XT1200Z: The new WaspWorks Super Tenere, in detail and the evolution

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  1. Chadx

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    Greg,
    I've used the doubletake mirrors for a couple season on my thumpers and love them. Every now and then, someone mentions the mirrors can move at high speeds, but most don't have the issue. Some have wrapped a piece of tape around the mirror ball (which is hard poly and not rubber like the RAM balls) and they hold better. I've not had to do that but only ride up to 85mph on the bikes on which I have these installed so can't speak to high speed riding or how windshield buffeting might impact them.

    Vibration is no more than stock mirrors and they do fold inboard, or anywhere else you want. On my trail bikes, I never fold them in. If you loosen them just a bit, they will move if you drop or crash the bike, then crank them tight again before hitting the high speed tarmac.

    I use the aluminum RAM arms (don't use the poly arms) and the 3" arms rather than the 2" because they get the mirrors out further to easily see around ones arms and shoulders. Highly recommended. I'll be using them on my Super Tenere when it arrives.

    P.S. Sorry about that branch. I have a chin scar in the same spot from getting taken off my feet by a 2" thick nasty vine across the chin when on a full run through the woods back about 18 years ago. Took me right off my feet and knocked the wind out of me when I landed. And though the saying goes "chicks dig scars", to this day I've never had a young chicken look at me longingly.
  2. Wasp

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    Some footage of today.
    A really nice short single trail section on one of our favourite rides.
    Sorry in advance as its a piss poor attempt but I have no idea what I am doing with this video editing stuff.
    I will be gathering a lot of video in future so I will keep working on it until it is perfected.

    Greg.

    Edit - Just uploaded different file.. Seems you can watc:claph it in 1080p HD
    Boring jeep trail till 40 seconds.. Expected to see the opening to the single trail earlier, hence the indicator..

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  3. Bargenator

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    Hey Bully, please don't tell me he can speak with his mouth closed:rofl

    Nice footage Greg:wings
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    He can now hold a conversation with himself,and smoke at the same time. New party trick is to blow smoke out of his second mouth:lol3
  5. thebrown

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    nice footage... shows how capable the bike is... riding pretty impressive too
  6. Chadx

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    Nice vid. Really like that youtube supports HD nowadays. Takes a bit longer to download/buffer with a medium speed broadband connection, but worth it as the picture is so much better.
  7. Wasp

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    Been working on my edit/export parameter shills.
    I think I may be getting there with the save as at least - Just need to learn how to do the fancy transitions and add some audio.

    Watch in 1080pHD or 720pHD.

    Filmed with VioPovHD with microphone behind me.
    Need to change to Full view exposure rather than Spot exposure.
    This is with baffle out.

    Gimme some feedback.

    File description on YouTube:
    A short slow ride on the WaspWorks XT1200Z Super Tenere up our local water pipeline.
    Gives folks a chance to hear the sound of the MotorradWorks carbon muffler system with the baffle out.

    This was recorded with a new VioPovHD with the microphone on my back.
    You can hear it at W.O.T a few times but cant get up too much speed or make a lot of noise as, apart from the randomly placed gotcha rocks, it is also a well used walking trail leading into the local township.

    Really just an upload test as I work on my editing/exporting parameters.
    Should be able to view in 1080p HD.


    (Yes I know - Speedo is disconnected with ABS and TCS off... Must work on that:huh)

    Greg.

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  8. martinh

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    nice videos Greg. Your speedo is no working?
  9. Wasp

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    Refer to note in black above video file:deal

    Greg.
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    LOL didn't see the black text there. Is that a bug with the bike or something that you did when you set up an on/off switch for them.
  11. Wasp

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    Its the way the ABS/TCS off switch is wired. All works fine when switched to normal function..
    As I said, must get around to finding a fix one day - Too busy riding for now.

    Greg.
  12. Wasp

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    Bent the shift lever on the weekend.
    Straightened back out no worries and we were back on the trail quick as a flash.

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    Greg.
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    It's the massive torque from the bike.
    He is standing still, it's the Earth that is rotating underneath him. :deal
  14. Wasp

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    Were going MAD with video's...:clap

    Here's another one from the weekend.
    Again it's nearly all of the back end of my bike as I have the GPS and the trail knowledge and the mate (Alvie) had the helmet cam facing forward. I had my Vio PovHD cam facing backward but pointing up too high and set to spot exposure so the ground was dark and the sky was set right:cry.. Dumb I know but we live and learn.

    Enjoy..

    Greg.

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  15. GrahamD

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    Good stuff Greg.

    Do I take it that the uploads are working OK now :lol3
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    Geezas Greg.. You are one ugly bastard!! And I mean that with love in my heart mate... :raabia


  17. Wasp

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    Yeh, but in my defence, this was straight after I got back from my ride then from the hospital so I still had my "dirt bike" face on (complete with dirt)...

    Anyway Wolfie - You know what they say about throwing stones and glass houses? I know what you look like mate, and it aint no oil painting:puke1

    At the end of the day it all boils down to the old saying that us ugly pricks get the best looking chick's - That was true for me.:babe

    Greg.
  18. Wasp

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    Yeh sort of mate... Nother one going up in about 2 hours.

    I still need to work out how to upload and manipulate music, and also have a problem with how to export 720p x 60fps as there doesn't seem to be an option for that in PremProCS3.
    For what its worth though I will probably stick with 1080p x 30fps.
    Most of the footage above was from a mates camera and seems to be quite unsaturated and colourless where the footage from the GoPro and the VioPovHD has more life and a bit of a kick to it.

    Greg.
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    PM Sent...

    Cheers
    Graham
  20. Wasp

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    Another new video. This one is from a couple of months back - A little bit dustier then:cry.

    This is a good one for those interested in hearing the sound of the MotorradWorks CatBack Carbon muffler system as the cam is secured to the rear rack of the WaspWorks Super Tenere which left the mic about 300mm from the exhaust outlet.

    Fellow adventurers are Bargenator (Graham) on board his trusty S10 (also fitted with the same exhaust system), and my Brother Mike aboard his KTM450EXC.
    This was actually filmed one stop before the infamous Bargenator tree hugging incident.

    Enjoy.

    Greg.

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