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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Wiseblood, glad you're alive. That pincer move...

Wiseblood, glad you're alive. That pincer move is the stuff of nightmares.

I know in some municipalities buses have an automatic right-of-way, which I think they abuse. Whoever posted that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By Monsignore
+∞ Lucky for me they're in Jersey and I'm in...

+∞
Lucky for me they're in Jersey and I'm in NYC. So I can order stuff a weekday evening and have it the next weekday evening.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
I regularly purchase "I<3 NY" mugs and shot...

I regularly purchase "I<3 NY" mugs and shot glasses as host gifts as you can find them everywhere, in a variety of colors and styles, are relatively inexpensive and pack fairly well. They've been...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
My commute now is either 20 minutes via the BQE...

My commute now is either 20 minutes via the BQE on Saturday or Sunday mornings (assuming there's no wreck), or, normally, 45 minutes-ish via surface streets from Astoria to Gowanus.
The subway...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,718
Views: 726,918
Posted By Monsignore
Here's an all-in-one link: LINK...

Here's an all-in-one link: LINK (http://www.beemerboneyard.com/balljointboot.html)

It links to the beemerboneyard page for buying the boot which includes all four YouTube links. Keep in mind...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Oh, and the chwartz, I've heard of tickets...

Oh, and the chwartz,
I've heard of tickets getting dismissed because the issuing agent did not fill out the fields correctly. So, if you do go to court perhaps the judge will dismiss the charges...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Go to the Revzilla boutique in Philly. If you...

Go to the Revzilla boutique in Philly. If you were willing to ride a new bike back from DC, the ride to Philly will be no problem. Here's the link to their info...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,718
Views: 726,918
Posted By Monsignore
On Friday, Effervescent helped me replace the...

On Friday, Effervescent helped me replace the rubber boot protecting the Telelever ball joint.

Pro tip: do not reinstall the lower retaining ring. We did, then when I was turning the bars lock to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Sorry about your bike, Rectal. But hey, now...

Sorry about your bike, Rectal.

But hey, now you won't have to worry about MC only checkpoints for a while! :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
I was the one complaining about my bike be a...

I was the one complaining about my bike be a mandatory stop for the canine pissing patrol.
Most owners are either oblivious to where their dog lifts its leg, is on their phone, or just wants to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Monsignore
New nipples are a dime a dozen at your local auto...

New nipples are a dime a dozen at your local auto parts store. Replace 'em.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Monsignore
An encouraging post! I did a fly-n-ride for...

An encouraging post!

I did a fly-n-ride for my '05 GS in February 2011. It had 41,xxx miles and now has 65,xxx miles. I'm the third owner and the POs did any major recalls/repairs.

I intend...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 145,935
Posted By Monsignore
I made this to prevent piddle puddles from...

I made this to prevent piddle puddles from appearing on my rear rim & 'possum scraper.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/14191971397_4b943b2eaf_c.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
That's one way to do it. (Seen in Astoria...

That's one way to do it.

(Seen in Astoria today.)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/14646350402_704b8962bd_c.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Welcome! This sounds about right for my daily...

Welcome! This sounds about right for my daily commute. You'll soon learn to love it.

Riding the new asphalt on Northern Blvd is a dream. But drivers seem even more asshatty now. With the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Reminds me of the moto-copter from M.A.S.K., see...

Reminds me of the moto-copter from M.A.S.K., see 0:52 in the clip:

http://youtu.be/xeNgtMsg6Lc
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
I love my GS. I think it's my last bike, as in I...

I love my GS. I think it's my last bike, as in I plan to ride it into the ground. No, it's not a lithe, lane-splitting dancer like a 250cc dual-sport, but I wouldn't want to pack up the wife and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
I've been here for nearly 12 years now. I moved...

I've been here for nearly 12 years now. I moved here from NC. Yes, there is nothing like NYC, except maybe any other major city.
I have no plans to move. The wife is trying to make it on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Monsignore
I have an '05 with the servos and bled my ABS...

I have an '05 with the servos and bled my ABS with the help of JVB Productions & my Haynes manual all by myself.
It's easily doable solo, and I do my work curb-side in NYC.
Just make sure you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Northern Boulevard has been a much more pleasant...

Northern Boulevard has been a much more pleasant road to ride now that they've scraped off the surface asphalt.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Welcome, Joeska! This morning around 7:30, I...

Welcome, Joeska!

This morning around 7:30, I was at the light on Tillary, waiting to turn left onto Flatbush Ext when I saw a dude on a newer GSA, black & orange colors, with GS in orange, hi-viz...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Northern Boulevard is being repaved, too! That...

Northern Boulevard is being repaved, too! That makes me happy. The ground-up road and lane closures currently do not make me happy, but the end result has got to be better than it's been the past...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Hey YFFs, I'm selling the wife's old gear. ...

Hey YFFs,

I'm selling the wife's old gear. A pair of pants and boots. Check out my flea market thread here: Linky (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983548). :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
That is pricey. I have only done one tire at a...

That is pricey. I have only done one tire at a time, and it's been $75 each time. err, well, now that your post has jogged my memory a little (owie), maybe there was a time they charged me $90. At...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
That's why I use black Gorilla Tape and...

That's why I use black Gorilla Tape and completely cover the pass; to hide it and keep it stuck. If you go this route, use more tape than you think necessary. I have to reapply more tape, a month...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
That's what I use. I keep 2 pair in the bike,...

That's what I use. I keep 2 pair in the bike, one for sunlight, one for dimlight. What's great is that if you lose them or they get damaged, there are big box hardware stores just about anywhere.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
motorock, I see you have bash guards. I...

motorock,
I see you have bash guards. I Gorilla Tape my EZ-Pass inside the right handguard on my R1200GS. Never had a problem (except that one time the tape came loose while I was merging from...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Here's their contact info webpage: Click here...

Here's their contact info webpage: Click here (http://www.rapidperformancenyc.com/contact.html).
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-16-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
Yup, that's the shop I linked. Jimmy & Greg are...

Yup, that's the shop I linked. Jimmy & Greg are nice guys, friendly shop cat, too. Definitely call first, but they've always been accommodating to me and my BMW.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
RE: filtering - I do it at stoplights. Once in a...

RE: filtering - I do it at stoplights. Once in a while someone will move over for me. Usually the car I'm next to at a light (generally with TLC plates) will inch up. I think maybe once or twice...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,718
Views: 726,918
Posted By Monsignore
Hate to quote myself, but do any of y'all have...

Hate to quote myself, but do any of y'all have links to properly replacing the pivot boot?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
In my experience that's just :amazon. :evil

In my experience that's just :amazon. :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
So my sign has returned! Someone found it in a...

So my sign has returned! Someone found it in a flower bed around the corner and gave it back to me at work this morning. It either blew off and flopped around the corner, or someone stole it then...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
+1 on the same route & the same experience. Give...

+1 on the same route & the same experience. Give yourself plenty of time, leave early, and know that the traffic will eventually clear.
Coming back in to Queens is the same, but in reverse.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-08-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
If anyone wants the file, PM me your email and...

If anyone wants the file, PM me your email and I'll send it to ya.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 1,521,844
Posted By Monsignore
So I've been hanging a "No Dog Peeing" sign on my...

So I've been hanging a "No Dog Peeing" sign on my bike cover while parked at home for the past couple weeks. As soon as I started, there were zero piddle puddles on my rear tire, rim and mud guard. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11,502
Views: 2,444,463
Posted By Monsignore
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11,502
Views: 2,444,463
Posted By Monsignore
RodKnee, et al, Thanks for the welcome and...

RodKnee, et al,
Thanks for the welcome and useful pics of other peoples' bikes. If any of you FF's get around to suggesting fun roads for others to ride, I would appreciate you including your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11,502
Views: 2,444,463
Posted By Monsignore
I'm riding a '05 R1200GS that I've determined is...

I'm riding a '05 R1200GS that I've determined is a road bike. So I'm looking for streets, not dirt, that I should ride next time. :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,502
Views: 2,444,463
Posted By Monsignore
Hay y'all, First time in this thread. I went...

Hay y'all,
First time in this thread. I went on this ride today: https://goo.gl/maps/DcDLR

Is there anything I missed? Any roads or road-side stands I should look out for next time?

Danke.
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