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Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By nicholastanguma
I am please to now borrow your dog, motorcycle,...

I am please to now borrow your dog, motorcycle, and beautiful girl. Please to pm immediately now please.
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,730
Posted By nicholastanguma
If I recall correctly Racetech has a drop-in...

If I recall correctly Racetech has a drop-in ready kit for all models of Triumph parallel twin moto. You just give 'em your weight and riding style when you order, et voila!

IMO much preferable...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,730
Posted By nicholastanguma
Donkeys, I've been waffling between the torque of...

Donkeys, I've been waffling between the torque of the Scrambler 270 degree engine and what I view as the more pleasing aesthetics of the Bonnie T100. I'm not a frequent offroader, so this hack would...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,568
Posted By nicholastanguma
Def generational. The hipster set is...

Def generational.

The hipster set is actually quite a small niche within young people culture, and generally it's the hipsters that like vintage moto culture, sidecars included.

Most...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
And it's because this is the sort of urban riding...

And it's because this is the sort of urban riding culture that proliferates. Obviously not just a NYC problem.


<a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
And this. <a href="<iframe width="...

And this.


<a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZRtWJdVgKb8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Just to clarify. This is the sort of group...

Just to clarify.

This is the sort of group ride we usually get in NYC.

<a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4bCLM740spY" frameborder="0"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
This is the impression that I'm getting, from...

This is the impression that I'm getting, from Cali riders and Cali police alike. Thanks much!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Yes. 1) So many riders without helmets. ...

Yes.

1) So many riders without helmets.

2) Stunts on crowded public streets.

3) Quads and other non-street legal machines on public streets.

5) In NYC there's a huge problem with these...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
This is eminently helpful.:thumb Thanks so much!

This is eminently helpful.:thumb Thanks so much!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
So Chi-town police are known as laid back? ...

So Chi-town police are known as laid back? Interesting; I guess they'd have to be in order not to go insane every day, considering the government they work for. I believe you're probs right about...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
I don't actually know that people haven't been...

I don't actually know that people haven't been arrested and charged. However, this is New York City, and as far as I can tell the only place where officials are even more easily bribed is Chicago. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
Hey, man, there's a very good reason one of New...

Hey, man, there's a very good reason one of New York City's nicknames is The Capital Of The World. It's the most literally awesome city on the planet, but can often be the most aggravating city on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
But Tokyo is, too, and that city is practically...

But Tokyo is, too, and that city is practically MADE for motorcycles.

I think you're right in saying that it just comes down to the mentality of the population. Since NYC bureaucrats come from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Much thanks for your insight! On an only...

Much thanks for your insight!

On an only slightly related note, a mild rant:

IMO, the hip-hop sportbike and stuntah crowd are what get riders such a bad rap in NYC. Whenever I see these...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
Even before I had moved to the city I had signed...

Even before I had moved to the city I had signed this. But I didn't really expect it to move forward, either.

I'm just not seeing why a big city like San Francisco is so moto-friendly but NYC...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
So freakin rad! Way to go! :clap

So freakin rad! Way to go! :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
If there's ever a flood that high the entire city...

If there's ever a flood that high the entire city will essentially be walloped, and you'd literally be looking for food and water to survive rather than worrying about your apartment. :eek1
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
+1 Same goes for flood insurance. It has to...

+1

Same goes for flood insurance. It has to be purchased as a separate policy. Mucho imporante for people living in basement units and first floor walkups.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
Awesomeawesomeawesome! I'm in! :clap

Awesomeawesomeawesome! I'm in! :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
Yeah, I know it happens to mucho riders. But...

Yeah, I know it happens to mucho riders. But I've only been living in the city for a relatively short time, so I didn't know it was SUCH a problem. Good Lord, I have been fortunate! :eek1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By nicholastanguma
Sorry for the misunderstanding. No, I'm...

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

No, I'm wondering if anybody here in this thread that rides on out-of-state plates or a bike that's immediately recognizable as something custom finds themselves...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Noted! Thank you. So as a former LEO, if...

Noted! Thank you.

So as a former LEO, if you saw my group of out-of-state plated, speed limit abiding, full fender coveraged, fully lighted, somewhat quiet exhausted, three-quarter helmeted...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
SUPER helpful post, sir, thanks so much! :thumb ...

SUPER helpful post, sir, thanks so much! :thumb

Hey, yeah, I remember when the Terminator got pulled over for the helmet on a sidecar thing.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Easy answer, of course: all you krazy SoCal yoga...

Easy answer, of course: all you krazy SoCal yoga monkeys have the best moto weather in the world.

It makes us New Yorkers SO ANGRY! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20,880
Views: 1,365,044
Posted By nicholastanguma
Any of You Custom Bike Riders or Out-of-Towners Get Undue Attention?

I just posted this thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966973) over in the Regional forum for California because I'm going to be touring over there, and I had concerns about possible...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Absolutely. Of course, bear in mind that The Big...

Absolutely. Of course, bear in mind that The Big Apple is a microcosm unto itself, and in almost no way at all representative of anything in the outside "real world."

Most of the time I live in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
New York City streets are so awful on a...

New York City streets are so awful on a motorcycle that even a beating from a cop is nice by comparison.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Those asshats do it in Manhattan, too. Grrrrrrr!

Those asshats do it in Manhattan, too. Grrrrrrr!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
NYC = Best freakin city on the planet!!!!!!! ...

NYC = Best freakin city on the planet!!!!!!!

NYC = def not moto paradise

Such a conundrum for people like me. :cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Not true. The treatment our own bloody...

Not true. The treatment our own bloody third-world streets give us makes brutality from da fuzz seem a pleasant massage. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
So true! In NYC folks don't care "how you do it...

So true! In NYC folks don't care "how you do it in LA." Sometimes you'll get a pass for your California behavior if you're from San Francisco, but never LA.

:rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Really? I'm willing to take your word for it...

Really? I'm willing to take your word for it since you've obviously got lots more experience in The Golden State than me. But I'm def curious as to why I read and see so many horror stories about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Thanks for all the encouragement, gents. ...

Thanks for all the encouragement, gents. Internet complaint stories make it so easy for someone to get freaked out.

I love you all, you beautiful FFs. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Not to my side of the political spectrum it isn't.

Not to my side of the political spectrum it isn't.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,706
Posted By nicholastanguma
Bluhduh Do Kalifornia Kops Target Trikes and Sidecars?

I'm going to be touring all up and down The Golden State with some friends and family. The group ranges from six at the smallest to eight or nine at the largest. We're each riding our own, and each...
Forum: Asia 04-03-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By nicholastanguma
Which Countries Don't Require a Handbrake? Or, Shipping to Foreign Countries

I've spent time researching this question on Google, but the closest thing to a definitive answer that I could find was: Japan (and possibly Taiwan) require a TRIKE to be fitted with a handbrake...
Forum: Europe 04-03-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By nicholastanguma
Which Countries Don't Require a Trike Handbrake? Or, Shipping to Foreign Countries

I posted this over in the Hacks subforum, but it yielded little in the way of results. Maybe I should have come straight over to you inmates in Regional Europe?

I've spent time researching this...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By nicholastanguma
Tug is a Scrambler, chair will be a custom...

Tug is a Scrambler, chair will be a custom aluminum rectangular locking chest from Claude.
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By nicholastanguma
Problem with this is that I haven't been able to...

Problem with this is that I haven't been able to find any blocky tread car tires in sizes to fit the Scramb.
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