1. GridCrosser

    GridCrosser Adventurer

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    Max BMW is usually good, very professional, and they will pick up and drop off your bike. In the winter the pick up/drop off service is usually free, and they tend to waive the fee anyway if they keep your bike longer than expected.

    For independent BMW service try Chris Capobianco and Jim Dubarry at Second Wind in Patchogue. Within walking distance of Patchogue LIRR.





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  2. jprodun

    jprodun Been here awhile

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    You’re correct. Spoke to them already.


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  3. SmittyBlackstone

    SmittyBlackstone Been here awhile

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    I use Gold Coast mostly for BMW parts and gear. Joe the salesman is a great guy. Absolutely no pressure, and really knows what he sells. When I am ready for a new GS, it will come from them.

    As to Hudson Valley, they just gave a friend a great deal on a new Kawasaki. The really went the extra mile to make him happy. And they didn't have to, as my friend was set on buying that bike in that color.
    Another friend brings his Multistrada in religiously for service. He is very picky, but always raves about their honest service practices.

    I'm in Westchester, not exactly near either place, but gladly make the trek to either place when I need something. I have no experience with the service departments directly, as I do all my own work.

    So glad to hear you guys, whom I assume mostly all live in the Boroughs, mention two favorite places of my friends and me.

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  4. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    I have a R1200GS, which is the lock nut-style. And the valve heads stick out the sides. I'm not sure how easy/hard it is on a F-series. Like any work, it gets easier with time.
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  5. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Oh, wow, you're right. I hadn't been there since 2015 when I moved back out west. HVMC is definitely more conveinient.
  6. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    anyone know of any places brooklyn, queens, long island that may have a good selection of winter gloves
    i am having a hard time finding gloves that i like
  7. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Union garage? Otherwise.... Amazon

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  8. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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    I second Union Garage, good store, good selection on all gear and apparel, good folks that work there.
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  9. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Since people have been chatting about Gold Coast already, I'd like to point out they have some decent gear.

    If you're wandering about Nassau, there's also Champion Honda (Old Country Road off the Wantaugh).
  10. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    Yesterday, I switched my Waze back to Private vehicle instead of Motorcycle. I think because there are so few motorcyclists using Waze on that setting, it as giving me unrealistic traffic & ETA times. Example, my 11-mile return-commute from Gowanus to Astoria via the BQE in Private vehicle setting runs around 50-minutes, on a good day. In Motorcycle setting, Waze was telling me the same trip would be 20-minutes. While experience tells me the former is correct, seeing the latter pop up on my screen would give me a false sense of hope.
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  11. Petzl

    Petzl Been here awhile

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    I will second that...

    I have gone there a few times for bibs and bobs...

    They are a bunch of good guys...
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  12. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I posted this in an Aerostitch/Bohn thread and about 7 or 8 people posted they bought one. I guess I should share it with my "friends". If anyone is looking for a back protector for a Stitch or any other jacket as well as some other armor, Bohn is having a killer closeout on some gear. The Stitch protector is $25 shipped versus $129 regularly.
    https://www.bohnarmor.com/catalog/bohn-clearance-closeouts.php
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  13. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    any places local carry acf-50 ?
  14. BigOgre

    BigOgre Adventurer

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    Thank you for passing this along. I've been switching the 'Stich BP between my Darien and RC for some time now and getting a second one has been on the list. Not sure if a Med or Lg in the Bohn would fit better but for $50 total I got one of each. Thanks again.
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  15. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    Thanks, "friend"!

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  16. SPEIRMOOR

    SPEIRMOOR Been here awhile

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  17. jprodun

    jprodun Been here awhile

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  18. MFP

    MFP Urbaner

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  19. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 2014 DR650

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    Anyone one know how the roads are out there? I commute from Harlem 125th up the Henry Hudson/9A to Yonker's/Tuckahoe and I'm wondering if I can take the bike tomorrow.
  20. George Hanson

    George Hanson Been here awhile

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    Took the bike down to PA today from the Bronx. My bike and gear are now covered in salt but the roads are fine. Should be even better tomorrow.