ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #18031
dmkun
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: NY
Oddometer: 36
Pissed E-ZPass - Newer Smaller Version

I just called E-ZPass and the two people I spoke to said that there is no way for them to place an order for the newer smaller size E-ZPass tag. They can place an order for a replacement tag but they cannot guarantee whether they'll actually ship the older or the newer/smaller tag. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dmkun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:56 AM   #18032
mosey.levy
Studly Adventurer
 
mosey.levy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 521
Well that sucks.
I thought it was a motorcycle sized tag.
I'll call today as well.
__________________
aka motech
http://city-gs.com/
mosey.levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #18033
kcieslicki
Gnarly Adventurer
 
kcieslicki's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: New York City, USA
Oddometer: 238
I have a full sized M plan ex pass tag in a jg cycle pass holder that has worked great for 3 plus years.
kcieslicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 11:26 AM   #18034
lakser
Gnarly Adventurer
 
lakser's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Oddometer: 101
from my bicycle forum

"Motorcycles being towed at 20th and Broadway."
lakser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #18035
Rectaltronics
Krusty Krasher
 
Rectaltronics's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: New York F'ing City
Oddometer: 9,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakser View Post
from my bicycle forum

"Motorcycles being towed at 20th and Broadway."
Thanks.

But for now please don't use the Checkpoint Alert System for that. A checkpoint is a checkpoint; towing is towing.

I'm working on setting up separate feeds for towing and speed traps. I'll post something up when that happens.
__________________
New Yorkers: Join the NYMSTF now for a motorcycle -friendly NY!
Rectaltronics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 11:53 AM   #18036
treeguy
Studly Adventurer
 
treeguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: NY Hell
Oddometer: 834
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenny61 View Post
the smaller one is just the newest one not motorcycle specific. also FYI they are paving the goat path part of bear mountain an dit is closed during the week
Beware of dirt on the roadway in the area.
I had a near highside from unseen dirt from that const.
I went back to see what made me fishtail and the trucks have made a mess of the road. Couldn't see it traveling along.
treeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #18037
lakser
Gnarly Adventurer
 
lakser's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Oddometer: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rectaltronics View Post
Thanks.

But for now please don't use the Checkpoint Alert System for that. A checkpoint is a checkpoint; towing is towing.

I'm working on setting up separate feeds for towing and speed traps. I'll post something up when that happens.
right on,
sorry about that
lakser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:03 PM   #18038
kcieslicki
Gnarly Adventurer
 
kcieslicki's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: New York City, USA
Oddometer: 238
Quote:
Originally Posted by mosey.levy View Post
ahh interesting.
- that twice, over how many months of doing it did they tow you twice?
- how long did you leave your bike before it got towed (1 hour? 2 hours?)
- what part of town?
- how much did it cost you?
- did they damage your bike when towing?

thanks : )
- over a 2 month period
- a few hours, maybe 4 or 5
- east side of broadway, between 22 and 23 streets, non-commercial muni-meter parking
- $285 plus the ticket, each time!
- amazingly no damage either time, i feel extremely lucky.
kcieslicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:25 PM   #18039
mosey.levy
Studly Adventurer
 
mosey.levy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcieslicki View Post
- over a 2 month period
- a few hours, maybe 4 or 5
- east side of broadway, between 22 and 23 streets, non-commercial muni-meter parking
- $285 plus the ticket, each time!
- amazingly no damage either time, i feel extremely lucky.
good to know.
im in that area often.
mosey.levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #18040
mosey.levy
Studly Adventurer
 
mosey.levy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 521
It finally rained. After over a week of the weather report completely screwing with my head - they finally got it right .... Nice wet ride home after work.

I enjoyed it but my clothes did not.
Do you guys pack ponchos with you or something?
Any tricks to be more prepared for the rain?

I'm hoping the rain report for tomorrow is wrong.
I have a 9am appointment with BMW to install my new top box.
__________________
aka motech
http://city-gs.com/
mosey.levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #18041
wiseblood
Hall Monitor
 
wiseblood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York City
Oddometer: 11,513
Quote:
Originally Posted by mosey.levy View Post
It finally rained. After over a week of the weather report completely screwing with my head - they finally got it right .... Nice wet ride home after work.

I enjoyed it but my clothes did not.
Do you guys pack ponchos with you or something?
Any tricks to be more prepared for the rain?

I'm hoping the rain report for tomorrow is wrong.
I have a 9am appointment with BMW to install my new top box.

Proper gear. Waterproof riding pants and jacket.

Lately, with this "permanent 30-50% chance of rain" weather, I have taken to wearing mesh every day, and keeping a dry change of street clothes in the office.
__________________
"Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now."

Big Apple Tag-o-Rama Maps: Click Here!
wiseblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #18042
psychopompos
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Astoria, NY
Oddometer: 106
It did, but not enough to make me put my rain jacket on. However I almost dumped it twice: first while parking my left foot found a painted line, then after stopping at a red light, left foot again, found what I assume to have been mid-lane gunk, that time it went pretty far down and I hit my horn and my high-beam switch while wrestling it up.

What do you ride in that had such issues with some light precipitation?
psychopompos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #18043
Zodiac
loosely portrayed
 
Zodiac's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2001
Location: Brooklyn
Oddometer: 30,803
Anyone ever get this on the battery tunnel?

Manhattan bound on Prospect parkway, break left onto the HOV/EZ pass lane (where the barrier is opened only in the morning).

Once you get to the tunnel entrance, the cops manning the tolls wave you to the far right lanes into the tunnel, and won't let you just go straight (which is more the left lanes of the tunnel)

It's as if they want you to be in the slower truck lanes of the tunnel(?)

Is this because they don't honor a bike as an HOV? I see regular cars in front of me not get waved/pushed to the right....
__________________
2011 Duct Tape Roll
1997 Cycle Therapy mini pump
1988 Aerostich Fleece collar scarf
1992 BMW K100 transmission housing
2014 Box of General Tso's Chicken with Xtra spice
Zodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #18044
mosey.levy
Studly Adventurer
 
mosey.levy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by psychopompos View Post
It did, but not enough to make me put my rain jacket on. However I almost dumped it twice: first while parking my left foot found a painted line, then after stopping at a red light, left foot again, found what I assume to have been mid-lane gunk, that time it went pretty far down and I hit my horn and my high-beam switch while wrestling it up.

What do you ride in that had such issues with some light precipitation?
The only issues I had was my wet clothes.
I do need better gear. Just got my bike a few weeks back.
I was in a t shirt that was soaked after the ride.
The only gear I have so far is my helmet and gloves.

The riding itself was fine. It was all local streets for maybe 30 minutes.
__________________
aka motech
http://city-gs.com/
mosey.levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 05:21 AM   #18045
ESPRider
Say what again...
 
ESPRider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Staten Island - Mosquito Nest
Oddometer: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zodiac View Post
Anyone ever get this on the battery tunnel?

Manhattan bound on Prospect parkway, break left onto the HOV/EZ pass lane (where the barrier is opened only in the morning).

Once you get to the tunnel entrance, the cops manning the tolls wave you to the far right lanes into the tunnel, and won't let you just go straight (which is more the left lanes of the tunnel)

It's as if they want you to be in the slower truck lanes of the tunnel(?)

Is this because they don't honor a bike as an HOV? I see regular cars in front of me not get waved/pushed to the right....
Happens all the time. My only guess is that they feel it is safer not to have bikes in the bi directional tunnel. However, I've seen bikes sneak past with no ramifications, I chose to sit and wait in the right lanes....ymmv.
I'll admit it hurts when the left tunnel is zooming through.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------
2002 R1150GS Adventure - Destroyer Class
ESPRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014