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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    I have crashed and replaced parts my L many times. Am just to lazy to sell my stuff on ebay or clist. I have been wanting to repaint the frame, add a oil cooler, re lace the hubs and all new plastics. But I don't want the bike to be down for to long. This bike has been the most fun i have ever had on a bike.
  2. pngaudioguy

    pngaudioguy Just...one...more...

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    That is a nice video, ThumpnRed. If you don't mind my asking, your camera is mounted under the visor? I don't like the way the wind pulls at mine when I put it on top of my helmet like a sail. Increases the amount of time my head spends getting buffeted around, plus the audio is nothing but wind noise (even in GoPro's fully enclosed case, not the open back one.) Of course, the only things I've filmed so far in the few weeks I've had it have been commuting, just to get a feel for the camera, which includes quite a few stretches at 55+.

    Thanks for any tips you can offer :)
  3. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    I just pulled the trigger on a Contour 1080P. Can't wait for my friend in the brown truck to arrive.:D
  4. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I have a Drift Stealth that is mounted on the side of my helmet. I bump the top of my helmet on tree branches in the woods ALL THE TIME so mounting a camera Go Pro style was never a serious consideration. :eek1 You can sometimes see the visor in the upper corner of the frame, depending on how wide I adjust the zoom on the camera. You can see it hanging off the chin bar of my helmet in this pic
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    Wind noise is an issue. I made a ghetto "wind sock" for mine. It is made out of one of my Army boot socks and covers the mic on the camera. [​IMG]
    It does a decent job of cutting out most of the wind noise.
  5. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I did get a nod from the one guy. It as funny watching the word spread up the line... everyone up in front kept looking back... like someone farted in the elevator!:lol3
  6. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    When I pass those Harley types on the street I give them a wave and they usually wave back. The sport-bike types almost never do.
  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Let's see Honda,Harley, aren't they all the same:D
  8. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Mr. Postman came by my house yesterday................. :D :beer
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    Boojum
  9. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Just like an early Christmas. Let the fun begin!
  10. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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  11. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    :lol3 Fun or Trouble, I'm not sure which. I'm reading that these are pre-jetted and ready to go, however I know there may very well be some adjustments to do to get it just right. My users manual is not very informative on "your air screw is here, and your blah-blah is there............etc. There are a few more jets/screws/and adjustments for this carb than all others I've seen. :huh I just hope it's real close on the jetting, and maybe just a minor adjustment on fuel mixture or something is all I end up having to do....... :clap I hope :lol3:lol3 Further post will follow I'm sure.


    Boojum
  12. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    I find the opposite where I am. I get waves back from the sport-bikes, but hardly any of the cruisers.
  13. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    [​IMG] This is one of my other bikes. I wave at everyone. I don't care what you ride I just love bikes.
  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I used to wave...not so much anymore. But if someone else waves I'll wave back.
    Some of the cruisers I'd pass and wave at would give me the "I'm too much of a bad ass to wave at you" look. Funny when the last guy in a line of them, or their pillion rider would sheepishly give me a wave...almost like they were thinking, "I hope the rest of the group doesn't see me doing this". :lol3





    Nice video Red!
  15. stiggs13

    stiggs13 Been here awhile

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  16. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    That's a California thing... :rofl
  17. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    If someone does the old "cool point at ground" wave at me I make it a point to stick my arm way up in the air and wave franticly!

    Ditto, I can fine something exciting and good in most any motorcycle.
    Old Chief:
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  18. Mero

    Mero Been here awhile

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    same here. sport bikes will wave back where most Harley riders won't.
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    05 CVO vrod 1250cc
  19. gammel

    gammel Been here awhile

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    Happy belated Birthday to me!! [​IMG]
    Just sitting on the bike now I realize how hammered my side covers are.
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    Can't wait to get some seat time. If the wife only knew how much money I spend on the bike she'd be pissed!!!
  20. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Just wanted to say thanks to Fritz for following me home tonight after our gathering. I had no idea my tail light was Spazzing out. I'm gonna have to take it apart and see what's causing it. Oh Joy and Rapture! Here I go again with the tail light.......