state park

Anyone see this fire today at Harriman? This picture was taken around 5p from Perkins Drive.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23,000
Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
Ahhhh, NYC in the spring :D. And they wonder why...

Ahhhh, NYC in the spring :D. And they wonder why we would choose to live here...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23,000
Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
The exact citation was "Sec 411 Sub 3 - No...

The exact citation was "Sec 411 Sub 3 - No License Plate". But the cop told me that he was saving me the trouble of several other citations including (you guessed it) improper mounting because (you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23,000
Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
Believe me, they pull people over. In my 8 years...

Believe me, they pull people over. In my 8 years of riding this city, I've had my share. Most recently, I had forgotten to re-install my plate and got pulled over on the WSH. After getting the usual...
Forum: Regional forums 03-31-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,165
Posted By GSOilhead
My average over the 31 days was 419miles/day....

My average over the 31 days was 419miles/day. That includes about 6 days total of no riding and 2000miles of gravel. My buddy Pete was slightly under that since his bike got to fly over a good part...
Forum: Regional forums 03-31-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,165
Posted By GSOilhead
worth every mile

3 weeks is definitely all business. It took me 4 weeks (NYC to Deadhorse roundtrip) & we rode almost every day. We also included an excursion up the Dempster to the Arctic Crossing. The only...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2006, 09:53 AM
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Views: 1,550,123
Posted By GSOilhead
a little perspective

Hey FehdEx- this seems like an excellent idea. We'd have to line up a bunch of press ahead of time to make it have a real impact. Maybe have some facts at the ready about fuel economy, weights and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,740
Posted By GSOilhead
Maybe closer to 100.

Maybe closer to 100.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By GSOilhead
Shezada- I did this trip in summer 2004. It was...

Shezada- I did this trip in summer 2004. It was unbelievable. One day, I'll get my sh*t together and do a ride report. AntonLargiader definitely has the good pics. Especially the run up the Dalton....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,740
Posted By GSOilhead
soon my friend, very soon

Stagehand - I'm still up for this. I would have been up for it in Nov but I was out of the country. Here's how we do it:

Start at my place: take BQE to Belt Pkway. Follow Belt out towards JFK...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,942
Posted By GSOilhead
Bluhduh better to find out in the garage than in the tundra

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This is my buddy Pete's rear drive on his '02 1150GS. The bike is pulled off the side of the Dalton Highway on our way back from Deadhorse, Alaska(430 miles north of Fairbanks) It was quite...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,629,134
Posted By GSOilhead
65713 This GS sucks. It is sitting at the...

65713
This GS sucks. It is sitting at the Carlisle Trucking's Freight Depot in Deadhorse, Alaska. It suffered a little problem about 50miles south while my friend Pete and I were on our return run...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By GSOilhead
I've seen that bike on the street before. Grand...

I've seen that bike on the street before. Grand St. somewhere around Broadway, right? It's been there for at least 3 weeks. I'm suprised it's still there at all! I wonder what happened to the...
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