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Forum: Beasts 10-25-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
ZERO electric bike review

The Triumph Scrambler thread might sound like a strange place to post an electric bike review, but it will all make sense in a second.

For two or three years now I've been leisurely shopping for a...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
I can help here. I've seen the USA from a'top my...

I can help here. I've seen the USA from a'top my '06 Scram and have shared all the little tricks I picked up along the way on triumphrat.net's trip report section. I use the same name on that forum...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Skidplate865
He works on anything with a motor. Last winter a...

He works on anything with a motor. Last winter a guy brought in a snowblower... Bobby got it working.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-18-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Skidplate865
My Favorite NYC motorcycle shop

I like it so much, I put together a short video on it...

http://vimeo.com/31120061 (http://vimeo.com/31120061)
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,265
Posted By Skidplate865
"I was talking to a guy that 120,000 miles on his...

"I was talking to a guy that 120,000 miles on his 2003 Scrambler (same chassis and motor basically) to date he has the only Hinkley Triumph that I have bumped into that has more miles than my Speed...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Skidplate865
commuting?

This morning, I was trying to filter through on second ave when the light turned green at 56th street and an Audi pulled right for unknown reasons and sheered my left foot peg off (somehow leaving my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-09-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Skidplate865
Screwed!

I picked up a screw on my way home last night - back tire totally deflated. Luckily, the bike didn't start getting squirrelly until I was in my neighborhood. Even luckier, I had a replacement 17" x...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27,317
Views: 2,225,473
Posted By Skidplate865
Motorcycles not "Passenger Class Vehicle" Says DMV

Unbelievable, but true!

http://ksheehanreports.com/2011/07/25/motorcycles-not-a-passenger-class-vehicle-says-dmv/
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Skidplate865
Wow, you're close - FOX is 1211 6th Ave (btwn...

Wow, you're close - FOX is 1211 6th Ave (btwn 46th & 47th), it was 49th & 6th. The scooters had no plate & they were both ticketed for that as well as being towed. I also saw a black motorcycle...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Skidplate865
Tow-away day?

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv83/Skidplate865/ScootNOMAS_071411A.jpg

I "covered the news" here: http://ksheehanreports.com/category/blog/
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By Skidplate865
Scooters Towed Today

Read all about it!

City to Scooter Commuters, Drop Dead!

http://ksheehanreports.com/category/blog/
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,391
Posted By Skidplate865
Origin of US scooter scene

Does the origin of mainstream scooter popularity in the US originate with the 1960s "you meet the nicest people on a Honda" advertising campaign?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,872
Posted By Skidplate865
OK Done!

I posted the finished piece to my portfolio site.


http://kevinsheehan.journalism.cuny.edu/



Thanks for the help and the lively comments.

Best Regards,
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,872
Posted By Skidplate865
If there is, I will find it! Here's a link...

If there is, I will find it!

Here's a link to the story I just finished:

http://kevinsheehan.journalism.cuny.edu/
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,872
Posted By Skidplate865
Awesome data! I need data from NYC, but I am...

Awesome data! I need data from NYC, but I am going to try and reference this data - where does it come from?

As far as the US data, I've been relying on the Hurt report, a 900 accident study...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,872
Posted By Skidplate865
Look for a newer report. There was the MAIDS...

Look for a newer report. There was the MAIDS report in Europe back in '99, but that's for Europe vs. the US. The Federal Highway Admin did some work with the Univ of Oklahoma more recently. Search...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,872
Posted By Skidplate865
Thanks, I will definitely take the time and read...

Thanks, I will definitely take the time and read the info on this site.

Something serious to read:
http://www.ifz.de/e-index.html[/QUOTE]

As far as my story - it's a general interest piece,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,872
Posted By Skidplate865
Rough Draft Stage

I turned in my first draft today and the name of the article is 'Mods vs Rockers: Who's Safer?"

I can't remember them all, but here are a few of my main points -

* Scooters enjoy a better...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,872
Posted By Skidplate865
news article - scooter vs motorcycle safety

I'm writing an article that compares scooter rider's attitude towards safety vs motorcycle riders - specifically concerning safety gear.

I'd like to get real experiences from real scooter riders....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Skidplate865
Are you going to the Ear next Tues? I'd like to...

Are you going to the Ear next Tues? I'd like to interview you for the ATGATT article.

Best Regards,
Kevin
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-23-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Skidplate865
Motorcycle Journalism - NYC Beat

My next arrticle is on ATGATT, and stories illustrating the consequences of "Oh, it's only 10 blocks, I don't need all that gear."

Anyone have stories about going down and wishing they were...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
I bent the little nub pretty good bouncincing off...

I bent the little nub pretty good bouncincing off a rock. It's tweaked, but the sidestand spring is still hanging on. Maybe you could drill it and use a bolt?

This weekend was tough. I...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
Tough Day!

We had an ice storm here in NYC last night and my commute this morning was challenging. During my ride, I got hit with a wall of ice water/sleet. The car (http://www.triumphrat.net/#) in the right...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
The Mobil 1 (M1-108) filter is short enough, my...

The Mobil 1 (M1-108) filter is short enough, my skidplate doesn't touch it. I've only used two so far, but no issues so far. Good thing about the Mobil 1 M1-108 is that in a pinch you can get them...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
She's tough enough...

She's tough enough...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
trip reports

I've done a few 7,000 mile loops w/ trip reports. They're on the triumphrat site - same name "Skidplate865."
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,366
Posted By Skidplate865
Congrats

Nice road trip Mike. Looks like you had some good weather and excellent photo opps. Hope I get to hear more about it next week.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Skidplate865
Ownership of illegal parking spots?

I've only been commuting into NYC for the last 3 years, so I'll defer to people with more experience on this one.

I just started at a new location (40th st btwn 7th & 8th ave.) last week and I...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
Frame Damage - Scrambler

I figured I should post this here as well...<HR style="COLOR: #666666" SIZE=1 itxtvisited="1"><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message --><!-- google_ad_section_start -->Here are a few pics of some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,696
Posted By Skidplate865
Thanks again for showing us the way on Saturday. ...

Thanks again for showing us the way on Saturday.

Regards,
Kevin
(the guy on the triumph)
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
Side-stand lean?

First let me apologize for the huge fuzzy pics - my camera has gone insane. This is just an FYI for anyone who notices their Scrambler starting to lean a little further over than usual on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,023
Posted By Skidplate865
I'm getting psyched

I'm riding up tomorrow morning - leaving queens just before noon. Hope to see you guys at the campground by 3 or 4. I want to get a little trail ride in before it gets too dark.

Best Regards,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,696
Posted By Skidplate865
the weather forcast is looking a little soggy for...

the weather forcast is looking a little soggy for the 22n/23rd...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,696
Posted By Skidplate865
I'm going

I cleared my schedule for the weekend of the 22nd. I'm defintely riding the Scrambler up on Saturday morning. See you guys up there!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,696
Posted By Skidplate865
Yup, I remember you two guys. This year, I'm not...

Yup, I remember you two guys. This year, I'm not going to be as hardcore - I'm bringing my roadcrafter pants and change of clothes!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,696
Posted By Skidplate865
That's cool, I'll see you there. Suggestions? ...

That's cool, I'll see you there. Suggestions? Yeah, watch me and do the exact opposite. Seiously, make sure you have a skidplate and throw a set of hanguards on if at all possible. Other than...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,696
Posted By Skidplate865
That was me! I only skipped one hero section the...

That was me! I only skipped one hero section the whole weekend, and that is because I was out of shape and tired. The bike never let me down and yes, I had alot of fun.

Also, after beating the...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
I have no idea?! I don't think anything is too...

I have no idea?! I don't think anything is too easy when it comes to warranty stuff. The front was a hassle for me - they wanted to keep replacing the brake disc, and they kept warping as soon as...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
The dealer installed two whole new wheels. The...

The dealer installed two whole new wheels. The warranty is the same as every other Triumph warranty - two years, unlimited miles. I put 27,000 miles on this one the first year...I ride alot!

I...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,182,991
Posted By Skidplate865
2008

Sean,
Triumph started using the straight-pull spoke design on the rear hub towards the end of 2008. Since they started rolling out the EFI bikes soon after/around the same time, you may be...
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