1. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    JL Cycles right off the 59th st bridge in queens charges $75 a month.
  2. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    THX, looking for something possibly walking distance/quick subway ride from 181st/Riverside Dr. where my new apt is. I'll look into JL, though. Might be a solution especially if they'll do weekly.
  3. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Sounds familiar :rofl

    I carry an extra bulb with me along with other parts. The rain/snow takes a toll on electrics. I would recommend a pair of Neos overshoe covers and waterproof mits with a wiper included in the thumb.... nothing worse than wet hands and feet in cold weather.

    The fog has been pretty bad on the PIP, just be careful with those useless NJ drivers :evil:evil
  4. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Yeah, North Salem is NOT motorcycle friendly.
  5. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Yeah, when Marcus Dairy was open they used to do a bike only inspection check just past the balanced rock on Rt. 121 almost every Sun. for a while.

    I got caught up there once passing on a double yellow. While I'm sitting there talking to him, a little old lady stops and tells the cop I passed her on a double yellow, pours it on like I was public enemy # 1. :D

    Cop cracked up after she left, was kind enough not to give me a ticket.
  6. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    Fuck North Salem!!!
  7. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    I've been pulled over there for nothing more than being on two wheels.

    Cop noticed my inspection or registration, don't recall which now, was up in a couple of days. He looked truly incapacitated by the frustration. He must have been seconds away from stomping his feet in a tantrum. It was like holding the doughnut just close enough to get the powdered sugar on his fingertips.

    In retrospect that was a totally worthwhile stop. Wish I had video. :lol3
  8. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    Have you looked for public storage places nearby? I rent one near my house for $60/month and its 8X8X4 fits 2 bikes easily. Also have you combed the area for a private garage? My first bike storage was me ringing a strangers bell and just asking if he would rent me some space. Worked out well for years until I moved.
  9. DavidBanner

    DavidBanner Banned

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    i don't carry spare bulbs...you shouldn't have to, either.

    you just shouldn't keep riding a bike (at night) that has already had one bulb go out...for this exact reason. murphy's law, bro.
  10. DavidBanner

    DavidBanner Banned

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    "officer, did you personally observe the violation?"

    "no, your honor, a little old lady told me so"

    "dismissed"


    he wasn't being "kind enough"...he was doing his job professionally.
  11. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    He pulled me over when he first saw me pass himself. She stopped after I had been pulled over to pile it on.

    He had legitimate grounds to issue me a summons based on his own observation.
  12. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    If you plan on riding in the rain/snow then I would recommend having some spare parts with you like bulbs. At least have a flashlight(small one) with you in caseyou need to tape it to the front of the bike.
  13. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    :thumb
  14. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    Free 1990 RM125 part bike to a good home.

    Bike is gone.

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  15. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Where are you located?
  16. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    Updated. It's in brooklyn
  17. alskee750

    alskee750 Been here awhile

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    I live in the Heights all my life. You can find some cheap places around the Heights. Not sure how your building is designed, but if they have a ramp you can always hit off the super every month for a nice warm storage. 185 st broad way attached to Staples is a garage. I think they charge about 150 a month. But if you look around you can find lots a bit more cheaper. As to target moto's in the area, the hood is not so attracted to BMW (I know I have one). But if you ride a DR or XLR, tie that shit up because it'll be gone (I know I had one gone too). Crotch rockets are also big targets. Good luck, you'll find a spot soon. Oh and welcome to the Heights..


  18. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Haven't had a chance to explore yet. I found out the gal I sublet from was giving the place up two days before I left for this tour due to long term issues with the property mgmt types. (bathroom was torn up to a degree she couldn't sublet it for the three months I was gone and neither of us wanted to cough up the rent)
    Luckily, a friend with a place on 181st needed a house sitter while she listed her place, so I have someplace to come home to. A small Public Storage place would be ideal. I'll look into that.
  19. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Thx

    So far, I've had good luck with on street parking with a disc lock and a cover. It will be a real plus to have the F650's built in theft deterrent. :lol3
  20. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    I see a Tengai parked on Ft. Washington and 180th for the past couple of years and nobody has ever messed with it. You might want to park it on Ft. Washington. Just a thought.