Where do you mount your GoPro?

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  1. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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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)
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  2. 2Stamp

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    +1 Im interested in the replies as well. My new gopro is arriving this week. :deal
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  3. Gangplank

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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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  4. dem

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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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  5. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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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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  6. GB.UK

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    For a different angle on things I mounted mine here believe it or not.

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  7. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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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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  8. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I have one bike mount.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/7033125657/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/7033125657_45bb3b5f05_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6887029078/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6887029078_e378e3ef39_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

    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.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iIPXfjWwavY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  9. Ephoresis

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    I have been mounting it on the left crash bar as you can see in the beginning of this video:

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_TIvmJn-wJY" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

    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 :evil
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  10. CheckerdD

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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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  11. Gangplank

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    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.

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    Here is a shot of the curved mount and a-arm
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  12. Gangplank

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    Another tought that came to mind is using the gopro tripod mount like this:
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    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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  13. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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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.
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  14. Gangplank

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    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. :D

    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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  15. TastyPants

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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.

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    Pieces:
    Clampy thing to clamp to handle bars etc:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/572347-REG/Manfrotto_386B_386B_Nano_Clamp.html
    ball mount that screws into clamp and fits RAM mount:
    http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogRes...d/082065077045066045050051055085/Default.aspx
    Ram mount camera adapter: (you can use another ball mount above with threads instead)
    http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogRes...82065077045066045050048050065085/Default.aspx
    Gopro camera mount:
    http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/tripod-mount/
    Ram mount bar:
    http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogRes...d/082065077045066045050048049085/Default.aspx

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

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Nice, I've often thought about a camera having this impact, but had never heard of a real world example until now.

    Give it ten years and we'll have cameras wirelessy streaming, along with our GPS position, to our own webspace on the cloud and we'll be another step close to a true Personal Memex. Even at that stage, it should hopefully start to decrease muggings/corruption. Particularly when they realise that conviscating the camera won't conviscate the evidence.

    All you have to do is share your cloud storage access with a trusted friend back at base and if anything happens to you they will be able to see what happened to you. A huge deterrent for the bad guys.
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  17. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Here seems as good a place as any to ask, how do I put a standard RAM ball in place of my F800GS's mirrors. IE keep the same switchgear, but just replace the stock mirror stalk with a RAM ball?

    I have bought tonnes of RAM bits and a set of these (Adaptor A - to fit F800GS), but still can't rig anything up that fits in the exact place.

    Has anyone else managed this on an F800GS and if so, which parts did you use exactly?

    I'm hoping to replace my OE mirrors with two ram balls mounted in these locations (IE going into the exact same holes as the OE mirrors). Idea being, I could then mount a Double Take Mirror on one side and a RAM arm to hold the Go Pro on the other when filming. When I'm done filming, I could whip of the camera mount and replace it with a second Double Take Mirror in seconds.
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  18. deguoren

    deguoren 该出手时就出手

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    I use a normal water tight and shock resistant SONY camera, not a Go pro. As I like to turn it on and of I put it on the handle bar with a HAMA Bike pod. Thats a nice piece of kit which sells for something like 15 Euros. Works on almost every bike. I always take it with me on holidays and put it on rental bikes as well.

    Here you see a mounting example on the net:
    http://www.foto-zubehoer-magazin.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/pr555_prfd2.jpg
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  19. 2Stamp

    2Stamp Been here awhile

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    Go toe the double take web site. they sell the adapter for the mirror to do what you want. http://www.doubletakemirror.com/build/bmw Too easy.
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  20. Casejeep

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    I finished with my boom mount off the back on the bike.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/7033719579/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7033719579_45589e91f6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/7033623901/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7033623901_3265376fc6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

    i can move it to get whatever shot i want.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6887599684/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/6887599684_eb59a33df0_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

    I know its pretty ridiculous, but i think it will make for good movies. i cant leave it on all the time its too long.

    this is an unedited video i took with it. its still bouncy, but i will need to mount it better when i get a rear rack.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CNfgKMsSOCo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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