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Old 11-15-2010, 08:29 AM   #12436
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...My colours hardly never come out as I would like them to... ... But that time they did... ...
I think all our automatic cameras exhibit that tendency. That's why some have manual modes for more advanced models and/or simple exposure level adjustments for simpler models. First, set the exposure to give an image as close to natural in the camera display. Sometimes this can be accomplished by locking onto a target of similar distance yet differing in brightness (brighter in this case) then reframing and snapping. Other times altering the aperature and sample speed is required. READ ABOUT IT HERE. Second step is to adjust brightness, contrast, gamma, hue, and saturation in photo editing software.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:43 AM   #12437
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Seneca Rocks moonshine.




Fixed. Kidding aside that's a great pic! EDIT: it's now my desktop background...Thanks!


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check out the twin windmills.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:49 AM   #12438
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Hey Banshee !!! How the heck have you been ???
hey LD. I've been, uh, better thanks. rough weekend. I see you've been up to your usual antics of preparing for the winter.


I bloochdog.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:05 PM   #12439
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Does this one count?

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:18 PM   #12440
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:23 PM   #12441
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:05 PM   #12442
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Here's one from the first of Nov...




The lake one is sweet ...
And I like the big ole tree...


I really like trees.....


Banshee... I have more getting ready for winter... We rebuilt our little feeding/wood cart...
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #12443
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How about the sun reflecting off the moon over the Rappahannock River and Cheaspeake Bay.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:05 PM   #12444
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Thumb Metal Box Brigade Seneca Rocks Camp Out

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Here's a couple of recent fall photos, posted elsewhere in this thread and others . . .



Seneca Rocks moonrise.





Looks reeeaaallll familiar
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:15 PM   #12445
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Nice sunsets, folks!
Here's one of ours
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:29 PM   #12446
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Ninja Muffler Saga continues.

Here's a recap.
Bike came stock with 2 mufflers, weighing a total of 27+ pounds, and giving a tone like a quiet blowdrier.





I decided that was entirely too heavy for me.
So I ordered a since nice, Big Bore Carbon Fiber muffler. Total weight: 3 pounds.


Step one: Hack the header pipe in half.


Then install both the headers back on the bike, and tack weld them in place so the unit will still fit on the bike when I'm done. Then remove them from the bike.



Patch it up and weld it with scrap stainless steel.


Now, I've done a bit of SS welding with my arc welder, and it's always given me problems with it burning up when making air-proof seals on the thin stuff. Since those patchs are very thin, I decided to try a new approach to make it air-tight: Bronze Brazing.



It's messy, it's gold, and IT WORKS. It's way more time consuming using oxy-propane, and a good bit more expensive, but it's much easier to make it air-tight.




Here's the beautiful muffler:




A bit of flexible exhaust tubing, a few pipe clamps, and I get this:


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Old 11-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #12447
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Yay, a Skippii muffler bodge to break the sunset tour.

Brazing = soldering for welders. It's the best. I can't weld worth a crap but I can braze...

Now we need Video (with Audio, of course,) to hear this creation please...
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:47 PM   #12448
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After a short ride in the rain, I discovered the flexible exhaust pipe was not, as I had mistakenly assumed, stainless steel.



Scraped off the rust and heat treated on several layers of 2000*F cast iron stove paint, and problem solved.

I had quite a few problems getting the header pipe to make an air-tight seal to the flexible steel tubing---at least, getting it to seal while also making it removable. After several hundred miles, it ended up always working a bit loose and becoming...well, even more deafeningly loud.

Luckily, I was able to easily fix it with trash and some hose clamps. Every few hundred miles the aluminum would melt off, and I'd just stop somewhere and dig through trash cans until I found a replacement. Only took 5 minutes.





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Old 11-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #12449
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I'be been watching the Richmond thread and know how this ends
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:07 PM   #12450
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Eventually I found a long aluminum pipe (I think the handle from a swimming pool net) in the dumpster at work, so I took that to my workshop and fashioned a new header-flex pipe joint for the Ninja, no longer bothering to make it removable.

The pics are rather confusing, but basically...um...I can't really remember what I did. I think the header goes about an inche and a half inside the 1" flex pipe, and then 1.25" flex pipe goes over both of those, giving me a double-walled tube. Iwrapped the joint up in fiberglass, and then used hose clamps to hold on together two lengths of the aluminum pipe, each cut lengthwise and streched out.



Heating that up makes it more flexible, and lets me tighten it a lot more.


Then I went back to welding, and welded the sides of the aluminum tube together, so I could remove the hose clamps. I forgot to take any more pics, but it looks good and definately works well.
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