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Old 08-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #18196
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How much do motorcycle-only checkpoints cost you, the taxpayer?

For the past two years, the cost to federal taxpayers to fund motorcycle-only checkpoints in just three states is well over $500,000!
Specifically, the fiscal 2012 and 2013 state highway safety plans indicate that New York and the District of Columbia have earmarked federal grants for MOCs.
New York budgeted $490,000 in the past two years alone! Even more troubling, the state used motorcycle safety funds from Section 402 of Title 23. Funds from this section should promote strategies to prevent motorcycle crashes from occurring and not be used to arbitrarily pull over riders and randomly subjecting them to roadside inspections.
And this is just for two years. New York stated in its highway safety plans that it has conducted MOCs “officially” since fiscal year 2009, but fails to mention its costs for fiscal years 2009-11.
Additionally, the District of Columbia stated in its highway safety plans that it conducts two motorcycle-only checkpoints each year and uses federal grants to fund a $25,000 enforcement budget to help pay for it.
You may also remember that Georgia was the only state to receive a federal grant in the amount of $70,000 from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration program to create MOCs. The grant was used to conduct one or more roadside MOCs, including one by the Georgia State Patrol on I-95 on March 9, 2011 to single out motorcyclists on their way to Bike Week at Daytona Beach.
Help us get additional cosponsors for H.R. 1861, the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act. The bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), will protect motorcyclists’ rights and promote crash prevention as the most effective use of taxpayer money to save motorcyclists’ lives. It will also prohibit federal funds being used by states to conduct MOCs.
Act now by using our alert for H.R. 1861 to send a prewritten message to send to your representative!
To view the AMA's efforts to end motorcycle-only checkpoints, go to http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/motorcycleonly....
Please join the AMA to help us end motorcycle-only checkpoints. More members means more clout against our opponents, and your support will help the AMA fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. To join, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com/membership/join.
You—the motorcyclist— can count on the AMA to guard your freedoms while you enjoy the ride.

How did I miss this one? Thanks for posting this Steve.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:28 PM   #18197
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How did I miss this one? Thanks for posting this Steve.

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #18198
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Awesome! Is that Broadway on the upper wesr side? I love those old Hondas.

Mid '60's Honda 305 Super Hawk, my first bike in red. Great ride, faster than Triumph 500's at the time.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:16 PM   #18199
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LOL, yes this poster gives me a good idea of what the film is about.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #18200
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nah

Put me on ignore if you don't like reading it. Last I checked, the first pages of this very thread were started on a foundation of complaints on being an inner city NY bike commuter.

Re the good ole days: they were here, I'm sorry you missed em.

I've found a way to change it, for me anyway - but thanks for the input.

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:34 PM   #18201
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Air filter oil?

Anyone know of a shop that would stock air filter oil? I normally use No Toil, but I don't have time for mail-order (and just realized I forgot to re-stock). I called Soho Triumph, Brooklyn Aprilia, Moto Bogotaro, Prospect Cycles, and got tired of calling around.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #18202
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Anyone know of a shop that would stock air filter oil? I normally use No Toil, but I don't have time for mail-order (and just realized I forgot to re-stock). I called Soho Triumph, Brooklyn Aprilia, Moto Bogotaro, Prospect Cycles, and got tired of calling around.
Try:

http://www.motorgrrl.com/


Also, I might have a K&N recharge kit at home, despite the fact that I don't own any K&N filters anymore (and probably won't, again).
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:40 PM   #18203
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Advance Auto sells K&N and other brand air filter oils.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #18204
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You can use motor oil. That's what you put on old-school foam filters, and it's probably largely what K&N is selling you anyway.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:17 PM   #18205
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Filter oil is way stickier than motor oil; I'd only use that as a last resort. I guess I can try K&N... for some reason, I always thought their filter oil was not-so-great, especially compared to No Toil. I probably read it on the web a long time ago, and just figured it was true (like everything else on the web).

Edit: I went to Pep Boys (because it's the closest auto place) and I saw the K&N oil. It appears to be made for K&N filters which are not like foam filters. I'm guessing it's good for that style filter, but I'm not buying it for foam.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:47 AM   #18206
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You want sticky? How about chain saw bar oil? Or bike chain lube?

Both way stickier than motor oil.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:23 AM   #18207
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Anyone know of a shop that would stock air filter oil? I normally use No Toil, but I don't have time for mail-order (and just realized I forgot to re-stock). I called Soho Triumph, Brooklyn Aprilia, Moto Bogotaro, Prospect Cycles, and got tired of calling around.
Last time I bought air filter oil it was either from New York Honda Yamaha or Primoto in LIC, or it was from D&M in Woodside, don't recall which of the three. Most likely the first two.

FYI I determined last year that Primoto is the only place in NYC that has 5wt fork oil. ;-)
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:27 AM   #18208
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Advance Auto sells K&N and other brand air filter oils.
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You can use motor oil. That's what you put on old-school foam filters, and it's probably largely what K&N is selling you anyway.
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Filter oil is way stickier than motor oil; I'd only use that as a last resort. I guess I can try K&N... for some reason, I always thought their filter oil was not-so-great, especially compared to No Toil. I probably read it on the web a long time ago, and just figured it was true (like everything else on the web).

Edit: I went to Pep Boys (because it's the closest auto place) and I saw the K&N oil. It appears to be made for K&N filters which are not like foam filters. I'm guessing it's good for that style filter, but I'm not buying it for foam.


Oh, goody! A stealth motor oil thread!
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:37 AM   #18209
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Oh, goody! A stealth motor oil thread!
Haha, busted!

Thanks for the Motogrrl suggestion- they stock Bel Ray, so I may ride out to the 'burg tomorrow.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #18210
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How much do motorcycle-only checkpoints cost you, the taxpayer?
............Additionally, the District of Columbia stated in its highway safety plans that it conducts two motorcycle-only checkpoints each year and uses federal grants to fund a $25,000 enforcement budget to help pay for it.............



Huh, I have been commuting through and riding in in DC year round for the past 12 years and have never seen a MOC. Guess i am just lucky!

One thing this thread has done for me is give me an intense aversion to ever riding in NYC
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