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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 05:14 AM
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Posted By Rectaltronics
If you don't mind venturing about 6 miles east...

If you don't mind venturing about 6 miles east into Bayside, JDaniele is picking up work again. Probably weekends only but probably could be convinced to do a weeknight. PM him here. If he doesn't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Rectaltronics
Looks like vaporware at the moment.

Looks like vaporware at the moment.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:31 AM
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Posted By Rectaltronics
{blush} Thank you everyone!

{blush}

Thank you everyone!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
I have heated grips on my new VFR. It's...

I have heated grips on my new VFR.

It's weird with summer gloves, one side of my hands baking and the other side freezing.

I think they'd be better with brush guards or some variant of Hippo...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23,380
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Posted By Rectaltronics
A good wheelie might have prevented a read. ...

A good wheelie might have prevented a read.

Just sayin'...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 519,447
Posted By Rectaltronics
Hahaha, yeah, I actually am considering it! ...

Hahaha, yeah, I actually am considering it!

Actually when I start using my heated gear I'm gonna clip my Fluke to the battery connections and see what RPM is the break-over point for charging vs...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 519,447
Posted By Rectaltronics
Just wandered across this thread... I've had...

Just wandered across this thread... I've had four 4th gen VFRs - a '96 and three '97 750s. But it was time for a change, sort of, so a couple of months ago I splurged on a 2014 VFR-800.

I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 56,863
Posted By Rectaltronics
Several weeks ago I saw dealer demos selling for...

Several weeks ago I saw dealer demos selling for under $8K.

Honda still gouges the fuck out of customers on accessories. I just picked up the '14 VFR-800. Panniers retail for almost a grand plus...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-18-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
So you shoulda' paid him double!

So you shoulda' paid him double!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
None that I know of. The Nazi state of the...

None that I know of.

The Nazi state of the Port Authority of NY and NJ attempted to resist but eventually capitulated.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-16-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
Yes. HOV lanes are OK. If it was called a...

Yes. HOV lanes are OK.

If it was called a bus lane instead of an HOV lane that could be a problem.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-16-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
Clearly victims of their success, probably also...

Clearly victims of their success, probably also fueled by a spike in business caused by last winter's effects on our roadways. We'll see how their supply works out in a few more months after they've...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 184,520
Posted By Rectaltronics
At Union Square doing some side work so a...

At Union Square doing some side work so a definite maybe.

EDIT: Trumped by a honey dew. :-(
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
$300/wheel tp straighten and powdercoat? Sounds...

$300/wheel tp straighten and powdercoat? Sounds like Papo's is getting full of themselves. That's almost twice as much as I paid just a couple of years ago.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-08-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
I'm reduced to bitter, futile cynicism. ...

I'm reduced to bitter, futile cynicism.

That's nice for improving upon the skills and life expectancies of licensed and essentially legal riders.

But it costs the state money and should reduce...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-07-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Rectaltronics
I am.

I am.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-07-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Rectaltronics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigger_(entertainment...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigger_(entertainment)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
Hippo hands make me nervous. To each their...

Hippo hands make me nervous.

To each their own.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
Left image shows the light has been red for...

Left image shows the light has been red for 4/10ths of a second. We don't know the cars' speeds so we can't say for sure whether or not the light was red when they were sufficiently into/past the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-03-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10,651
Views: 670,018
Posted By Rectaltronics
I wonder how many more watch lists that just put...

I wonder how many more watch lists that just put you on.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
:lol3 It was interesting though, if I'm...

:lol3

It was interesting though, if I'm reading it correctly, to see evidence that maybe 1/3 of folks with ABS bikes would appear to end up compensating after several months of ownership.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23,380
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Posted By Rectaltronics
Well... ...

Well...

http://www.iihs.org/frontend/iihs/documents/masterfiledocs.ashx?id=2042

A few take-home points:

"Braked motorcycles lost stability in 43 percent of the crashes"

"ABS was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 07:44 AM
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Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
How about Jesse on a RS250?

How about Jesse on a RS250?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
Nah. Make sure it's jetted correctly, use good...

Nah. Make sure it's jetted correctly, use good injector oil, de-carbonize the top end every 10,000 miles, and clean the power valves every 3,000. All easy work. Net maintenance effort not much...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
43 HP from a 390cc bike? My old RZ-350 made...

43 HP from a 390cc bike?

My old RZ-350 made 15 HP more and after a couple of hours of work would weigh the same and make 70 HP.

And it could double as a great mosquito fogger, too!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
How about Kawasaki's new H2..?

How about Kawasaki's new H2..?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
Your recollection is correct. But NYC never got...

Your recollection is correct. But NYC never got that stupid law passed.

In practice you should be OK as long as you have baffles in place.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
But call first! Many helmet models, etc. What...

But call first! Many helmet models, etc. What you're looking for may not be in stock. If they don't come through check this list/map:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
The AP releases lots of stuff. If you want...

The AP releases lots of stuff.

If you want to read AP releases you can get it from AP directly.

But hey, who needs to research when you can just plagiarize.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
I agree. At least in part. Does anyone...

I agree.

At least in part.

Does anyone really think on a bright, beautiful and ideally temperate day, around noon that there were only 95 bikes per hour on that stretch of road??

It doesn't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
That was pretty awesome. I saw some of the crowd...

That was pretty awesome. I saw some of the crowd in Manhattan on 6th Ave around the teens/20s. It really made me wish I had a suitable bike. Oh, and a suit that fits. :evil

Then I saw some guy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
Never? Here, let me help: You really...

Never? Here, let me help:


You really don't see the problem here, eh?

Don't bother to answer that - it's a rhetorical question.


No rants here. The only conclusion I'm drawing is that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10,651
Views: 670,018
Posted By Rectaltronics
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
The implication exists only in your mind. How...

The implication exists only in your mind. How the implication got there is anyone's guess but the way I see it, it's solely you and your projections. Most of us here know George well enough to know...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
I like this. I'm reminded of all the old...

I like this. I'm reminded of all the old arguments like "helmets will break your neck."


I don't think anyone here has stated, implied or felt anything along the lines of claiming that ABS is ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
I would have to guess it's a safetycrat thing, to...

I would have to guess it's a safetycrat thing, to make absolutely sure the rider doesn't "accidentally" switch off the ABS somehow.

I wonder if sports car owners whine about ABS too.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
And so it goes; you have your anecdotes, I have...

And so it goes; you have your anecdotes, I have mine.

I have two incidents where ABS could have saved me a great deal of pain and money. And they had nothing to do with lack of due care. Of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
You don't need any. Just spray WD-40 on it.

You don't need any. Just spray WD-40 on it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
ABS in Urban and Suburban Traffic...

Actually the road defects and surrounding issues you describe are exactly the situations where ABS will shine. There is a big difference between a dirt or gravel road and a foot or two of rocks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23,380
Views: 1,586,366
Posted By Rectaltronics
This is all very entertaining but if y'all wanna...

This is all very entertaining but if y'all wanna yap about real-world...

Reality is that the temporarily stripped section of Ocean Avenue about which you are expressing concern amounts to about...
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