Just found this great forum! Hello, from 24th street/6th Ave in Manhattan. I haven't had a bike for 10 years or so. Had three or four prior to that the last one being an 1000 Kawasaki. Started with a Honda 605 Nighthawk and had a Honda Magna as well. I'm in the process of getting a NYS MC licence. Just bought a Red/Black 1999 Honda ACE in beautiful condition with 10K miles. It would probably been smart to start up again with a 750, but of course I fell in love and felt very comfortable with the bike when I tested it out. The previous super "good guy" owner is keeping the bike for me in his garage in NJ until I can get my license and finally get the bike. The waiting time in NY to take your driving MC test is about 5-6 weeks once you get your permit, which I did last week. I've already registered the bike and got insurance etc.
I should be more nervous than I am about 1)Owning a bike in NYC (and not getting it stolen) and 2) Riding a MC in NYC. I've been riding a regular pedal bike in NYC for five years on a daily basis (April through Dec) and trust me, it can't be any worse riding a MC through the city vs. the regular bike....every block can be an experience....but to be truthful, that's why I like it.
Anyone here from NYC with any tips on riding through the tunnels/bridges in and out of the city? Haven't done that yet, but I have ordered my EZ-pass and holder to put on the bike etc.
I have an inside garage a block away from where I live where I will be parking the bike and I can park and retrieve the bike by myself. They never touch the bike....other than bang it around when I'm not there
Any other NYC advise would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the long initial post and hello to all of you out there.........