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Reply #30 on: November 17, 2018, 10:21:38 am
Hands off would certainly fix the problem,  but severing just the THUMBS would probably be easier & quicker...I should see my therapist soon >:( ;D
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Reply #31 on: November 17, 2018, 11:55:21 am
Hands off would certainly fix the problem,  but severing just the THUMBS would probably be easier & quicker...I should see my therapist soon >:( ;D

Hey, hey! Watch the severed thumb comments..........why do you think my name is 9fingers?
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Reply #32 on: November 17, 2018, 05:14:32 pm
....why do you think my name is 9fingers?

Because "8fingersandathumb" takes too long to type?


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Reply #33 on: November 17, 2018, 08:55:09 pm
Because "8fingersandathumb" takes too long to type?

That's it! And it is not quite as catchy.........
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Reply #34 on: November 17, 2018, 09:38:00 pm
Damn! Sorry to hear about your gear loss mate! I think with all the freedoms bikes offer us, it does leave us vulnerable at the same time.
I use my bike almost exclusively for touring which is I why I ended up going to all the trouble of building a set of secure, lockable panniers. Now, when I stop somewhere to explore, I can drop my cam and navigator in one for [relative] peace of mind.
One thing I won't do is carry my firearm, makes would be villains nervous and do silly things things like shoot you (at least where I come from). I carry a neat, powerful pepper spray close to me which can (and has) been useful.

Regarding cameras, have you tried a helmet mount? I find it much more stable and I never leave my helmet on the bike.
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Reply #35 on: November 18, 2018, 09:22:24 pm
I had a draftsman coworker years ago who lived in San Francisco. He always garaged his bicycle but one day someone took an axe and chopped down his garage door to steal it.  :o  A while later he purchased my 1983 Kawasaki GPz305 and parked it in the street in front of his home in the hope that if it was stolen at least he wouldn't have to replace his garage door. Unfortunately, he got his wish and the motorcycle was stolen a couple of weeks later.  >:( After that he moved out of town to Sacramento to open an acupuncture business.  ???

I had a friend that chained his bike to a very large set of cast/wrought iron gates in an inner city park in Sydney only to come back to find both gates and bike gone.  He got a lot of ribbing from friends and coworker about how his bike was barely worth stealing and the thieves were probably after the gate.


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Reply #36 on: November 19, 2018, 04:19:35 am
Damn! Sorry to hear about your gear loss mate! I think with all the freedoms bikes offer us, it does leave us vulnerable at the same time.
I use my bike almost exclusively for touring which is I why I ended up going to all the trouble of building a set of secure, lockable panniers. Now, when I stop somewhere to explore, I can drop my cam and navigator in one for [relative] peace of mind.
One thing I won't do is carry my firearm, makes would be villains nervous and do silly things things like shoot you (at least where I come from). I carry a neat, powerful pepper spray close to me which can (and has) been useful.

Regarding cameras, have you tried a helmet mount? I find it much more stable and I never leave my helmet on the bike.

I never really trusted those sticky 3M camera mounts.
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Reply #37 on: November 19, 2018, 11:00:24 am
I never really trusted those sticky 3M camera mounts.

Yup! That's why I attach a little lanyard from the camera around my half-helm's chinstrap. Unfortunately, there's no external mike option on my 1st generation Ion AirPro, so every ride video seems to have the same soundtrack as John Glenn reentering the atmosphere in 'The Right Stuff'. I've tried a couple of roughshod wind noise reduction  remedies, but it seems there's nothing for it but to train a big hairy hamster to hug the end of the camera for dear life to fur up that mike hole. Having a problem finding a suitable helmet for him though, and the droppings are staining my Belstaff's right shoulder. For what it's worth (and that ain't much), you can see my tests so far at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1sEUVEcQTVDkr_zw4zqNg.  Of these, this one's probably the most viewable.
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Reply #38 on: November 19, 2018, 01:34:29 pm
For what it's worth (and that ain't much), you can see my tests so far at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1sEUVEcQTVDkr_zw4zqNg.  Of these, this one's probably the most viewable.

           Three good, long videos. Must have taken days for them to upload. It's a nice little camera, but as you say, sound sux.
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Reply #39 on: November 20, 2018, 04:44:16 pm
Here in London (UK) I swapped from riding my Vespa to the Enfield because the thieves had taken to stealing Vespas all the time. It got so bad that you could get surrounded at the traffic lights by armed youths on stolen scoots demanding your scoot. I figured that they'd never get the hang of riding an Enfield so swapped to that. So far so lucky ...
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Reply #40 on: November 26, 2018, 05:40:54 pm
           Three good, long videos. Must have taken days for them to upload. It's a nice little camera, but as you say, sound sux.

Thanx! Actually those videos uploaded fairly quickly while I was doing other things--taking just a couple-few minutes at most direct from the camera via an older-style USB port on an elderly 12 year old Alienware laptop. Absolutely no complaints there. Though I am still having a challenge getting the hamster aroused enough to really "engage" with the camera's external mike. And when it does go well all that muffled squeaking doesn't mean something needs a good oiling...


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Reply #41 on: December 11, 2018, 12:13:51 pm
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