I am still without my heated vest, so I put on an extra coat under my riding gear. It seemed to do the job pretty well on the slow side streets. I hope to get a working vest tomorrow.
On the way in, I played around with my new cell phone and the GPS software. I can create GPX and KML track files now! Which means I can geotag photos from my regular camera and make neat map images like this one.
- Sync the time on the GPS and the camera (critical!)
- Start the track file on the GPS
- Export the photos from the camera
- Export the track file as a GPX from the GPS
- Use the GPX file to add GPS data to the photos. I used PhotoMapper.
- Upload photos to Flickr and they show up on the map!
I found some time this weekend to play with my new Xscorpion DVM3R voltmeters.
I purchased two of them. One is going to go on my SV650 and the other is temporarily soldered to a battery tender cable to make it portable, but will likely get permanently attached to the Super9.
The BatteryTender-Voltmeter combo
My prototype mount for the voltmeter on the SV650. I have it bolted on, but I don’t have the wires hooked up yet. It is bolted to the bar riser on the right side of the handlebar. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice I put the mounting holes horizontally when the holes on the voltmeter are vertical. I had to drill new holes to make it work.