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Old 02-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #16486
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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, 01:57 PM   #16487
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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, 04:05 PM   #16488
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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, 06:58 PM   #16489
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I meant to say rag

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #16490
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Sure that's not OEM?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #16491
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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:
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:18 AM   #16492
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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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Old 02-11-2013, 03:59 AM   #16493
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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?
Off 95, take the 181st Street exit and take it East to Harlem River Drive, take Harlem River Dr./FDR Dr* and follow it down to Houston St. Go west to B-Way, take it up to the eighties and find a sign (left turn) for the Henry Hudson Parkway. You can take it up to the GW bridge and to NJ.

If get there before 10:00AM, you can take a right at 72nd street and ride through the southern end of Central Park. Exit on 5th Ave. down to 59th then right over to Columbus Circle and you're back on B-Way. Turn left on 72 this time and you'll get to the HH.



*Word of caution: FDR goes through a poorly lit tunnel somewhere about the 50's. Being as Murphy's Law was writ in NYC, that's also the section of FDR that has the most potholes and large cracks/pavement seams. It's a real bitch riding from bright sunlight into that tunnel wearing sunglasses. IIRC, the left lane is the smoothest and also closest to the sunlight coming in through the openings on the East River to the left.

Edit: just took a look at UXC's route. Between (68) take E Houston street and (76) Left on Broadway there are a boatload of great places to eat. In that neighborhood, but not on that route, is Bar Pitti at 268 6th Ave. one of my very favorite places to eat in NYC.


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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.


On a Sunday morning I can hit HR Dr. from my apt. on 181st and Riverside, ride down to Battery Park and back up HH and be home in 25-30 minutes riding the speed limit. Mid-morning it takes close to an hour to ride HRD/FDR to one of my Docs office at 76 and Third Ave.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:22 AM   #16494
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Hey all, does anyone know of a place like Ryder's Aley for cars? I just bought one and I need a place to install some NYC-appropriate accoutrements:

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #16495
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Pep Boys on 21st street in Queens, or one of the speed shops along Queens Blvd should be able to install that kind of stuff.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:50 AM   #16496
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I meant to say rag
you might want to do some basic checks looking at that. maybe compression and carb clean at a minimum. check jets. everyone knows old CB's are lame and cursed bikes.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:56 AM   #16497
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Hey all, does anyone know of a place like Ryder's Aley for cars? I just bought one and I need a place to install some NYC-appropriate accoutrements:

What truck is that for? You plan on installing a winch? Steel cable or rope?

Ok, looks like a Nissan front bumper.

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #16498
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If you're comfortable with your bike and traffic, this is a scenic route:
http://www.tinyurl.com/nycroot

Not bad!
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #16499
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In case you ever wanted to know, from a NY Times article today on the NYPD commissioner's weekly report, here's the # of 2 wheeled police vehicles, and how the PD is, yes, tracking you:

"The department had 59 horses, 114 motorcycles and 941 scooters.

Its mobile license plate readers built a database of 16 million license plates, along with locations where the car was spotted"

Mobile license plate database? Have you ever heard of this before? I always figured they were using the E-ZPass data, but never knew this.

Hmm..... Big Brother is indeed watching.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:17 AM   #16500
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In case you ever wanted to know, from a NY Times article today on the NYPD commissioner's weekly report, here's the # of 2 wheeled police vehicles, and how the PD is, yes, tracking you:

"The department had 59 horses, 114 motorcycles and 941 scooters.

Its mobile license plate readers built a database of 16 million license plates, along with locations where the car was spotted"

Mobile license plate database? Have you ever heard of this before? I always figured they were using the E-ZPass data, but never knew this.

Hmm..... Big Brother is indeed watching.
Yeah it is these things


I believe they "hit" lapsed insurance, or registration, warrants or suspensions for the driver etc. Someone told me that it also shows past DUI convictions, and they then make up some probable cause to pull you over and see if you are drinking again.
Though not sure if the last part is true.
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