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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
FS: Accumate battery charger

I bought it two years ago, used it -maybe- 3 times, the rest of the time it sat in my heated apartment. It works fine on BMW maintenance-free batteries, I bought it new from BMW Boneyard...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
BMW R1100GS seat for sale

Clearing out stuff. This seat came with the bike, it's perfect- no cuts etc. I think it' s the stock seat (unaltered etc). I changed it for a seat that's lowered, so this one's been sitting in a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Misc Junk for Sale (pickup Wall Street area)

small things I'd rather not ship, I'm in Manhattan at Broadway and Exchange. How about $5 each?

Krill light (like an electric light stick, lasts a long time on two AA batteries), a 2 AAA-sized...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
FirstGear mesh jacket FS in NYC (Manhattan, Wall St area)

Wore it once or twice, felt like a Ninja Turtle. I'm moving soon, need to clear out stuff. I work on Exchange St @ Broadway Monday thru Friday, can bring to work so you can check it out. It's size...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,593
Posted By ChrisZ
Anyone heading down to Mexico in June?

Planning to head to Sayulita, Mexico - first trip into Mexico, not my first trip travelling (3 weeks last year, 4 weeks year before), so I'm not a travel noob, but a Mexico noob. Would like to go...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Getting rid of stuff: helmet and Bagster bag

Clearing out stuff, these are things I don't want to have to ship, so LOCAL PICKUP please. I work in Manhattan at Broadway and Exchange (near Wall St), can bring to work for you. My hours are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
read your post after it happened. Hopefully...

read your post after it happened.

Hopefully I'll never ever be in a position to take a picture like that again. But if I see, will do.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
I saw a nasty one last week down in Battery Park...

I saw a nasty one last week down in Battery Park City on the way in. There's a new-looking GoldWing that I've seen for a while, well on that day it was ALL THE WAY OVER on its right side, squashing a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
I've had good luck at Vespa Soho...

I've had good luck at Vespa Soho (http://www.vespasoho.com/), been there twice, they check what's needed (horn, turn signals, brake lights), no muss no fuss, and you get to look at some mighty sweet...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-04-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Mine are older versions that I bought from an...

Mine are older versions that I bought from an inmate here, they say "made in Pakistan", not sure about the newer ones, you can call and ask them.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
They're very good, feel like regular gloves....

They're very good, feel like regular gloves. They're waterproof too, so they're my "go to" gloves when travelling when it rains. Last trip it did, and they stayed dry and warm(er) even not plugged...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-04-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Yes. heavy weight long underwear top,...

Yes.

heavy weight long underwear top, fleece, and liner-less jacket. And electric gloves, w/o the heated gloves I'd be both fingerless AND handless.

It's not a very LONG ride, maybe 40 minutes...
Forum: Vendors 07-13-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,256
Posted By ChrisZ
Just go the package of maps...

... in the mail, they are very nice. Printed on a sort of vinyl-type stuff that won't tear or fall apart when wet. Haven't had time to study them, but they're very well made and seem as detailed (or...
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 46,357
Posted By ChrisZ
my install

R1100GS, installed under the GPS mount that bolts to the crossbar. I like the mounting there because it's shaded and obscured. The bottom of the GPS mount sort of obscures it, but if I look down a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
FYI JD is an awesome NYC-area mechanic

Tuned my GS, fixed other things, noticed things I didn't (woops!) and reassured me that it's a very solid bike. That's key: re-enforce my beliefs and help enable me to buy stuff.

VERY good, very...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,447
Posted By ChrisZ
Years ago, I visited a guy in the hospital who'd...

Years ago, I visited a guy in the hospital who'd crashed w/o a full face helmet (he had a beanie or some other squid bullshit I think).

His jaw was wired back together and it's hard to imagine...
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 55,340
Posted By ChrisZ
Ordered!

2 of each, stickers are cool.

Probably more cool than t-shirts collecting-wise. I find I buy t-shirts that I'd probably never wear even though, at the time, I thought I MIGHT wear them. But...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
On my way home Friday up the FDR around South...

On my way home Friday up the FDR around South Street where it merges down, cop on the shoulder HITS his lights and pulls out for some reason right at the merge, next to one car with another car in...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 35,187
Posted By ChrisZ
Is that to preserve it or something? Seems...

Is that to preserve it or something? Seems horrifically high otherwise.
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,318
Posted By ChrisZ
Woops- I think I have a Eureka! tent... uh.....

Woops- I think I have a Eureka! tent... uh.. wait:

Have YOU ever knocked Eureka! tent pegs into asphalt on a mountain in 50 mile an hour winds?

NO?

You think that tarp of yours will keep...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 34,331
Posted By ChrisZ
Cool RR

I miss Canada.
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 541,863
Posted By ChrisZ
DVD? Yes!

DVD would be good, the footage from the middle of nowhere interests me.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Sucks to be an outlaw biker gang, with a...

Sucks to be an outlaw biker gang, with a reputation that leads tourists to...

Walk up, sit on the bench in front of your clubhouse and pose for photos

-and-

Sit on bikes in front of your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Aaahh.. Well THERE'S your problem. You need...

Aaahh.. Well THERE'S your problem.

You need a t shirt and flip flops, and loudly proclaim "hey guys watch THIS!" before cracking the throttle.

Proper gear is important, but the prayer of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
I work near there, I walk by this EXACT spot when...

I work near there, I walk by this EXACT spot when I ride in to work. I never liked this spot, with the garage and all, looks like a bad place to park a bike...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,667
Posted By ChrisZ
and I'm out, cannot attend---

Once again it's work
That takes up my weekend time
Why they must do this
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
For finding general street parking info, check...

For finding general street parking info, check out http://www.primospot.com/ too.

It's for street parking - not sidewalking and what you might be able to get away with - it's helped me a bunch of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-14-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Clever. I disliked the RAM/Quest2 mount on...

Clever.

I disliked the RAM/Quest2 mount on my GS so much I soldered in a disconnect so I could remove it when not in use.

The Touratech locking mount I have now also bugs me, but it is what it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-14-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Just curious - what did that cost? Trying to get...

Just curious - what did that cost? Trying to get an idea about what custom solutions go for.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Doesn't the bike handle like shit with a topcase...

Doesn't the bike handle like shit with a topcase hanging out over the rear wheel, up high, with lots of weight?!?!?

I had a big Givi (big enough for 2 full-face helmets, that's a 36l maybe?) I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,667
Posted By ChrisZ
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,960
Posted By ChrisZ
It would be a bigger deal to me if the crew was...

It would be a bigger deal to me if the crew was always with them, like helping them pick the bikes up, navigate, etc, like following RIGHT behind them. Going seperately and meeting at the borders?...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By ChrisZ
So that supposedly "high" price doesn't sound so...

So that supposedly "high" price doesn't sound so bad now, does it?

You thought just the oil filler plug was CNC-machined goodness, but you've ALSO got that little do-dad to make, finish, package,...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,960
Posted By ChrisZ
I liked all 3 series. On a trip that long,...

I liked all 3 series.

On a trip that long, I think they edited it down WAY to much for 7 or 8 episodes. Yes I know it's for TV etc, but it's hard to imagine there aren't a few more hours in there...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
You mean like the signs with governor, authority,...

You mean like the signs with governor, authority, and agency that need to be redone every change of admin?

Honestly - is that needed? Does anyone driving into NY ponder "I wonder who the governor?...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By ChrisZ
Are they made for American feet and ankles, or...

Are they made for American feet and ankles, or delicate Europeans?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Sorry to hear-- When my family and I (as a...

Sorry to hear--

When my family and I (as a kid) moved to a NYC, within a couple days of being in an apartment in a decent part of NY someone got in a robbed Mom's jewelry.

No lock-breaking, we...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By ChrisZ
Are Icon Patrol Waterproof "mens" Boots actually made to fit delicate women?

So I've now tried 3 pairs of Icon Patrol Waterproof boots (http://www.newenough.com/street/boots/waterproof_sport_street_touring_boots/icon/patrol_waterproof_motorcycle_boots.html) from newenough.com...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By ChrisZ
Being a BMW n00b, I'm just curious - has this...

Being a BMW n00b, I'm just curious - has this ever actually happened to anyone?

I've taken trips on this bike, and cross-country etc on other bikes and NEVER EVER noticed or thought about locals...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-23-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24,270
Views: 1,671,814
Posted By ChrisZ
Two thoughts: 1) these are good, but...

Two thoughts:

1) these are good, but cheating. My Death Star grilled cheese was an act of God, a minor miracle (if you're a Star Wars fan). It being almost Christmas, if I hadn't eaten it perhaps...
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