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Old 02-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #16456
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I am hoping to ride through Manhattan, if anything for the experience of it. Not planning on really stopping anywhere, just riding through. It will most likely be a non-holiday weekday, just out of curiosity, how long does it usually take to ride the length of Manhattan Island on a normal day?
You can ride down the length of Manhattan, and take the Holland Tunnel from lower Manhattan to Jersey City NJ, where you can pick up US 1 again.

A normal day in Manhattan? I don't think there is such a thing.

Depends on what street you're on. I f you go down, say, the length of Broadway, it will probably take more than an hour. If you take the Henry Hudson/West Side Hwy, it probably take less than 25 minutes.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #16457
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But down take one of the roads on the far sides - go right down Broadway or something. Get in there!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #16458
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Hey, I'm planning on riding through this summer in July, coming in from Connecticut and leaving through New Jersey. I want to try to stay on US-1 before and after New York City, any ideas or pointers on riding a cruiser through New York City? Any good routes into and out of Manhattan?
As a visitor myself, I have a fascination with riding in and around New York city. I've ridden most major cities around Europe, so NYC held few worries for me.

Here is a short home video I did about 2 years ago riding from New Jersey into Manhattan, I rode over the George Washington Bridge, (don't forget E-Zpass) on a clear day, I always get thrill seeing the early morning sun coming up over Manhattan, then South along the Henry Hudson/West Side Hwy, then cut over to Broadway and Times Sq. Generally I would watch out for Limos & Taxis, they often change lanes/direction with little regard for smaller vehicles. Thankfully the taxis are bright yellow, so easy to spot

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Old 02-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #16459
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If you ride around Manhattan (i.e., the FDR and the west side highway) you aren't going to see much. If you ride on surface roads, you will see what the city looks like up close. I hope you like riding in traffic, though. It's horrendous.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #16460
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I did it! I picked up a cb400 twin. It's in ride-able condition. What a bike!

first problem. revs up to 5000 rpm when stop at the light. :(
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:04 AM   #16461
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What yar CB? Sounds like an intake leak. Check the rubber around the carbs for cracking. If not it could be air getting in around the top end. You could try re-torquing the head bolts to see if that helps too.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #16462
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As a visitor myself, I have a fascination with riding in and around New York city. I've ridden most major cities around Europe, so NYC held few worries for me.

Here is a short home video I did about 2 years ago riding from New Jersey into Manhattan, I rode over the George Washington Bridge, (don't forget E-Zpass) on a clear day, I always get thrill seeing the early morning sun coming up over Manhattan, then South along the Henry Hudson/West Side Hwy, then cut over to Broadway and Times Sq. Generally I would watch out for Limos & Taxis, they often change lanes/direction with little regard for smaller vehicles. Thankfully the taxis are bright yellow, so easy to spot


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Old 02-10-2013, 09:26 AM   #16463
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she's a 1981. She idles fine. the previous owner plugged one of the intake hole with a rug. if I remove it, she would idle low then dies. Otherwise she idles at around 1700 rpm and seem stable.

reving hi reving problem happens after running for a bit.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #16464
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she's a 1981. She idles fine. the previous owner plugged one of the intake hole with a rug. if I remove it, she would idle low then dies. Otherwise she idles at around 1700 rpm and seem stable.

reving hi reving problem happens after running for a bit.
What do you mean by "intake hole" and what do you mean by "rug"??? Did you check your plugs to see whats going on there?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:57 PM   #16465
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What do you mean by "intake hole" and what do you mean by "rug"???
Is that like a merkin?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #16466
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Maybe it got ripped off and sucked in there during a freak accident during a porn shoot??
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #16467
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I meant to say rag

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #16468
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Sure that's not OEM?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #16469
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Hey, I'm planning on riding through this summer in July, coming in from Connecticut and leaving through New Jersey. I want to try to stay on US-1 before and after New York City, any ideas or pointers on riding a cruiser through New York City? Any good routes into and out of Manhattan?

Thanks in advance!!

If you're comfortable with your bike and traffic, this is a scenic route:
http://www.tinyurl.com/nycroot
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:18 AM   #16470
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If u don't mind me asking, 181st and what? We're neighbors as I grew up there and still reside. 187th on ft. Wash ave. by the way there's a great looking 990 ktm on dykman street/ seaman bad ass! Anyone here? See it all the time when I visit my friend at his bike shop, Tread Bike shop.
Geez. Neighbors? I guess. I live a couple of blocks away on the corner of Riverside Dr!

When I get back in town well have go have some Irish at Let Chėile.
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