Taking My Buell Lighting Long down the Dragstrip at Meremere
Night Speed Drag Wars, March 23rd 2012.
Handlebar mounted GoPro HD camera onboard my Buell XB12Ss Lightning at Meremere Dragstrip, Waikato, New Zealand.
My first time down the strip on a bike. Running against a Suzuki SV1000 (Russell), an old Ford V8, and Kawasaki ZX14. Also some footage of Russell taking on an the almighty 50cc scooter.
GoPro HD - Hibiscus Coast Zenair Flight
Flying around the Hibiscus Coast aboard a Zenair Microlight. Using my GoPro
HD with the suction mount. Excuse the wobbly/jelly effect, the resonance
and turbolence with the prop wreaked
havoc with the rolling shutter efftect
GoPro Buell Handlebar Mount Test
Footage testing out the handle-bar mount for my GoPro HD camera, aboard my
Buell XB12Ss Lightning. Cruising along some nice quiet backroads around the
Waikato, New Zealand
GSXR600 vs BUELL XBR12 vs CBR600RR
GSXR600 being chased by a BUELL XB12R FIREBOLT in the twistie road at a
speed we can handle. In the end we see each other coz we are friends.
Filmed with GoPro on a suction cup. Vibration cause of not being tightened
Buell Firebolt Drag Race (vs. R6)
Me on my 2004 Buell XB12R for the first time at the drags... Well, first
time on a bike at the drags in general! Overall, very happy with my
results; I was expecting a 12.20 best. The dragway is 90ft above sea level,
and it was about 90+ degrees. Gonna put down some good times this fall! PS,
the R6 rider was on his first 2 races at the track, so I'm sure the bike's
good for better times... Though maybe not better than mine :-)
Made 3 passes:
12.18 @ 111mph
12.01 @ 113mph
11.87 @ 114mph
The bike's basically stock, with the exception of a K&N air filter, Jardine
Exhaust, XB9R headers, and an ECMSpy
tune I did myself. 635 lbs with me on it (I weigh 195 with gear).
PS: Sorry about the blurry 2nd run, my girlfriend wasn't very used to my
camera. Still better than nothing!