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Old 12-31-2012, 07:54 AM   #16066
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Can't get a break

What shops are open today?

VStrom needs a battery (Yusa YTX14-BS). Anyone know where I can buy one in time for the New Year's Day ride?


Thanks in advance,
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:20 AM   #16067
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What shops are open today?

VStrom needs a battery (Yusa YTX14-BS). Anyone know where I can buy one in time for the New Year's Day ride?


Thanks in advance,
George
here's a list of other batteries that'll work

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php?topic=7909.0
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:48 AM   #16068
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What shops are open today?

VStrom needs a battery (Yusa YTX14-BS). Anyone know where I can buy one in time for the New Year's Day ride?


Thanks in advance,
George
cross reference with whatever is in a '08 monster 695. If it'll fit, i have one on tender @ home you can borrow.
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Posting from the field; please excuse brevity & misspellings.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:21 AM   #16069
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Wiseblood got my back, using his spare till I get a new one myself.

Thanks everyone!

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What shops are open today?

VStrom needs a battery (Yusa YTX14-BS). Anyone know where I can buy one in time for the New Year's Day ride?


Thanks in advance,
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:31 PM   #16070
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Wiseblood got my back, using his spare till I get a new one myself.

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:48 PM   #16071
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So, what's the word on Street and Comp? They appear to be the only Motul dealer in the city. Should I dave myself a trip and order from my west coast supplier?
Judging from C&S's online prices, I can get a gal of 300V shipped for roughly the same amount as 4 liters from C&S but if its good peeps, ill ride out and score.
Time for an oil change.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:50 PM   #16072
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Another year is coming to an end. Just want to thank you all for providing me an outlet to sanity and another very worthwhile escape from the reality of my cubicle.

If anyone is still looking for something to do tonight, I'll be at my favorite wine bar, Milk and Roses, ringing in the new year clinking glasses and toasting with friends. Since I do consider you all to be my friends, feel free to come by and enjoy

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:01 PM   #16073
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Anybody from the city riding tomorrow, when, where ??? You know, firsd day if the year tradition... :) I'm planning to start a ride at 10:30 ish (I'm already kinda drunk) and ride to Bear mountain top. How'bout meeting 11:00AM at the first gas station at the Palisades Pkwy after the GWB? I'll be there...
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:18 PM   #16074
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Anybody from the city riding tomorrow, when, where ??? You know, firsd day if the year tradition... :) I'm planning to start a ride at 10:30 ish (I'm already kinda drunk) and ride to Bear mountain top. How'bout meeting 11:00AM at the first gas station at the Palisades Pkwy after the GWB? I'll be there...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840929
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:29 PM   #16075
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That is so far from a ride...More like a meet and greet
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #16076
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That is so far from a ride...More like a meet and greet
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:38 AM   #16077
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #16078
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Sounds good

Happy New Year everyone thanks for guiding me Yep need to
go for my road test as soon as I get a bike and a few weeks of
practice I think your on the money about the non running bike
I don't know any shops or good mechanics I had a car for many
years but ditched it as parking tickets started piling up now I work
close to home. Is it ok to park your bike in a unattended parking lot
they lock it up around 12 am to 7 am ? I saw some bums sleeping in
there once in a while just wondering
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:48 AM   #16079
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Happy New Year everyone thanks for guiding me Yep need to
go for my road test as soon as I get a bike and a few weeks of
practice I think your on the money about the non running bike
I don't know any shops or good mechanics I had a car for many
years but ditched it as parking tickets started piling up now I work
close to home. Is it ok to park your bike in a unattended parking lot
they lock it up around 12 am to 7 am ? I saw some bums sleeping in
there once in a while just wondering
Al
Hey Holiday.

Welcome to the forums! Good luck with the test, though it's pretty much a cakewalk.
Honestly though as it seems you haven't taken it I'd really look into the MSF safety course intro deal. You get your license at the end of the class and it's a really good ... introduction :) Though I can understand not wanting to wait until they start offering those again, presumably in the Spring.

I don't know if you're exclusively looking for a small bike. I know a lot of people say to start small, but others say don't bother cause you'll grow out of it quickly. I went with the latter school of thought and have no regrets. It depends on your comfort level riding I guess, at least in part.

If you decide you're open to a bigger bike, I have a vintage Suzuki GS850 for sale. I agree with the others about not buying a "it just needs the cargbs cleaned" bike, especially not at that price and not if you don't do your own work. My bike has been nicely looked after since I bought it with the intention of keeping it. Things change though and now it's for sale.

Regardless, welcome to the site and good luck finding the right bike!

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #16080
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Happy New Year everyone thanks for guiding me Yep need to
go for my road test as soon as I get a bike and a few weeks of
practice I think your on the money about the non running bike
I don't know any shops or good mechanics I had a car for many
years but ditched it as parking tickets started piling up now I work
close to home. Is it ok to park your bike in a unattended parking lot
they lock it up around 12 am to 7 am ? I saw some bums sleeping in
there once in a while just wondering
Al

You're looking for overnight parking? If you can find a parking lot in your budget, go for it. Or, you can park on the street. Even though motorcycles have to park the same as cars, they take up far less space so it's easier to find a place to park them. (Just be careful not to park somewhere you are likely to get knocked over! If you leave only 6 inches for the adjacent cars to pull out, you will get what you're asking for. )

W/r/t road test: Have you looked into taking the Motorcycle Safety Foundation ("MSF") BasicRider course? If you pass that then you don't have to take a road test! Plus, they supply the bike.

Otherwise, taking a DMV road test is a pain in the ass for motorcycles. You need a friend with an "M" class endorsement to help you. You also need a car AND a motorcycle. Take the class. It's MUCH easier, and it's fun. And, it will make you a much better/safer rider!

http://www.nysmsp.org/
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