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Old 04-15-2013, 09:06 AM   #17026
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For those of you that went, suggestions? Should we do another one?
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #17027
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I was not able to attend the swap but wanted to. I have a klim traverse and xl Kilimanjaro jacket I'm dying to get rid off, amongst other random things tried once. I'll be at the next one if it happens again.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #17028
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #17029
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #17030
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This was posted on the NY Scooter Club forum. Nice reminder as the 2013 riding season gets into full swing, how many ways things can go terribly wrong...
Thanks Brad. I made it through about three minutes. Now I think I might be afraid to ride!

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Old 04-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #17031
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Thanks Brad. I made it through about three minutes. Now I think I might be afraid to ride!

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for real. thanks a whole pantload.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #17032
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Thanks Brad. I made it through about three minutes. Now I think I might be afraid to ride!

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I got bored, and skipped forward. Toward the end, they start doing remix videos, which is pretty funny.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #17033
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Thanks Brad. I made it through about three minutes. Now I think I might be afraid to ride!

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90% of those videos were the result of motorcyclists doing really stupid shit. So don't do really stupid shit and you've only got a 10% chance of having a problem.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:45 PM   #17034
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with the nice weather, i've been commuting to work heading south from riverdale and taking the kawa down the west side of manhattan.

traffic has been pretty stiff.

by the time i'm south of the gw bridge, it's crawling bumper to bumper.

i find myself trying to work on my slow speed balance skills and keep moving forward without putting my boot down.

consequentially, it feels like my entire ride is mostly going from first to second gear, back to first, back to second, occasionally third then back to first. you get the idea.

i imagine i'm wearing out my clutch cable and first gear!

hey, am i?

i know i must be the only guy riding a motorcycle in nyc that doesn't split lanes, but there is something about it that doesn't work for me.

i'm not judging those who weave thru traffic.

i just don't think i want to ride like that.

and that is is after being passed by four different guys working their way up the fdr this afternoon as i'm sitting still.

then again, my attitude will probably cost me a clutch cable.

go figure.



ymmv

be well.

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:53 PM   #17035
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i imagine i'm wearing out my clutch cable and first gear!

hey, am i?

i know i must be the only guy riding a motorcycle in nyc that doesn't split lanes, but there is something about it that doesn't work for me.

Easy enough to visually inspect the cable. So long as you periodically lube the cable and the ends, that cable should last you a long time. It's not a bad idea to have a replacement zip tied to the existing one just in case it does break one day. Nothing you describe will wear out any gears.

Kudos for riding your own ride and not doing what someone else is just because. Just position yourself accordingly in case there's an idiot behind you too busy texting instead of watching where they're going. Keep a close eye on the mirror.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #17036
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I got bored, and skipped forward. Toward the end, they start doing remix videos, which is pretty funny.
Looks like they thought that yutz who ran into the back of a UPS truck was worth a good laff.

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90% of those videos were the result of motorcyclists doing really stupid shit. So don't do really stupid shit and you've only got a 10% chance of having a problem.
Fairly good assessment.

Aside of the unbelievable amount of absurdly dangerous passing and speeding I did see a couple of instances of the gotcha that took me out about a year and a half ago, along with motorists being generally ignorant douchebags.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #17037
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then again, my attitude will probably cost me a clutch cable.
Probably a clutch, not a clutch cable.

By now I guess you already know that the rear brake is better for maintaining balance during braking at slow speeds.

I'll be passing, er, I mean seeing ya'...
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #17038
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i know i must be the only guy riding a motorcycle in nyc that doesn't split lanes, but there is something about it that doesn't work for me.

i'm not judging those who weave thru traffic.

i just don't think i want to ride like that.
I also do not lane split. I filter up at certain stop lights, but that's about it. Last time I tried lane splitting on the 59th St Bridge I got a streak of a a distinctive yellow paint on one side case, and a slight scuff on the other. The stress of trying to keep track of all those moving targets and thread my GS through traffic wasn't really worth enjoying a cold beer 20 minutes sooner than not splitting. Plus, home isn't going anywhere.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:24 PM   #17039
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I also do not lane split. I filter up at certain stop lights, but that's about it. Last time I tried lane splitting on the 59th St Bridge I got a streak of a a distinctive yellow paint on one side case, and a slight scuff on the other. The stress of trying to keep track of all those moving targets and thread my GS through traffic wasn't really worth enjoying a cold beer 20 minutes sooner than not splitting. Plus, home isn't going anywhere.
Some bikes are easier to lane split than others. If I had side cases I wouldn't split either.
I only do it if the traffic is stopped or moving really slowly and I ride a skinny 250.

Much more likely to do it in the summertime when the air is 90, the street is 110 and you feel the engine getting hotter by the minute.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:56 AM   #17040
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i know i must be the only guy riding a motorcycle in nyc that doesn't split lanes, but there is something about it that doesn't work for me.

i'm not judging those who weave thru traffic.

i just don't think i want to ride like that.

As Steve said, good work riding your OWN ride. The concept of riding your own ride is probably one of the most difficult things in all of motorcycling. It's easy to be pressured into doing something you really don't want to do, or riding faster (or slower) than you want in a particular situation.

Now, about splitting: Be warned that NYPD has traditionally placed an officer (<*cough*>Murphy!<*cough*>) on the West Wide Hwy, who issues tickets to riders who split in the vicinity of the GW.

That being said... I have this dream that all NY riders will start safely, prudently, filtering through slow or stopped traffic. Car drivers will see how courteous and safe these riders are, and will recognize that motorcycles filtering don't make the car drivers any more late, and filtering also reduces pollution by getting the rider to their destination earlier. After some tipping point, the authorities will tacitly accept this behavior, and it will become the norm. Anyway, it's a dream.

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