Customer relations

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JohnDoeYou see this t-shirt? Pretty cool, right? Didn’t cost me a cent either. Just some blood and pain but that I have plenty while money is scarce… Nah, just kidding. I did however get this shirt as a token of appreciation for me writing the webshop, Bike Nord by the way, about the accident and how the John Doe Kamikaze kevlar jeans held up during my faceplant into the pavement.  Fortsätt läsa Customer relations

Drained of energy

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988564_10153024581780922_7989210699275503003_nEditing a good comparison video takes a little bit of time, especially when summer struck full force this weekend so I had to spend time with my bike instead of sitting in front of the computer. And with spend time, I mean looking at the damn thing after it died of a crappy battery paired with a badly mapped slipon causing the bike to stall all the time… Fortsätt läsa Drained of energy

TomTom Bandit action camera: First video

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11694891_10153022198565922_831752339346630067_nI am about to hit the town with Nite Ryderz so all I have time to is to show you this video made with the “shake to edit”-function of the TomTom Bandit action camera. As far as selection goes, I made a mistake which meant that the available source material was lacking and I cut out the audio due to it being horrible and added a song instead. The bad angling is the result of the GoPro-mount lacking the sufficient strength to keep the camera upright. Oh, there are various resolutions and frame rates in this clip. More on everything tomorrow… Fortsätt läsa TomTom Bandit action camera: First video

TomTom Bandit and the working instrument display

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vlcsnap-2015-06-27-10h26m14s179I just felt I had to bring some proof to the table. Proof that I actually got a working display now. And since I began my testing of the TomTom Bandit action camera, why not combine the two? So far I have only managed to test the camera in low light conditions, like really low light, and on two different settings: 720p/120 fps and 1080p/30 fps.

Fortsätt läsa TomTom Bandit and the working instrument display

What’s on the inside

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gaugeOnce you start taking things apart it’s hard to break that habit. That’s why I took apart the instrument display of my KTM 690 Enduro today. It’s been flickering a bit and the visibility in sunlight is close to nothing sometimes, so I thought I would look inside since this model is known for having the legs of the display itself vibrating off. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I didn’t have that problem. What I found though was a lot of dirt and some white oxide like powder… Fortsätt läsa What’s on the inside

Pimpin’ my ride

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Footpeg2 Okay, I admit: my fascination for bling is turning into an obsession. What was once a little bit of this and a little bit of that has turned to a “going to make heads turn”-thing. Fortunately for me, most of the blinking doesn’t cost too much since I try to shop on sales and maybe not the most exclusive brands. After all, who’s going to notice the difference between a hundred dollar peg and a five dollar one when I roar past them…? Fortsätt läsa Pimpin’ my ride

Toolbox titan

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ToolNo matter how many tools I buy, there always seems to be room for one more in the toolbox. Meet my latest investment: a tool for measuring TDC (Top Dead Center) among other things. As usual I got it cheap off eBay but unlike some other stuff, this tool was actually made, or at least sold in Europe. Not that it matters really, most of my tools have been good value for money which means they have been dirt cheap but done their job at least half-decent… Fortsätt läsa Toolbox titan

That rubbery feeling

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11329950_10153011167390922_1859334764177481751_nI’m done. The TKC80 are in place and they not only look good but I bet they feel good too. Getting the front tire in place was a breeze compared to the other and I used a bicycle pump to get that 1,8 bar pressure I was going for. Easy as apple pie. The worst part of it all was probably getting the rear wheel in place… Fortsätt läsa That rubbery feeling

Tire master

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TireOnRimI think I got it now. The tire thing I mean. It took me about an hour to get the tire back on the rim which all things considered is pretty good (getting the tube valve through the rim can be much harder than one might expect). After all, it is an 18″ wheel and the smaller and wider they are, the harder it is. That’s why I will never attempt to do a tubeless 17″ sport bike wheel, at least not without a machine of some kind. Fortsätt läsa Tire master

Tiresome tires

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TireRimWithout YouTube, I and every other home mechanic would be clueless. I am amazed that so many people spend so much time making tutorial videos showing just about anything you might stumble upon. That being said, I cannot for my life fathom how it can look so easy to change a tire when I have to fight for like an hour just to get it off the rim… Fortsätt läsa Tiresome tires