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Old 03-08-2014, 09:21 AM   #1126
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Could have been my mount causing this ???????????
One thing I always do is figure out a way to incorporate rubber washers when mounting cameras, as it always helps to cushion vibration a little. Perhaps you can stop by the hardware store and find some different size ones and experiment a little.

Sorry to hear about the recording issues.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:28 AM   #1127
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One thing I always do is figure out a way to incorporate rubber washers when mounting cameras, as it always helps to cushion vibration a little. Perhaps you can stop by the hardware store and find some different size ones and experiment a little.

Sorry to hear about the recording issues.
The camera mount was on a rubber balled ram mount-------very cusion-ey.
Maybe too much. May have been the problem.

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:32 AM   #1128
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One thing I always do is figure out a way to incorporate rubber washers when mounting cameras, as it always helps to cushion vibration a little. Perhaps you can stop by the hardware store and find some different size ones and experiment a little.

Sorry to hear about the recording issues.


Actually I think rubber washer will increase vibrating, they aren't dampening anything, they allow more flex and more vibration IMHO.

Big Dog, I'd say it was your mount that's the main culprit in the unusable video. You have a lot of distance and connections to flex while riding between the bike and the camera. Maybe you can try to put a sticky mount right on the brake reservoir, that's where mine is mounted and I have little issues with vibration with the camera in that position. Also no issue with it staying connected to the bike. Hard to tell if it would clear your screen from the photo, but worth taking a look at. The metal cross bar for the safari is a good solid mounting point too.

Your Viosport probably weighed a lot less since it was just the lens head out there, maybe didn't flex the Ram mount as much, but honestly the footage of yours I've seen from that camera look like it's from a 6 year old camera and nothing like what comes out of modern action cams.
Keep at it, I'm sure you'll figure it out and make some great videos to share!


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Also it looks like the top front of your safari might be an optional mounting position close to where you have it, scuff it up with sandpaper and use a sticky mount and use as little articulating VIRB arms as possible to frame it how you like. This sticky mounts are strong as hell. :) You could mount it on the left side and just use the slide switch on the camera if you're having issues with the remote.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:25 AM   #1129
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All my video was junk-----had a vibration and shaking in the video all the while the engine was running----it would change at different speeds but was always there.
I'm surprised you didn't try that out first. One quick test around the block, or even just starting the bike in the garage would have shown that problem without having wasted all that footage.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #1130
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I'm surprised you didn't try that out first. One quick test around the block, or even just starting the bike in the garage would have shown that problem without having wasted all that footage.
Yes your are right. I did try a little just going down the road and it seemed OK at the time---but now that I look back at those first video's---they were shaky too.

Got to figure out a different mounting I guess.
Maybe I should tape it to my turn signal with electrical tape----somebody on here did that to try it out and his video's were fine !!!


Man this thing takes awesome pictures.

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:31 AM   #1131
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That sucks... No video at all?
I think there was a software update while you were gone too.
Although I think it would have helped with any lock ups.

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:44 AM   #1132
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That sucks... No video at all?
I think there was a software update while you were gone too.
Although I think it would have helped with any lock ups.

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No video worth showing Fred-----I updated the Virb before I left---I'll check again.

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Old 03-08-2014, 01:51 PM   #1133
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I wondered earlier if the remote wrist strap would fit on the outside of my riding coat, it does. You can see the tether going straight up and coming around the sleeve to the strap at the forearm. It's a tiny bit snug getting my hand through, but I never notice it after that. The remote strap is plenty strong, I'll remove the tether, hopefully before a tree branch does.




Here's an update since the Mail Lady arrived....the Handlebar Mount fits the bars on this bike (2006 KTM ADV) OK and seems to be "ergonomically" satisfactory although I've not taken any photos on the fly yet. Note: the set screw comes with a liberal amount of thread locker...and I augmented that when installing the Mount.





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Old 03-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #1134
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That fits right in nicely.

That inReach, on the other hand is huge!
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:14 PM   #1135
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[QUOTE=That inReach, on the other hand is huge![/QUOTE]

You're right, it is large although this projection makes it look even bigger. The newer ones are about 2/3'rds that size and work well also. Actually, on many of our back country multi-day rides, I just stuff it in the top pocket of my backpack and it works well from there, despite the antenna being covered up. It's much less finicky that way than our old sat phone. It's currently residing on the bars to get access to the bikes's power as we're prepping for a month long baja trip and I don't want to lug the extra batteries along...

Here's a perspective that's a little closer to what the rider sees.....


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Old 03-08-2014, 04:18 PM   #1136
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Here's a perspective that's a little closer to what the rider sees.....

If it was mine I'd probably find room for it just over the steering damper. But anyway, it's yours to do with as you want.
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Man this thing takes awesome pictures.
I agree. It's got a great lens.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:18 PM   #1138
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If it was mine I'd probably find room for it just over the steering damper. But anyway, it's yours to do with as you want.
Aesthetically, that would probably be great. Years ago, I tried to mount some of the GPS units we used back then in that area. The problem with this area on a bike like this; whether it be a standard dirt bike or something bigger like this scooter, is that they have a very active suspension and things around that area get pretty busy when the terrain gets rough....the brake line and throttle cables pumping pretty vigorously. I dismounted a couple or GPS's in my efforts so now I tend to leave that area uncluttered.
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I dismounted a couple or GPS's in my efforts so now I tend to leave that area uncluttered.
Yeah, I'm sure many Garmin 60s were lost that way. The cables hooking the antenna.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:29 PM   #1140
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I just wish they rotated slower, I have me eye's on a Cinetics Axis360 to give me complete control of the movement as my interest in time lapse photography is growing:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/280...axis360-review
That's an awesome tool. There's a Kickstarter campaign on those right now.
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