1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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  2. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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  3. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    Hi all--just got a new chain and sprockets. Does anyone have a chain tool I can borrow? I got a D.I.D. 520 with the master link whose pins need to be mushroomed.

    Thanks!
  4. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    :y0!
  5. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    I do but I won't be in the city 'till tomorrow.
  6. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    :rofl I'd wear out the new chain on the way back from your house.
  7. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    Just make sure you don't mess up his front lawn...



    :hide
  8. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    :photog
  9. falconati

    falconati baller

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  10. Speedo66

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  11. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    Can you really legally pass on double yellow lines in vermont?

    From Wikipedia:

    In some states, it is not against the law to overtake vehicles in the presence of solid yellow lines if it is safe to do so. For example, Vermont State Law also allows passing across the double yellow line when no traffic is on the opposing side, however, one must pass quickly and return to the proper side.
  12. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Yup, used to attend a VFR gathering up there every year, it was a well known fact that Vermont allowed passing on a double yellow.
  13. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    I've also done it in NH and Maine, in front of leo's with no lights flashing.

    Also, most people do not realize this, but you can cross a double yellow if you are entering, or leaving a driveway.

    I got pulled over in a gas station for this and I just happened to have the motorcycle DMV book on me, I pulled it out and showed him the section that showed it was ok. The leo, who looked to have been on the force for quite sometime looked puzzled.
  14. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    You mean it's actually illegal in NY? :D

    Get behind a slowpoke in northern Westchester on Rt 172, 121, 22, etc., and they can make amazing roads into a living hell.

    "But officer, they were doing 35 in a 35!" :rofl
  15. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I know of one person who passed an off-duty cop across a double yellow who decided to become on-duty to ticket him in beloved Westchester:eek1
  16. wiseblood

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    I used to pass quite frequently on double-yellows. Then, I went for a ride with a friend who didn't, and I kinda just accepted that I wasn't going to be able to pass whomever I wanted whenever. And, now I rarely do.

    It's just so unsafe a lot of the time. And, I find that people get hella-pissed!

    OTOH, some patience usually results in a kind driver waving me on, which I feel is a win-win-win: I get where I want, it's safe, and I don't leave someone more angry than before they saw my motorcycle. :freaky


    ....Now, about that guy whose mirror I dinged while lane-splitting this morning.... :hide
  17. Ravyn

    Ravyn nubblies need to die!

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    Heh...it was that kind of morning :norton
    Almost hit a traffic cop that was standing behind a truck that was blocking the intersection.
    We were both quite surprised as by my obvious small fish tail and his colorful comment likening me to a part of the lower anatomy that expels stool :rofl
  18. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Does anyone know of a cheap storage place in the Washington Heights area? I'm thinking of bringing out a more Manhattan-friendly bike (F650) and, although it will be easy to swap it out for the Monster in storage on 55th, I don't want to have to cough up another $200/mo for a place to put it when I'm out of town for a week or so at a time.
  19. dinocarsfast

    dinocarsfast Adventurer

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    So I had a adventurous ride home last night that I would like to share, my normal commute has been BK to 10 miles from bear mtn area the last few weeks.

    Lastnight was different though, first off it was raining nbd I had my rain gear so that doestnt stop me but when I was going over the BK bridge my high-beam went out, again nbd except my low-beam went out on Thursday going over the gwb and switching from high to low resulted in nothing since I never had time to change the bulb. So I'm trying to think of any place that might be open at 11:30PM that has a H4 bulb. Only place that I could think of was shell on 96th so on I went, It wasnt so bad without a headlight, but just before I got to 96th it started pouring heavy. Got to the gas station and they had nothing went to another, again with nothing then found a car-wash that was closed because of the rain, but people were there and let me get what I needed. It this point its still pouring and my socks are getting wet because I decided to get the ventilated boots instead of the water-proof version. On the on-ramp for the FDR I had to ride through about 6" of standing water. I made it to the Palisades pkwy and my toes are completely submerged in water inside my boots, I can feel it slosh around when I hit bumps or move my toes. Then its foggy on the pkwy like it has been the last couple of days so everyone is going slow. 10 miles up the pkwy I get passed by an Escalade holding his phone out the window recording me like he never saw a motorcycle before. Then my hands start to freeze but thats normal so I trek on and eventually make it home safe.

    Sorry it was so long of a post but it took me nearly twice as long to get home, but I did make it home safe so it has a happy ending:1drink
  20. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    Sounds like an urban adventure to me. Good job getting home safe. Now get yourself a spare bulb and keep it on the bike somewhere.