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Vince Lupo Member
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Post by Vince Lupo » Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:41 pm

LOUD MOUSE wrote:Am I missing something or do you never use 4th gear?. ......lm

No you're not missing anything -- I can't get fast enough to warrant using 4th gear on this particular road. If I did use 4th on this road, I'd be seriously lugging it. As well, this road is near my house, is not heavily traveled, and has enough bends to make it interesting. I don't want to ride very far with this pole/clamp/camera arrangement affixed to my bike, so I thought this road would be best. On one of the earlier 'rear' facing videos, I do go on the highway and I use 4th gear.

Phil-UK Member
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Post by Phil-UK » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:56 am

Just been surfing the Honda Collection Hall website and see they have old videos of the RC162
and other classic race bikes as well as downloadable ringtones and wallpapers.

Rode the CB72 to Mallory Park here in the UK to parade it in the Festival of 1000 Bikes at the weekend.
Bit of a haul up the motorway but good fun and quite a few CB72/77s out on track.
Took some on board shots but the sessions were wet so I need to brighten them up and edit out
the shaky bits .. the camera mount doesn't work as well as Vince's.
If any goo when edited I'll put them on YouTube or Photobucket.

They claimed to have 18 250-4 race bikes there but of course they weren't the genuine article but
CBR250RR engined replicas .. they do sound the business though !!
I quite fancy one on the raod .. got the tank,seat fairing etc., just need the engine and a way
to quieten the meggas .. can you fit those "Snuff-It" things to meggas ?



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Post by Vince Lupo » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:08 am about a pair of socks in those meggas?

As far as the camera mount goes, those Manfrotto Super Clamps are a great way to go. The problem with using the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera is that with all the vibration it's very likely the camera will unscrew from the mounting bolt. The Super Clamps can grip the whole camera, and they don't loosen up. So what you'd need is two of the clamps, and then there's a brass stud that couples the two. Plus, mounting it to the passenger peg is solid, yet the rubber on the peg helps reduce the vibration somewhat. Finally, the Nikon S5 that I'm using gives reasonable quality, but it's not the end of the world if anything happened to it.

I may try one more video on a straightaway and wind 'er up.....

deaddog Member
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Post by deaddog » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:39 am

Vince Lupo wrote: I may try one more video on a straightaway and wind 'er up.....
Yes! We will be waiting......

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Post by Vince Lupo » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:44 pm

I know that I promised no more decals on the bike, but I don't think I can resist this one:


It's original 1960's, and I think there may be just enough room on the bike for it!

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Post by Vince Lupo » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:52 pm

Had a change of heart, and decided on this Castrol one instead.

Think it suits the rest of the bike better, and it's another original one from the 1960's.



Since this photo was taken, I was advised that I had the rear axle wrong-way-round. It has since been corrected!

As well, a few people have asked me about the routing of my clutch cable, and why I don't have it behind the headlight, under the tank etc. Well, this is the reason: I'm using Magura levers which don't have perches for the mirrors -- there's a bar-end mirror on the left side, and the absence of the perches makes for a much cleaner look. However, the levers are a slightly different shape than the stock ones, and the 'proper' cable routing would make for a very uncomfortable pull on the clutch lever. This routing allows for a much gentler bend in the cable, and I literally have a two-finger clutch. Plus, it will probably prolong the life of the cable, rather than having those sharp-ish bends. The cable is not flapping out in the breeze as it might appear, and there is a cable guide down by the right carb which helps keep it in check. So that's the reason!
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bill440cars Member
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Post by bill440cars » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:11 pm


Take care, Bill

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