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Riding => Rides and Stories => Topic started by: Graffixnfun on December 06, 2011, 09:46:15 pm

Title: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Graffixnfun on December 06, 2011, 09:46:15 pm
This was filmed with a GoPro on the Concours (you can see my headlight in the shot) and a Contour GPS on a FZ6 with the rider 2 up.  on the ride we had 09 concours, 07 GSXR750, 06 Sprint ST and a 2008 FZ6.  Hope you like it.

Annual Trip 178 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZf88Ok3x8g#ws)

Title: Re: New video to share
Post by: DonB on December 06, 2011, 10:49:14 pm
looks like a fun ride
wonder where you had the gopro mounted and what you used to edit the video with
looks good
Title: Re: New video to share
Post by: gpzrocker on December 07, 2011, 12:29:23 am
178? I like 178. My best friends brother lives on that road.
Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: New video to share
Post by: michelsmith on December 07, 2011, 02:49:10 am
cool video......i like the bike, might have to have one.  :)
Title: Re: New video to share
Post by: Graffixnfun on December 07, 2011, 06:33:34 am
looks like a fun ride
wonder where you had the gopro mounted and what you used to edit the video with
looks good

I used the suction cup mount in the GoPro motorsports pack.  It was stuck to the right side fairing and stayed very well.  I did tie a string to it and my mirror just in case.  I did the editing with iMovie on my Mac book.  Only drawback is it edits in 720P max so I am looking for software that will edited 1080P. 

Glad you guys liked it.  I will past another one
Title: Re: New video to share
Post by: Graffixnfun on December 07, 2011, 06:36:04 am
here is another one later in the day farther north.  It is suctioned cupped to my left rear saddlebag.  The bike behind me is a GSXR 750.  It really is amazing what a Concours will do!

Somewhere in the south east (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG5xjBeqUxI#ws)


Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: stewart on December 11, 2011, 04:02:39 pm
Nice video, love the AC/DC
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Axxman on December 11, 2011, 04:30:24 pm
Nice video, love the AC/DC

+1
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: mayday on December 20, 2011, 07:04:27 pm
Nice!!!! was that sparks i was seeing in some of the turns? 
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Graffixnfun on December 21, 2011, 05:38:22 pm
Nice!!!! was that sparks i was seeing in some of the turns?

Yes those are sparks!  Safe to say I dont have to worry about taking off the peg feelers any more.  The tires definitely have more lean angle left in them but I wonder how far it will go until I start hitting the bags.....lol
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Reid on December 22, 2011, 08:24:18 am
Nice videos!  Is the second one on Highway 28 out of Highlands NC and then on north thru Franklin NC? 
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: gnuse on December 22, 2011, 09:08:11 am
Pretty hard not to guess the start location.  ;)
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on December 22, 2011, 09:13:05 am
Yes those are sparks!  Safe to say I dont have to worry about taking off the peg feelers any more.  The tires definitely have more lean angle left in them but I wonder how far it will go until I start hitting the bags.....lol


The lower fairing will scrub pavement before the bags do. 

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/IMAG0174.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Graffixnfun on December 22, 2011, 12:56:52 pm
Nice videos!  Is the second one on Highway 28 out of Highlands NC and then on north thru Franklin NC?

video is farther north of Franklin.  Pictures are from different parts of the ride.  North of Highlands on 28 is nice but usually pretty backed up with traffic
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Graffixnfun on December 22, 2011, 01:00:42 pm
The lower fairing will scrub pavement before the bags do. 

([url]http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/IMAG0174.jpg[/url])


LOL< That is awesome and very good to know.  Did you remove the peg feelers/grind them off to get to the point you were grinding the fairing?
Title: Re: 2nd video added also: New video to share
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on December 23, 2011, 08:17:47 am
LOL< That is awesome and very good to know.  Did you remove the peg feelers/grind them off to get to the point you were grinding the fairing?

My pegs were steadily removed through trips to Arkansas where banked corners just invited me to keep leaning.  So yes there is no peg feeler and the outside of the pegs are becoming thin enough that I might need to replace them sometime this coming season.