I have been a Linux user for 10 years.. I started using Ubuntu back in ~2008. Well this taught me how to use the CLI and dwell into APT package conflicts .
I found that a big jump forward for me was upgrading to Linux Mint in around 2017 - 2018. From there on I actually ran Linux as my Main OS. It was just faster and less distracting than W10.
Big thumbs up for the Mint community, because they have made a solid, good-looking modern Distro.
In 2020, I hoped on to KDE Plasma, which I liked more than Cinnamon. So then I found myself trying KDE with different Distros and progressed to Manjaro --> Garuda. A big practical motivation for me was the Up to date software that Arch pacman (AUR) has access to (software dev stuff and more).
Outside of Linux I have been a tech guy most of my life. I have worked in the electrical field for years and now focusing more on software.
One of my interests is clean energy production and I like to read about it (as a non-expert).
I am motorsport/car/motorcycle enthusiast. I have had some fun being involved in ice track and rally track racing project.
I have been in the audio hobby for around 15 years. My focus now is being happy with what I have and looking into building DIY speakers.
I built a Factory Five Racing 818S with pretty much everything else not what they recommended. I swapped in my old VW VR6 in there (turbo) with a Porsche gearbox.
It's both a Track and Street car but I use it for street.
The connection with the car is out of this world. I know by heart every fastener's location, every wire, etc...
Very difficult for one to be close to equal to this guy... he could do anything with any car.
Yes it's quite a great company.
The 818 is very light, I am just on 1000kg (2200lbs) and the VR6 + Porsche gearbox is heavier than the "recommended" Subaru drivetrain. Many guys are around 950kg.
What will always amaze me the most is the handling/steering. Unassisted steering (as well as brakes!), cannot be more direct than that. It's like a go-kart for the street, a lot of joy driving just for that.
I kind of know what you are talking about in regards to time spent on the build. We built a buggy inspired by Edge buggies (Australia). It has a Kawasaki super bike engine It took more than a couple of years from concept to completion. Same as yours, It took so long because we improved the design as build progressed and 90% of all details were custom-made. The chassie was great interms of drivability. We havent done a full upgrade to the suspension and it needs a new Sparco seat. We did it properly on the safety side, even has 4 point Sparco seat belts.
I'd really like to build one of these Factory Five track day cars one day. Of course, building a car needs even more dedication.. More details to cover.
First I am thinking of doing a daily E60 or F10 with a chiped engine.
To tie up my end of build chat here.. I'd say that actually doing the project was the most enjoyable. I actually got a Lathe certification during this time and I made almost all of the lathe specific details( flanges, bushings and the bearing sockets). Learned some welding too. The process can be as important as the end result.
We have the 750 Ninja. So basically.. the 750s are the most agressive of them all, because they have the rising torque curve. Not sure.. 12 -13k and we have custom Race exchaust on it.
This video is low quality but the sound is relatively clear. Now I use way better devices for recording. We also have a purpose built offroad race track for Ice and rally driving. This was the "early" days.
Awesome tnx! I'll definately download this once I'm off work!
Yes 750s typically are less crazy at RPMs.
I got an old 2004 ZZR600, signs up to 14K. But no torque down low.
My other bike, KTM RC8R, it's the other way around. WAY too much torque for riding downtown.
I'll try to find some pix of my vehicles and I got some videos too. Will check this out this week as many are too old. I'll get back on that!
Yes. Same goes for the RC8, it's a scary ride. Twist it on the highway and you are at 225km/h in no time. Plus, the faster you go, the more stable it rides, than the faster you wanna go! loll
Not recommended for any guy under 35yo, unless that guy is very well experimented.
Same thing probably with 1000s.
If you want to refer to them in the future I suggest you download them, cuz I will certainly move them around and the links will probably fail to retrieve.
How do you get a video that plays? I tried sharing one but when I click on the ref it's unplayable.