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Old 12-21-2012, 11:46 PM   #16006
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finance/econ which makes me the new daylabors of the financial age. picking up my wrenching skills doing the books at a vintage motorcycle shop in brooklyn and crappy part time IT work. really just delaying life and saving to travel.
What shop you working at man?
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:52 AM   #16007
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What shop you working at man?
Works engineering. Stop by and say hi to the Asian kid behind the counter.

@wiseblood: I don't have a car either, but next time Ill go that route and borrow a car that has a hitch. I dread hauling a bike up a wooden plank
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:15 AM   #16008
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hi guys, i'm thinking of picking up a bike in putnam county, going to rent a u-haul. wondering if anyone has tie-downs i can use or know the best way to stabilize a bike in their cargo vans.

thanks
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When are you planning on going?

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #16009
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I dread hauling a bike up a wooden plank
Find a good hill and point the van or pick-up downhill. Drive its front wheels up onto a curb and/or planks to level the vehicle. Net effect is to reduce the elevation of the ramp and improve ground clearance at the top of the ramp. Get one friend or neighbor to help get the bike up the ramp, or hijack a passer-by. Cover the front brake so the bike can't roll backward.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #16010
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When are you planning on going?

Pretty cool setup. The pickup is Done got me a cb650 nighthawk.

P.s. u-haul is pretty expensive
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #16011
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Works engineering. Stop by and say hi to the Asian kid behind the counter.

@wiseblood: I don't have a car either, but next time Ill go that route and borrow a car that has a hitch. I dread hauling a bike up a wooden plank
Is that the place down the block from Genuine Motorworks? This summer I went to the cyclesource show/party at GM and had a blast. GREAT custom bikes there. I'm almost never in williamsburg but if I happen to be around I'll look you up man.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #16012
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Pretty cool setup. The pickup is Done got me a cb650 nighthawk.

P.s. u-haul is pretty expensive
Depending on when you're going, I'll drive you to get it. Just pay gas and tolls.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:01 PM   #16013
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Is that the place down the block from Genuine Motorworks? This summer I went to the cyclesource show/party at GM and had a blast. GREAT custom bikes there. I'm almost never in williamsburg but if I happen to be around I'll look you up man.
Yup that's us. I was at that party too, pretty creative stuff

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Depending on when you're going, I'll drive you to get it. Just pay gas and tolls.
thanks 42, I rented a uhaul and did it this morning. My combination of a useless friend, being unprepared and a helpful inmate made it a synch.

Thanks though. This is why I love this forum
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:15 PM   #16014
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thanks 42, I rented a uhaul and did it this morning. My combination of a useless friend, being unprepared and a helpful inmate made it a synch.

Thanks though. This is why I love this forum
That's me, a day late and a dollar short.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #16015
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #16016
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Found a locksmith who does these new keys on the UES.
Abbey Locksmith on 81st and 2nd. They can even code the transponder if needed.
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Anyone know where I can get my transponder duplicate blank key cut?
From what I have gathered so far is the locksmith or dealer needs to have a sidewinder or laser key cutter.
It's my spare for the Guzzi Griso.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:31 AM   #16017
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Pretty cool setup. The pickup is Done got me a cb650 nighthawk.

P.s. u-haul is pretty expensive
Sorry I couldn't help in time but I've used uhaul a few times and rented their trailers - i have a hitch mount on my minivan. ends up being pretty affordable. Glad to lend a hand in the future if anyone needs and I'm available.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #16018
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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum and bikes in general. Grew up still live in Brooklyn and plan on using a bike for work commutes and trips.

Just picked this '85 700S last week.






I'm pretty good at wrenching on cars so I hope to transition smoothly to bikes.

As a noob, I will definitely be picking your collective brains regarding the ins and outs of having a bike in the city.

Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas everyone.


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Old 12-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #16019
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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum and bikes in general. Grew up still live in Brooklyn and plan on using a bike for work commutes and trips.

Just picked this '85 700S last week.






I'm pretty good at wrenching on cars so I hope to transition smoothly to bikes.

As a noob, I will definitely be picking your collective brains regarding the ins and outs of having a bike in the city.

Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas everyone.


--Jimmy
welcome to the aslyum jimmy, just picked up a '83 nighthawk 650, the little bro to your bike. lots to explore here on adv, tuesdays is the usual bike night at the ear inn (not so much during winter) and there's the yearly isle of manhattan day after new years ride around manhattan that you can look forward to doing.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #16020
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on the bike.

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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum and bikes in general. Grew up still live in Brooklyn and plan on using a bike for work commutes and trips.

Just picked this '85 700S last week.






I'm pretty good at wrenching on cars so I hope to transition smoothly to bikes.

As a noob, I will definitely be picking your collective brains regarding the ins and outs of having a bike in the city.

Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas everyone.


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