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    Nice twisty road... All videos

    Well, since my free photobucket account takes FOREVER to upload vids (and I'm not goin pro) it'll take a little bit to get these on here. I took this video with a Canon Powershot S3 IS mounted to my bike with a RAM ball mount. It's at 640X480 and 15 fps. Not too shabby, but the end result is an 8 minute video at about 550 megabytes. So I split it into 5 files to put on photobucket. Enjoy.... it's Route 22 in KY from Powersville (Route 10 junction) to Falmouth (US 27 junction). Not a straight spot on it and in total about 8-9 miles in this video. I've only ridden it 4-5 times now, so I might be a little slow in some spots.... enjoy.

    Here's two of 'em with the rest on the way...

    Video 1 of 5
    http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q...t=d5a9c45a.flv

    Video 2 of 5
    http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q...Aug12007-2.flv

    Here is video 3. I hate that it takes this long to upload vids into photbucket. Has anyone had any success with other video hosting services? I figured I'd try to stay w/ photobucket, but this sux! Anyway, here is #3 - The road wasn't as bad as the video made it out to look. Some pavement breakage here and there, some dirt, gravel, etc... most of this stuff you plan on when you're coming up on a house as they all have gravel or dirt driveways and tractors are always pulling in and out. You have good visibility despite what the video displays.

    It was mounted on my lower triple using a RAM mount ball with their ball on a small piece of metal with a 9mm hole in it. The connector in the middle connects to a base with a 1/4" stud to attach to cameras, pic or vid. Only about $45 altogether. Cheapest setup out there. (Don't try the base that has a compression fitting to stick in the steering yoke tube.... way too much vibraton).

    It was cool that there wasn't a single car over about 9 miles of road. It was 3:45pm on a Wednesday. I was surprised.

    Video 3 of 5
    http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q...Aug12007-3.flv

    AND Video 4!!!
    http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q...g12007-4-1.flv

    Video 5
    http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q...Aug12007-5.flv
    “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

    - Hunter S. Thompson

    1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
    1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

    #2
    Feel free to leave ANY feedback! Good, bad or ugly.

    Thanks
    “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

    - Hunter S. Thompson

    1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
    1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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      #3
      Looks like a great day to ride. I found myself tilting my head back and forth as you took the turns. Must be a sympathetic motorcyclist response.
      -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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        #4
        I love videos taken from Hawks, especially on group rideouts. Even after seeing the first two vids I can't imagine ever being able to ride that far without meeting a car. You guys don't know how lucky you are living in such a large country.
        '88 Bros NT650J
        Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
        Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
        Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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          #5
          Nice countryside you have there!!!
          '88 Hawk GT
          '89 Harley FXSTC
          2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

          http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

          "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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            #6
            Dude, thats an awesome looking road!
            I wish I a) had my bike on the road and b) lived anywhere near there!!

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              #7
              hay you should be taken those turns a little slow
              that road looked a bit rough

              nice video and i love the purr from the motor

              man i need to get a camera set up on my bike.
              1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                #8
                Thanks for the comments. Videos will be added to top of the page (in original listing) and it looks like it'll be about a video a day. Yay.
                “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

                - Hunter S. Thompson

                1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
                1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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                  #9
                  WooHoo!! All 5 uploaded. Enjoy.
                  “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

                  - Hunter S. Thompson

                  1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
                  1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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                    #10
                    hey Logicus, could you take a pic using your phone or something of the camera mounted up on the bike to get a better idea?
                    '88 Bros NT650J
                    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                    Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by Swipe
                      hey Logicus, could you take a pic using your phone or something of the camera mounted up on the bike to get a better idea?
                      i was thinking the same thing but didnt ask
                      give the rest of us a better idea of how you have your rig mounted
                      you get very little vibration from your set up
                      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                        #12
                        Well, here you go.... I looked at the ones that mount to your gas tank lid, but I use a tank bag almost always and they were like $150 for the cheapest one I could find.

                        First pic shows the base mounted to the bike using an existing bolt. It came with a 9mm hole, but I had to file it out a little. It is SUPPOSED to be used on the rearview mirror mounts or brake/clutch lever cinch bolts. Too much vibration that far out on the handlebars...



                        Next pic is the whole thing mounted without the camera. Three pieces total.



                        This is the Powershot mounted to the bike. (Had to use a mirror to get a shot... haha)



                        And just in case you're goin' old school.... this works pretty good too.



                        They make a piece that seems like a good idea in which the base is a ball on a piece of metal with an expansion / compression fitting to fit down into the yoke tube, but it yeilded way too much vibration.

                        In total, about $40 for the mount. I want to put it somewhere where I can get some cool rearward facing shots, maybe even just turn it around and get teh shot past the right side of the bike towards the rear.... ?? I also thought about taking my old crap helmet and drilling a mounting hole in the side or maybe on top and using a 9mm machine bolt and nut with a couple of lock washers, and voila -- a helmet-cam!

                        You can find RAM Mounts at:

                        http://www.ram-mount.com/

                        Have fun.
                        “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used”

                        - Hunter S. Thompson

                        1989 Hawk GT - As a whole, it is gone, but it now lives vicariously as a small part of several other Hawks on this website.
                        1997 VFR 750 - D&D exhaust

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                          #13
                          haha thats cool thanks for the link

                          i like the way you think
                          i look forward to seeing more videos from you
                          1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                            #14
                            Really cool setup you have there. Thanks for the illustrations.
                            '88 Bros NT650J
                            Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                            Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                            Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                              #15
                              That was great thanks! I'm stuck in a beige office at work with no windows in the middle of a warehouse on a day that is just like what the weather is like in the films. It was real nice to go for the ride!! My only question is, where is video 6?
                              There are three kinds of people in this world, those who can count, and those who can't.

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