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1Back to top Go down    Video from the Pyrenees on Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:10 am

Comberjohn

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Just uploaded a video that I took art the start of September when on a week's trip through France, over the Pyrenees, into Spain and back again.
Used my hideously expensive Xiaomi Yi. (£69 including spare battery)
Go Pro? Pah!
This one is when we were dropping down into Spain, down through the foot hills and gorges.
Temperatures were high twenties. Half an hour before, they were about 10c.
Have more footage to edit from going over the toP.

https://vimeo.com/139636798


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:20 am

Born Again Eccentric

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Nice ride Comberjohn, thanks for posting (provided a welcome 20 minute break from doing what I am supposed to be doing - i.e. working!).

On the strength of your recommendation, I've just gone and bought myself one...probably going to go for the side of the helmet mount option like yours so that it can give a higher aspect view than my low slung garmin virbe does. As you can see from your vid, you get the view over the wall/hedge/barrier at eye level and have the option for a sideway look to take in the panorama when desired. I'll have to learn that steady head discipline 

Out of interest, is your camera mounted direct to your helmet or is it mounted in a dive housing? Obviously, the dive housing makes it  very waterproof - if a little bulkier, but I wondered whether it would cut down the wind noise (the only thing that distracts from the quality of your video)? I don't like silent movies (never did - all that dubbed in piano music etc.) and it is good to hear the tones of the bike...but not the wind.

Exceptionally good value though - for the price I recently paid for a Garmin GPS motorbike mount and RAM hardware to fit it, I have ordered 1x Xiaomi Yi camera, 1x dive housing, 2x rechargeable batteries and dual charger and a 39 piece combo accessory kit (whole range of mounts and other gizmos). 

It won't replace my trusty Garmin Virbe, but will supplement it very nicely.

I look forward to Part II of the movie....


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:03 pm

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thats a nice video, and good looking roads, picture quallity is great , looks like a good value for money camera


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:06 pm

Comberjohn

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Hi Paul.
Yes, it's the dive case attached to the side of my helmet with a go pro sticky mount. Same one as I used when I had a go pro.
All of the go pro joints and pieces fit it.
When you get the dive case, I would recommend that you drill a few holes in the rear door. 
When I started to use mine the first sign of sun or heat and condensation formed around the lens. Then I remembered that the go pro came with two rear doors, one with slots in it. 
No more condensation issues since I drilled and you're unlikely to be using it in a downpour.
Wind noise is always a problem. At least with these clips I wasn't going fast enough for it to be a big deal.
The best place on the very front of the bike, at the bottom of the screen. Had it there on the GS going up the Antrim coast road.
Brilliant footage!
You were leaning while watching it and the exhaust sounded great with very little wind noise.
Then the condensation started and at low revs the camera tried to do an impersonation of a propeller. Flat twins!
May try it again as now there's no condensation and I've been able to smooth out the engine and increase the torque using a Power Commander that I picked up on eBay. Great improvement.
I think it's to do with an even flow of air on either side of the camera. Stuck on the side of the helmet there are more eddy air currents.
Some stick them on the top of the helmet. Think it makes you look like a knob and watching motorcycle footage from that high makes me feel queasy.
Think I have a clamp for the crash bars that I could try.
There's no skill holding you head still.
The camera is attached to the helmet which becomes your reference point and everything else moves. Don't even think about it.
Still have some footage to edit from the top of the Pyrenees. 180 bends and narrow roads without walls or fences and several hundred foot drops! You don't blink much up there.
My mate suffers from vertigo and I thought he was going to throw a complete wobbly at one point.
Try to get them up next week.


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2010 R1200GS
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
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5Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:37 pm

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Thanks for posting that vid.  I enjoyed it. Very Happy


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:02 am

Born Again Eccentric

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Thanks for the extra info John, very useful. 

I'll think about the hole drilling thing - unlikely to use in a heavy downpour....but highly likely to get caught in one (as I often do). My garmin dive housing actually has silica gel inserts, so condensation is probably not an uncommon thing.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:16 pm

Comberjohn

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Yes, as I said, the go pro came with two rear doors, one solid, one with slots.
Never had any condensation with the solid door on the go pro. Maybe they had something similar.
Go Pro recommended the slotted door for use up to 100mph but you still had a lot of wind noise.


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2010 R1200GS
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:22 am

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Lovely Roads CJ - and no traffic!


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

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9Back to top Go down    There's more. on Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:18 pm

Comberjohn

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Prepare to loose another twenty five minutes of your life that you'll never get back again.
The Pyrenees part deux!
Bend swinging back up into the Pyrenees from Spain.sunny

https://vimeo.com/140360996


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Life is not a rehearsal.

2010 R1200GS
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:59 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Very nice John, feeling quite mellow and chilled out after watching that little montage. Lovely quiet roads too - but I guess it was out of holiday season.

Thanks for sharing (again).


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:00 pm

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What Born Again Eccentric said......Ah gotta git me one of those little cameras !!


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:13 pm

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And, the final video in the trilogy.
Over the top of the Pyrenees on the way back North.

https://vimeo.com/142933221


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2010 R1200GS
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
http://www.johnsdrivingschool.co
    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:25 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Excellent - something to watch tonight rather than yet another repeat episode of NCIS.

Took my Yi for a spin at the weekend - results look pretty good. Side mounted on helmet worked OK...but tempted to try the dork look helmet top mounting to see what difference that makes.


and now I've watched it - Fabulous!! Nice one Comberjohn. Pyrenees now definitely on my to ride list.



Last edited by Born Again Eccentric on Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:01 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : post-watched it note added)


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:41 pm

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Lovely CJ - I was bored with the TV and am now glad I switched it off and found that wee gem. I sure is steep and surprisingly green at the top. Like BAE I have that area on my hit list.


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Video from the Pyrenees on Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:39 pm

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88KE wrote:Lovely CJ - I was bored with the TV and am now glad I switched it off and found that wee gem. I sure is steep and surprisingly green at the top. Like BAE I have that area on my hit list.

And where 88KE goes.....I follow.

Les trois mousquetaires en France....


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