1. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Well, the RZ was mid-eighties, so... duh, yeah.

    :D

    Only one performance reward too!

    For some reason the cop thought that me doing 70+ in a 50, at night, in thick fog with about eight feet of visibility, with deer wandering everyone, was not safe. I chose not to argue his assertion.
  2. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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    Duh?
    Still plenty of RZs and RDs on the road in the early '90s.
    Used to see them all the time at Nathan's in Oceanside, LI and at Marcus Dairy in Ct..
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  3. motorock

    motorock Explorer

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    Why not use a broker? Like Motorsport Brokerage who hooked me up on lower rates with DL- 800-680-0933
    My bike is a 900cc triple "sportsbike"- I think its more of a standard- anyway, its expensive to insure- Geico wanted like 2500/year!

    In the last 2 years, I filed 3 claims- all handled very well, promptly, generously and without fuss.
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  4. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    You do realize the early '90s were roughly 25 years ago, the 'Dairy is history and bike night at Nathan's was shut down decades ago, right? :rolleyes
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  5. motoroberto

    motoroberto Been here awhile

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    FWIW, you might want to try to talk to a local (nyc based) dedicated agent, not a broker. Local agents can get discounts for some reason.

    I only know this from spending 45 min on the phone w progressive (national phone #). Was trying to get a lower rate for my 02 F150 and my 2 bikes, 07 KTM 990 Adv and 73 Guzzi Eldorado. After going over everything, the guy said he really couldn’t get it any lower, but I might want to try a local agent. He gave me the # of a progressive guy in queens, in Manhattan, and in Brooklyn. I reluctantly made the call to the guy in Brooklyn .

    Well another hour later the Brooklyn based progressive agent had cut my truck payment by more than half. He went over everything with the bikes and even renters insurance. I pay about $80 a month for the 2 bikes, which seems ok to me.

    Good luck
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  6. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I am moving all my RZ project stuff up to my new weekend place and will be doing some work on them over the winter. Guess I owe Brad a ride on one when I finish one or two. I have about three and a half of them.
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  7. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Yes, I got lucky. My ex-wife had USAA through her dad's service and when we got divorced I was "grandfathered" in but I was told that if I ever drop them, I would not be able to go back, but not sure about that.
  8. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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    Nathan's was still cooking in '90/91 (If I am recalling correctly).
    Marcus Diary I can't remember exactly, too many moons ago.
    Man, I got old! :confused
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  9. motorock

    motorock Explorer

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    I could believe this- the state farm agent gave me a lower rate after I submitted details of my Dairyland policy- but when it came for renewal, Dairyland by themselves offered me a lower rate so I stuck with them. I am sure agents of those insurance companies can extract some "deal" much easier...
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  10. Mountain_Vrodder

    Mountain_Vrodder Been here awhile

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    I have state farm, started with gieco, but state farm saved me 800 when i switched. I'm only 25 so thats another reason why
    My Harley is 1130, and i pay about $44 monthly for it. I'm only 25 and its gone way down from what i used to pay...
  11. Got_Carbs?

    Got_Carbs? Adventurer

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  12. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    I've had Progressive on my '05 GS since I bought it in 02/11. Full coverage. I'm 42 and live in Queens, no accidents or tickets. I recently upped all my options to near max. I also have my renter's insurance with them. I think I'm paying $53/month.
  13. jprodun

    jprodun Been here awhile

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    Maximum coverage with minimum deductible?


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  14. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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    Through an agent or phone call/online?
  15. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Bike nights at that Nathan's didn't last more than a couple of years beyond that, mostly due to the utterly effing ridiculous noise from the douchebag open header V-twin crowd, and to a somewhat lesser extent the predictable clowning around (burnouts, wheelies, stoplight drags). Before it got shut down altogether, The Oceanside cops turned into major league cock-holsters and were pulling obscenely puerile shit like writing tickets for too many motorcycles in a parking space.

    Two decades 'n change is still decades.
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  16. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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    Yes, now that you mention it the timeline is clearer to me. I do also recall that near the time your speaking of there were also some rather unpleasant confrontations between outlaw 1% MC clubs right there in the parking lot between Nathan’s and that little building which I think was a drive-thru bank. Matter of fact that was one the rare times I saw Nassau County cops (not Oceanside LEOs) appear in mass at one time, the other times were of course outside the Nassau Colliseum before a concert.
    Oh jeez, that was a longtime ago.
    Guess your memory is sharper than mine.
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  17. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    I was documenting the issue at the time, and one of my photos appeared in Mark Kalan's paper, City Cycle.

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    Now that I bothered to look it up, I see it all came crashing to an end in 1997.

    In the above shot, I believe it was actually Hempstead cops who set up what they called a "Nassau County Sobriety Checkpoint", but it had nothing to do with sobriety and stopped no cars at all. Then they went about enforcing a "local noise ordinance" of 72 dB, ignoring loud cars but stopping bikes wholesale. They would have bikes pull over into a nearby lot and if you were even riding near a loud bike you were screwed. All the tests were later deemed unenforceable and illegitimate but you know how that goes, not everyone has time to defend themselves.

    What a cluster fuck that was.
  18. MFP

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    Guess my memory is now better than I thought. :thumb
    I know I have photos somewhere in a bin from Nathan's in the early '90s that were taken with my trusty little Nikon point & shoot that imprinted the date on the lower righthand corner of every pic.
    Gotta love that NCPD Chevy Caprice 9C1 patrol car in the pic.
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  19. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    The same year, 1997, ten years before the NYSP made motorcycle -only checkpoints an art, NJ hijacked the DOT's alcohol awareness funds to pay for motorcycle targeted stops in Jackson. And Westchester was targeting riders heading to the 'Dairy.
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  20. nicholastanguma

    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma

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    Those clowns ruin it for everybody. :kat


    But here's Bradley a quarter century later tryin to fix it for everybody. NYMSTF FTW! :thumb
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