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Old 01-18-2013, 06:42 AM   #16261
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i want to take my v-strom offroad.

i don't have knobbies, though that could be a future consideration. i'm not looking for anything too crazy. the strom is a heavy ass bike, but it's all i got.

i'd like to find some gravel roads, dirt roads, double track, doubletrack with rocks, baby heads, whatever...

is there anywhere to go? why the hell do i live so close to NYC?

someone help me out here
There are places but they are north of the city. We have a few inches of snow on the ground so the trails are covered and it's very hard to see if there is ice under the snow. I would recommend you wait until the spring, picking up a V a few dozen times in the winter is not fun.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:10 AM   #16262
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There are places but they are north of the city. We have a few inches of snow on the ground so the trails are covered and it's very hard to see if there is ice under the snow. I would recommend you wait until the spring, picking up a V a few dozen times in the winter is not fun.
Sweet. Waiting till spring i can manage. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:19 AM   #16263
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I am not sure if it is still an issue but I have received violations twice for having the tag on the wrong vehicle. Once was in a rented car on the NYS Thruway and the other was on a bike on the NJ Turnpike.
These were a few years back, but they did happen and something to think about. The thruway one I had to pay to the rental agency, the Turnpike one they let me pay the fine and "waived" the violation as a first offender.
for the past year or so i have used our ezpass every time i use zip car. i pull theres and throw it in the shiny bag and into the glovebox. i have not seen any notices. YMMV
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:48 PM   #16264
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We go to the bike show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

GHO and ArZan discuss their difference of opinion in the alley behind Dr.Rock and Francine' s building Saturday night before the party.
What, is one going to take a dump, set it on fire, and the other going to say it doesn't smell?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #16265
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What, is one going to take a dump, set it on fire, and the other going to say it doesn't smell?
OK I do a lot of primitive camping and I usually bury my crap, but some like to burn it. I am sort of grossed by the idea of shit on our campfires, but to be honest I never smelled anything
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:06 AM   #16266
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There are a lot of cultural differences that are mistaken for lack of talent. I have noticed during my dealings that North Americans (and I mean Canada as well since I'm from Canada) are very efficient as compared to people/companies in Europe.

The only country that comes close is the U.K. They are efficient and like to get things done very quickly.

But transplant some of these intelligent people to North America and you get intelligent people working in a different environment.

Also it does not mean that all of the intelligent people around the world have been able to find a way of making it to the western world. Cultures and values are different and the people around you influence your actions as well.

We just have to be careful about talking down to other cultures because they perform things differently.

But I know how frustrating it is to talk to a tech support department in another country that just doesn't seem to get the point.

Imagine how difficult it would be for a tech support department out here to directly support an end user in another country?


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Old 01-19-2013, 09:47 AM   #16267
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Show review?

I'd appreciate hearing from moto show attendees - is it a good show?

I haven't been keeping up much with new bikes - which brand's got the goods? I'm specifically interested in 'universals,' sport-touring, sport, and adventure bikes (not dirt, cruiser, mega-touring).
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 PM   #16268
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I'd appreciate hearing from moto show attendees - is it a good show?

I haven't been keeping up much with new bikes - which brand's got the goods? I'm specifically interested in 'universals,' sport-touring, sport, and adventure bikes (not dirt, cruiser, mega-touring).
i am a returning rider who bought a craigslist bike in july 2012 and have put on about 2k miles having fun.

i went to the javits center on friday afternoon and stayed from 230-530pm.

it was not overly crowded so hopping on bikes was easy and a blast.

for me, each manufacturer had at least one model that i would gladly purchase.

not that i'm in the market for a new bike.

i want to ride my 2006 z750s for another year before i'd go looking, this way i have a much better idea of what i want/need/desire/can afford.

but the motorcycle show let me wander around, imagine i was a potential buyer and i sat on everything i was slightly interested in.

for me:

ducati multistrada
triumph explorer & tiger
suzuki vee-strom (no 1k strom and no bandit-darn)
kawasaki z1000, versys & klr650 (no 1k versys-double darn)
bmw f800gt/r

man, all those bikes was like what i imagine heroin would be.

i could go all day.

yippee!

ymmv

be well

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:17 AM   #16269
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picking up a V a few dozen times in the winter is not fun.
Picking it up in the spring on a flash flooded trail in Utah a few dozen times is no fun either. I was riding in Esclante a couple of years ago, rain farther off brought floods across my route, turning it into a slick impassable mess. I wound up abandoning the bike, stuck upright finally, and (short version) got rescued by a rancher. The long version is fairly entertaining, in retrospect only though.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #16270
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Longshot...

Anyone know of a place that sells 6 volt batteries and would be open on a Sunday? I tried Sears Auto, Pep Boys, and Auto Zone.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:26 AM   #16271
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Anyone know of a place that sells 6 volt batteries and would be open on a Sunday? I tried Sears Auto, Pep Boys, and Auto Zone.
advanceautoparts has a pretty good selection of moto stuff.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:10 AM   #16272
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I'd appreciate hearing from moto show attendees - is it a good show?

I haven't been keeping up much with new bikes - which brand's got the goods? I'm specifically interested in 'universals,' sport-touring, sport, and adventure bikes (not dirt, cruiser, mega-touring).
The best part was meeting folks from here like wiseblood and gho. Stop by the NYMSTF

The show is smaller than previous years, moving down to the lower level.

Friday was a great day to go, with less of a crowd. Most of the major mfg were there, ducati, triumph, bmw, honda, harley, kawasaki, suzuki, ktm, etc.

The stunt show was cool.
Not as many small vendors this year and those that attended had smaller displays, eg roadgear. Myfriend was accosted by an eye glass cleaner vendor and when he said that the stuff smeared his glasses the guy started to give him attitude. I've never liked or had luck with that crap. Cycle gear sells an antifog that's not bad but not at the show...
But there were few vendors for decent accessories like gloves, tank bags, Etc
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #16273
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advanceautoparts has a pretty good selection of moto stuff.
Thanks... no dice.
Also tried an HD shop in NJ that I know is open on Sunday's and Cycle Gear in NJ... same thing.

I give up. Guess I'll just order from the 'net.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:48 AM   #16274
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advanceautoparts has a pretty good selection of moto stuff.
My local Autozone sells motorcycle batteries, want me to pick one up (if they have one for your bike) and bring in? I'll be in the city around noon.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:41 AM   #16275
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Myfriend was accosted by an eye glass cleaner vendor and when he said that the stuff smeared his glasses the guy started to give him attitude. I've never liked or had luck with that crap. Cycle gear sells an antifog that's not bad but not at the show...
But there were few vendors for decent accessories like gloves, tank bags, Etc
Shit I could not find road gear, but I was only there for a few hrs on Friday. I woke up in excruciating pain on saturday morning and didn't go in, same for sunday. new bike has given me tendonitis.
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