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Old 06-26-2010, 02:14 PM   #2656
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2006 Dakar in action.

Great vid. What kind of helmet cam? Beautiful country too.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:19 PM   #2657
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Great vid. What kind of helmet cam? Beautiful country too.
Thanks.
The camera is a GoPro Hero HD.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:58 AM   #2658
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Thanks.
The camera is a GoPro Hero HD.
Lion
Funny, I'm just looking at that (literally, have their page open in another tab)

Are you happy with it ?

Is this information correct ?

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Record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card (not included).

GoPro's obsession with sound has conquered the wind. At 85 mph on a motorcycle, you’ll enjoy the throaty sound of your motor, not the wind. Inside even the quietest street cars, hear the pull of your motor...not the drone of the wind and road.

Included is a 1100mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to 2.5 hours of constant recording. With optional accessories, you can also plug the camera into a wall outlet, cigarette lighter, or with any USB-compatible power adapter, wire it directly to your vehicle’s electrical system. The battery will charge while you record.
Battery life ? Can the rechargeable battery be replaced by standard batteries in a pinch ?
How many hours of recording on your memory card at highest quality ? (What size card are you using)

Thanks

They have a tripod mount



Which I guess will work on the camera ram mount I've bought earlier

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Old 06-27-2010, 01:05 AM   #2659
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Steep. Suspension fully compressed...
I don't see that.... the rear suspension

But you are correct, sir, going uphill.

Here's going down before coming back up



Can you tell I miss my little adventure ?






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Old 06-27-2010, 06:07 AM   #2660
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What kind of exhaust do you have? Bike sounds good in the video.



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Thanks.
The camera is a GoPro Hero HD.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:19 AM   #2661
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Battery life: I would say the information is correct. To have more hours of operation you can either by a 12V-to-USB plug and charge the battery at night. Or bring with you extra batteries. Replacement batteries cost from $15 to $20 in the US.

And the amount of video in a card depends on the resolution you are recording. I record on 960p at 30fpm (second highest definition) and it does perhaps 90 minutes of video on an 8GB card. 90 minutes is a lot of footage. I never recorded on the highest definition, except on testing it and I did not like the results (it is the same setting as 960p/30fpm - with a wide screen format). If I remember correctly, I needed more light and less travel speed to capture good flkowing images at that setting.

GoPro recommends using Class IV SD cars (it is about the speed of recording, I guess). I'm not an expert on these matters. So I simply followed the instructions.

The downsides:
1. You can't see what you are filming (I don't know if other cameras allow you to see that either).
2. You can't see how much space you have left on your card (but you can see how many clips you filmed)
3. It is not very fluid-dynamic. With this thing on your helmet, at speeds of +65mph, together with a visor'ed helmet, your neck with have to work hard to keep your head attached to the rest of the body.

About mounting it: if you mount it on the bike itself, your results may not be as good as on the helmet. The vibrations will either distort the image and you will get less quality.

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Funny, I'm just looking at that (literally, have their page open in another tab)

Are you happy with it ?

Is this information correct ?



Battery life ? Can the rechargeable battery be replaced by standard batteries in a pinch ?
How many hours of recording on your memory card at highest quality ? (What size card are you using)

Thanks

They have a tripod mount



Which I guess will work on the camera ram mount I've bought earlier

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Old 06-27-2010, 07:21 AM   #2662
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What kind of exhaust do you have? Bike sounds good in the video.
Original exhaust. Take a look at the taco when you hear the good sound. This bike comes to life above 5k rpm. At idle and lower rpms, it sounds like a sewing machine. And performs as such. But at > 5k rpm...
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:45 AM   #2663
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Battery life: I would say the information is correct. To have more hours of operation you can either by a 12V-to-USB plug and charge the battery at night. Or bring with you extra batteries. Replacement batteries cost from $15 to $20 in the US.

And the amount of video in a card depends on the resolution you are recording. I record on 960p at 30fpm (second highest definition) and it does perhaps 90 minutes of video on an 8GB card. 90 minutes is a lot of footage. I never recorded on the highest definition, except on testing it and I did not like the results (it is the same setting as 960p/30fpm - with a wide screen format). If I remember correctly, I needed more light and less travel speed to capture good flkowing images at that setting.

GoPro recommends using Class IV SD cars (it is about the speed of recording, I guess). I'm not an expert on these matters. So I simply followed the instructions.

The downsides:
1. You can't see what you are filming (I don't know if other cameras allow you to see that either).
2. You can't see how much space you have left on your card (but you can see how many clips you filmed)
3. It is not very fluid-dynamic. With this thing on your helmet, at speeds of +65mph, together with a visor'ed helmet, your neck with have to work hard to keep your head attached to the rest of the body.

About mounting it: if you mount it on the bike itself, your results may not be as good as on the helmet. The vibrations will either distort the image and you will get less quality.

Lion
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:04 PM   #2664
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:41 PM   #2665
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Dunno about the radiator, but try F650.com as well.

As for the oil pipe. Might as well cut it at the banjo, take it to a hydraulic pipe fitting place and get them to silver solder half inch barb onto it. Than a half inch oil hose and you'll be fine. AND you can now change the water pump in 30 minutes.
Thanks for your help, found an answer to my question and I will be modifying oil pipe in the near future.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:23 AM   #2666
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So, anyone have any ideas about new compression after shaving 25/100s mm (0,25 mm) off the cylinder head ?

The volume in "the top" has obviously decreased, but is it enough to get too high compression ?

Are there any things I can do if compression is too high ?
Higher octane ?
Fuel additives ?
Alternative sparkplug ?

Anyone ? Buehler ?
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:49 PM   #2667
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Surely the volume you are compressing is less as well as the space you are compressing it into? Sort of balances itself out?

Isn't there a "serviceable limit" for skimming the head published in the workshop manual?
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:55 PM   #2668
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Head gasket

This may be a dumb answer, but can't you just fabricate a thicker head gasket to make up the difference? Guess I would have to know why you shaved the head in the first place....

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Old 06-29-2010, 02:12 PM   #2669
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Are there any things I can do if compression is too high ?
Easy - drill a 2.5mm hole in the piston crown - its sure to reduce compression!
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:14 PM   #2670
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Easy - drill a 2.5mm hole in the piston crown - its sure to reduce compression!
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