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Old 04-05-2013, 05:26 AM   #16966
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Pissed

woke up to a call that someone hit my bike this morning.






hearsay says he was making a left onto my street, tried to take the outside line to go around a truck, clipped me. i got really lucky because there is a traffic enforcement lady stationed on my corner (ok well not lucky, traffic enforcement is a joke but it worked out here) and he had to pick up someone from my building.

word onthe street was that he tried to get the kid he was picking up into his car and GTFO.

only damage is a turn signal so i got 30 bucks and now i'm here. forks, wheel, tree and frame look good/straight minus preexisting conditions.

just a friendly reminder to remember where you park you FF's
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:03 AM   #16967
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woke up to a call that someone hit my bike this morning. ....

only damage is a turn signal so i got 30 bucks and now i'm here. forks, wheel, tree and frame look good/straight minus preexisting conditions.

You should have suggested that instead of him giving you $30, you get to punch him in his "can't-turn-the-fucking-corner" face.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #16968
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Happy to see that the guy had to stay to answer for his stupidity. You lucked out on this one.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:42 AM   #16969
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Agreed that it is good that he got forced to stay. The problem is I am a dick and would have made him pay a bit more for "punitive damages" and failure to know how to drive. A cool $100 would have done it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:41 AM   #16970
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Got a ratty little bike we could use to learn on?



Does anyone here (besides Thomas ) have a ratty bike that my best friend's two son and daughter could use to learn to ride before we go to American Supercamp next weekend? I talked him into getting them this class for a Christmas present (his daughter loves motorcycles but hasn't had the chance to ride one yet), but they don't know basic clutch control skills and the class is fast approaching!

They're really sweet kids, 12 and 15 years old, the smallest one is 5'2" and 95 pounds. They're both great athletes (Stuyvessant wrestling team, then some other school track, basketball, etc.) and are respectful. They've ridden mopeds and mountain bikes, so the main goal here is to get them used to using a clutch and the basic control layout of a motorcycle.

We're just looking for something small (like an xr100) to use at floyd bennett field for an afternoon.

Also, I know it's a hassle, so there would be some definite monetary compensation. Something like $100 (or more if necessary), some beer, plus any repairs. Plust my eternal gratitude. This would be so helpful.

I'm really hoping this works, this is our last weekend!

Please PM me for more details--we can speak on the phone about it if you like.

Thanks so much.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #16971
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Question: How old does a NYC resident have to be to get a motorcycle learners permit? A motorcycle license?
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #16972
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Question: How old does a NYC resident have to be to get a motorcycle learners permit? A motorcycle license?
16 for a permit. There's graduated licensing now, so there's an "MJ" and "limited" MJ ... http://www.dmv.ny.gov/license.htm#drivingage

Basically, 16 to learn with someone 21+, 17 to ride with restrictions (daytime, to/from school & work), and 18 for a full license.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #16973
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The minimum driving age in NYS is 16.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #16974
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Except in NYC, and Nassau (not sure about Suffolk), where it's 18. You can get the permit at 16, but it's no good to drive in the city and Nassau Co.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #16975
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It was permit at 16, license at 17 with safety course, 18 without for me in 2001. (Suffolk, but I thought it was a state thing)
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #16976
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Except in NYC, and Nassau (not sure about Suffolk), where it's 18. You can get the permit at 16, but it's no good to drive in the city and Nassau Co.
16 and 17 year olds aren't allowed to drive or even practice with a learner's permit in the 5 boroughs unless they are under the supervision of a certified driving school - driving with parents doesn't cut it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:53 PM   #16977
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I purchased a bike from them - they will make it super easy - only tax in state you live in
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:10 AM   #16978
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Anyone have a good upholstery shop recommendation for air stapling a new foam and cover onto my DR seat pan? Would like a no-BS, affordable spot that is familiar with motos.

I don't have air tools or access to a stapler and would rather a semi-fessional do it for me for $20.

Preferably Brooklyn or southern QNS

tanks gents
This guy did an excellent job stapling on my seat cover. He disparaged the quality of the cover though, and said he could do better.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:42 PM   #16979
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Does anyone here (besides Thomas ) have a ratty bike that my best friend's two son and daughter could use to learn to ride before we go to American Supercamp next weekend? I talked him into getting them this class for a Christmas present (his daughter loves motorcycles but hasn't had the chance to ride one yet), but they don't know basic clutch control skills and the class is fast approaching!

They're really sweet kids, 12 and 15 years old, the smallest one is 5'2" and 95 pounds. They're both great athletes (Stuyvessant wrestling team, then some other school track, basketball, etc.) and are respectful. They've ridden mopeds and mountain bikes, so the main goal here is to get them used to using a clutch and the basic control layout of a motorcycle.

We're just looking for something small (like an xr100) to use at floyd bennett field for an afternoon.

Also, I know it's a hassle, so there would be some definite monetary compensation. Something like $100 (or more if necessary), some beer, plus any repairs. Plust my eternal gratitude. This would be so helpful.

I'm really hoping this works, this is our last weekend!

Please PM me for more details--we can speak on the phone about it if you like.

Thanks so much.
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You do realize if a cop catches you riding an unregistered bike at Floyd Bennet field, they will impound it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #16980
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woke up to a call that someone hit my bike this morning.






hearsay says he was making a left onto my street, tried to take the outside line to go around a truck, clipped me. i got really lucky because there is a traffic enforcement lady stationed on my corner (ok well not lucky, traffic enforcement is a joke but it worked out here) and he had to pick up someone from my building.

word onthe street was that he tried to get the kid he was picking up into his car and GTFO.

only damage is a turn signal so i got 30 bucks and now i'm here. forks, wheel, tree and frame look good/straight minus preexisting conditions.

just a friendly reminder to remember where you park you FF's
Once the guy is caught trying to take off without accepting responsibility all bets are off and I threaten to call the police and get his insurance company involved and then I would get him for every scratch.

If it's an apologetic person and there is no damage then I say no worries or ask for cash for whatever little things are busted like a mirror or turn signal.

I HATE people who cannot take responsibility for their own actions and try to squirm out of things.
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