Monday, August 31, 2015

My very first multimedia movie

I have no experience in making multimedia movies so am just beginning to learn how to make my own video clip based on photographs as I think it will be something of a standard expectation for presentations to be in the form of a short multimedia clip of approximately 4 minutes in the near future. As I use an Ubuntu operating system, I downloaded and installed the free OpenShot Video Editor. Then, I imported an audio file followed by 33 image files from my FB's Regal Raptor:Bobber photo album. I pasted each image one by one on Track 1 which defaulted each photo to present in 6 seconds. I then selected each image and made it 'fade in and out (slow)'. This went on till the last image was pasted. Later, I pasted the audio file to Track 2. Finally, I exported my project as as .mp file configured for YouTube (High). After making a few blunders in my first draft, this is the final product. This is a first time for me. The movie is 3.48 mins long. Hope you like it. Click here to view

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Me & Bobby Raptor

No, it's not me and Bobby McGee but yours truly, me and Bobby Raptor. But riding a motorcycle is all about the joy and sensation of freedom and in the words of Janis Joplin...

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, now now.
And feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
You know feeling good was good enough for me,
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Plan A worked!

While wiping the bobber, I noticed the L-joint of the rear left sidelight indicator slightly bent. This must have been the result of someone accidentally pushing the sidelight indicator probably to get to his bike while it was parked at the mosque because a cone is located to the right of the bobber instead. What to do?

Plan A: It appeared that the metal of the L-joint is very soft so using both hands, I managed to bend it back into its original shape. OK lah not too bad as shown by photo.

Getting lost in Sunway

Getting lost in Sunway has some good points...I found an upmarket place to eat called Garage 51 though I have never eaten there. It has as you can see... an impressive side wall, pity, there were cars parked outside or else that would make an excellent background for my Bobber's FB site.

Bad experience make a wiser person

A few days ago, the headlight's low beam KO when I started the motorcycle. Then I noticed I made a mistake coz I left the headlight switch ON when I started the Bobber. The high beam was OK so I used it as an interim measure. Today, I had the halogen bulb changed and it cost me RM 19.10 inclusive of GST. I have to be extra careful with my bobber coz I added a power cable to beef up the electrical supply from the charger to the battery meaning electrical supply to others parts of the motorcycle is optimal compared to the stock bobber. Power surge especially when starting the engine will obviously be stronger. Today, an ounce of wisdom gained from an ounce of bad experience. That's life!

Update: Just came back from isyak prayer. I am stunned my new bulb low beam gives bright whitish light as against original yellowish light, the whitish is as bright as original bulb's high beam, the new bulb's high beam even brighter and wider radius. I sms my salesman who said he will check what happened and inform me later. Maybe the original was already failing when I bought the Bobber but life extended with the help of the power cable still just a matter of time before it kaputt.

One of a kind

This is my second video clip of my Bobber which is really a walkabout. I was not too happy with the first video clip as my humble smartphone didn't capture the true sound of the motorcycle's exhaust sound so I've hid them under Santana's Europa. I apologize for my shaky video clip as I rarely do video clips.