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Old 06-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #21511
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dirt bike with a windshield?
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:28 AM   #21512
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NYPD Motorcycle Checkpoints

Yeah..... Dirtbikes

Some people are saying these are just bikes that were impounded for being parked illegally or on the parade route and the caption is wrong.

Either way - trying to figure out how worried I need to be with an aftermarket exhaust and smoked integrated tailight running through one of these checkpoints. Tailight is easy to change and something I've been meaning to remedy but exhaust is atleast 1k to change on an old Monster....
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:37 PM   #21513
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Yeah..... Dirtbikes

Some people are saying these are just bikes that were impounded for being parked illegally or on the parade route and the caption is wrong.

Either way - trying to figure out how worried I need to be with an aftermarket exhaust and smoked integrated tailight running through one of these checkpoints. Tailight is easy to change and something I've been meaning to remedy but exhaust is atleast 1k to change on an old Monster....
I hate this kind of treatment. The only reason I keep my ugly, girlfriend burning exhaust on my bike is because I do not want my bike impounded by these goons. My bike sounds great, less loud than a stock sport bike, gets better mileage, and won't burn the girlfriend, but because of this nonsense, it stays on.

In other news, I bounced off the front fender of a honda accord on the west side highway today. I was merging onto it from the GW bridge, and my lane was going much faster than the middle and left lanes, so some jackass darted into my lane just as I was good enough to bounce off of the right front fender. I bounced, kept the bike upright, stabilized, and saw that only my left barkbuster, my left crash bar and my left leg got hit, as well as the helmet I had strapped to the back left of the bike.I have a bruise on my left leg, but I am ok.

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Old 06-09-2014, 02:50 PM   #21514
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parking at 112th and Broadway?

Dang, Dominican, glad you are OK! Did the jackass stop or did he pretend nothing happened?

I will be coming up to NYC for three or four days to visit my daughter. She has a sublet on 112th 3 doors down from Broadway. I will sadly be in the minivan instead of my K1200S. Is there any offstreet parking in that area? I am planning to cruise around hoping to pounce on a street spot but in case none is available it would be nice to have another option.


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Old 06-09-2014, 03:30 PM   #21515
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I've asked the same thing, but don't recall any decent answers. I don't care who knows my plate numbers.

The best I can figure out as to why people are concerned is because of the potential reverse lookup to find out registered address?


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Old 06-09-2014, 03:31 PM   #21516
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I hate this kind of treatment. The only reason I keep my ugly, girlfriend burning exhaust on my bike is because I do not want my bike impounded by these goons. My bike sounds great, less loud than a stock sport bike, gets better mileage, and won't burn the girlfriend, but because of this nonsense, it stays on.

In other news, I bounced off the front fender of a honda accord on the west side highway today. I was merging onto it from the GW bridge, and my lane was going much faster than the middle and left lanes, so some jackass darted into my lane just as I was good enough to bounce off of the right front fender. I bounced, kept the bike upright, stabilized, and saw that only my left barkbuster, my left crash bar and my left leg got hit, as well as the helmet I had strapped to the back left of the bike.I have a bruise on my left leg, but I am ok.

Yah curious as to how that played out.


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Old 06-09-2014, 03:39 PM   #21517
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Last Weds., I commuted among the 5-boro and Hoboken on my Chinese SuperCub clone 110cc scooter for over 50 miles in a single day.
Other than being butt sore from the poor suspension, I'd say the scoot held up well for city commute... riding between the car mirrors on Brooklyn Bridge was piece of cake.

I mostly parked near the Citibike stations, no one seems to bother me.. a few cab drivers stopped me and ask about the scoot, they say that was the same scoot they had back in India/Haiti/Pakistan, etc.. never could kill it, started every time they ride... and how much they missed riding.

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Old 06-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #21518
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I'm going to be doing a reverse commute from Queens to Newark Airport in the morning and back to queens in the evening for the next few days. How bad is the rush hour traffic between the airport and the Holland tunnel with the NB Pulaski closed now? Should I just avoid that area completely and go north to the GWB? Thanks.
I've done this from Astoria -> Elizabeth NJ a whole lot of times around 7-8am. I cannot speak for the evening as I had to go roundtrip all in the am. In the morning, if you aren't leaving by 6am or so I would just suck it up and take RFK bridge to GWB. The WB tunnels might be ok but manhattan will be a clusterffff by then.
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #21519
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I've done this from Astoria -> Elizabeth NJ a whole lot of times around 7-8am. I cannot speak for the evening as I had to go roundtrip all in the am. In the morning, if you aren't leaving by 6am or so I would just suck it up and take RFK bridge to GWB. The WB tunnels might be ok but manhattan will be a clusterffff by then.

+1 on the same route & the same experience. Give yourself plenty of time, leave early, and know that the traffic will eventually clear.
Coming back in to Queens is the same, but in reverse.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #21520
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The best I can figure out as to why people are concerned is because of the potential reverse lookup to find out registered address?


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And on that note. I ordered a custom plate for my bike :)


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Old 06-09-2014, 06:25 PM   #21521
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And on that note. I ordered a custom plate for my bike :)


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Old 06-09-2014, 06:26 PM   #21522
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:29 PM   #21523
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way before I got in to motos that's been my nickname since around 15.
MO and I'm a tech. Also in Hebrew it means sweetie. Dual meaning.
I'm sure everyone who sees it will think accessories.


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Old 06-10-2014, 01:53 AM   #21524
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Yikes. Posts like this remind me that my underground garage space is worth every penny I pay for it.

Absolutely. Once the wifey and I stopped parking on the street we never once considered looking back.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:18 AM   #21525
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Absolutely. Once the wifey and I stopped parking on the street we never once considered looking back.
+1 The $200/m to $250/m (depending on the lot) is completely worth offsetting the B.S. that is well documented here.
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