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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by WitchCityBallabio, Jan 1, 2014.
and a river runs through it
I don't come here often enough, but I'll try to now I'm 'retired'.
Must try to take more photos when I'm out on the Stelvio too, I just never feel I want to stop once we're rolling though!
Some of you will no doubt know already, but just in case.
If you're using the original Stelvio Rack Rails (the solid Steel Bars under the Plastic Cover), and you put much on there (seeing the Rotopax on WCB's made me think of this), keep a regular check on them.
They can crack at the rear Bolt holes, there's very little 'meat' in that area, and they're right at the point where the load is concentrated.
Dracula can testify to what can happen.
I wonder if anyone found your Top-Box and Camera Kit Vic?
I knew but had forgotten about that little weak point. Most of the year I don't mount my camera case and when I do I don't fill it--just a camera and one lens. I really hate top cases, generally.
Congrats on officially retiring @Doc. I'm glad if you start getting into photography, for me it's a great way to avoid "rat race" mentality, slow down, and stop when something catches my eye!
It wasn't me who lost the top case it was stevie99 (and maybe few others). I am glad I converted mine moving it forward instead of passenger seat. It may not look as "cool" as others but the bike handles like there's no load whatsoever, even when I have nearly 50 lbs of luggage there. Much better than using the side cases too, not to mention aerodynamics at speed. If you look back at previous page here, you can see how I installed it. When I take the side cases along they're mostly empty. Because I have a huge 58 Liter Givi Trekker that usually swallows all my luggage for a weekend. Or I can use a smaller, sexier 45 Liter Givi and the side cases. And the platform is easily configurable back to original, by just replacing the original rear seat.
@HarveyMushman did you install the sound blaster horn there or came with the bike? I have one, wanting to install it but haven't really decided where exactly and am curios how yours is actually bolted. Mine is the two piece version (pump and horn separate).
I could have sworn it was you Vic, I'd have put money on it!
Never mind, as long as others are aware of it.
I'm a reasonably keen Photographer, taken many hundreds at various Bike Meets, and the various Race Meetings I've been involved with, mostly Belgium.
I have an old-ish Canon EOS 60D, no flash Lenses though, but I did once borrow a nice BIG Canon Zoom Lens from the friend I bought the Camera from, had it for a couple of years in the end, he didn't need it.
He has a TON of kit, he's a Photographer for The Telegraph, one of the UK's Broadsheets.
I cut up an old Airsoft Sniper rifle Stock, and adapted a Mount to fit the Lens to it, Camera hung on the Lens.
Rigged up a remote Shutter Button in the Trigger Hole.
Got some weird looks wherever I took it, but it made getting fairly good action shots of Race Bikes/Outfits a doddle.
Not bad for static shots either . . .
The PO installed it. Kinda silly looking but it sounds righteous!
Here's mine mounted where the cannister used to be. It's a tight fit, and I had to remove the cannister bracket from the from the front sub frame. But it works and is out of sight.
Thank you Mike! That's a better location and it's also protected from weather. I heard it on a friend's bike, that thing is LOUD!
It sure is! If you blast it at deer or turkeys in the trail they move now.
Nice picture Vic. Interesting perspective.
Good to know. I prefer to “greet” unsuspecting pedestrians.
Thank you John! Frankly, I am still working on my skills to fully using the wide 12mm lens. In this case I've also done a bit of calisthenics in my Aerostich suit, getting close to the ground, which I do not mind.
Post Thanksgiving day ride. Found some color amongst summer's burn scars.
21k miles later....we're at 35k miles....not bad for 15 months. So we celebrated on some dirt and gravel of the Bluegrass state.