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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 550,229
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... Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 105,609
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: 22,934
Views: 1,544,784
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: 709
Views: 105,609
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: 1,258
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: 1,258
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: 1,258
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: 1,258
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: 1,258
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: 1,258
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: 22,934
Views: 1,544,784
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: 22,934
Views: 1,544,784
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: 22,934
Views: 1,544,784
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: 22,934
Views: 1,544,784
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: 817
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: 22,934
Views: 1,544,784
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: 22,934
Views: 1,544,784
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: 47,773
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: 3,820
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: 3,020
Views: 759,345
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: 8,314
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: 2,070
Views: 553,307
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: 2,873
Views: 389,366
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: 684
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: 80
Views: 10,865
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: 2,154
Views: 1,056,138
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: 5,137
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: 67,907
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: 3,596
Posted By birds
I believe he was implying that he is a police...

I believe he was implying that he is a police officer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By birds
That was excellent.

That was excellent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By birds
I'm occasional % off road. That't how I define...

I'm occasional % off road. That't how I define it. What are we defining this for, again?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 328,176
Posted By birds
My favorite from this season ...

My favorite from this season
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-xVt55S6/0/XL/P1020134-XL.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,975
Posted By birds
My first bike was a titled XR400 roughly 3 years...

My first bike was a titled XR400 roughly 3 years ago.
I still have it and took it up to canada (and killed it on the way back) this year.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,619
Posted By birds
Just like any other situation, you have to play...

Just like any other situation, you have to play it by ear.

Usually I Park the bike as close as possible to hear anyone messing with it. Do I know it's a bad area from previous experience? No, but...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,436
Views: 2,372,557
Posted By birds
I saw you taking a picture of this by battery...

I saw you taking a picture of this by battery park on my way to work recently (I knew it from the FM ad). You pulled away before I made it over there. It looks awesome in person. Congrats on your...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 582,567
Posted By birds
Saw this on CL yesterday. ...

Saw this on CL yesterday.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/mcy/4150299749.html
http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_lN5kcr6L79r_600x450.jpg

Looks familiar. Also looks awesome
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,070
Posted By birds
The fact that there's a vaguely defined law...

The fact that there's a vaguely defined law against wheelies is only a minor part of the problem.

It becomes an issue when it's a vaguely defined law against wheelies that can get you a ticket...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,066,203
Posted By birds
http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-k...

http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-kNRBJmN/0/X2/IMG_0284-X2.jpg

My buddy took this picture of police bikes we saw in Montreal.

That oil stain under the right hand bike is actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,896
Posted By birds
My first bike was a 1999 Honda Xr400. My 2nd and...

My first bike was a 1999 Honda Xr400. My 2nd and concurrent bike was a 1985 Honda vf700s.

So calling them "The old one", "The new one", "The honda" didn't work at all. Calling them "the XR"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 353,395
Posted By birds
Time to start looking for a campsite. ...

Time to start looking for a campsite.


http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Canada-Trip-June-16-23/i-ZSfJsSX/0/XL/IMG_4223-XL.jpg
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