I should have enough parts to put the 450 back together now. A few folks here mentioned that I should set up a Frosty cam to record the process, so I did.
Since it'll be -30 outside for the next 11 1/2 months, and since I don't have a garage, and since I'm single, (THE most important factor here) the bike will be assembled in my living room. The lens on my video camera isn't wide enough to get a good shot, so I'm filming through my helmet
cam. It has a much wider angle lens and can see the whole room without having to knock a hole through the wall to film from the kitchen.
The helmet cam will also help to keep things steady. Changing tapes every hour with the DV camera would be a pain, trying to set the camera back in the exact position. With the helmet cam that won't be a problem. I have it mounted to the ceiling (bottom of my projector) and won't have to touch it at all.
I have my laptop plugged in to my projector for technical assistance. ThumperTom and I took plenty of photos during the stripdown, so I have lots to reference for exact cable and wire routing among other things. Here's the setup.
I think I'm just going to play the photos in the reverse order that we took them, and match the live model to the pics. That should prevent putting something on too early and interfering with something else. I'll just work backwards from this picture
to this one
. Seems simple enough, what could go wrong?
I work 7 days per week so I won’t be able to pop the bike together in one sitting. To keep track of time, I hung my “enduro timer” (joke from another thread) on the wall for reference. I’m going to start it at 12 o’clock, and run it while I’m working on the bike, and pop the battery out when I’m not working so it’ll pause the clock. That way the video will record the actual amount of time spent on reassembly. Hopefully the hour hand won't pass 12 too many times.
I’ve never done a simulated time lapse video, but I’m thinking that if I delete 19 out of every 20 frames or something like that, it’ll work, and should speed time up 20 times. My cameras don’t have any settings for shooting every minute or so, which would be nice. It’s going to be a lot of work manually deleting frames from the video. Anybody know any easier method?