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Old 12-28-2012, 06:06 AM   #16036
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Agreed on the greed part

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Not sure where you're looking, but Central Parking has some discounts right now...self-serve parking in Spanish Harlem is $99/Month.

http://nyc.centralparking.com/Monthl...-Specials.html
*The coupons say they expire 8/12...they usually a pretty good about honoring them, but I'd call ahead.

Here's a link to Icon's coupons: http://www.iconparkingsystems.com/mo...king/specials/
Thanks! Ill be checking them out asap! I fought and fought, they wont honor the coupon, but $140 is not bad at all either.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #16037
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weee

Just in time for the New Year's Day ride, I arrived at my usual parking space today in a nice cloud of burning coolant. Hooray!

Knew I should have replaced those o-rings over the summer....

Anyway, I'm planning on heading over to MotoGrrl Ryders Alley tomorrow for a few hours to take apart my bike and put in some damn o-rings and new hose clamps.

Feel free to drop by to point and laugh
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #16038
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Just in time for the New Year's Day ride, I arrived at my usual parking space today in a nice cloud of burning coolant. Hooray!

Knew I should have replaced those o-rings over the summer....

Anyway, I'm planning on heading over to MotoGrrl Ryders Alley tomorrow for a few hours to take apart my bike and put in some damn o-rings and new hose clamps.

Feel free to drop by to point and laugh

If I'm in the mood for pointing and laughing, which one will you be at? Downtown? Or midtown?
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:34 AM   #16039
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Downtown. Probably starting 9ish.

Now is just need to find a store with O-Rings


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If I'm in the mood for pointing and laughing, which one will you be at? Downtown? Or midtown?
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:26 AM   #16040
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Starting out

How's it going guys been reading lots of stuff here on adv board
so many great people sharing knowledge. After reading a lot of
ride reports I finally got the bug to get my own bike, to someone
who never rode a bike it was overwhelming, gear, road hazards
"cagers" parking at least a few grand worth of machine out in the
open
I don't have a garage but I overcame all that and went to the first
step which was getting my permit passed on the first attempt
then ordered flip up helmet, body armor, knee pads waterproof
gloves, balaclava they should be coming by UPS soon going to get
the hi viz reflective vest Home Depot is nearby.

So all that out of the way need a bike I looked at hundreds of
bikes going to take it slow no crotch rockets or heavy bikes
but a lil cruiser to practice on for a while this is where I need
your help I am looking at a GZ250 which is for sale for $1750
the owner says he bought it 9 months ago and he never had
time to ride it 2006 with 500 miles he says it need's to be towed
because "carbs need to be cleaned and a new battery" so guys
me being a noob can you tell me if it's a good deal and can you
let me know of a good bike shop/mechanic in Brooklyn/Queens
last question can you park on the sidewalk I asked a traffic cop
he said if it's not blocking anything it's ok ....
Thanks
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:29 AM   #16041
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BMW issues recall on motorcycles due to kickstand problems

BMW is recalling 2,385 of its 2012-13 motorcycles to keep gravity from having its way with them.
In a report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW said the kickstand on its S 1000 RR models could fail, allowing the $15,000 motorcycle to topple over.
BMW told the safety agency that the problem was that the attachment threads were not properly cleaned. So the remaining bits of metal could allow the bolts to loosen and the kickstand could separate from the frame.
BMW told the agency it had its first report of a problem in March followed by five more in June and July. “Given the low number of warranty claims and the long period of time in which the claims were received,” BMW said it continued to “monitor” the situation.
Following some additional reports in Germany – as well as in the United States – BMW began investigating in October, found the cause and concluded a recall was needed.
BMW described the recall as “voluntary,” but once a manufacturer finds a safety problem it has five business days to inform the safety agency of its plan for a recall or face civil fines.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:20 AM   #16042
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How's it going guys been reading lots of stuff here on adv board
so many great people sharing knowledge. After reading a lot of
ride reports I finally got the bug to get my own bike, to someone
who never rode a bike it was overwhelming, gear, road hazards
"cagers" parking at least a few grand worth of machine out in the
open
I don't have a garage but I overcame all that and went to the first
step which was getting my permit passed on the first attempt
then ordered flip up helmet, body armor, knee pads waterproof
gloves, balaclava they should be coming by UPS soon going to get
the hi viz reflective vest Home Depot is nearby.

So all that out of the way need a bike I looked at hundreds of
bikes going to take it slow no crotch rockets or heavy bikes
but a lil cruiser to practice on for a while this is where I need
your help I am looking at a GZ250 which is for sale for $1750
the owner says he bought it 9 months ago and he never had
time to ride it 2006 with 500 miles he says it need's to be towed
because "carbs need to be cleaned and a new battery" so guys
me being a noob can you tell me if it's a good deal and can you
let me know of a good bike shop/mechanic in Brooklyn/Queens
last question can you park on the sidewalk I asked a traffic cop
he said if it's not blocking anything it's ok ....
Thanks
Al
Parking on the sidewalk is not allowed and eventually you will get a ticket for it. I don't know about everyone else here but I wouldn't be willing to buy a non running bike for $1750. I live in Brooklyn, if you want, PM / FB me and I can help you out with some ideas.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #16043
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How's it going guys been reading lots of stuff here on adv board
so many great people sharing knowledge. After reading a lot of
ride reports I finally got the bug to get my own bike, to someone
who never rode a bike it was overwhelming, gear, road hazards
"cagers" parking at least a few grand worth of machine out in the
open
I don't have a garage but I overcame all that and went to the first
step which was getting my permit passed on the first attempt
then ordered flip up helmet, body armor, knee pads waterproof
gloves, balaclava they should be coming by UPS soon going to get
the hi viz reflective vest Home Depot is nearby.

So all that out of the way need a bike I looked at hundreds of
bikes going to take it slow no crotch rockets or heavy bikes
but a lil cruiser to practice on for a while this is where I need
your help I am looking at a GZ250 which is for sale for $1750
the owner says he bought it 9 months ago and he never had
time to ride it 2006 with 500 miles he says it need's to be towed
because "carbs need to be cleaned and a new battery" so guys
me being a noob can you tell me if it's a good deal and can you
let me know of a good bike shop/mechanic in Brooklyn/Queens
last question can you park on the sidewalk I asked a traffic cop
he said if it's not blocking anything it's ok ....
Thanks
Al
Ditto what bush said. Non running bikes aren't worth a lot, even less if your going to get a shop to do the work for you as the money adds up. I think 1500 should be your target for a older bike but running with a title. You might have to travel a hour or so, check out the northeast craigslists finds thread here.

As for parking I don't go out of my way to park on the sidewalk unless I'm in a neighborhood where I want my bike chained to something.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:01 AM   #16044
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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.
The locksmith at the DMV on West 8th should be able to do it for ya. He's the only one I know of who has a large collection of MC blanks and has the box to test what specific frequency your key is and can duplicate it.

BUT, not sure if he has a laser cutter....

Or try www.motorcyclekeys.com
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #16045
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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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Dude, won't Erik let you use one of their trailers? And doesn't he have like 100 extra tie downs in the shop?
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #16046
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When are you planning on going?

Not bad, I prefer my old tow vehicle though.

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #16047
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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
Congrats on the new ride, that is one of my all time favorite bikes. Too bad Honda ruined it in the later years and finally stopped importing them. I had an S and a later '93 model. Those bikes were just fantastic.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:33 AM   #16048
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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
Congrats on the new ride, that is one of my all time favorite bikes. Too bad Honda ruined it in the later years and finally stopped importing them. I had an S and a later '93 model. Those bikes were just fantastic.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #16049
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Hi Al! Welcome to the asylum.

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I don't have a garage but I overcame all that and went to the first
step which was getting my permit passed on the first attempt
then ordered flip up helmet, body armor, knee pads waterproof
gloves, balaclava they should be coming by UPS soon going to get
the hi viz reflective vest Home Depot is nearby.
One thing I don't see on your list is abrasion protection! Arguably, you need protection from road rash more than almost anything else. (And, falling from a 250cc cruiser feels exactly the same as falling from a 1000cc Japanese sportbike. The asphalt doesn't care what you ride!)

It sounds like you're trying to craft your own protective gear, instead of buying a motorcycle-specific jacket and pants (which would have padding, waterproof-ness, and hi-vis built in).



Take some time and browse a few online shops for gear:

http://www.motorcyclegear.com
http://www.revzilla.com/
http://www.aerostich.com/



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So all that out of the way need a bike I looked at hundreds of
bikes going to take it slow no crotch rockets or heavy bikes
but a lil cruiser to practice on for a while this is where I need
your help
Buying a used bike for your first: VERY good idea.

A lot of your questions may be answered at the following:

http://nymstf.org/tipsheets.htm


In particular, check out:

Buying a used motorcycle
http://nymstf.org/TipSheet-Buying_Used.pdf

How much will it cost to get started riding?
http://nymstf.org/TipSheet-Riding_Costs.pdf

Parking at Muni Meters
http://nymstf.org/TipSheet-Muni-Meters.pdf

(BTW, NO, you cannot park on the sidewalk. Motorcycles park the same as cars.)


Also, you indicate that you have your permit. I assume you do not yet have your license?:

Getting Legal
http://nymstf.org/TipSheet-Get_Legal.pdf


Hope this helps!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:24 AM   #16050
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(And, falling from a 250cc cruiser feels exactly the same as falling from a 1000cc Japanese sportbike. The asphalt doesn't care what you ride!)
Great way to say it man! People often forget that riding one of these amazing machines, even a lil 250, can seriously hurt you if you don't respect it

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Parking at Muni Meters
http://nymstf.org/TipSheet-Muni-Meters.pdf

(BTW, NO, you cannot park on the sidewalk. Motorcycles park the same as cars.)
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