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Old 03-15-2006, 06:14 PM   #16
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with the improving temps i think some of the hazards will be cyclists and vespa riders.

yarrai, is that your capo i see around madison park?

i don't have far to commute coming from brooklyn but i ride into the city every day.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:30 PM   #17
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when i have to

i live and work in manhattan, so the bike doesn't come out every day. usually when i get on the bike i'm getting out of the city for at least a day or weekend.
between the cone-swallowing potholes, the ipod wearing lemmings, and the various types of cabs, i much prefer riding away from the city.

i'm thinking about getting my old honda road worthy for local use just so my gs doesn't get destroyed.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:32 PM   #18
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i live and work in manhattan, so the bike doesn't come out every day. usually when i get on the bike i'm getting out of the city for at least a day or weekend.
between the cone-swallowing potholes, the ipod wearing lemmings, and the various types of cabs, i much prefer riding away from the city.

i'm thinking about getting my old honda road worthy for local use just so my gs doesn't get destroyed.

I'm thinkin the same thing....(Honda 1975 CB750 SS)
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:44 PM   #19
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It's all about the vibration, resonating. They could be deaf, but they still feel it.
you haven't heard my leo vince yet, have you? reasonably silent when off-trottle, but when pushed... you know...
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #20
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with the improving temps i think some of the hazards will be cyclists and vespa riders.

yarrai, is that your capo i see around madison park?

i don't have far to commute coming from brooklyn but i ride into the city every day.
yep, that's mine. adv sticker on rr fender. i use to see a yellow r12gs by 23rd near fdr. recently without fairing. may it be yours?
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:50 PM   #21
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you haven't heard my leo vince yet, have you? reasonably silent when off-trottle, but when pushed... you know...

Sounds cool, second I can afford to - Remus header cat eliminator
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:50 PM   #22
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I'm thinkin the same thing....(Honda 1975 CB750 SS)
mine is a '72 CB 450. thats a little eerie.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:55 PM   #23
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Sounds cool, second I can afford to - Remus header cat eliminator
sounds cool, too. not to mention weight lose of 10 lbs combined. there are always side effects, though. i was getting use to smell for weeks.
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:18 PM   #24
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sounds cool, too. not to mention weight lose of 10 lbs combined. there are always side effects, though. i was getting use to smell for weeks.

Figured I'd get the header first, use stock can (that's where the restrictions are anyway), then beat the piss out of the stock can
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:29 PM   #25
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I find loud pipes are the best way to scare the bejeesuz out of the fools who step out in J walk mode.
Absolutely! Especially if you have a couple buildings next to you for reverberation + when they're far enough ahead of you that they don't know where you're coming from. See, deep down inside, they know they're doing something wrong... they hear the pipes and it scares the piss out of them Pedestrians suck... I hate when they walk out at you like you're not there, makes me wanna kick them in the crotch, don't get me started.

NYC is tough though, makes boston look like NH. I rode to ground zero last year + the whole place was one solid steel-plated pothole. You ride there everyday, you are hard core + you better have suspension
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:14 PM   #26
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I agree, but I think the black lincoln towncars (kind of poorman's limo's) are THEE WORST!!!!

i think to qualify for a livery cab license you had to have failed the yellow cab test... which can't consist of anything more than showing up.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:41 PM   #27
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everyday from Central NJ to midtown

the worste is coming in and going out the Lincoln tunnel - the merge for some reason makes people turn NASCAR - maybe it's the lack of lines for a little bit - not sure
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:50 PM   #28
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which can't consist of anything more than showing up.
if that was it, half of this guys would have failed.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:37 AM   #29
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Not anymore, but I was commuting from Midwood, Brooklyn to Hoboken. The BQE was a freakin nightmare, as was the Bklyn bridge during rush hour. I was doing it on a XR650L, perfect bike for the commute, IMHO.

I have to say though, I would take that commute over my current one anyday. !5 miles through the city vs. 50 miles on the interstate everyday. Took the same amount of time, but wasn't nearly as boring.

Sometimes I do midnight NYC rides to clear my head...
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:23 AM   #30
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I was commuting from Midwood, Brooklyn to Hoboken. The BQE was a freakin nightmare, as was the Bklyn bridge during rush hour.
who can explain to me, why they closed down one line on both roadways of the bridge? or better to say, settled those troopers at each end? please, give me a clue.
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