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Old 04-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #17071
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Does anyone around here happen to have the Triumph Valve Tool?

Thanks in Advance?!


I do, but unfortunately it, and I, are in Utah until next weekend.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #17072
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My father has a Yamaha V Star that was submerged in Hurricane Sandy. It is going to the scrap yard. Can anyone use anything off of it before it goes?
Why is it going to the scrap yard? heard of a few bikes being resurrected fairly simply, they might not last another 10 years but will last another couple of seasons.

Which specific year and model is it? my neighbor has a v-star
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:19 AM   #17073
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It would have been easier if we had gotten to it right away, this bike has been sitting for 6 months after the submersion. We did not have any running water for 6 weeks after the storm. We are all still rebuilding our homes and have no time for another project. I have replaced my bike, I hope my Father will do the same. He is 79 years old and is hoping that was not his last bike.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:57 AM   #17074
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It would have been easier if we had gotten to it right away, this bike has been sitting for 6 months after the submersion. We did not have any running water for 6 weeks after the storm. We are all still rebuilding our homes and have no time for another project. I have replaced my bike, I hope my Father will do the same. He is 79 years old and is hoping that was not his last bike.
Good for dad! I hope that I'm still riding when I'm 79.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:22 AM   #17075
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Good for dad! I hope that I'm still riding when I'm 79.
Hope I'm still alive.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:01 AM   #17076
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Good for dad! I hope that I'm still riding when I'm 79.
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Hope I'm still alive.
My dad turned 79 yesterday. He's building this to stay sharp.

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Old 04-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #17077
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My dad turned 79 yesterday. He's building this to stay sharp.

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Wow, that's a helluva rig for MS Flight Simulator..!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #17078
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Wow, that's a helluva rig for MS Flight Simulator..!
No. it's a fancy stereo cabinet.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:37 AM   #17079
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36th and dyer median parking alert

dammit.

pulled onto the "parking" median this morning, parked and locked my bike, then looked at the pieces of paper taped onto a bunch of the bikes/scooters there.

apparently they're these people doing this project: http://chekpeds.com/dyerpark






their notes are politely worded, even if they are using packing tape to stick things to our vehicles.

the note mentions parking on 9th ave b/t 35/36 and 37/38.
i went to check it out and there is room for about 3 motorcycles next to the bicycle racks. there's no indication that the space there is in any way legal for motorcycles.

any thoughts on that?





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Old 04-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #17080
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odd thing:

that website with their construction plans shows all the park space being constructed between 34th and 35th. There's nothing that impacts the median strip where bikes are parked, which is between 35th and 36th. So why the notes?
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dammit.

pulled onto the "parking" median this morning, parked and locked my bike, then looked at the pieces of paper taped onto a bunch of the bikes/scooters there.

apparently they're these people doing this project: http://chekpeds.com/dyerpark



My initial thoughts:

* If you look at the web page for the project, you will see that Christine Berthet has posted a lot of the messages. She is the head (co-chair) of the Traffic committee for CB4: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mancb4/html/about/TRANS.shtml

* This process started a long time ago. Yet another example of motorcyclists not getting the news, because we're NOT getting ourselves involved in the community boards.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:01 AM   #17082
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Uh oh! I'm screwed. My company is moving to midtown Friday and I was going to start using this area to park for my commute. Any suggestions? My new offices are Broadway and 38th.

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dammit.

pulled onto the "parking" median this morning, parked and locked my bike, then looked at the pieces of paper taped onto a bunch of the bikes/scooters there.

apparently they're these people doing this project: http://chekpeds.com/dyerpark


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Old 04-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #17083
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My initial thoughts:

* If you look at the web page for the project, you will see that Christine Berthet has posted a lot of the messages. She is the head (co-chair) of the Traffic committee for CB4: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mancb4/html/about/TRANS.shtml

* This process started a long time ago. Yet another example of motorcyclists not getting the news, because we're NOT getting ourselves involved in the community boards.


FWIW, I just sent a letter to Christine. Don't know if it will have any effect, but....


IF you write, here are the points I would make:
  1. Parking zones suggested are NOT legal. Please add signs, "Motorcycle Only Parking."
  2. Suggested alternatives are not enough to accommodate the (approximately) dozen vehicles regularly parked at Dyer & 36th street
  3. Loss of parking will encourage a switch to cars, and encourage more parking on the sidewalk as motorcyclists change their habits to avoid being knocked over by autos.

It also wouldn't hurt to explain where you live, where you work, and why you park at the Dyer triangle. BE POLITE! Communicate clearly, and don't rant. Stay focused. Keep it SHORT and SWEET.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #17084
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Uh oh! I'm screwed. My company is moving to midtown Friday and I was going to start using this area to park for my commute. Any suggestions? My new offices are Broadway and 38th.
Write a letter. Also, attend CB meetings.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #17085
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just passing by. new to the forum. only a sport bike and cruiser here. really want a dual sport tho.
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