GoPro camera mounts

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Max Wedge, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    So I have playing around with different locations for camera mounts for the GoPro on the GS...but I am sure that are loads of others. So what is your idea, and if have any sample pics from that location, that would be great. Lets see that ingenuity!
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  2. Hurricane Bob

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  3. _cy_

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    coool 360 results... got to be a rotating mount on top of helmet. any pic's?
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  4. Murkidi

    Murkidi R1100GS adict

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    real good images!!! specially the ones from the helli !!!!


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  5. SiouxsieCat

    SiouxsieCat Been here awhile

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    I prefer top 'o the helmet

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  6. beemerphile

    beemerphile Unreconstructed Southerner Supporter

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    I use the tripod mount. Drill a hole thru the windshield an thru-bolt the tripod mount with a 1/4-20 hand knob screw.
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  7. palla62

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  8. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Lower left side of the helmet (top of helmet can be kinda extreme). Helmet mount advantages... minimizes vibrations, gives the p-o-v of the rider, can optionally look around, windscreen can help minimize bug impacts on the lens, can dip the head forward towards the mirror to see if the cam is recording, easy on/off with the left hand while underway, one helmet mount - any bike.

    Bunch of ride vids here... http://rmridervideo.com
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  9. BerndM

    BerndM Shiftless One

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    During the video, there are portions where you can see the top of the helmet in the shadow on the ground. Looks like a central motor housing with a counterbalanced arm on it. The camera is on one end and the counterweight is on the other. Pretty ingenious.:clap:clap:clap
    I can't figure out how the direction of rotation is accomplished. I couldn't see any control wires anywhere but I suppose it could be some sort of wireless controller. They are getting really tiny nowadays.
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  10. palla62

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    The rotor sistema is a copyright by an Italian guy!
    It doesn't need any wire control and turn around by himself. Two GoPro cameras can be apllied.
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  11. chrome bandit

    chrome bandit Wide footed adventurer

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    Cool idea. What's the vibration like from the windshield mount?

    I've used the roll bar mount to attach to the left blinker stem...I see viration at a standstill, then all good when under speed.

    On occasion, I'll also use the GPS mount with tripod attachment to point back at me...

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    I've also mounted with a clamp to the rear passenger peg...

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  12. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    How far out did you mount the camera from the passenger peg mount? Just use the gopro stuff?
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  13. beanbandit

    beanbandit Been here awhile

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    HI, I do not use a go pro, but the mounts maybe the same, on the front crash bar ,I modified the head of a camera tripod, works brilliantly, adjustments anyway you need, and very stable
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  14. Wandering Nomad

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    Pictures Please!!
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  15. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    I used the Go Pro stuff to mount my camera to the light bar on my GSA. Seemed ok on the street, but took 1 day offroad for the mount to break and the camera to go bye bye. I wouldn't trust the Go pro stuff on anything other then maybe a helmet.
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  16. K9XX

    K9XX 2 wheels or no wheels

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    Crash bar mount :D

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  17. K9XX

    K9XX 2 wheels or no wheels

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    And of course the helmet mount, complete with crash:huh

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  18. chrome bandit

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    For this placement, I used the GoPro tripod mount attached to a Pedco Ultra-clamp which I tightened down on the left passenger peg. It puts the camera out another 3 inches away from the peg, and aligns with the width of the left Jesse bag. I use this for pavement riding, but not offroad, too much crap and dirt comes up in that area. Might be good for a dramatic entry into a stream crossing tho. Hmm.

    For Christmas, Santa brought me an xShot 2.0, which I plan to attach to the GoPro and spin it around a bit. While I think I'll get some awesome camera angles, I also want to think through the safety a bit...when riding one handed and the left hand carrying a camera on a stick, let's not thwack someone coming up beside me, hit an oncoming car, must be able to emergency stop, etc. Might have a good opportunity to simply anchor it on the bike somewhere and go hands free, just need to secure the rod from rotating and watch for heavy vibration.

    Oh, almost forgot about another angle...I hung the GoPro around my neck in a makeshift harness and fired away...

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    This was one of the best shots from a 30 minute commute. The GoPro unfortunately captured a bunch of blurries during the rest of the ride, the automated shutter speed wasn't high enough for the rainy dark skies. Here's a night time capture using the same technique...

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  20. palla62

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    sorry I did not understand how did you apply it on the neck! Please, Are you able to detail with a photo?
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