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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:43 AM
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Posted By psychopompos
That's exactly why wiseblood put the...

That's exactly why wiseblood put the "non-commercial" qualification in there.

I'm in a similar boat: my commute from Astoria to Lexington and 59th is about 35 minutes by foot and train and since I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
There is a discount on the PA bridges and tunnels...

There is a discount on the PA bridges and tunnels but it's a pittance - 1$ off the car rate. You get those with a EZ-pass issued by either a NY or NJ agency. The TBTA discounts apply only to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Much closer parking is not uncommon in areas with...

Much closer parking is not uncommon in areas with scarce legal parking, e.g. Park Avenue in the 60s. And even more common in places where riding a motorcycle is seen as a more viable transportation...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
New York doesn't accept electronic proof of...

New York doesn't accept electronic proof of insurance, nor do any of the nearby states; the closest states that do are Virginia and Maine. If you have that but not a paper card maybe the cop will be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
It's hard to feel sympathy for someone who's...

It's hard to feel sympathy for someone who's disregarding their own safety AND creating traffic problems just for the sake of writing a ticket.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 462,581
Posted By psychopompos
Tail light gremlins

OK, so I finally went to get my bike inspected and - fail. The tail light doesn't always turn on when the key is in the ON position, but it works fine if set to the parking position. Sometimes it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
I'm pretty sure that if you lost it you can forgo...

I'm pretty sure that if you lost it you can forgo the police report and go straight to the DMV. When my plate was stolen I filed a report and the only purpose that served, as far as I'm concerned, is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Ahh, yes, I remember that. Now that I've actually...

Ahh, yes, I remember that. Now that I've actually ridden the new surface it suddenly makes sense.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Speaking of pavement quality, what do you guys...

Speaking of pavement quality, what do you guys think of the new surface on the Queensboro upper level? I rode it for the first time this weekend and found it to be shiny black washboard. WTF? Riding...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By psychopompos
I have a t-mobile plan and did a fair bit of...

I have a t-mobile plan and did a fair bit of navigating in Spain and France last month. The 2g is pretty much useless for google maps. Once I paid $15 for 200MBs of 3/4G data things improved...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Ha, mine didn't. I have to get into my account to...

Ha, mine didn't. I have to get into my account to make sure that I'm getting the discounts. The discounts are a pittance on the Hudson River crossings, but actually rather significant on MTA B&T...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
On the topic of EZ-passes: is there any point to...

On the topic of EZ-passes: is there any point to that big M that I see on some of your pictures? It didn't come like this, did it?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Search the keyword parking in this thread. There...

Search the keyword parking in this thread. There were a couple of parking websites/apps discussed 2-3 pages ago. They'll show you they hours when you can park somewhere. Long story short: good luck!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
I live ON 21st Street, and it's not only the...

I live ON 21st Street, and it's not only the potholes. Car washes, impatient left turners and lately absolutely out of control food delivery people on scooters or electric bikes. I normally take...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Ha, I did just the opposite around this time last...

Ha, I did just the opposite around this time last year :D
I think that the shit-hole classification can be applied to pretty much any place - it's more dependent on the state of mind. With that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Woo, good news all around, I renewed my...

Woo, good news all around, I renewed my registration when I got my new plate because the old one was stolen.

I'm right on the other opposite end - Ditmars and 21st St, but I also used to live on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Inspections

So back to our favorite topic this time of the year: inspections. Is there anything magically important about April? My sticker has a hole punched in JUL, because that's when officially registered in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
What kinds of guesses? Do you want to know her...

What kinds of guesses? Do you want to know her name?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By psychopompos
It works, but not the typical OTC 10mg dose. The...

It works, but not the typical OTC 10mg dose. The thing is, if you take a big enough dose to feel its effects it puts you to sleep. Through combination of placebo and chemistry it can provide some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Of course, you're supposed to declare those...

Of course, you're supposed to declare those purchases on your tax return form and pay NY sales tax on them. If you don't actually live in NY then why do you have a NY license? Florida law probably...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-28-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
I was commuting daily through the Lincoln for...

I was commuting daily through the Lincoln for about a year. It never occurred to my to try splitting inside the tunnel itself: way narrower than my comfort zone. I have changed lanes quite a bit yet...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,436
Posted By psychopompos
Hey guys, I can't make the showing tomorrow....

Hey guys, I can't make the showing tomorrow. Anyone want my tickets for free? PM me
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Why We Ride

Anyone want to go to the showing of Why We Ride tomorrow for free? I got two tickets but because the event was rescheduled I can't go now. PM me and I'll send you one or two of the ticket PDFs - I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
I haven't been riding at all lately (haven't...

I haven't been riding at all lately (haven't gotten a new license plate yet) but I did see a guy on a red G650GS, just like mine, riding right after the snow yesterday, in jeans...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Ah true, he mentioned that he has a PA license,...

Ah true, he mentioned that he has a PA license, so no points, but come insurance renewal time things the cost of the miracle might grow a little bit.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-17-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
It's a miracle that the LIE was clear enough to...

It's a miracle that the LIE was clear enough to do 75 that close to the tunnel. And that miracle costs $200.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,436
Posted By psychopompos
Two more.

Two more.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
I left my bike on the street in front of my...

I left my bike on the street in front of my apartment for 5 hours. Result: license plate gone. Seems like the report/case number will be ready on Wednesday (oh how I look forward to the trip to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 462,581
Posted By psychopompos
Ahhh, the '09 came with Bridgestones. My '11 came...

Ahhh, the '09 came with Bridgestones. My '11 came with Tourance EXPs, and they're, IMO, very good street tires. Expensive though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 462,581
Posted By psychopompos
What's wrong with the stock Tourances? They're...

What's wrong with the stock Tourances? They're pretty much street tires; don't look too different from those above.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-04-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Francis Lewis?

Francis Lewis?
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 462,581
Posted By psychopompos
I prefer the Storm plastics: a little bigger in...

I prefer the Storm plastics: a little bigger in size and with much more subdued styling. In may I take them off and ride with just the aluminium guards until September.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 136,980
Posted By psychopompos
Chances are that his Nikon has a 1.5x crop factor...

Chances are that his Nikon has a 1.5x crop factor therefore his 18mm is equivalent to a 27mm lens - that's more or less the definition of wide.

The Monterra most likely has a minuscule sensor,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 462,581
Posted By psychopompos
I've never seen mine red, but considering how...

I've never seen mine red, but considering how blue my pipe is (and that happened pretty early on) I think it's a safe bet it was red at some point. I think I'm buying ben2go's explanation about the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 1,852,859
Posted By psychopompos
Oops, sorry, I'm a bit of a noob here. Though I'd...

Oops, sorry, I'm a bit of a noob here. Though I'd like to think that without my comment we wouldn't have got that masterpiece from Paebr332.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 1,852,859
Posted By psychopompos
English please.

English please.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Don't know about parking in JC, but you...

Don't know about parking in JC, but you definitely get a discount at the Holland with a NY EZPass. Actually I think the PANYNJ bridges and tunnes are issuing agency agnostic for discounts (unlike the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22,960
Views: 1,546,725
Posted By psychopompos
Which nicely segues into the moron on an R1, or...

Which nicely segues into the moron on an R1, or something similar looking, popping wheelies up and down Ditmars wearing a baseball cap... backwards. The second time I saw him doing a u-turn on red...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 462,581
Posted By psychopompos
It appears that moving the assembly of the engine...

It appears that moving the assembly of the engine from Austria to China hasn't really changed much; i.e. it's still more or less bulletproof. There was the hot-start issue, which doesn't exist for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 462,581
Posted By psychopompos
What's does the F700 have that the 650 doesn't,...

What's does the F700 have that the 650 doesn't, except more power? How badly do you want that power? When riding in the city, do you expect to be in traffic/sitting at lights for extended periods?
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