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Old 03-30-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Where do you mount your GoPro?

I've been trying to find good mounting positions on my bike. Anyone find any position they like? (other than helmet)
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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I've been trying to find good mounting positions on my bike. Anyone find any position they like? (other than helmet)
+1 Im interested in the replies as well. My new gopro is arriving this week.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:58 AM   #3
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Been thinking about this too. Just got one recently. Gonna look at it in the garage today maybe. :)
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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Here's mine attached to the Best Rest headlight guard with a 3" Home Depot angle bracket.

I also did a power from behind mod connected to a USB 3A power adapter (not pictured)

Then I set the GoPro to auto-start time lapse. One manually turned on, it automatically starts taking photos. It can run indefinitely like this, documenting multi-day trips, etc. Unfortunately timelapse drains the battery as fast as video, so without the hardwired power this wouldn't work out too well.



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Old 03-31-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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I have a ram ball threaded into the handlebar clamps with some different length ram mounts. Attached to the crashbars (don't crash!) is cool to get a look at the front wheel and suspension. Rear rack is good too for pics of your buds behing you. Here's a vid using those three spots (plus holding it in our hands) The vid looking at the fork came out pretty good. Hopefully the link works, can't tell while I'm at work.


http://www.youtube.com/embed/gfDecqu3dx0

We had a bar mount to attach to rear rack and crashbars, I think its the one that attaches to bicycle handlebars.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:41 AM   #6
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For a different angle on things I mounted mine here believe it or not.

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Old 03-31-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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mount mine right off my left engine guard. the camera has very good stability properties and is perfectly suitable for this positition.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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I have one bike mount.

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you can see that mount in most of this video. i am working on a boom off the back of the bike. ill have it done by tonight.

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Old 03-31-2012, 04:44 PM   #9
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I have been mounting it on the left crash bar as you can see in the beginning of this video:



I really like this position shows the suspension work which is amazing.

Have also tried putting facing backwards on the top case rack, which gives some cool shots, especially off road. But beware that some people viewing that point of view feel a bit sick
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Right on top of the helmet. I make losey videos, but when I was going through Central America it worked really well when corrupt cops would pull us over. You would see the cop walking up to us with his eyes looking at the box on top of my head. Then you could see his expression change as if he was saying "Oh shit, it's a camera." Then he would ask to see our passport and glance at it and say, "Enjoy your stay in Honduras." Then give the passport back. I bet that was not what was on their mind when they pulled us over. Dave
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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I have one bike mount.

I looked at that spot. Figured it would have too much cut-off with the fender in the view. I do like being able to see the front tire work like you have it. Nice perspective.

I'm thinking of mounting it to the windscreen here and only using one of the angle arms.





Here is a shot of the curved mount and a-arm
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
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Another tought that came to mind is using the gopro tripod mount like this:


and then mounting it here.... All I'd have to do it drill one hole through the fender and use a course bolt and rubber washer to keep it in place. Only downside is puting a permanent hole in through the plastic fender and/or the head from the headlight. It is a very sturdy location and pretty well protected from most mishaps.



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Old 03-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #13
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Another tought that came to mind is using the gopro tripod mount like this:


and then mounting it here.... All I'd have to do it drill one hole through the fender and use a course bolt and rubber washer to keep it in place. Only downside is puting a permanent hole in through the plastic fender and/or the head from the headlight. It is a very sturdy location and pretty well protected from most mishaps.
The reason i dont like the helmet view is that you cant really ever see the bike, and that gets boring. so with my mounts im trying to make it so you can see the bike.
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The reason i dont like the helmet view is that you cant really ever see the bike, and that gets boring. so with my mounts im trying to make it so you can see the bike.
I don't like the helmet mount b/c it moves to much as people move thier heads. I ride at the race track often and it's nice not to have the bike in the perspective there.

On the GS I'm hoping to have a few different mounts. Some with the bike parts in it for solo vids but more often I'll be video'n friends riding so in those I prefer the full view with no bike nose.

Leaning toward the windshield mount above for starters. Then also possibly using the tripod mount and building a few other mounts.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #15
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I copied a solution from someone on this site and bought a Manfrotto Nano Clamp and ram ball that thread into it. Then a ram mount with a gopro camera adapter.

It allows me to attach to just about anywhere on the bike and at just about any angle I want. Plus it's fast and easy to setup. The clamp opens plenty wide to grip crash bars, handle bars, frame etc.





Pieces:
Clampy thing to clamp to handle bars etc:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ano_Clamp.html
ball mount that screws into clamp and fits RAM mount:
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx
Ram mount camera adapter: (you can use another ball mount above with threads instead)
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx
Gopro camera mount:
http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/tripod-mount/
Ram mount bar:
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx

With some creative online shopping it didn't cost that much.

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