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Old 09-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #18481
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2nd'ing that it is a $50 pointless ticket that gets sent to the vehicle's registered owner regardless of who is at the wheel/handlebars. And that the helmet issue is mythology.

Take the day off, fight it, and get a larger fine with points if you like.

Just hope it was red light and not the new school speed cam$.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #18482
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I received a $50 red-light camera on my bike about 4 years ago, and it sucked but as previous posters noted, no points at all on my license. I was wearing a full face helmet.

Side note, it was my first "action shot" of me actually riding, so I framed it!
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #18483
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Fact: New York City's traffic signals are all timed to provide a minimum of three seconds of yellow light, which is consistent with national guidelines. Red-light cameras take pictures 0.3 seconds after the light has turned red.


There is a light in my neighborhood that's about 1.5 seconds. But to be fair it doesn't have a red light camera watching it.

Anyway that's not the only trick up NYC's sleeves.

There are places like the intersection of the Bronx River Parkway where the green interval is insanely short, unnecessarily delaying and aggravating drivers. Yes, better to put a red light camera than improve the fucking light timing.

Or my personal favorite which is on Queens Boulevard. The lights on the boulevard are in nearly perfect sequence during rush hour except for this one in Woodside which changes to red several seconds early during the evening (eastbound) rush phase. And of course that's all badly rippled pavement and facing downhill too so you know everyone's tires and brakes are gonna work like shit.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:53 PM   #18484
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So whats the over under of a DR650 living on the street in crown heights brooklyn?

Will probably have some kind of disc lock and cover (locked) on it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #18485
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So whats the over under of a DR650 living on the street in crown heights brooklyn?

Will probably have some kind of disc lock and cover (locked) on it.

Covered, or uncovered? Makes a big difference.

Anyway, hard to say, but you should be covered (insured) based on the idea that you may one day not have a bike anymore.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #18486
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Yeah it'll be covered, by both a cover and insurance.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #18487
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So whats the over under of a DR650 living on the street in crown heights brooklyn?

Will probably have some kind of disc lock and cover (locked) on it.

Lock it to something solid and immovable. Become friendly with the car owners who park near you, and don't park like a dick, so they might maybe possibly think about keeping half an eye on your bike from time to time. And don't be surprised if it gets knocked over, or run over.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #18488
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So whats the over under of a DR650 living on the street in crown heights brooklyn?

Will probably have some kind of disc lock and cover (locked) on it.
Is the bet on when it will get stolen? I'm assuming it's not "if".
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #18489
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You guys are bum in me out.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #18490
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You guys are bum in me out.
DRs KLRs and anything SM are pretty popular with the sticky finger groups. If they want it, they will get it. Insurance helps ease the pain a bit but getting a bike that no one wants to steal will be your best bet.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:05 PM   #18491
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You guys are bum in me out.
Being a potential moto-theft victim is one of the benefits of living in NYC! And, you are in a prime spot with a sought-after bike, so lucky you, haha. You know, you could just dig yourself deeper into debt (like a lot of us) and pay for a garage. Doing crap like that is just part of living here. (It turns my stomach when I think of how much I spend for garage space.)
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #18492
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You guys are bum in me out.

Or.....


you can think back, maybe 20 years, or more to a bike you always liked, a classic. Something no contemporary thief would have any use for.

And buy it for street use.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #18493
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Or.....


you can think back, maybe 20 years, or more to a bike you always liked, a classic. Something no contemporary thief would have any use for.

And buy it for street use.
Many of those bikes are cool these days though ... thinking about Honda CBs, for instance.

Here's a bike that I don't think is a likely target Now it's not quite my cup of tea either ... the sacrifices we make to live in NYC.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #18494
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The wife & I lived in Crown Heights for almost 4 years. A good friend of mine moved there just after we moved out. According to the friend, the area north of Eastern Pkwy, especially along Franklin Ave is reviving. It was doing the opposite when we were there. For listings, look for Prospect Heights, or the idiotic, Realtor-created Pro-Cro. I would recommend staying west of Nostrand Ave. We had a 2-bedroom, classic 6 on Eastern Pkwy btw Rogers & Nostrand and were paying $1696 when we moved out in 2011. Street parking sucked major donkey dick. Street cleaning 6 days a week on Eastern Pkwy, and everyone else seemed to own 5 cars. I got threatened to not park my GS next some guy's Porsche Cayenne.
Thanks for the tips, Monsignore. Somehow Eastern Pkwy looks kinda attractive (the trees? with wide swath?), but I imagine its noisy, being a major artery ... the parking sounds like a problem too (but that's NYC, no?)
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:49 AM   #18495
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