1. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    The only cops who have any prayer of answering technical questions are working in 1 Police Plaza and only put on their uniforms for parades. Most of them still have VCRs flashing "12:00:00". And yes, VCRs!!!

    I'm trying to figure out how we can get our bikes to levitate not to trigger a sensor. :lol3

    There are sensors at roadway level but they're only used to figure out the size and number of wheels of larger vehicles. The most important thing with the E-Z Pass is to make sure the radio signal path is not blocked and that the tag is aimed in a useful fashion. Deviation will reduce performance and may result in failure.

    :deal
  2. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I'm at the point, based on recommendations from the toll collectors on the Bear Mt. Bridge., where I approach the toll booth holding the EZ-Pass in my hand, up in the air.

    Makes for some interesting maneuvers going as slow as possible hoping the gate goes up before you reach it.

    I think my battery in the pass is dead since nothing I do anymore with it seems to raise the gate. Luckily, every lane at the Bear Mt. has a human who can take the pass and make it work.

    It would be nice if they fixed the issues so bike passes actually work all the time.
  3. uxc

    uxc adventure nerd

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    I think the simple solution is to get EZ Pass to remove all the gates from public roadways.
  4. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    Yes. The pilot project on the Henry Hudson Bridge where they've done that is quite nice. I'm curious though what their collection rate is for the people without EZ Pass who are billed by mail when they roll through.
  5. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    (I know we've done this before)

    Last weekend, I was trying to cross Marine Pkwy Bridge, and my EZPass didn't work (big surprise). Usually, a worker (or cop) will grab it and bang it down on the top of the reader/machine. No one was around, so got off the bike and did it myself... it worked, but I'm sure the cars behind me were none too pleased.
    The one in my truck has never failed (so far), and the ones for my bikes work about 30% of the time.
  6. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    What's the mechanism that 'resets' the gate? I'm guessing it's an electronic eye that counts wheels going by past the gate, but I'm always weary that if I don't go quick enough, it will come down on me. Having to re-mount and get moving again after opening the gate would be nerve-wracking...
  7. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    hey folks

    so it's my understanding that one can sometimes find places that will notarize documents, and that sometimes those places don't really care all that much what the document says or whether the person whose name is on the document is actually there. these are just things that i hear. maybe i hear that a place like this exists somewhere in a mysterious land called brooke-lynn, or da broncks. maybe it moves from burrow to burrough, i don't know. again, one hears things.


    hythopopically spoken, imagine that i bought a really old, like 35 years old bike, and imagine that the pile of papers the PO gave me, while authentic, were completely useless due to the bike changing hands multiple times without getting reregistered.

    imagine further that the only thing i need to get the bike titled and registered to me is a notarized bill of sale.

    just imagine.

    anyway, maybe drop me a PM if this hyperthoptical scenario somehow tugs at your heartstrings. maybe you hear things too.
  8. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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  9. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    First off, do bikes which are 35 years old even have a title?

    Second, check out this thread:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655441
  10. CMantis

    CMantis Adventurer

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    Not as easy as just getting a notarized bill of sale but you could go the Maine route. Done all the time for classics.
  11. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Titles in NY started in 1973. The '73 Kawasaki G5 100cc enduro I bought for my wife (and which she rode twice) was my first new bike to come with a title.
  12. kingnba6

    kingnba6 R1der

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    does the VT thing still work? i bought a ninja 650 bike from a local garage. the bike has a clean vin, i know because i did a carfax thing on it. can i register the bike anywhere and get a title?
  13. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Easiest thing by far is still to find the last owner and get them to produce a replacement title.

    I know of no other easy way. Even for bikes that were made in years that predated titles there is an expectation of there having been issued a title at some point.

    NYS DMV are not pushovers.
  14. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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  15. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    I'm not sure what the car was doing, but I'm pretty sure the motorcyclist was at least 50% at fault there. Why the fuck did he drive into that car?
  16. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    And it looked like without a helmet...



    First off, it's a school bus at full stop. Duh? Last I checked that's the holy grail of tickets....

    2nd, rider was obviously speeding through residential.

    3rd, With that bike he had the braking power to slow (or maybe even stop with better skills) to around 1/4 of that speed.
  17. FootDoc

    FootDoc Gas it

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    No, to register in Vermont w/o a title the bike needs to be under 300cc, or more than 15 years old.
  18. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Yeah, nice baseball cap the rider had. Welcome to Floriduh.

    No, it's not a school bus.

    Yes, clearly going too fast.

    Bad reaction may have played a part but he had nowhere to go.
  19. uxc

    uxc adventure nerd

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    A few minutes ago on 8th ave. Probably at the tow lot by now.

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  20. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    I'm starting a new job in Hoboken on Monday. I can't help the huge happy feeling it gives me knowing that I won't be an nyc commuter anymore, never knowing if my bike will be there (9th avenue bicycle parking) when I leave the office.

    I hope you'll still let me post here!