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g-man
07-04-2007, 09:40 AM
Had a few hours to kill today so had one of those daft boyness moments. I was cleaning the bike then thought...... i wonder if i could tape my mobile to it and see the suspention working.

Sooo..... vid one. Mobile phone taped to the left hand rear foot rest. I tried to go a good run and give it some stick after this but the vibrations kept causing the phone to switch itself off. Shame coz there asr a few good jumps around here.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QFzmieRP2DE

Then had another brain wave. Where could i jam it to get the front forks in action. Thats it!!!! Behind the engine guard facing forwards.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QVGbNzPZzQE

Run number one. Phone not melted yet.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=c4ArRlvs1oE

Run number two. It didn't come out too well. That was a good wee run. At 34 seconds in it gave a good tank slapper, but the camera's so crap it doesn't show up too well. If you look close at the brake disk you can just about make it out. And after the tight right at 1.14 it goes up and over a brow and the front came up for a bit over the hill. Yet agin, camera's not fast enough to make it out.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eOFvZP4jWBA

I'll try putting a sponge down the back of it if i do it again. Might hold it a bit tighter and give a better picture??

g-man
07-04-2007, 12:06 PM
Also discovered the Peg's in built quickshifter. :)

If i pull away in 1st, change into 2nd then pin it, when it gets to 6000rpm i put my foot under the gear lever and apply just a bit of pressure. When the power tails off just before it hits the limiter it lets some tension off the gearbox and it snicks up another gear while i keep the throttle wide open. Repeat process in 3rd and 4th. I always hold the gear lever up for a second after it changes up coz if i let it off too quick it sometimes tries to jump out of gear. :happy: :cheers:

PetrolHead
07-04-2007, 12:32 PM
Fantastic! Surprisingly good picture and sound considering its from a mobile.

You've certainly had better weather today that in Notts, gutted that my bikes still tucked away, havent been out since Sunday and that was only a brief run.

g-man
07-04-2007, 12:39 PM
The mobile isn't looking too happy now. It's a bit scraped and melted round the edges. It's a Sony Erricson V630i. Better start checking E bay for new cases. :happy:

Clotted Cream
07-04-2007, 03:23 PM
Bloody good effort mate - well done!:happy:

Kev

rodrigo
07-05-2007, 05:41 AM
The mobile isn't looking too happy now. It's a bit scraped and melted round the edges. It's a Sony Erricson V630i. Better start checking E bay for new cases. :happy:
Yeah, it seems too risky to put the phone there :-) I have been looking for helmet cams and, hopefully, I might be able to buy this one soon:

http://www.mountaingear.com/item_images/mnfct2//common/oregon%20scientific/l_112301_s05_000.jpg

You can put it on the helmet, your arms or your legs, so I guess you can get pretty good pictures with it. As soon as I have it, I'll post some videos

g-man
07-05-2007, 07:49 AM
Looks good. How's things since the accident? Are you feeling better and is the bike fixed?

rodrigo
07-05-2007, 09:03 AM
Looks good. How's things since the accident? Are you feeling better and is the bike fixed?
yeah, much better, I'm 99% recovered (just some little pain left in the shoulder, but nothing important), and the bike, after 1 month being on the workshop, is completely fixed also. The repair was "only" 250 , since it just needed the carter protector and the engine cover replaced. So now just trying to not come accross another sleepy driver :)

Thanks for asking

PetrolHead
07-05-2007, 11:06 AM
Yeah, it seems too risky to put the phone there :-) I have been looking for helmet cams and, hopefully, I might be able to buy this one soon:

We used one of those when snowboarding earlier this year, unfortunately we were very dissapointed with the results. Picture and sound werent too bad but the lack of control on image stabilisation meant that the video clips were difficult to watch, although on a bike they would naturally be more stable so may be better results!!??... We concluded that a small camcorder would offer a much better value for money, some of them have an input for an external camera so that you could put the cam-corder in a tank bag and fix the camera to the front forks. Or put the camcorder in your jacket pocket (if its small enough) and fix the camera to your helmet!?

I would recommend that you borrow one off a friend or ask the shop for a test run before you commit to buy.