1. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    There are places but they are north of the city. We have a few inches of snow on the ground so the trails are covered and it's very hard to see if there is ice under the snow. I would recommend you wait until the spring, picking up a V a few dozen times in the winter is not fun.
  2. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    Sweet. Waiting till spring i can manage. Thanks.
  3. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    insanity is not as easy as i make it look
    for the past year or so i have used our ezpass every time i use zip car. i pull theres and throw it in the shiny bag and into the glovebox. i have not seen any notices. YMMV
  4. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    What, is one going to take a dump, set it on fire, and the other going to say it doesn't smell? :rofl
  5. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    OK I do a lot of primitive camping and I usually bury my crap, but some like to burn it. I am sort of grossed by the idea of shit on our campfires, but to be honest I never smelled anything:rofl
  6. mbishara

    mbishara Adventurer

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    There are a lot of cultural differences that are mistaken for lack of talent. I have noticed during my dealings that North Americans (and I mean Canada as well since I'm from Canada) are very efficient as compared to people/companies in Europe.

    The only country that comes close is the U.K. They are efficient and like to get things done very quickly.

    But transplant some of these intelligent people to North America and you get intelligent people working in a different environment.

    Also it does not mean that all of the intelligent people around the world have been able to find a way of making it to the western world. Cultures and values are different and the people around you influence your actions as well.

    We just have to be careful about talking down to other cultures because they perform things differently.

    But I know how frustrating it is to talk to a tech support department in another country that just doesn't seem to get the point.

    Imagine how difficult it would be for a tech support department out here to directly support an end user in another country?


    Personal web page:
    http://www.maged-bishara-montreal.ca/

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  7. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    I'd appreciate hearing from moto show attendees - is it a good show?

    I haven't been keeping up much with new bikes - which brand's got the goods? I'm specifically interested in 'universals,' sport-touring, sport, and adventure bikes (not dirt, cruiser, mega-touring).
  8. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    i am a returning rider who bought a craigslist bike in july 2012 and have put on about 2k miles having fun.

    i went to the javits center on friday afternoon and stayed from 230-530pm.

    it was not overly crowded so hopping on bikes was easy and a blast.

    for me, each manufacturer had at least one model that i would gladly purchase.

    not that i'm in the market for a new bike.

    i want to ride my 2006 z750s for another year before i'd go looking, this way i have a much better idea of what i want/need/desire/can afford.

    but the motorcycle show let me wander around, imagine i was a potential buyer and i sat on everything i was slightly interested in.

    for me:

    ducati multistrada
    triumph explorer & tiger
    suzuki vee-strom (no 1k strom and no bandit-darn)
    kawasaki z1000, versys & klr650 (no 1k versys-double darn)
    bmw f800gt/r

    man, all those bikes was like what i imagine heroin would be.

    i could go all day.

    yippee!

    ymmv

    be well

    rob
  9. Ineffable

    Ineffable Adventurer

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    Picking it up in the spring on a flash flooded trail in Utah a few dozen times is no fun either. I was riding in Esclante a couple of years ago, rain farther off brought floods across my route, turning it into a slick impassable mess. I wound up abandoning the bike, stuck upright finally, and (short version) got rescued by a rancher. The long version is fairly entertaining, in retrospect only though.
  10. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Anyone know of a place that sells 6 volt batteries and would be open on a Sunday? I tried Sears Auto, Pep Boys, and Auto Zone.
  11. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    advanceautoparts has a pretty good selection of moto stuff.
  12. ESPRider

    ESPRider Say what again...

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    The best part was meeting folks from here like wiseblood and gho. Stop by the NYMSTF

    The show is smaller than previous years, moving down to the lower level.

    Friday was a great day to go, with less of a crowd. Most of the major mfg were there, ducati, triumph, bmw, honda, harley, kawasaki, suzuki, ktm, etc.

    The stunt show was cool.
    Not as many small vendors this year and those that attended had smaller displays, eg roadgear. Myfriend was accosted by an eye glass cleaner vendor and when he said that the stuff smeared his glasses the guy started to give him attitude. I've never liked or had luck with that crap. Cycle gear sells an antifog that's not bad but not at the show...
    But there were few vendors for decent accessories like gloves, tank bags, Etc
  13. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Thanks... no dice.
    Also tried an HD shop in NJ that I know is open on Sunday's and Cycle Gear in NJ... same thing.

    I give up. Guess I'll just order from the 'net.
  14. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    My local Autozone sells motorcycle batteries, want me to pick one up (if they have one for your bike) and bring in? I'll be in the city around noon.
  15. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Shit I could not find road gear, but I was only there for a few hrs on Friday. I woke up in excruciating pain on saturday morning and didn't go in, same for sunday. new bike has given me tendonitis.
  16. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Thanks for the offer, but they don't stock 6V batteries. I don't need it at the moment, but I can't troubleshoot my bike's electrical issues without it (and I have the day off- so, I plan on being in the garage).
  17. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    !!! [​IMG] !!!​
  18. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    just somethin for the local community:

    Got a 15% off code for twisted throttle if anyone is ordering anything soon. I think its for the whole order, so it'd be best to do a bulk buy. If more than 1 person is ordering around here we can put it together and just ship to 1 spot
  19. psychopompos

    psychopompos Been here awhile

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    I thought I got from them at the auto show, but then when I went to order it didn't work. Was something along the lines of: IMSNY2013. Is that what you're talking about, or do you have something that single use? If the former, how did I mess it up?
  20. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Yeah, its something like that, but I do think the numbers are for single use... not sure if you're missing NY"C"