1. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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  2. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Okidoki.
  3. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Perhaps. Glad I was riding away from that protest.

    But for all the NYPD's effort, I saw NO bikes impounded in either place. I did however see lots of catch 'n releases, including my own.

    So to me this is still pointless bullshit.

    We needed this show of force on Sunday when the true outlaws needed to be caught. Today's worthless face-saving exercise is a slap in the face to the entire city, never mind it being a grave insult to the overwhelming majority of the area's motorcycle and scooter riders.
  4. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    If they sold them it would be a cyclical cycle. Bikes would end up back there.
  5. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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  6. BmoreBandit

    BmoreBandit nomo B

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    These days bikes impounded here get sent/donated to Africa. Prolly better than crushing them. My opinion is slowly changing regarding this but at first I thought there might have been a case of a rover douchebag getting snuffed by some other douchebags. At first it seems hardly big news worthy, no one even got shot or anything.
    They do that shit in Bmore all the time (there was even an acclaimed film made about stunners here) and it used to be a regular thng here on Sundays. Mayor was made to look bad (like when they had open crack zones), so cops went to their neighborhoods and had a chat- now they stunt less downtown and in money neighborhoods. But it usually isn't a violent thing, a hassle, but not violent.
    As long as mr. righteous citizen gives them some space and minds their own biz it usually is entertaining. I don't give a shit...as a matter of fact I usually get more nods and waves out of squids and stunters here than Beemer dorks or Harley bikers.
    Sounds all that police state NYC needed was this shit. Now I'll be definitely driving there all the time. No more jay waking either.
  7. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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    looks good! can't wait to see it.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cpM54lf3BbA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  8. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Jay walking is still tolerated. :D
  9. bobbyp

    bobbyp Been here awhile

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    Earlier this year, mine was recovered and returned to me.

    Had another bike stolen and got a call 2 or 3 years later from the NYPD to come pick it up as it was recently recovered. It was owned by the insurance company at that point so I don't know what happened to it.

    I guess if neither the owner or insurance company (if insured for theft) want it, they can get rid of it any way they want to.

    If the rider/bike are unlicensed, unregistered, uninsured and not traceable to anybody else via the VIN, they should probably destroy it but I don't believe that they can destroy someone's property without first attempting to return it.
  10. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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    I too (after the fact) was thinking DO NOT GET OFF THE HIGHWAY and head to the GWB (even thought I knew the tolls were on the other side, I figured that was "close enough"). Though the chance of there being no traffic there was slim.

    But then...two days later...it hit me: he could have just stayed on the West Side Highway as it ends at the Henry Hudson tolls (with LEO). I was actually shocked it took me (a NY'er) 48 hours of armchair refereeing to realize he was headed in the direction of the police, he just didn't realize it.
  11. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    I didn't think of it either. And now that I think about it more, last time I went through that toll plaza it was unattended!!! So, um, YMMV.

    But frankly I was thinking the car was such an effective bulldozer that he shoulda' just kept at it until he rolled over all of them.

    Had any of us including him been better informed, the sweet strategy would actually have been to hop off at 125th, zip back onto the highway heading downtown and lead the fuckers right into midtown because that's where ALL the cops were.
  12. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I was referring to the non-stolen bikes. Obviously they try to return the stolen ones
  13. bobbyp

    bobbyp Been here awhile

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    It still makes no sense to me. For DUI/DWI there are some forfeiture laws, but even in those cases they can't seize the vehicle if it is owned by someone else (spouse, boy/girlfriend, anybody).

    I don't think there are similar forfeiture laws for violating vehicle and traffic laws. If anybody shows up with a title for the vehicle and a van or trailer to legally get the bike out of impound, they will be getting the bike back.
  14. pgh

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  15. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I will spell it out. If you have a motorcycle seized by the NYPD the VIN will be checked. If it comes up stolen they will contact the rightful owner and return it. If the VIN is "clean" and you can produce a title in your name you can pay the fines and get it. If there is no title in your name it is gone. This includes buying a bike and getting the title but never putting it in your name. You show up with that, they don't care. If it is not a 100% legit vehicle you've lost it.
    I know of a story fo a guy who bought a brand-new YZ450 under his girlfriends name. Never registered it (offroad use only) and got caught on it. They took it, and since there was no title transfer, only an MSO it was destroyed. Waste of a perfectly good Yamaha but it is one less wheelie machine on the roads.
  16. Speedo66

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    Times article says the guy that turned himself in and was arrested, but no charges are being pressed against him. DA is pissed cops charged him, say it messes up the rest of the more serious charges against perps yet unknown.

    More importantly, it says the Rover drivers wife called 911 4 times in 8 minutes. The cops couldn't respond in 8 minutes? As they say, "when seconds count, the police are only minutes away".

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/n...r-arrested-in-suv-case.html?ref=nyregion&_r=0
  17. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    "Thursday, upper Manhattan community members and local politicians will hold a press conference where they'll release footage of the bikers riding on sidewalks and overwhelming blocks with exhaust fumes, according to a statement."


    overwhelming blocks with exhaust fumes :huh



    "Ms. Ng made at least four frantic calls to 911 in the span of about eight minutes, the police said."

    why did they keep hanging up on her?
  18. Speedo66

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    I heard they're going to confiscate all their motorcycles and ATV's and make them stunt with Citibikes. Much cleaner and quieter, and a moneymaker.

    Basically, what it really says is the politicians knew about it, but didn't want to piss off their constituents. Now the SHTF, and they're "shocked, shocked I say" to find out this is happening in their district.

    What a bunch of whores.
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  20. bobbyp

    bobbyp Been here awhile

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    Thanks for clarifying your original post which was in regard to "all the stolen bikes that the NYPD recovers". I'm guessing that only a very small percentage of recovered stolen bikes get destroyed by the NYPD (probably after removing some of the higher quality farkles).

    Not sure why your friend had to buy a bike that he never intended on registering in his girlfriend's name. Sounds like something that would wind up on Judge Judy.