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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22,917
Views: 1,543,607
Posted By Fibzzz
Parkway Police patrol the NJ side, based at exit...

Parkway Police patrol the NJ side, based at exit 2 in Alpine. NYS Troopers pick up at the Bergen/Rockland border. In many thousands of miles riding the Palisades to and from Harriman / Bear Mtn, I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-08-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22,917
Views: 1,543,607
Posted By Fibzzz
I was kidding about expecting an apology, but...

I was kidding about expecting an apology, but it's no surprise at all to find out this cop is a liar. If you're a LEO and a witness, you don't wait four days to tell someone. Unless you have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-08-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22,917
Views: 1,543,607
Posted By Fibzzz
Rectaltronics, I believe you were the one who...

Rectaltronics, I believe you were the one who said I shouldn't jump to conclusions about this guy. The apology booth is now open for business! :ear

Honestly, I'd hoped I was wrong. But I knew I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22,917
Views: 1,543,607
Posted By Fibzzz
Says a lot about the quality recruiting by New...

Says a lot about the quality recruiting by New York's Finest. You can't get hired anywhere else, so here's a badge and a gun. Just please remember to take off your uniform before meeting up with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22,917
Views: 1,543,607
Posted By Fibzzz
Certainly sounds to me like an upstanding citizen...

Certainly sounds to me like an upstanding citizen who was just there to help. Just like the lady says.
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 608,665
Posted By Fibzzz
Here's my new addition. My neighbors may not be...

Here's my new addition. My neighbors may not be as thrilled as I am, but I try to be kind by not starting it before 7:30am!

http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r648/Fibzzz/Tuono2_zps4db931cc.jpg
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 211,493
Posted By Fibzzz
HA! :rofl

HA! :rofl
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Fibzzz
Glad you're OK! The bike is just a thing, and...

Glad you're OK! The bike is just a thing, and you'll fix it. Another great example of why good gear is worth the expense. It helps make sure you get home.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 52,959
Posted By Fibzzz
It's been very quiet in the Tuono thread... But I...

It's been very quiet in the Tuono thread... But I recently picked up an '03 Racing, and it's most definitely not quiet!

http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r648/Fibzzz/Tuono_zps6dcd3e79.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fibzzz
If you're heading from Old Forge up to Saranac,...

If you're heading from Old Forge up to Saranac, check out the Lake Street Cafe at the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake. Water views (right across the street from the lake) good food, casual vibe.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Fibzzz
Mechanic / shop in NNJ?

Can anyone recommend a good all-around bike mechanic and/or independent shop in Northern NJ / Rockland Co area? Looking for a non-dealer, anal-retentive type who works on multiple brands.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By Fibzzz
I'm a big fan of my <a...

I'm a big fan of my <a href="http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=84">Wolfman Wolf Tail</a>. Mounts easily and very securely with the bungees and hooks. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By Fibzzz
Correct. NJ is one of the states that allow a...

Correct. NJ is one of the states that allow a trade-in tax credit on vehicles purchased from a dealer. It doesn't apply to private party sales like the one the OP asked about. The link I posted...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By Fibzzz
In NJ, private party trades are taxable based on...

In NJ, private party trades are taxable based on the fair market value of each vehicle, and both parties will be charged tax when you register.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
Posted By Fibzzz
There has been plenty of discussion on this that...

There has been plenty of discussion on this that you'll find with the Search function. "Best" is a very subjective thing. I use <a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,146
Posted By Fibzzz
His words. I didn't take him quite as literally...

His words. I didn't take him quite as literally as you guys did, apparently.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,146
Posted By Fibzzz
I don't have a horse in this race because neither...

I don't have a horse in this race because neither of my bikes is a GSW, but I was chatting with a service tech at BMW of Manhattan yesterday who told me that every single GSW is coming back in with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22,917
Views: 1,543,607
Posted By Fibzzz
:clap Almost made me spit coffee all over my...

:clap Almost made me spit coffee all over my keyboard.

I concur, Palisades > Tappan Zee Br > Merritt > Black Rock is the least painful way to get to Crotchport on two wheels. If you want...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Fibzzz
OP, you said you tried switching damping...

OP, you said you tried switching damping settings. Were you just switching between Comfort, Normal and Sport? If that's all you tried, adjust your base preload setting to 1-up with luggage or 2-up...
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,734
Posted By Fibzzz
Deposit made.

Deposit made.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 916,962
Posted By Fibzzz
An early bath for the pig, then a sunrise run up...

An early bath for the pig, then a sunrise run up the Storm King Highway next to West Point. Perfect Sunday morning.

http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r648/Fibzzz/stormkinghwy_zpse9e04da7.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,936
Posted By Fibzzz
From an AP story this morning: The Supreme...

From an AP story this morning:

The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to Environmental Protection Agency decisions allowing an increase in ethanol content in gasoline.
The justices on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Fibzzz
If you're stopped and off the brakes, holding...

If you're stopped and off the brakes, holding down the ABS button for a few seconds should give you the "Brake Failure" flashing red light on the dash, warning that the ABS is off. If that is also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32,919
Views: 8,018,264
Posted By Fibzzz
Ah, the old "you're gay" comeback! Powerful...

Ah, the old "you're gay" comeback! Powerful stuff, Handy. Play time's over now, so you can get back to using your handy on your winkie.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32,919
Views: 8,018,264
Posted By Fibzzz
Thanks, genius.

Thanks, genius.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32,919
Views: 8,018,264
Posted By Fibzzz
I wish my eyes could somehow un-see this.

I wish my eyes could somehow un-see this.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By Fibzzz
That thread was my inspiration for adding risers...

That thread was my inspiration for adding risers and quick-adjusters several months ago, and I've been really happy with that setup. So thank you for contributing to it! But I didn't have spare...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By Fibzzz
Hardly a hijack because the two (rotating bars...

Hardly a hijack because the two (rotating bars and adding risers) are so closely related! I found rotating the bars up a bit made seated riding more comfortable, but I still couldn't stand...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By Fibzzz
Hey lensgrinder, you said "I imagine the left...

Hey lensgrinder, you said "I imagine the left controls can be moved like the right." And they can't. Which is what I said in my post. If correcting wrong information based on a guess is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,047
Posted By Fibzzz
Only in a BMW-related thread would you get...

Only in a BMW-related thread would you get comments on the quality of your shrubberies. :D Congrats on the new bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By Fibzzz
They cannot. As Jim noted, the left-side switch...

They cannot. As Jim noted, the left-side switch housing is screwed into the bar.

I rotated my bars up a bit and have no issue reaching the INFO, ESA and ABS buttons. It didn't take long at all...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By Fibzzz
Sorry for a non-answer relative to the GS LC, but...

Sorry for a non-answer relative to the GS LC, but I've never been a believer in hiding a spare on the bike. On long trips in the past, I've taped it to the inside of a boot, or wrapped it in a piece...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,202
Posted By Fibzzz
So that's what the 'ESA' button on my handlebar...

So that's what the 'ESA' button on my handlebar does? I thought it meant 'Extra Screen Animations' because every time I press it, the little pictures on my dash change. I sure am glad I found...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Fibzzz
HA! That must be it. Whatever the reason, I'll...

HA! That must be it. Whatever the reason, I'll take it if it means no ticky from po-po. :ricky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Fibzzz
I agree, 60 seems to be the upper limit they'll...

I agree, 60 seems to be the upper limit they'll give you, but what you ride is a factor. I rounded a curve on 7 Lakes just north of the Kanawauke circle at around 7am last Saturday doing a tick over...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Fibzzz
You are correct, Lake Kanawauke Rd is still...

You are correct, Lake Kanawauke Rd is still closed. I assume the other road you mentioned (North of Kanawauke) is Arden Valley Rd, and it's still closed too, with no timetable on when it will...
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,284
Posted By Fibzzz
I've been there. I had a serious crash in 2002,...

I've been there. I had a serious crash in 2002, and went almost 10 years before getting another bike. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't still think about it every time I ride. But as others have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22,917
Views: 1,543,607
Posted By Fibzzz
+1 on Progressive. I haven't found anyone...

+1 on Progressive. I haven't found anyone cheaper in this area, though I have a few friends who swear by State Farm.

A worthy detour along your route tomorrow: From the Palisades, take exit 14...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Fibzzz
Look around, there are literally hundreds of...

Look around, there are literally hundreds of threads discussing tires. The Tourance NEXT and EXP aren't worth much off pavement, as you discovered. Consider the regular Tourance. I also noticed...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,861
Posted By Fibzzz
There's no logic to this. The idea that you'll...

There's no logic to this. The idea that you'll somehow do less damage to yourself and your bike by not braking is, well, retarded. Because it's impossible to predict what the deer is going to do. ...
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