1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Want switchblades (AKA automatic knives), here ya' go: http://www.bladehq.com/cat--Side-Opening-Automatics--40

    Those are just the side openers, out the fronts are there too.

    CT allows possession, but not carry. They are legal for carry in many states. Incredibly, even CA allows carry if the blade is less than 2". They sell a whole subclass of CA legal knives.
  2. scram1

    scram1 Dark Knight

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    to take on a project bigger than me. someone in bklyn, preferrably. please let me know asap. 9176675082 or pm me.
    Marc

    thanks
    :ear
  3. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Send a message to jdaniele on adv.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=71370

    JD just completed the first major maintenance (15,000 km) on my KTM 950 SMR. I swear, this thing has never been as solid, even when I bought it last year with only 2,400 miles! It sounds great (MUCH quieter) and is running a lot smoother.

    Five of the valves were out of spec, which would have been a much bigger job than I would have wanted to do in my backyard. JD had the necessary shims on hand, and he had me back on two in less than a week! (It helps if you show up with all the necessary parts and fluids. :deal)

    And, let's talk about the "extra mile": JD haz it. He found an exhaust leak, sorted my idle speed, perfectly synced my carbs, CLEANED my chain (prolly had to use a chisel for that :lol3) and countless other details. He followed up the next day with a call to confirm the torque value was right for one of the bolts. I have a copy of all the valve clearances prior to adjustment, too, which went right into my own anal-retentive vehicle history file which documents every little thing.

    Bottom line, if anyone in NYC is looking for someone they can TRUST as much as they would their own hand (or more :deal), JD is the man.
  4. scram1

    scram1 Dark Knight

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    Bottom line, if anyone in NYC is looking for someone they can TRUST as much as they would their own hand (or more :deal), JD is the man.[/QUOTE]

    thanks so much, pm sent to JD.
  5. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Not motorcycle related but ... any recommendations for a 'fix-it' shop in Brooklyn? (preferably not far from Clinton Hill) The lid on my espresso maker (stove top) needs spot welding.

    Cheers
  6. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Many body shops have spot welding equipment.
  7. apriliacati

    apriliacati Been here awhile

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    thanks so much, pm sent to JD.[/QUOTE]

    I grew up with JD, he really is that good, wiseblood isn't exaggerating.
  8. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    I had my first tip-over from street parking today (or, last night). For a little over a month, I've been parking one of my bikes on the street (the one least likely to get stolen). I knew this would happen, but not like this- it was knocked over towards the kickstand! I didn't have time to check for damage; I'll do that tonight. Nonetheless, I'm pretty pissed off. I imagine something has to be broken to fall in that direction.
  9. Ravyn

    Ravyn nubblies need to die!

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    Totally sucks.
    Was it the TX?
    If so, you should be in decent shape. A lot of the older bikes fall pretty well considering most of the stuff can be bent back into shape.
  10. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    Just PM'd JD for some work, thanks againf or the info guys.
  11. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    Hey, figured I'd throw this out there - I have a 24/7 bike storage container in a Brklyn storage facility. It's in Gowanus - sort of (30s' and 3rd ave) - full cameras, etc.

    I've got 2 bikes but rarely even have one in it - more so in the winter. Space can hold 3.

    Anyone interested in renting some space for a (1) bike? I wouldn't say it's good for every day storage, but if you're using it a few times a wk or wknds only it's perfect.

    100$ a month.

    pm me if you're interested.
  12. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Yes, it was the TX... what worries me is thinking about how hard it must have been hit to fall towards the kickstand. There is no parking from that direction (I was at the end, just before a traffic light) so it must have been a car going straight through the light- but I really can't play it out in my head (it doesn't make any sense). Now, if it fell the other direction, I would totally understand; a car trying to parallel park could have knocked it over.
  13. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    That's a thought .... though I'd prefer someone working with smaller items that might require more finesse, if you know what I mean.
  14. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Apropos of nothing in particular...

    [​IMG]

    Just another day in NYC.
  15. ESPRider

    ESPRider Say what again...

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    Awesome!


    And that's the feeling I get wearing my Aerostich into city traffic combat.
    My 3 year old thinks I'm either Superman or Iron Man and can't wait to jump into my boots, helmet, and gloves.

    These guys just never got their own bike.
  16. Ravyn

    Ravyn nubblies need to die!

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    4th State Metals
    120 Hope Street, 11211.
    Isaac (one of the owners) is great with brazing and welding:clap
  17. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    Had that happen to me 2 months after I brought my GS home. And it fell uphill. Granted, it was on the center stand and not the side stand, but still...

    Makes you want to punch a bag of kittens, huh?
  18. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip!
  19. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Amazingly, my tipover resulted in the clutch perch being moved about 1/2 inch. The lever didn't even break! I have no idea how that's possible. I got lucky.
  20. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Possible some kids just decided to see how a bike looks when it falls.