1. bobbyp

    bobbyp Been here awhile

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    This is how it has worked for me in the past:

    If you buy out of state from a dealer they will make you pay their local sales tax.
    You bring your receipts, MSO, etc to the NYS DMV and they give you credit for whatever tax you paid already. The 2 states work it out on their ends to get whatever money you paid.

    Not sure how it goes if you buy something in a locality with a higher tax rate than your locality though. Lucky for us NYers that we have a high sales/use tax rate.

    If you buy from a private party, no tax is collected until you show up at the NY DMV.
  2. apriliacati

    apriliacati Been here awhile

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    Would any of you guys know of a safe garage to park near the Javits Center?

    I'm going to the Auto show Saturday, I'm a little paranoid about parking .

    Thanks in advance.
  3. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Doesn't seem fair, but most states do it. Recently moved to CT where in addition to that, your town then charges you personal property tax every year on the value of each car, bike, trailer, etc. you own. Now that well and truly sucks! :huh
  4. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    woke up to a call that someone hit my bike this morning.


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    hearsay says he was making a left onto my street, tried to take the outside line to go around a truck, clipped me. i got really lucky because there is a traffic enforcement lady stationed on my corner (ok well not lucky, traffic enforcement is a joke but it worked out here) and he had to pick up someone from my building.

    word onthe street was that he tried to get the kid he was picking up into his car and GTFO.

    only damage is a turn signal so i got 30 bucks and now i'm here. forks, wheel, tree and frame look good/straight minus preexisting conditions.

    just a friendly reminder to remember where you park you FF's
  5. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    You should have suggested that instead of him giving you $30, you get to punch him in his "can't-turn-the-fucking-corner" face. :bluduh
  6. Sckill

    Sckill Been here awhile

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    Happy to see that the guy had to stay to answer for his stupidity. You lucked out on this one.
  7. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Agreed that it is good that he got forced to stay. The problem is I am a dick and would have made him pay a bit more for "punitive damages" and failure to know how to drive. A cool $100 would have done it.
  8. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    Does anyone here (besides Thomas :rofl ) have a ratty bike that my best friend's two son and daughter could use to learn to ride before we go to American Supercamp next weekend? I talked him into getting them this class for a Christmas present (his daughter loves motorcycles but hasn't had the chance to ride one yet), but they don't know basic clutch control skills and the class is fast approaching!

    They're really sweet kids, 12 and 15 years old, the smallest one is 5'2" and 95 pounds. They're both great athletes (Stuyvessant wrestling team, then some other school track, basketball, etc.) and are respectful. They've ridden mopeds and mountain bikes, so the main goal here is to get them used to using a clutch and the basic control layout of a motorcycle.

    We're just looking for something small (like an xr100) to use at floyd bennett field for an afternoon.

    Also, I know it's a hassle, so there would be some definite monetary compensation. Something like $100 (or more if necessary), some beer, plus any repairs. Plust my eternal gratitude. This would be so helpful.

    I'm really hoping this works, this is our last weekend!

    Please PM me for more details--we can speak on the phone about it if you like.

    Thanks so much.
  9. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    Question: How old does a NYC resident have to be to get a motorcycle learners permit? A motorcycle license?
  10. existent80

    existent80 Been here awhile

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    16 for a permit. There's graduated licensing now, so there's an "MJ" and "limited" MJ ... http://www.dmv.ny.gov/license.htm#drivingage

    Basically, 16 to learn with someone 21+, 17 to ride with restrictions (daytime, to/from school & work), and 18 for a full license.
  11. Ravyn

    Ravyn nubblies need to die!

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    The minimum driving age in NYS is 16.
  12. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Except in NYC, and Nassau (not sure about Suffolk), where it's 18. You can get the permit at 16, but it's no good to drive in the city and Nassau Co.
  13. devo2002

    devo2002 -Devo

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    It was permit at 16, license at 17 with safety course, 18 without for me in 2001. (Suffolk, but I thought it was a state thing)
  14. bobbyp

    bobbyp Been here awhile

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    16 and 17 year olds aren't allowed to drive or even practice with a learner's permit in the 5 boroughs unless they are under the supervision of a certified driving school - driving with parents doesn't cut it.
  15. flyinscotsman

    flyinscotsman Adventurer

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    I purchased a bike from them - they will make it super easy - only tax in state you live in
  16. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    This guy did an excellent job stapling on my seat cover. He disparaged the quality of the cover though, and said he could do better.
    He DID charge $50, which imho is steep, but the service was great, and $50 is cheaper than buying an air stapler and compressor and doing my own hack job.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/sukhai-furniture-and-upholsterer-long-island-city
  17. apriliacati

    apriliacati Been here awhile

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    FYI,

    You do realize if a cop catches you riding an unregistered bike at Floyd Bennet field, they will impound it.
  18. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Once the guy is caught trying to take off without accepting responsibility all bets are off and I threaten to call the police and get his insurance company involved and then I would get him for every scratch.

    If it's an apologetic person and there is no damage then I say no worries or ask for cash for whatever little things are busted like a mirror or turn signal.

    I HATE people who cannot take responsibility for their own actions and try to squirm out of things.
  19. DavidBanner

    DavidBanner Banned

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    and you live in NYC?:rofl
  20. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    after this morning's ride up and back into westchester county, i decided the kawa needed a wee bit of spring cleaning.

    put together a spray bottle of water and white vinegar.

    what a grease cutter!

    :clap

    cleaned the chassis, engine block, body panels, suspension, rims.

    the kawa looks fantastic.

    a clean bike is often a happy bike.

    :rofl

    ymmv

    be well.

    rob