Friday, June 3, 2011

Motorcycle Tires and Motorcycle Videos

Made some progress on a couple of fronts the past few days...

Good as it is... living full time, on the road in a Fifth Wheel... can create problems of it's own... like... the lack of good air card signal when you're fighting your way through a computer glitch... or hunting motorcycle tires...

After struggling with that dang computer and video camera for a couple days... and an email conversation with the outfit I bought my Drift Innovation Video camera from, I'm on the trail of getting videos into production... I've run into a couple of obstacles...which have turned out to be issues "outside" of the camera itself...

One being the Microsoft Movie Maker program I prefer... and the fact that the version on my "Old" laptop won't read the files from the new camera... and the second being, that Nolan Motorcycle Helmet of mine has developed its own issue. The face shield won't completely seal down any longer... so... it makes a lot of wind noise in the microphone... I've got it taped to test my belief that is the source of the excessive wind noise...

But... after fretting about the camera for a couple days... it's a good thing that the problems I've found are OTHER pieces of software and hardware, and NOT the new Video Camera... the camera itself seems to function pretty fine... gonna make another test in today's sunshine... to prove out my thinking...

Then, sitting in the Laundromat yesterday I finally found a rear skin for that big bad Raider of mine. :) My Droid phone is pretty handy for such searches in unfamiliar country...

Several Motorcycle shops could "order" one... I guess there are areas of the country where use of that 210 Metzler tire still isn't common enough for them to stock it... but ordering in a "Special" makes it a lot more costly...

I Did finally find a shop up in Missoula that had the next size bigger, a 240 that still fits on... Yup... and only $500! :) ... uh... Do YOU see something wrong with that song? :) Guess what tire I'm NOT putting on Red? Bad enough a Raider eats that back rubber in 8,000 miles... but... I'm not gonna pay $500 plus mounting... every 8,000 miles!!!

But... thanks to that good Ol' Droid phone... Sitting in that Laundromat in Vernal Utah... surfing and calling to find a tire somewhere along our projected route of yondering... I found the tire I need up in Hamilton Montana.

Their price is the goin' rate in a normal location (not out in the sticks) so I'll take it... but... a Motorcycle tire that is something around a 1/3 more then the tires on the truck... sure makes a fella wheeze a bit! ... good thing I'm in love with that bike!

So... when we pull out of this camp, Sunday or Monday... I'll be working my way toward Hamilton, Montana...

... and studying Motorcycle Video Making along the way!

Grab Your Handles and Ride!
Brian

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1 comment:

No Name said...

check out a software suite called roxio creator 2011- it might answer your video needs