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Old 01-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #16336
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Hmmmm...bike security?
theives don't like yellow fruits
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #16337
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theives don't like yellow fruits
But seriously by the looks of it it's a common place to park. I guess that makes it reasonable eh?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:02 PM   #16338
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seen bikes parked there before, i'ed be more afraid of a bus losing control and taking them all out then it getting stolen.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #16339
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This...



...and this....




Are a bit related.
Do tell...
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #16340
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Dyer Ave median:
i park there most days. much nicer bikes there than mine; i'm not worried about mine getting stolen. there are some bikes there that are pretty clearly parked there 24/7. i still throw a disc lock on and make sure the steering column's locked.
i did get ticketed there once, some douche PEO tagged every bike there for "sidewalk". i fought it by mail and sent in a bunch of photos showing that it's not a sidewalk and never heard back; i think they thew away my letter. still shows as owing $ in the system.

Take off your plate and park anywhere:

i got towed on Broadway (commercial only) with my plate off. effing close to $500 and a half a day getting it out of hock. i'd maybe park somewhere if i could sneak my bike between vehicles, but i'm spooked to park anywhere illegal that a tow can access now if i'm gonna be there for more than 1/2 an hour or so :/
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:25 PM   #16341
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Let me clarify my previous statement. When I said park anywhere. I meant park anywhere within reason. I wouldn't park in front of St. Pats cathedral or anywhere obviously wrong. But like Schwartz said in between some cars down a side street.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:23 AM   #16342
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For anyone interested, here's my small restoration thread of my 1974 Suzuki GT250 Hustler:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45624.0

Any input is appreciated with tips/tricks etc.

For example, this is how clueless I am, what size tire is a 3.0 x 18 (front tire size), the rear is 4.0 x 18. Is that a 90/90 (for the front) in today's standards?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:23 AM   #16343
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For anyone interested, here's my small restoration thread of my 1974 Suzuki GT250 Hustler:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45624.0

Any input is appreciated with tips/tricks etc.

For example, this is how clueless I am, what size tire is a 3.0 x 18 (front tire size), the rear is 4.0 x 18. Is that a 90/90 (for the front) in today's standards?
cool bike! that'll be fun to zip around town.

if you're looking for info/advice i'd recommend starting a build thread here: http://thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php
all your questions shall be answered. seriously, if there's anything these guys don't know about old zukes i haven't found it yet.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:26 AM   #16344
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cool bike! that'll be fun to zip around town.

if you're looking for info/advice i'd recommend starting a build thread here: http://thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php
all your questions shall be answered. seriously, if there's anything these guys don't know about old zukes i haven't found it yet.
Thanks man, I will go ahead and join the group, greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #16345
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Dyer Ave median:
i park there most days. much nicer bikes there than mine; i'm not worried about mine getting stolen. there are some bikes there that are pretty clearly parked there 24/7. i still throw a disc lock on and make sure the steering column's locked.
i did get ticketed there once, some douche PEO tagged every bike there for "sidewalk". i fought it by mail and sent in a bunch of photos showing that it's not a sidewalk and never heard back; i think they thew away my letter. still shows as owing $ in the system.

Take off your plate and park anywhere:

i got towed on Broadway (commercial only) with my plate off. effing close to $500 and a half a day getting it out of hock. i'd maybe park somewhere if i could sneak my bike between vehicles, but i'm spooked to park anywhere illegal that a tow can access now if i'm gonna be there for more than 1/2 an hour or so :/
Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #16346
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Starting a new job at 40th and Bway on Feb 11. I'll be commuting by train, but on the off chance I want to ride in to get a head start on a weekend trip, is there anywhere remotely convenient that wont cost an arm and a leg to park a bike near there?

I park legally on the street daily - 44 between 9 and 10. Plenty of spots.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:43 AM   #16347
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After getting ripped of in this city at every turn I am seriously thinking
about getting a POS portapotty type van with excellent locks to serve
as my stealth mobile secure parking solution even if the bike I get is
worth less than 2 grandride the bike up into the van lock it then
drive into the neighbor hood park it right next to the spot where
illegal stuff's happening walk home and get a great night's sleep

Great looking bike feel sorry for the owner but anything that looks like
that is going to get stolen if it's out in the street I hope he was insured


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A guy who parks in the same garage as me (Vaxmoto) had his Husaberg FS650c stolen last night from his apt in Sunset Park.

It's a pretty rare bike, so I figured I'd throw this out there for him. If anyone hears/sees anything, shoot me a PM and I'll tell him.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:28 AM   #16348
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I park legally on the street daily - 44 between 9 and 10. Plenty of spots.
+1 to this. i think i'm going to stop parking on the dyer median and go to 44th instead.


i wrote in to NYC Finance to follow up on the ticket i got at Dyer ave since I mailed in my Not Guilty plea with photos showing IT'S NOT A SIDEWALK and never heard back.

got a response from them yesterday saying that I was found guilty cause I didn't prove that it was a legal parking spot (guilty till proven innocent???) and claiming that a letter was sent informing me of that back in August, and by the way since it's been so long now I may not appeal the decision, eff you very much, sincerely, new york city.

good news? that was the bike i just sold; i don't have that plate anymore - just mailed it back to NJ MVC.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:35 AM   #16349
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good news? that was the bike i just sold; i don't have that plate anymore - just mailed it back to NJ MVC.
Bad news, any delinquent payments owed to NYCDMV over $350 qualifies ANY other vehicles registered under your name to be eligible to be towed as scofflaw. Just a heads up.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:12 AM   #16350
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Bad news, any delinquent payments owed to NYCDMV over $350 qualifies ANY other vehicles registered under your name to be eligible to be towed as scofflaw. Just a heads up.
Oh hell yeah, I was a scofflaw for a short time, what a pain to sort it out too. I thought it was $250 though
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