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Old 05-13-2013, 11:43 AM   #17341
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i'm itching for maybe a new bike.

(i'm speaking softly because i don't want my present ride-the wonderful 2006 kawasaki z750s to hear. bad karma)

does anyone know anyone who knows anyone who might know anyone who rides a:

kawasaki zzr1200

i am looking for real rider reviews.

thanks in advance.

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #17342
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They need to add an extra 10 feet to the CITI Bike spaces coming out under 59th st, just for motorcycle parking.

When I first saw the square paint all over the village streets I got all excited, until a few days later they delivered the bike racks.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #17343
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Question just got my ez-pass where do you guys put it? Will it work in my tankbag, backpack, or pocket?
Put it on the inside of your windscreen as if mounting it on the inside of a car windshield (assuming your bike has a windscreen).

FYI I've been doing this on 3 different bikes for the past 6 years and not once has anyone ever stolen the E-ZPass tag from the windshield when the bike was parked on the street. YMMV.

On my W650 which doesn't have a windscreen, I found a nifty E-ZPass tag holder somewhere on the internet that mounts to a RAM ball. Works great.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #17344
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Put it on the inside of your windscreen as if mounting it on the inside of a car windshield (assuming your bike has a windscreen).

FYI I've been doing this on 3 different bikes for the past 6 years and not once has anyone ever stolen the E-ZPass tag from the windshield when the bike was parked on the street. YMMV.

On my W650 which doesn't have a windscreen, I found a nifty E-ZPass tag holder somewhere on the internet that mounts to a RAM ball. Works great.
+1. I thought about the possibility of someone stealing the transponder too, so I taped off the small bar code/info section on the tag with painter's tape, and gave the rest of it a coat of rattle-can flat black. It makes it a lot less noticeable behind my bike's windscreen, and doesn't affect the function of the tag at all -- still works perfectly every time.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:15 PM   #17345
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+1. I thought about the possibility of someone stealing the transponder too, so I taped off the small bar code/info section on the tag with painter's tape, and gave the rest of it a coat of rattle-can flat black. It makes it a lot less noticeable behind my bike's windscreen, and doesn't affect the function of the tag at all -- still works perfectly every time.
I may try that with some Plasti-dip, with the thought that I might be able to peel it off if EZPass ever wants the tag back...
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:23 PM   #17346
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I may try that with some Plasti-dip, with the thought that I might be able to peel it off if EZPass ever wants the tag back...
I would have done Plasti-dip too for that same reason, but I'm just a badass motherf#cker who lives on the edge. That, plus I had an old can of spray paint I was trying to use up!

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #17347
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I may try that with some Plasti-dip, with the thought that I might be able to peel it off if EZPass ever wants the tag back...
For whatever reason, I got a letter this spring asking for one of my car ez-passes back. No explanation. They sent a replacement and a return envelope. PITA cause the car was in PA and they wanted it returned within like 7 days.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #17348
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Different subject. I am new to NY and have been looking for apartments for a few weeks. Doing the usual craigslist search stuff and not getting much in replies, maybe there a lot of scam listings. Anyone have other sources that are good for apt hunting?

Ideally I'm looking to sublet a room for the Summer on the north side of Manhattan - Harlem/Morningside/Columbia, Upper West, etc.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

You might check Airbnb. I met a couple yesterday who have been renting a Brooklyn apt. found using that site.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:59 PM   #17349
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Article in the Times on a Brooklyn scooter shop. Says there are several other motorcycle related businesses on the block.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/ny...l?ref=nyregion
Followed the link within that article to read about the growing rider community in Brooklyn.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #17350
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You're not saying what kind of problems exactly. If the messages you get at the tolls make you think it's an accounting problem, set your account to use a credit card. Yes there will be a little float. Get over it. Or go get a shack in Montana and finish your manifesto.

As for folks having questions about mounting and positioning for reliable E-Z Pass usage, what you all have to bear in mind is that the E-Z Pass is a radio transponder with a directional antenna talking to a transceiver with polarized beam antenna. The overhead transmitter sends a signal to the transponder and the transponder sends a signal back. Because of the proximity of adjacent toll lanes these things need to be finicky about radio signal directionality.

Look at how the thing is oriented when you follow the directions to mount one in a car's windshield. The closer you can come to doing that, the better off you will be. The side with the adhesive strips should be up and/or forward and the top edge should be on top or facing you.

If you have the E-Z Pass inside or behind something, bear in mind that not all materials (including yourself) are equally transparent to 900 MHz radio waves and we're talking about very low signal strengths to begin with.

Another weird thing that most folks without an RF electronics background would never imagine, is that proximity of metals and even some non-metals behind the tag (not between the tag and the overhead antenna) can also affect how the antenna operates.
I don't have to be a radical extremist to prefer not having a company profiting simply by having my money in their acct. I pay cash when I can for the same reason. Doesn't add up to much for me alone, but collectively it can have an impact.

Back to EZ Pass: I do have my Pass acct. hooked up to my bank acct. (It currently has $40 in the acct - don't know why it can't be drawn from the acct in real time, like when buying anything else.) Last time out of the city I made it up to the Catskills (through 3 tolls?) and when exiting the sign said to contact EZ Pass. I called them when I got home and they said nothing appeared to be wrong, but they sent another pass anyway.

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #17351
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I don't have to be a radical extremist to prefer not having a company profiting simply by having my money in their acct. I pay cash when I can for the same reason. Doesn't add up to much for me alone, but collectively it can have an impact.

Back to EZ Pass: I do have my Pass acct. hooked up to my bank acct. (It currently has $40 in the acct - don't know why it can't be drawn from the acct in real time, like when buying anything else.) Last time out of the city I made it up to the Catskills (through 3 tolls?) and when exiting the sign said to contact EZ Pass. I called them when I got home and they said nothing appeared to be wrong, but they sent another pass anyway.
Do they not float a certain amount of money whether you use a bank account or a credit card?

Them sending you a replacement pass tells me it may not have been an accounting issue. But they're so fucked up that anything is possible.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #17352
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Do they not float a certain amount of money whether you use a bank account or a credit card?

Them sending you a replacement pass tells me it may not have been an accounting issue. But they're so fucked up that anything is possible.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:55 PM   #17353
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Batteries. They get old.
That's the company line. The new ones have mics and radio transmitters in them. They send them to those they want to "watch"
I read about it on Facebook so it has to be true.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #17354
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+1. I thought about the possibility of someone stealing the transponder too, so I taped off the small bar code/info section on the tag with painter's tape, and gave the rest of it a coat of rattle-can flat black. It makes it a lot less noticeable behind my bike's windscreen, and doesn't affect the function of the tag at all -- still works perfectly every time.
Why not just remove it when not on the bike? It comes with velcro and thats what I did (unless I forget)
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:06 PM   #17355
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That's the company line. The new ones have mics and radio transmitters in them. They send them to those they want to "watch"
I read about it on Facebook so it has to be true.


Big Brother has it ‘E-Z’: City now tracking cars through local streets thanks to E-ZPass




http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories..._05_10_bk.html
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