FFS. Grrrrr.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Onejob, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Onejob

    Onejob Guest

    2 hours, I spent. 2 hours with a cheap G-clamp thingy from Jessops and
    a roll of Gaffer tape.

    Eventually, I was happy. I got my little video camera postitioned
    nicely. It didn't seem to wobble much. Didn't seem to slump down and
    fall off when the sun came out.

    So off I go for a test burn up the A47, causing a lorry to sweve and
    turn over as I try to take the lens cap off at 80. An hour of weaving
    around the country lanes (still the A47 really).

    When I get home, I'm all excited. Cor, wait till wifey sees this;
    she'll never want to go on the back again! I plug it all in to the
    telly and YES!! It looks great, as I weave out of my drive and up the
    road... 30, 40, 50, 60,....blank. Well, a fucking great black area
    RIGHT in the middle.

    So I got 58 minutes of wasp thorax for my troubles. I hate wasps.
    Onejob, Sep 3, 2003
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    dwb Guest

    What? you made a lorry crash?
    dwb, Sep 3, 2003
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  3. Onejob

    Sorby Guest

    Bad luck - it has happened to me too - always a good idea to stop and check
    all is well periodically.

    Where did you mount the video camera?

    On my gixer 750 the rear seat cowl fixes to the bike using a mounting plate
    with the same lugs and fastener as the seat unit.
    I took this off and fixed it to a neatly shaped wooden board which was
    slotted to take a few velcro straps which secured the camera to the board,
    separated by a couple of dense foam pads.

    Obviously it was only any good pointing backwards but it gave some really
    good stable footage of the following rider without incriminating him by
    revealing his reg plate.

    I think a helmet-cam is the best solution as it looks where you look and
    your neck & body help absorb the bumps. Only downsides are increased
    wind-noise & a reduction in the sensation of speed on playback. I'd like
    to try a knee-cam to capture those sparkly knee-down moments. Actually, I'd
    just settle for a bike right now! :eek:(
    Sorby, Sep 3, 2003
  4. On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:28:45 +0100, Onejob

    fucking great black area
    1 down, the rest of the fuckers to go. Not a great start, but a start

    My Mum's got a wasps' nest outside her back door. Will and I got home
    from the pub last night and forgot to switch the outside light off
    which is just above the back door.

    Went down to the kitchen this morning to find the whole door covered
    in the little furry fuckers. Must have been the warmth from the light,
    pretty cold last night in South Staffs. Scary sighht, even if they
    were all pretty dozy.
    Power Grainger, Sep 3, 2003
  5. Onejob

    Psi Guest

    Hailing from australia here. Born n raised in england.

    Even though we do get some wasps here...it feels like a distinct lack
    compared to the home country. Its not uncommon to see maybe, 1, or 2, wasps
    a week, if your running around holding a sweet in open air...if your

    Damn fine country here :D
    Psi, Sep 3, 2003
  6. Onejob

    joe parkin Guest

    <fx Popcorns out and sits back. >
    joe parkin, Sep 3, 2003
  7. Be good and reply under the quoted post, ta.



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    Grimly Curmudgeon, Sep 3, 2003
  8. shame about the lack of 'show' - hope you enjoyed your popcorn anyway!
    Power Grainger, Sep 4, 2003
  9. That would be The Fens not Narfuck.
    No argument there.
    Mick Whittingham, Sep 6, 2003
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