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Quote from Matrixi :Using the entry level Hero mounted like this:



Got the mounting idea from this guy. Will also upgrade to Hero 5 black or silver once they arrive later this year.

LOL A picture of a guy taking pictures of a device that takes pictures....

I have a dumb question.....
What do you intend on using the camera for? Told you it was a dumb question. See, I know two types that have HERO cameras. One has it cause it's a neat gadget. It helps them capture moments of their ride and stuff like that.
The other bunch? They're using it as some sort of security camera. Like they think it's handy to have in case of accidents or cops or something.
My wife wants to get one (first reason), but I figure for the most part all I'd get to record is my work commute. Who the hell wants to sit thru a hour and a half home movie of close-ups of various vehicle rear ends accompanied by the soundtrack of random cussing from an old biker?
Spring time in Scandinavia.... I've heard that your region is actually quite a bit warmer than what it would seem. Is that really true? Or do y'all say that to get people to move up there? I haven't seen your video just yet, but from the opening picture, it doesn't look like a day in Miami so much to me.
Still looks pretty Smile
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I'm working on or supposed to be working on a plaque that's going to be mounted on the tree of a Triumph Bonneville. This bike is going to be raced at Pike's Peak this year. I know the owner, but I don't really know who is going to ride it. He's some former Superbike rider. Yeah, for an old 650, I understand it's pretty damned fast. I actually haven't been all that exposed to the bike yet, beyond the gas tank. The bike has a home-made tank on it that really looks good. It has a clear coated brushed finish. There's a little argument about placing knee pads in the cut-aways, but the owner has the final say. I'll try to get a photo of the bike.

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OK. You live in Finland right? Up there close to Santa Claus right? So where's your snow? I know you have snow. What did you do with it?
... I wish people here would handle roundabouts like y'all do there. For some reason, roundabouts seem to confuse the hell out of Americans... And we invented NASCAR.
Cafe racer is still going strong, done a few more little mods here and there. New bars coming soon as one of mine broke


Modified the brake pedal today too
Quote from Racer Y :
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I use the GoPro for several purposes. I want to have footage available if I ever see something cool while on a ride, it's also a security thing if a cager ever drives in to me. I might also start doing motovlogs at some point... though that will require upgrading to a silver or black as this entry model has no mic jack.

Spring has finally arrived over here at west coast, riders up north aren't quite so fortunate yet. That said, roads still have tons of winter gravel all over the place, gotta take them corners slow.

^ Nice cafe racer Omar, spoked wheels from an older CB would give it some more classic touch. Smile
Quote from Omar1 :Cafe racer is still going strong, done a few more little mods here and there. New bars coming soon as one of mine broke


Well done.
One slight concern is that cable. Is that the throttle cable that was fitted to higher bars, or the clutch coming from the other side? Either way it looks much too long to be routed properly. I'd worry that it might catch on something, you should address that, it would also clean up the look a lot.
Quote from sinbad :
Well done.
One slight concern is that cable. Is that the throttle cable that was fitted to higher bars, or the clutch coming from the other side? Either way it looks much too long to be routed properly. I'd worry that it might catch on something, you should address that, it would also clean up the look a lot.

It is the original clutch cable, hasnt had any issues yet. But it's on it's way out anyway so the new one i get will be shorter
Quote from Omar1 :
Quote from sinbad :
Well done.
One slight concern is that cable. Is that the throttle cable that was fitted to higher bars, or the clutch coming from the other side? Either way it looks much too long to be routed properly. I'd worry that it might catch on something, you should address that, it would also clean up the look a lot.

It is the original clutch cable, hasnt had any issues yet. But it's on it's way out anyway so the new one i get will be shorter

Please don't take any of this too serious. Instead, think of this as more of talk from "that one guy" You know that one guy. The one that always opens their mouth about how YOU should do stuff, yet really hasn't a clue about what they're talking about? Yeah, that guy. Hopefully, you don't have that big of a problem. But I wanna just play pretend with your bike.
What's the seat height on the bike when you sit on it? I know this is a small bike, but how big are you?
Meaning if you could lower it just a little... See your back fender and wheel? Unless it goes down a lot when you get on it. Also, scrap the front fender. Who cares about safety? We're trying to look cool here.
Besides it kills off some of the weight.
Word of warning. I've hit the back fender on my Suzuki after a more than a few bumps to crack it and the back end is stiff enough to may as well be a hard tail. And the battery is oh so conveniently located for easy access - under the swing arm, in front of the back tire. I can rebuild that damned bracket in my sleep.
Also, you know how I get my head lights at home improvement stores? If you go to the plumbing department, you can make a hyper charger for the bike for a couple of dollars - pounds, go to the lighting department to get stuff for the cone..... You'll wanna re jet... ROFL just jab an ice pick down the carb a couple of times, you'll be fine.....seriously, if you did go nuts and make a pvc charger, you'd want to re jet. and that's a pain. And if you were to rejet with an icepick, then that would mean you were huffing the matte black spray paint instead of painting the pipe.
Oh yeah, spokes....and if you get new tires, forget about performance, get something with a cool old school tread and raised white letters. And KEEP THE TANK! you've see one cafe racer with a bread boxtank, you've seen them all.

By the way, as soon as my real life settles down to a riot, I intend on working on the suzuki, like I keep claiming to do. All I really have time for is to pull her out in the drive way and crank it up and annoy the neighbors. I'll ride it around a the block or so a few times, but I don't have the time to do all the crap I want to do and have a hard time deciding on just what TO do, So if I get into it, I'll try to post progress and you can feel free to be "That guy". Only I've been afflicted with more than just one.

in fact.. you can start with the seat. At this point, I don't know if I'm going to replace the seat. After around a 100k (80ish?), my butt's kinda used to the shape, but it needs to be re upholstered again... I went with naugahyde as it deals with the elements pretty good and is cheaper and much better quality than the factory crap. I going back and forth between stingray and a Mexican blanket. I fantasize that I can actually do the Blanket myself. LOL I think I can I think I can I think I can... The Stingray? Not so much...

Yeah, customizing bikes.... The Harley guys got it so easy.
I need to post a picture of my brother's Sportster, The Notorious "Girl's bike"
I don't know why they call sportsters girls bikes. I heard a story that way back in the 1950's that they were marketed to women riders when they first came out. To be honest, the former owner of his bike IS a woman, but the bike got the name cause my daughter razzed him and called it a girl's bike and the name stuck. Yeah. What's funny about sportsters and women is almost all the female riders I know that ride harleys ride those massive mortgage glides. I only know of a couple of girls that ride sportsters.
Anyways, he doesn't have to go to home improvement stores to customize.
LOL The way he gets custom parts for that bike is almost as easy as going through a drive-thru.
Almost like Legos
It is a nice looking ride though If I ever get a picture of it, I'll post it or a link to it or something.
2 Day track day on the weekend. Here is my fastest lap. Guy on the GSXR crashed on the next lap. Will put that video up later.

Switched the stock round retro styled mirrors to Aprilia Tuono units. They even give a slightly wider view, which is great! Big grin





Still waiting for mini-indicators to arrive from Germany so I can get rid of the huge stock ones, and also mount the new rear indicators up closer to the tail light while at it. Smile
I love the old Hornets, they're bags of fun, plenty fast, comfortable because they're a good size and just feel totally bullet-proof. Plus they have that timeless "retro" styling with the spot-light.

I don't like the newer ones half as much.
I love 'em too, the facelifted PC36 model is the last nice one before they went full retard on the new model.

Also the Hornet 900 is a real beauty, I'm planning on upgrading to one next year. Smile

I actually find most modern bikes generally ugly compared to bikes that are now around ten years old. Only modern enduros and smotos are still good looking, pretty much all nakeds and supersports are hideous to look at.
Hey Matrixi.....
I had this crazy idea for your camera. If you mounted it on your chest then wire it to a flat screen on your back, would it look like there was a hole in you to the people behind you?
So guys, I have my mind set on buying a bike, I'm currently selling my car and I was planning on buying a cheaper car but I could buy a bike with that money.

Two things keep me from buying it, my fiancee of course lol, and the weather, it rains a lot here for Mexican standards.

What could I do to avoid getting really wet while driving a bike? What do you guys do when it's raining and you need to hit the street?

I'm also looking into recommendations as to what equipment to get, what type of helmet is good? Gloves, jacket etc...

If I ever get to buy one, I'm thinking Yamaha R15 or probably Honda CBR250, you need to start somewhere right?!

Ok guys, thanks!
I hate these damn birds... second time this year already.

That'll be Ride, by Milestone.
I have it on PC using a 360 gamepad. Physics feel very similar to Milestone's MotoGP13, maybe the later ones too but 13 is the last I played. Which is to say they're okay, if you can accept a number of odd behaviors.

It typically makes sense to buy the fastest bike in a given class or else you have to mod the crap out of the bike just to keep up with the riders on the fastest bike. The under-700cc Naked class especially: DO NOT buy the FZ-07, you will not win a race with it and you'll be stuck drastically reducing the difficulty to get any money at all.

Note: I play with highest difficulty AI and most realistic physics settings. YMMV if you use different settings.
GoPro Footage
Got the mini-indicators installed on the rear, will do fronts tomorrow. Will have to work on those chicken strips, too.


Also black stealth housing for the GoPro and Sena 20S installed on the helmet... I absolutely LOVE the Sena!


Google Now voice commands with the press of a button while riding is something I could have never imagined 10 years ago. I can just say "OK Google, navigate to Helsinki" and the phone will wake up from sleep, start the map app, and start navigating to Helsinki with voice directions and everything. Will need to get a RAM mount for the phone so it sits under the gauges though.
Quote from Matrixi :Will have to work on those chicken strips, too.
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Why? Wearing the whole surface of the tyre on the street requires either high lean angle or terrible body position, neither of which should you be doing on the street.

The goal is to not use all the tyre if you can avoid it, that way you have more margin for error.
Who's talking about street. Uhmm
Fair enough. Thumbs up

I was trying to remember if you mentioned having been on track before.
Enjoyed some properly warm weather first time this spring, aswell as some country roads. Smile



Got my external mic for the GoPro this week, but the chinese adapter cable doesn't seem to work at all... will need to order a genuine mic adapter and a 90 degree adapter on top of that, why can't anything work how it's supposed to on the first try? Face -> palm
I've been getting asked about and teased by co-workers about this crap:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Total-arrests-announced-in-Waco-Twin-Peaks-6270189.php

Yeah, I get lumped in with the 1%ers, but this kind of crap is nonsense.
I don't have anything to do with this sort of thing or really know much about it. I stay away from patches.
The bar by my house has been taken over by the bandidos/amigos clubs. Every Tuesday, they have a ton of bikers there. Various clubs. Almost all are the Bandidos "little league teams"
You can tell by the colors.
I wonder what they're going to be like tomorrow when I ride by? I wonder how many federal agents are going to be swarming the place?
I don't know what's going on with those people and I don't want to know.
I do know that anyone with a ponytail on two wheels is gonna get hassled by the cops state wide for a while thanks to these people.

If the Bandidos really did put a green light on the cops..... Jesus. It's going to suck around here.

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