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Offline ugocon

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I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« on: June 09, 2012, 03:21:44 pm »
After 350 Km (217 miles...) straight from Rome to nearby Pisa, we met!  :D
The video starts with me flashing to him when I realized he was coming to meet me just after I called him on the cell phone to communicate my last position!
Then we met for the first time...
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Valerio is a great person with a wonderful family, and watching with your eyes what he did to his bike in these years is simply amazing!  :o
And he did it all by himself!

I went back to Rome at late afternoon and... guess?

I dropped the bike at a highway toll station!  >:(

A man queing up to pay the toll helped me to raise the bike up again and then, trembling,  I looked at the right saddlebag to see the damages, and....

... I saw NOTHING!!!  :D

It's my second time, one different side each, and NO DAMAGES!!!!

I must be very lucky: I fear it won't be so painless my third time!  :(

Anyway, the bike is simply born for long runs: I touched even 200 kmh and no pressure from the air, the cmfort is at the highest level.
I'm not tired at all after this long trip!

Great bike, but... definitely f..... HEAVY!!!
 >:(
 :D :D

Ciao
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 03:54:54 pm »
Great vid Ugo, thanks for sharing.
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 01:23:26 am »
Ugocon era un amico  online  :)  oggi siamo 2  ;D amici dopo il nostro incontro,questo posso affermarlo nonostante le diversità di cultura,lui un laureato ,io no ,ma abbiamo molte cose in comune,la prima la moto....C14.........la 2° il gentil sesso ecc ecc................ ;)
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 04:48:48 am »
Enjoyed the video and pictures, thanks

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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 07:22:27 am »
Nice!

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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 11:41:48 am »
Nice!

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+1!  Liked the camera mount too.
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 12:12:57 am »
Very nice, can I get more pictures on the GoPro mount?  I really like it and would like to see more so I can duplicate it. :)

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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 07:50:59 am »
Agreed, very nice!  Please take a picture of your GOPRO mount and provide any part numbers, links, or what you fabricated.  It seems to be mounted to the handle bar end?  Some type of swivel mount?
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 08:19:05 am »
Like the video... Jay has to get one of those!

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 08:49:35 am »
Agreed, very nice!  Please take a picture of your GOPRO mount and provide any part numbers, links, or what you fabricated.  It seems to be mounted to the handle bar end?  Some type of swivel mount?

 

 
 
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 08:58:21 am »
Another great video.  Is this a product that can be bought from the web or did you fabricate this yourself?  It looks like something you made (very well) are the pieces and shafts from a hardware store or similar?  Are they stainless?
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 09:05:43 am »
Another great video.  Is this a product that can be bought from the web or did you fabricate this yourself?  It looks like something you made (very well) are the pieces and shafts from a hardware store or similar?  Are they stainless?

 fabricate this yourself
 
 
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 09:40:06 am »
I agree this is yet another great video and fabrication from the mind of the one and only genius Valerio.  If you ever saw the TV show McGiver that is exactly who Valerio reminds me of because he has a great imagination and the skills to fabricate just about anything and it is always high quality and very functional.  I always look forward to his post and especially his video's.

Thanks Valerio, I wish I had half of the skill you have!


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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 10:29:14 am »
How is the shaft that the camera with springs made?  Is it a SS shaft just turned down and threaded or is it a spacer with threaded rod epoxied into it?  It looks solid on the end where the handle bar mounting bolt goes thru thats why I figure it was made from bar stock.  I'm assuming that the bent threaded section is so the camera is perpendicular to the ground not the handle bars?

I love making McGiver stuff too by cannibalizing something else - now where's my pocket knife and a paper clip?  It's the best way to recycle something.
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Re: I met Valerio, at last!!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 10:51:33 am »
I'll take a picture of the kit exploded.
 
 
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