Thursday, March 15, 2012

Out on the road again testing camcorder

  • Feedback to recent video on Youtube - Thanks

    Confidence inspiring ride.Now my son has taken to two wheels (yes, i have nightmares) you were the first place i pointed him to and knowing he watches and learns fast calms my nerves a little.
    Thank you Nigel.
    You have been missed.
  • @PopulationcontrolNow - Thank you very much Shane. If you any particular footage, let me now and I willsee what I have.
  • Nigel have you covered any filtering (either motorway or other roads) in any of your videos? If not this would be a helpful area to cover as I think there is often confusion about what is legal/safe.
    Best wishes, Jay
  • @mx3design Couple of videos on here search under - 'advancedbiker filterin' should find you 4 clips. Any questions get back to me....

  • mx3design @advancedbiker THIS! I'd would love to see some vids on that Nigel. What do we do when you get caught in the light rush?
  • pop a wheelie bro lol.
  • One thing I always look for on LGV's and any vehicles with twin wheels on each side of an axle is for any lumps of trapped brick, rock or any other debris that may come loose and fly towards me. This has saved me on more than one occasion.
    Best wishes
  • Good vid! 
  • I don't know why I like these kinds of videos, but I do.
  • Nice ride Nigel, enjoyed that!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A big thank you to all my subscribers from Advancedbiker

Just a short note to say:


to all my subscribers on my Youtube channel

Just passed the 3,000 mark.

Looking forward to the riding season and some new footage.


Nigel Bowers

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Hydraulic Work Bench used by Advancedbiker

 Hydraulic hand operated Motorcycle work bench helps Advancedbiker look after his BMW R1200GS.  When he is not using it.....

It retracts into the floor.....

Video System BMW R1200GS - Further work

Well the Pelicase 1300 is fitted but will it work ?

The front power outlet - via the Powerlet plug and socket, fitted and feeding the power to all three cameras.

Still work in progress, power lead fitted and top grey lead, Autocom five pin lead for radio,

Hole below, not finished yet, for lead for external arial for pmr 446 radIo - Not legal in the United Kingdom.

The power feed to the Pelicase is connected to either the canbus Bmw supply or a direct , fused power supply.

The power supply is under the seat and I added an extra powerlet socket - direct 12 volt from battery.

Radio now fitted........ So I can communicate with other riders and all the conversation is recorded  on the Sony Video Camcorder....

Replacement Sony 109 camcorder connected and ready for work......
The camcorder can run of its own battery or from the 12 Volt supply off the BMW via a Sony Car convertor.  The power goes direct to the Bags Connection Tank Bag, but I have added an extra Powerlet plug so can diconnect it when not in use.  The handlbar bag is used to keep leads etc, not a bad buy off Hein Gericke for around £10.00...

I have added three sockets to the side of the BMW clocks, so I can plug in the video camera. 

With all the new camera coming out all the time, it is getting harder and harder to find camcorders with AV in and Lanc.  My old Sony HC 96e developed a fault, £100.00 tp repair, so bought a Sony PC109 off Ebay for a cheaper price.  The lanc allows me to stop and start the video

Last thing - switch to control the cameras - fron and back, top switch for helmet camera when fitted.