Sunday, November 6, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Here you go! Something short as a test clip. I attached my Contour camera on a suction cup; but I realized that the camera shaken pretty badly due to the heavier locking head on the suction cup. I have been exploring different mounting methods and locations - hopefully new video clips come soon. Stay tune!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I got myself a nice mounting to go along with my new toy - RAM Mounting System. It's made by marine grade aluminum with 1" rubber balls for vibration isolation. Everything so far comes together well - can't way for field this Sunday! Stay tune!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Yeah, it's like Christmas in July =)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Next thing will be nice shorty gloves...
Escapism from barry munsterteiger on Vimeo.
Found this very nice video from my local riding forum - all the roads are local, and it really connects to the way that I ride when I am out there - get away from the daily life, having fun and speed on the open roads in control manner - no dragging knees, no wheelies, no drama. Good job buddy!
Friday, July 15, 2011
There are still day two! I wonder I have time after the Ducati Rider Portrait’s Photo Project opening reception in Sunnyvale Art Gallery....
Monday, July 11, 2011
Lucky me!!! Great find from Craigslist - it is a older retro style Dainese HF Special Leather jacket from 2007 model year. The leather is a bit dry but without over stretching or road rush. After some love (cleaning and leather conditioner), it looks great!!! Perfect match with my Classic... that's if I get my Classic back >_<
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
As much as I love Arai, the pod system really bothering me. It's loud (wind noise), changing shield is painful, and it's un-relible. This is the second time it fails on me - luckily both times happened off ride. Odd thing is both failed on the left side... But I have to said the warranty is great - file my new open ticket online and got respond and confirmation on the following day. Hmm... will I buy Arai again? Really not sure... So far 4 of my Shoei (RF1000, and three X-11s) are all fail proof - nothing broke even after I crashed! What can I say???
Sunday, June 19, 2011
See you guys next time... oh wait...
Monday, June 13, 2011
It was a great Sunday run!!! After 3 weeks of bed weather and busy work schedule, I finally able to ride on dry clean pavement on weekend. This is the first longer ride after the 18K mile service. Overall the bike runs great but it dies on me when I came to stop or at launch - fueling is way too lean. Seems like the FAR is somehow off. I suspect Ace replaced the re-usable air filter with something ales and FAR is a bit off. It's time to dive into the ECU again....
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wow... I's speechless. She is such a beauty, and that's something I could never image from the Pirates of the Caribbean. Her cat suit and the Classic 750 are the perfect match. Sorry Chanel, I just simply don't care about whatever perfume you sell :P
Friday, May 6, 2011
Can't wait for a ride tomorrow with my new suit!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
It was a great ride! I was there early enough there wasn't much of a traffic, and the roads were dry and clean - feel like I am walking away the shadow of my accident and ready once again for the riding season =)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
|New tank - so smooth, so beautiful|
|Dual layer 3M coating at fuel pump area|
|View from fuel pump toward gas cap area|
This is the first time I have have chance to inspect what kind of work been done. The tank as dual layer of 3M silver metallic color coating, and it acts as a barrier between the plastic tank and gasoline. $235 with life time warranty - not too bad. Before the deer killed my Streetfighter, the coated tank was working perfectly fine. I will have Ace Motosports to do the installation along with the new clutch. I will post update soon. Stay tune.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I guess I will ride my Classic a lot more for the next few months. Will bring update on the insurance process and out-come on my SF-S blog. Here is the link of details... and yes, I am one lucky dog.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
So...here is how my baby looks now - very different if you ask me. It looks and feels raw; but yet it still shows the details and effort. Can't wait to fire her up!
For any one who want to create his/her own unique design without robbing a bank; here is a list of tool and material you need:
- Rotary tool, I have Demeral 4000 with accessories kit
- A work station, or something to hold the rotary tool
- Sand paper from 100 to 800 (wet sand)
- Spray paint: Primer and any color you want
BTW, make sure you know that you are doing it at your own risk. There is endless discussion out there about the good and bad of open belt covers - I personally care less of that's other said. The bottom line is it's your own bike, and you can do what-ever you like on it as long as it is legal. If you still with me, read on...
So, first off, come up with a design - make sure you know and clear about what to cut and what to keep. Once you make up your mind you can start cutting. For plastic, higher RPM of the rotary tool and new cut bit are recommended. Make sure you have enough work surface to move the cover freely. The actual cut time is relatively short if you know what you are doing. Rotary tool is very easy to use but you should always rear a nice pair of safety glasses. Once separate your design from the stock cover, it's time to sand it down and smooth all the rough edges. Work from #100 sand paper all the way up to #400, and make sure everything clean, smooth, and nice. Since I am going to use matt black as the final finish; there is no reason to go any higher than #400 sand paper. But if you want thing reflective, #800 wet sand is a must. after cleaning the parts, they are ready for primer. Two layers of primers and minimum two layers of finish paint are recommended. Allow at least 1 hour to dry for each layer of paint, and make sure you wet sand (#400 sand paper) between layers.
So there you go - it is a very simple weekend project. I hope you enjoy it as much as me =)
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Happy new year everyone!