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Old 10-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #19156
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Someone asked for back to normal....very sadly, here it is

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/...cident-in-n-j/

"Veteran NYC Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle Crash In N.J.
Officials Say John Monteverde Struck By Alleged Drunken Driver"

Rest in peace, good man. For anyone that knew him, I'm sorry, and there are no good words.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #19157
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What shop in the nearby area has a large selection of helmets to try on?
I bought my first helmet 3 months ago based on very little riding experience.

I'd like to look at a few helmets now while doing more research.
Online searching and videos are great but I'd like to feel the difference.

Also while on the subject - how do I know what features will help for an NYC winter ?
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #19158
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What shop in the nearby area has a large selection of helmets to try on?
I bought my first helmet 3 months ago based on very little riding experience.

I'd like to look at a few helmets now while doing more research.
Online searching and videos are great but I'd like to feel the difference.

Also while on the subject - how do I know what features will help for an NYC winter ?
Try a big dealership and some cycle gears have lots on hand.

For cold weather : heated grips(look for Oxford), hand guards, waterproof boots and jacket. Tall screen to cut the wind if you dont have one. Two weeks ago CG was having big disocunts on their entry level warm gear. Bought a Bilt jacket for 99$ along with some pretty nice boots for 89$ and warm gloves for 20$.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #19159
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Try a big deal and some cycle gears have lots on hand.

For cold weather : heated grips(look for Oxford), hand guards, waterproof boots and jacket. Tall screen to cut the wind if you dont have one. Two weeks ago CG was having big disocunts on their entry level warm gear. Bought a Bilt jacket for 99$ along with some pretty nice boots for 89$ and warm gloves for 20$.
Thanks. I don't understand the names of the places you listed. "A big deal", and "cycle gears" are the local places I should check out?

For gear I'm so far decently equipped I have pants a good jacket boots and a lower face wind blocker. I have winter gloves and my bike came with heated grips. I don't have a good wind shield or hand guards.

My question was really about helmets for the winter. What features really help in helmets for NYC type weather.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #19160
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Thanks. I don't understand the names of the places you listed. "A big deal", and "cycle gears" are the local places I should check out?

For gear I'm so far decently equipped I have pants a good jacket boots and a lower face wind blocker. I have winter gloves and my bike came with heated grips. I don't have a good wind shield or hand guards.

My question was really about helmets for the winter. What features really help in helmets for NYC type weather.
Sorry I meant to type dealership - CG is a chain of motorcycle accessories.

Heres what I bought las t week from them for the late seaon. Entry-level stuff but I am happy with it.

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/S...319_64347_1936

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/B...39742_59409_10

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/S...41_200897_1936

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/S.../p/39773_59409


edit: my bad - got the part where you have abought gear already after I posted. Personally I run the same helmet: a showi full face but I add the baclava and a neck cover like when you go skiing. I seen some dudes around here use snowmobile helmets late in the season but I havent.

Windscreen and handguards are a must.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #19161
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[QUOTE=jfman;22537901]Sorry I meant to type dealership - CG is a chain of motorcycle accessories.

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Thanks. CG looks great. Huge chain.
I'll check them out soon.

I'll have to do more research on what helmet features help in the cold.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #19162
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What shop in the nearby area has a large selection of helmets to try on?
I bought my first helmet 3 months ago based on very little riding experience.

I'd like to look at a few helmets now while doing more research.
Online searching and videos are great but I'd like to feel the difference.

Also while on the subject - how do I know what features will help for an NYC winter ?

If you don't mind a road trip, I highly recommend going to Revzilla's gear boutique down in Philadelphia. The wife & I went down there in the beginning of August to get her new gear. Kat was an amazing help. She spent 3+ hours with, while also helping other customers. We ended up getting my wife kitted out head-to-toe in new gear that actually fits her. I even got a new helmet and gloves.

It's maybe 1.5-2 hours there and back, assuming you don't get stuck in Turnpike traffic, so plan on a full day.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #19163
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If you don't mind a road trip, I highly recommend going to Revzilla's gear boutique down in Philadelphia. The wife & I went down there in the beginning of August to get her new gear. Kat was an amazing help. She spent 3+ hours with, while also helping other customers. We ended up getting my wife kitted out head-to-toe in new gear that actually fits her. I even got a new helmet and gloves.

It's maybe 1.5-2 hours there and back, assuming you don't get stuck in Turnpike traffic, so plan on a full day.
Not a bad idea.
I've watched enough of their videos and spent enough time on their site.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #19164
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Ok next question.
Who rides through the winter?
This is my first cold season to deal with.
What should be my limit? I know everyone is different but based on this being my first real year riding should I attempt riding through the entire winter except for snowy days? Or limit to over 40 degrees?

What winter issues do you run in to in NYC besides snow.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #19165
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Ok next question.
Who rides through the winter?
This is my first cold season to deal with.
What should be my limit? I know everyone is different but based on this being my first real year riding should I attempt riding through the entire winter except for snowy days? Or limit to over 40 degrees?

What winter issues do you run in to in NYC besides snow.
Black ice.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #19166
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Ok next question.

What winter issues do you run in to in NYC besides snow.
Asshole drivers in heavy coats.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #19167
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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/...cident-in-n-j/

"Veteran NYC Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle Crash In N.J.
Officials Say John Monteverde Struck By Alleged Drunken Driver"

Rest in peace, good man. For anyone that knew him, I'm sorry, and there are no good words.
rest in peace john monteverde

may your family take solace in the many good deeds you performed.

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Old 10-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #19168
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What shop in the nearby area has a large selection of helmets to try on?
I bought my first helmet 3 months ago based on very little riding experience.

I'd like to look at a few helmets now while doing more research.
Online searching and videos are great but I'd like to feel the difference.

Also while on the subject - how do I know what features will help for an NYC winter ?
If you don't want to go all the way to Philly, there's Motorcycle Mall in Belleville NJ, and if you're willing to travel a bit further, Cross County Cycles in Metuchen has a nice selection of helmets and gear, and there's a Cycle Gear down the street (though the CG mostly has Bilt stuff, which I'm not a huge fan of).
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #19169
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Ok next question.
Who rides through the winter?
This is my first cold season to deal with.
What should be my limit? I know everyone is different but based on this being my first real year riding should I attempt riding through the entire winter except for snowy days? Or limit to over 40 degrees?

What winter issues do you run in to in NYC besides snow.

First off, it really doesn't start to get bad in NYC until mid-December -- maybe even later. January & February are really the "winter" here.

That being said: My policy is this -- I will ride down to any temperature. I think I've been out in 12F -- 18 degrees F below freezing. That is NOT a show-stopper for me UNLESS it has been wet recently. If it rained or snowed, and then the temps dropped below freezing, ICE is a real problem.

Also, snow. Since crashing in the snow a year or so ago and breaking a rib, I'm not so adventurous about that anymore. Not like the good old days...






Now, that being said... I have a heated jacket liner, and heated gloves. I don't know that I'd ride below 40F without it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #19170
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What shop in the nearby area has a large selection of helmets to try on?
I bought my first helmet 3 months ago based on very little riding experience.

I'd like to look at a few helmets now while doing more research.
If you can wait a couple months the NY Motorcycle Show is at the Javits Center Dec 13-Dec 15. A lot of the major helmet manufacturers are there so its a good place to try on.
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