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Old 08-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #18361
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Plug for a great event.

I'm thinking of entering my Airhead in this on Sunday.... say hi if you see the it there.

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:17 AM   #18362
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Chris,

Someone left a merkin on your seat. Just FYI.


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Old 08-24-2013, 09:16 AM   #18363
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anyone recommend somewhere where i can get my 2006 kawasaki z750s inspected tomw/sunday?

my inspection is up at the end of august and i'm really busy at work this week so was hoping i could drive up without an appt, have them look over the bike, pay the fee and get my sticker.

bike is in primo shape with no issues so i can't imagine passing nys inspection would be a problem.

anyone recommendations?

thanks in advance.

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #18364
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The good, the bad, the ugly

and not necessarily in that order:

Before I got out of town yesterday my bike (V-Strom) stopped running. I was coming down off the Triboro into Harlem when the motor started stumbling. Fortunately I was able to keep it running long enough to make it to a safe parking spot, and that spot happened to be an MTA bus depot. The battery was dead.

The guys at the depot were friendly and helpful, making various suggestions about where I could leave the bike (though definitely not with them) until I could arrange for a pickup. After after several failed attempts to get the bike running, and then checking out potential parking spots, one of the guys says 'there's a bike shop just over there.' Why it took so long to think of that I don't know, but ...

So, hello Cycle Therapy. I've been there once before several years ago. What's the possibility of them checking it out? Not till Monday. So I end up buying a new battery. How much? 125 smakeroos! WTF? 'Well, I can probably give you a deal.' In the end I paid $120 w/tax. I felt reamed, but it was cheaper than getting my bike towed home (or having them work on the bike, for sure). I was able to ride the bike home before the new battery ran out of juice. Shoulda bought that AMA coverage after all.

Now ... what's wrong with the bike's charging system?

(apologies for the long post ... had to vent)
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #18365
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Someone left a merkin on your seat. Just FYI.


Hey, don't embarrass it, it's a West German born in 87.... pre Brazilian....

So looks like it's not gonna make it to the show, rode out to it today and it's in need of some TLC...


And damn you BushwickKLR, I can't go anywhere with this thing.... mortals fall at it's tires and profess bike love every where I pull up......



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Old 08-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #18366
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Now ... what's wrong with the bike's charging system?
Sounds like it's not working.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #18367
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anyone recommend somewhere where i can get my 2006 kawasaki z750s inspected tomw/sunday?
On a Sunday?



The DMV web site lists inspection stations. You can call around, maybe you'll find a combo auto shop and MC inspection station that happens to be open on Sunday but not likely.

Next time don't ask at lunch time on a gorgeous Saturday.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #18368
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Sounds like it's not working.

Wise guy, eh? Why you I oughta ....
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:39 AM   #18369
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anyone recommend somewhere where i can get my 2006 kawasaki z750s inspected tomw/sunday?



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PetrolWerkz in Lindenhurst Long island sometimes he is there on sunday.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #18370
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Anyone here know of a place to try on Shark helmets in the city?
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #18371
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Question (24-2)/7 street parking?

Hey, NYCers: I'm pretty new to New York City--and to motorcycling when compared with all you geezers --currently living in Gramercy, a few blocks from Union Square. It's been been over a year since I've ridden and I'm getting ready to buy something like a KLR or DR650 which I plan on farkling until it looks as tough as Twisted Throttle's project KLR does.

I won't be commuting with it so it'll need to sit except when I'm cruising on weekday evenings or exploring on the weekends. Is it crazy to consider getting theft insurance and parking it on the streets instead of getting a garage spot until it starts snowing?
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:45 AM   #18372
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Hey, NYCers: I'm pretty new to New York City--and to motorcycling when compared with all you geezers --currently living in Gramercy, a few blocks from Union Square. It's been been over a year since I've ridden and I'm getting ready to buy something like a KLR or DR650 which I plan on farkling until it looks as tough as Twisted Throttle's project KLR does.

I won't be commuting with it so it'll need to sit except when I'm cruising on weekday evenings or exploring on the weekends. Is it crazy to consider getting theft insurance and parking it on the streets instead of getting a garage spot until it starts snowing?
You are located in a good area for parking. Look around and see where other bikes park. Get a cover for your bike, and invest in a good lock.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:12 AM   #18373
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Hey, NYCers: I'm pretty new to New York City--and to motorcycling when compared with all you geezers --currently living in Gramercy, a few blocks from Union Square. It's been been over a year since I've ridden and I'm getting ready to buy something like a KLR or DR650 which I plan on farkling until it looks as tough as Twisted Throttle's project KLR does.

I won't be commuting with it so it'll need to sit except when I'm cruising on weekday evenings or exploring on the weekends. Is it crazy to consider getting theft insurance and parking it on the streets instead of getting a garage spot until it starts snowing?
My guess is theft insurance is much less than a monthly garage spot - and bikes can get stolen from a garage too, or when you're out riding it one night and not parked in your garage.

Not having theft on a bike in NYC is only an option when you don't care to be reimbursed if or when it's stolen. Otherwise, I've heard of guys getting (even a 5K) bike ripped and they have zip to show for it. Why chance that?

And BTW you're getting a commonly stolen bike, and an easily stolen one... I'd not only have theft, but have a serious chain and lock, and lock it to something solid on the street, covered.

Living in a "good area" means squat. The most things I've ever had stolen and fucked w were in Park Slope That's where the animals like to shop, good areas....

Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:30 AM   #18374
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iconic views of da city....

So, anyone see the MTV music awards last night? The last song, by Katy Perry, was done right under the Brooklyn Bridge:



If you look carefully, you can see the motorcycle check point in the left lower corner of the shot!

p.s., would make a great night-time tag shot!
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:03 AM   #18375
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Shoulda bought that AMA coverage after all.

Now ... what's wrong with the bike's charging system?

(apologies for the long post ... had to vent)
Just an FYI

AMA Motow has been free with membership for the last 3 years.



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