Touring - 2007 Honda Goldwing GL1800

Welcome to my site. Folks have been asking about my camera gear, mounts, Software and what is involved in putting all of this together. So here it goes... The first section and slide show contains pictures of my 2007 Goldwing with most of my video gear mounted. The second section contains information and a slide show of my street fighter 2008 Suzuki B-King. Video cameras are JVC Mini DV models that capture in 16:9 format. They are mounted using RAM mounts. As I ride I cycle the camera on and off capturing segments of the ride. I usually go through a couple batteries a day and shoot maybe 45 minutes to an hour of video.  I film using one or two cameras. If I use 2 cameras its to capture from two angles. One forward and the other backwards and to the left side. Still photography is captured with my Sony DSLR a100 and a Cannon Elf. This requires frequent stops for photo's. At the end of a ride I disappear into my media room where I transfer video footage and pictures to my laptop. I try to do this the day of the ride. Once I have the media local to my laptop I use Pinnacle Studio Pro to merge the stills, video and music together. I then drop transitions affects and video affects where needed and the video is then compiled and written to file. The process takes about an hour to complete. After I have the video finished I create the Flash picture show and the trip log. The entire process takes about 3 hours per day ride or day. Multiple days on the road will require many more hours of work. As you can see the process is time consuming but I find it to be a fun hobby.
 

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Year: 2007
Make: Honda
Model: Goldwing
Color: Metallic Silver
Engine Size: 1832cc 6 cylinder

Options:

  • Rear Spoiler with Brake Light

  • 12 Volt Accessory Plug

  • Rear Rider Volume Control

  • Black Bra

  • Hondaline Driving Lights

Ride Statistics:
 

Ride Count: 60 Rides

Min. Distance: 37 Miles

Avg. Distance: 241 Miles

Max: Distance: 992 Miles

Total Distance: 14,440 Miles

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Wing Gauges
The Gauge cluster lighting resembles that of the 2002 Cadillac STS. Nice touch Honda!

So far I have ridden this Wing 19,069 miles. The ride statistics above represent only rides that I have logged in my trip logs and are displayed on this web site. After all these miles I still believe this wing is the best bike to meet my riding needs.

Street Fighter - 2008 Suzuki B-King
"The Reaper"

The Suzuki B-King is an amazing bike to say the least. Once the Buell Peg kit was installed the rider ergonomics is great. This bike has allot of TORQUE! Powered by the Suzuki 1340cc Hayabusa power plant, as a street fighter, it's definitely a force to be reckoned with. Although it falls a bit short of the 2009 STAR V-Max on Horsepower when tested it still achieved faster times in the quarter mile (high 10's). This is due to it's lighter weight and engine design. I finaly found something that is a bit "TOO MUCH". For that I smile! Read my B-King Review.

The Early Stages...



Recent Photo's after Grim Reaper Theme paint

2008 Suzuki B-King GSX 1300 1340cc Street Fighter Two Brothers M2 Rob Green Tacoma WA Washington Road-Quest.com Naked Bike
 

Modification Videos: Two Brothers Exhaust & Buell Peg Installation

Year: 2008
Make: Suzuki
Model: B-King (GSX 1300)
Color: Airbrushed True Flames
engulfing Grim Reaper, tank, sides and tail.
Engine Size: 1340cc 4 cylinder

Options:

  • Suzuki Smoked Fly Screen

  • Buell Pegs (to lower peg position)

  • Two Brothers M2 Slip-ons

  • Two Brothers Fender Eliminator

  • Two Brothers P-1 Power Tips (-4db to -5db)

  • 60mm Bar End Mirrors

  • Suzuki tank Protector

2008 Suzuki B-King GSX 1300 1340cc Street Fighter Two Brothers M2 Rob Green Tacoma WA Washington Road-Quest.com Naked Bike

2008 Suzuki B-King GSX 1300 1340cc Street Fighter Two Brothers M2 Rob Green Tacoma WA Washington Road-Quest.com Naked Bike

 

 

My Previous Touring Bike

2006 Honda ST1300

Photo taken during return trip from Windy Ridge.
 

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This bike took me almost 11,100 miles in 11 months!
The miles ridden were extremely comfortable and averaged 238 miles per day ride. The highest in one day was 390 miles. A big thanks to Rich's Custom Seats in Seattle.
Year: 2006
Make: Honda
Model: ST1300
Color: Black
Engine Size: 1261cc V- 4 Cylinder

Options:
  • Custom Seat by Rich's Custom Seats

  • Honda Line Pan European Top Box

  • Honda Line Heated Grips

  • Honda Line Tank Guards

  • Garmin Street Pilot 2610 Color GPS with RAM  Mount System

  • RAM Beverage Holder and Mount System

  • RAM Camera Mount

  • Rally Pack Deluxe Magnetic Tank Bag

Other Bikes Along the Way...


 

Honda VTX 1800N

I put allot of money into this VTX to get everything just the way I wanted it. It had a massive amount of torque and speed to boot. 2 windshields heights or none. Saddle bags that were quickly removable. Hyper charger, Vance & Hines Big Shots Exhaust, Power Commander III. After all the bolt on upgrades it was professionally dyno tuned through the RPM range. After riding for 300 miles I found this type of bike to be too noisy and too windy. Although I do miss this bike, it's why I chose the ST1300. 

CBR 1000R

I have to say, This was one of my favorite machines! This CBR1000R was a very comfortable sport bike to ride. In fact, the riding position was more like the ST1300. Note the handle bars are positioned well above the seat. Sport bikes now days tend to position your upper body in an aggressive lean into the bars. I wish I new about Rich's seats back then because the seat on this bike was the only draw back. Come to think about it, the luggage would have been a nice bonus.

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