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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
It's not too bad in the morning on weekends. Just...

It's not too bad in the morning on weekends. Just need to get out by noon
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
Well if we're going to make a point of it, the...

Well if we're going to make a point of it, the thread is called "NYC commuters?" :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
Do you need to get something done or do you just...

Do you need to get something done or do you just need a new tube?

What size tube do you need?


I like Pompton sport center on rt 23. Little out of the way from bergen County, but that's my...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 814,850
Posted By birds
Just saw one of these for 800 in my area. Let it...

Just saw one of these for 800 in my area. Let it sit and someone else grabbed it. Trying to move somewhere with a garage next month. Maybe I won't pass the next one up
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-28-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
My friend has lost a couple of his rubber caps,...

My friend has lost a couple of his rubber caps, but mine haven't moved. It seems to be hit or miss.

I wonder if weatherstripping adhesive might help.

Only annoyance for me is turning off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,251
Posted By birds
Bent elbows definitely help. Whatever helps with...

Bent elbows definitely help. Whatever helps with throttle control, especially on a fast bike like that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By birds
Hmm have we missed any of the advrider clichés?

Hmm have we missed any of the advrider clichés?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,732
Posted By birds
High Point, New Jersey: The highest point in New...

High Point, New Jersey: The highest point in New Jersey.

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-fMSGfSV/0/L/IMG_4040-L.jpg

The highest I've been on a bike is pike's peak...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
Glad you're not hurt. As for the sabre,...

Glad you're not hurt.

As for the sabre, more practice is never a bad thing, but the bike counts here too. I used to have the small sabre, and it was unstable under heavy braking. I went down a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 1,064,084
Posted By birds
Coyote?

Coyote?
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,631,940
Posted By birds
It doesn't have to be if you can get the bubbles...

It doesn't have to be if you can get the bubbles out.

On the other hand, I ran the line from the right side over the carb insulator with the T right near the left petcock, all downhill.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 552,768
Posted By birds
Contrast of adv rider sticker with corporate...

Contrast of adv rider sticker with corporate interstate gas station bullshit.

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Colorado-Trip/i-fxMwBxV/0/L/IMG_20140831_201404178_HDR-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 108,367
Posted By birds
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/15/e232b13...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/15/e232b13295b7833c59c8149c8f10749a.jpg

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/15/72b1287ddb01807f0351138eebe2e328.jpg
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
Funny, when you posted your crash pics I thought...

Funny, when you posted your crash pics I thought "I can't believe he commutes in those boots"
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 108,367
Posted By birds
Finally got a phone that can take a decent pic....

Finally got a phone that can take a decent pic. See myself bringing a camera less and less in the future. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/03/7648a6b62dd9710de1c42ae04f8e5759.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By birds
Got in there with a rag, no dice. Seals...

Got in there with a rag, no dice.

Seals were very weak and had gunk stuck on them. One had a tiny chunk taken out. The one that was on the piston was worn off around the edges.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By birds
Pulled it apart and found this. Is this worth...

Pulled it apart and found this. Is this worth waiting for the hone to come? Rubber was of course old shit, and also had crud on the main pushing piece

...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By birds
No, I get it :D I would just rather have all my...

No, I get it :D
I would just rather have all my bases covered before I run out of time to order what I need. If that means spending $15 on a 16mm hone that I'll never use, so be it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By birds
The passageways looked clean from above, but I...

The passageways looked clean from above, but I will make sure to clean them when I disassemble.

A buddy is bringing by an ultrasonic cleaner for me to use tomorrow. Is it worth cleaning the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By birds
Awesome, thanks a lot guys! One step closer...

Awesome, thanks a lot guys!

One step closer to not crashing in a fiery wreck :D
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By birds
Can't Diagnose Brake Issue

Hi All,

My buddy is having a brake issue that we are trying to fix for our trip in a week and a half.

I've been scouring this forum and the internet, but I think I need something a little more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
I'm in the same boat too. I ride in when I can to...

I'm in the same boat too. I ride in when I can to stay sane, but it takes longer, costs more, and I have to deal with the holland tunnel. All depends on where you live.

I may be moving farther out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
The date on the ticket, you just have to contact...

The date on the ticket, you just have to contact the court before then and tell them you plead not guilty. They will actually get annoyed with you if you try to come to court on that date. I tried...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
Schwartz, 1. Jersey City cops don't know...

Schwartz,

1. Jersey City cops don't know the law so don't be surprised if the violation he gave you doesn't match what you did. (I had a similar thing with unsafe turn last summer).
2. If you're...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
I've done it this way in NJ before and it's...

I've done it this way in NJ before and it's always worked fine. Haven't done it lately because it gets read fine on my current moto.

My friend recently got a $5 surcharge for that. He has a PA Ez...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By birds
Concerning ABS

Concerning ABS:

I just put a front RT wheel on recently. Still getting everything together for the rear one. The wheel works and fits awesomely. I did have to use an RT speedo drive housing to get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
You're right. I stand corrected. I feel more...

You're right. I stand corrected.

I feel more comfortable skipping the safety glasses sometimes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23,220
Views: 1,563,425
Posted By birds
I don't think most helmet visors meet impact...

I don't think most helmet visors meet impact standards anyway. Kind of silly.

I usually wear ANSI glasses anyway so I can open the visor all the way. I have a sweaty face.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 48,100
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-rQfmwVB/0/XL/P1010098-XL.jpg

From a ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,862
Posted By birds
Wash it every week in the winter, occasionally...

Wash it every week in the winter, occasionally before maintenance in the summer.

I carefully pick and choose what I'm wearing to match as little as possible. It's fashionable.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 762,599
Posted By birds
If I didn't stick it, does it count as mine? ...

If I didn't stick it, does it count as mine?

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-7dKRZJ7/0/XL/IMG_20130317_155305-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,374
Posted By birds
Bumping This was a good day...

Bumping

This was a good day...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 556,800
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-QTq72wN/0/XL/1077058_181275648716790_1125777646_o-XL.jpg

Just remembered this one. Should be leaning more. Great photographer, too (not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,970
Views: 404,628
Posted By birds
Multiple bikes usually park next to each other...

Multiple bikes usually park next to each other where I park on my occasional motorcycle commute. Today I had a little more room due to a blue v-strom parked a little bit diagonally. This gave me some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By birds
My bike at the thumb ...

My bike at the thumb

http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-ggqCSnS/0/XL/IMG_0390-XL.jpg
http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-VNq9w6N/0/XL/IMG_0389-XL.jpg

Matawin River...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,704
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-XWTVx8n/0/XL/IMG_20130428_132959-XL.jpghttp://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-q3kd76m/0/XL/IMG_20130428_133036-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 1,064,084
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-wtzdTcp/0/XL/IMG_4329-XL.jpg
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-rXHVRX2/0/L/CRW_4320-L.jpg

Nothing too crazy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,217
Posted By birds
There is a lot of guidance about this stuff...

There is a lot of guidance about this stuff online. In lots of states you can just throw it away. If only there was an expert who you could ask for your jurisdiction...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 68,178
Posted By birds
Here are a couple from a cool 1 week trip my...

Here are a couple from a cool 1 week trip my buddy and I took to QC.

Not really a breakdown, More of a break off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,616
Posted By birds
I believe he was implying that he is a police...

I believe he was implying that he is a police officer.
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