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Old 12-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #16066
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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   #16067
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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   #16068
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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   #16069
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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   #16070
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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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Old 12-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #16071
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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?
I try not to use too much of his stuff he freaks out.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #16072
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Anyone has a powerful staple gun around Brooklyn? I need help putting the seat concepts seat on my bike. Called a place up the other day, they want 100 bucks

Will probably try a few more places on Monday. I don't have air compressor, according to my research, electric gun won't work. Or will they?

let me know if you have experience with this.

Thanks and happy new year
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #16073
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Anyone has a powerful staple gun around Brooklyn? I need help putting the seat concepts seat on my bike. Called a place up the other day, they want 100 bucks

Will probably try a few more places on Monday. I don't have air compressor, according to my research, electric gun won't work. Or will they?

let me know if you have experience with this.

Thanks and happy new year
If your seat pan is plastic, I've got a compressor and staple gun at the garage where I park (Vaxmoto - 523 third ave in gowanus). I'm going down there tomorrow- probably 11 or 12ish. You can PM me if you want to meet there- ill check adv before I leave.
Btw, I used the staple gun to install one cover on my scrambler, and it was pretty easy. Had to finish off a lot of the staples with a hammer, but it took very little time.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #16074
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Anyone has a powerful staple gun around Brooklyn? I need help putting the seat concepts seat on my bike. Called a place up the other day, they want 100 bucks

Will probably try a few more places on Monday. I don't have air compressor, according to my research, electric gun won't work. Or will they?

let me know if you have experience with this.

Thanks and happy new year
Will a rivet gun work?
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #16075
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It's a plastic pan.

Not sure if Rivet will work. the original cover were done by staplers.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #16076
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It's a plastic pan.

Not sure if Rivet will work. the original cover were done by staplers.
I have a heavy duty stapler but its at work and won't get it til Monday. If you have not found anything by then, let me know and I will bring it over.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #16077
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Great thanks! trying to arrange a day with broadway on this for now.

I think any gun uses compressed air will do the job. For some reason, these seat pans are hard as rock. many guys attempted with electric stapler gun without luck. with the right tool, it will be less than 30 mins job.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #16078
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Great thanks! trying to arrange a day with broadway on this for now.

I think any gun uses compressed air will do the job. For some reason, these seat pans are hard as rock. many guys attempted with electric stapler gun without luck. with the right tool, it will be less than 30 mins job.
Just letting you know, Harbor freight sells the air stapler for $20.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #16079
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Ryder's Alley

Most of you will know this already, but Damien over at Ryder's Alley is a true motorcycle friend.

I spent a few hours at Ryder's Downtown location yesterday replacing 2 dumb o-rings deep within my coolant system so I wouldn't be driving around in a puff of sweet smelling coolant smoke.

He really helped me out in a tight spot, and I owe him 1!

-George
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:33 PM   #16080
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Most of you will know this already, but Damien over at Ryder's Alley is a true motorcycle friend.

I spent a few hours at Ryder's Downtown location yesterday replacing 2 dumb o-rings deep within my coolant system so I wouldn't be driving around in a puff of sweet smelling coolant smoke.

He really helped me out in a tight spot, and I owe him 1!

-George
+1

I totally happened onto RA Midtown by dumb luck. It's nice to have a place off the street to wrench and cheaper than any regular parking I could find in the neighborhood. I've even donated a few tools to the tool chest that they didn't have when I needed them.

Oh, and BTW, it's Demian. Not Damian.
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