1. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    My Comprehensive & Collision are each a $1,000 deductible.
  2. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    Hey guys. Recording our 2nd episode of our podcast tonight.
    We’re having warm n safe (heated gear) as a guest.

    I know many of you ride all winter ... do you have anything specific you want us to ask them or discuss tonight ?

    We’ll post the episode in a day or two.


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  3. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Thats awesome
    I just picked up a set of their glove liners
    Not nearly as warm as i hoped, maybe a bad set idk




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  4. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    How to run all my heated gear on low power output bikes?


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  5. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    I know what we need for heated gear.

    INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER.

    Either through the seat or handlebars.

    GET RID OF THE UMBILICAL!!!
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  6. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Serious question for you heated glove guyz
    The gloves get like hot right
    I picked up a set of glove liners (warm n safe) and i do not notice any heat from them
    My Fingers did not get freezing, but i am wearing 2 layers of gloves
    My jacket gets crazy hot


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  7. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Did you connect the hookup wires in the jacket? It has to be reconnected if you're adding gloves

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  8. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    I too have found Geico to be best for my cars and Progressive best for my bikes. Dont know why, as I've had Geico forever and even with a combined policy, its still more for the bikes.

    As an aside, anyone have any BMW dealer maintenance experience? My '16 F800GS is about to hit the 12,000 mile mark and is going to be due for a valve adjustment service. I've heard great things about Max BMW in CT as far as service goes. I've also been told Cross Country BMW in NJ just outside of Staten Island is worth dealing with as well. Does anyone have any dealings with either or?
  9. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Max has always been fast with parts.

    I have had occasion to take my bwm to a dealership twice and had good experience with BMW Manhattan, but this wasn't for any normal/routine maintenance

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  10. jprodun

    jprodun Been here awhile

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    Oh, since we are talking about service departments, does anyone have a recommendation for a Ducati dealer or shop? Primarily the valve job as everything else I could and don’t mind doing myself. With the cost of the valve adjustment, I would like to know that the adjustment will actually be done properly.


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  11. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Take it to Steve at ECS in Middletown.
  12. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    My one service experience with Max was less than satisfactory. If you have the time, tools & space to do it yourself, I highly recommend doing so.
  13. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    Is it lock nut type of adjustment or is it a shim style? I do have the space and tools. It’s time that can be a factor for me.
  14. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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    Maybe give Gold Coast Motorsports over in New Hyde Park a look/see.
    Never bought a bike from them nor had one serviced there but I know many folks that have.
    I met Ben, one of the new owners a few times at the dealership as well as at Spiegel bike nights and at other bike functions and he is alright.
    Let me know if you are interested and I can reach out to him that you may give his shop a call.
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  15. Petzl

    Petzl Been here awhile

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    I have been dealing with Gold Coast for quite a while now.
    Ever since Ben has taken over the quality and the whole atmosphere is night and day between the old ownership.
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  16. Mountain_Vrodder

    Mountain_Vrodder Been here awhile

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    My Vrod needed adjustment (both exhaust shims in the rear cylinder needed replacement) did it on a saturday with a buddy of mine who has wrenched basically everything from single cylinder bikes to semi's. Took us about 9 hours including getting food and a quick run to pep boys for a tool we were missing. Not terrible.

    A buddy of mine bought a ducati scrambler from Gold Coast summer 2016, people seemed legit and not your typical salesmen that tries to manipulate you into buying everything.
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  17. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Cross Country kept my 2002 1150 GS running smoothly for 150,000 miles. Honest, decent mechanics. They are pricey, but you get what you pay for. They also do decent work on Triumphs and Hondas. Mark, who runs the Honda service, used to run the service at Rizzon's Ducati. He is smart, honest, and trustworthy. Hard to find that in the motorcycle dealership world these days.

    The great thing about Cross Country is it's proximity to civilization. Located in Metuchen, it's only a couple of blocks from the train station that gets you into NYC. They will shuttle you over to the train station if you can't wait for the work. They will also pick up and drop off your bike for service. Not sure if they charge for that service.

    A class operation. They also sponsor the Pine Barrens 500 and the Pa Grand Canyon event each year.
  18. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    Gold Coast would be the most convenient for me for sure. Their proximity to the LIRR would make for convenient drop-off, and they're on my route home from work. I've been in there once over the summer and the sales guy I chatted with about my bike and some KTM's was very pleasant. Maybe I'll give them a shot
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  19. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    Thats true, I ordered my oil change kit from Max and it came super fast!
  20. Bikeopath

    Bikeopath Been here awhile

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    I second ALL these comments. Class act, owned and operated by people that LOVE motorcycling.
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