1. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    For anyone interested, here's my small restoration thread of my 1974 Suzuki GT250 Hustler:
    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45624.0

    Any input is appreciated with tips/tricks etc.

    For example, this is how clueless I am, what size tire is a 3.0 x 18 (front tire size), the rear is 4.0 x 18. Is that a 90/90 (for the front) in today's standards?
  2. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    cool bike! that'll be fun to zip around town.

    if you're looking for info/advice i'd recommend starting a build thread here: http://thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php
    all your questions shall be answered. seriously, if there's anything these guys don't know about old zukes i haven't found it yet.
  3. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    Thanks man, I will go ahead and join the group, greatly appreciated. :clap
  4. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    Thanks for the info! :clap
  5. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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    I park legally on the street daily - 44 between 9 and 10. Plenty of spots.
  6. Bike Holiday

    Bike Holiday Adventurer

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    After getting ripped of in this city at every turn I am seriously thinking
    about getting a POS portapotty type van with excellent locks to serve
    as my stealth mobile secure parking solution even if the bike I get is
    worth less than 2 grand:roflride the bike up into the van lock it then
    drive into the neighbor hood :lol3 park it right next to the spot where
    illegal stuff's happening walk home and get a great night's sleep

    Great looking bike feel sorry for the owner but anything that looks like
    that is going to get stolen if it's out in the street I hope he was insured


  7. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    +1 to this. i think i'm going to stop parking on the dyer median and go to 44th instead.


    i wrote in to NYC Finance to follow up on the ticket i got at Dyer ave since I mailed in my Not Guilty plea with photos showing IT'S NOT A SIDEWALK and never heard back.

    got a response from them yesterday saying that I was found guilty cause I didn't prove that it was a legal parking spot (guilty till proven innocent???) and claiming that a letter was sent informing me of that back in August, and by the way since it's been so long now I may not appeal the decision, eff you very much, sincerely, new york city.

    good news? that was the bike i just sold; i don't have that plate anymore - just mailed it back to NJ MVC.
  8. BERZERKOWITZ

    BERZERKOWITZ .

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    Bad news, any delinquent payments owed to NYCDMV over $350 qualifies ANY other vehicles registered under your name to be eligible to be towed as scofflaw. Just a heads up.
  9. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    Oh hell yeah, I was a scofflaw for a short time, what a pain to sort it out too. I thought it was $250 though
  10. kcieslicki

    kcieslicki Been here awhile

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    Anyone here a member of Vaxmoto? Curious to know if the general atmosphere is one where beginners can learn wrenching from fellow members or if it's mostly a keep to your yourself vibe.
  11. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    Guys, Need your opinion,

    I love classic bikes, after reading some of your restoration projects here. I'd love to pick up a running condition one myself. I mainly want to use it as my around town transportation. I have another reliable bike for longer trips.

    My around town bike is vino 125 now, extremely reliable and functional. Tho I got stranded going up the Manhattan bridge once last year. with a broken belt. Had to push it up. fun times. Anyway, the scooter storage compartment is very practical as well. I currently park the scooter on the curb. Never have a problem. If I get a classic bike, scooter has to go. I can't keep two bikes on the street. Owning 3 bikes will also be a headache. My other bike is garaged, I wish it has more space. I can only park one bike there.

    I know for sure I will miss the vino. It's a great grocery getter. next to nothing maintenance. $3 fills up the tank that last me a month. really Can't think of a solution. What do you think? :ear
  12. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    How about a Vetter Mystery Ship?

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  13. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    good god, it burns.

    ren, what's your idea of classic, 80's? 70's? british? Jap? all have their pros and cons and all involve work. personally i'ed stay with some of the more popular models regardless of make. cb's are always classics, there's a vinmoto mailing list that you should consider signing up for and posting asking if anyone has anything for sale (google nycvinmoto)
  14. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Yep, any vehicle. I let a friend of mine use my name to register a vehicle since his insurance was sky high. Bad idea, he racked up a shit load of tickets while I was away for a few months. I come home, grab a friends bike, temporarily put my tags on it. Bam, next day it gets towed.
  15. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    You should buy my bike, it's the ultimate babe magnet. A Honda CB400 in the ultimate color combo of red and rust. Act now and I'll fill the tires with premium winter air.
  16. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    I'm not a member but live nearby and have stopped in a few times to look around and talk with people and the guys there seemed pretty cool. Why not just stop in and do what I did and see for yourself.

    Keep in mind man. basically any "classic" motorcycle will need more maintenance than a scooter or newer bike. If you know your way around bikes this isn't too bad at all, but if you have to bring it into a shop the cost will kill you in a few months. Classic bikes are great but they NEED attention. I just sold my '70 XS650 hardtail and had sellers remorse within a day or two. The bike was great but ALWAYS needed something.

    I agree to stay with a more popular model. the parts are easier to find and they are easier to work on usually because more people know about them and they have dedicated forums. I have an '85 Honda rebel I might be selling soon if you wanted to take a look at it. Great on gas, looks cool, easy to ride around the city. I highly recommend the rebel as a knock around bike. Parts are easy and the motor is basically bullet proof.
  17. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    Yes, I will stay with more popular models. 70s to 80s japanese bikes. Just keeping it simple. I have worked on my bikes, I believe I will be okay as long as not involving opening up the engine :) CBs are way too popular the price actually reflects Manhattan real estate.

    I understand old bikes will always need small things here and there. Only reason I am thinking about this is because this can be a second bike and can afford down time. I would keep my scooter too if I can.
  18. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    this is discouraging but really important info. thank you for letting me know.

    any idea where i can find out more information about this? my plates are NJ, not NY. if i had to guess i'd say it's not going to matter and the DMV people from both states are playing patty-cake together conspiring about how to steal the most money from residents of both states, but i'd love to know for sure before i toss $125 into the maw
  19. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    you were parked "illegally". bottom line. because it's "tolerated" or "ignored" for 364 days but got nailed on that last day doesn't make it right. it just means the law of averages caught up with you.

    there are a lot of threads here on "what can we get away with?". lots until that day you get caught. then those 364 days of "good i got away with it" get forgotten for that one day where it all went wrong and costs you dollars.

    i get it, you want to ride. you want somewhere to park. this city doesn't lend itself to it. i despise it. hence why i don't bother too often to ride and park anywhere. if it isn't the law its the fucktards stealing, vandalizing or not realizing there's an object in their path in their quest for the close parking spot to their building.

    you can't win in this city unless you have some form of private secured parking. that usually costs you money. and certainly isn't a 100% guarentee of carefree living. my bikes are secured. i still check on them more often then should be necessary. but don't worry; i pay for it by nutsacks trying to break into my brand new vehicle. to steal what? a dirt helmet? certainly not the car; it won't go anywhere without the key fob. you can't win in this shithole of a city.

    /rant over.
  20. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Free in CL, not mine.

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