Mounting a GoPro Camera on a GS?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Hubbman, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    Just picked up a new GoPro Hero HD2 which is really cool.

    The question I have is where are those of you who have one mounting theirs. I'm not into having a camera mounted on my helmet, so I'm looking for mount points on the GS others have found that work well.

    Thanks!
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  3. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    mine went on hb cross bar.... need lots of extensions to get high enough.

    also have placed it on engine crash bars. nice view.

    helmet mount but lots of wind noise there, and to many mirror checks
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  4. stan23

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    I got the handlebar clamp, and I mount it directly onto my bars.
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    NorthernBoxer Fükengrüven

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  6. K9XX

    K9XX 2 wheels or no wheels

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    I also like the crash bar mount. It's the little "bicycle mount" clamp thingy.

    Looks like:
    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7nNmryZqX8w" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
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  7. littonlad

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    Great videos and some great ideas for mounting! Good tunes too!
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  8. FourG

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    What equipment are you using here? This is really unique and what I've been (lazily) trying to accomplish. :clap
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    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    Just bought the Wi-Fi blue tooth for my go pro. It's freaking bad ass. I can now put the camera anywhere and get sweet video or pics.
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    Check the link above the videos, FourG.
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  11. FourG

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    :doh thanks!
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    GREAT videos!! :clap
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  13. NorthernBoxer

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    So, Hubbman, using those U-bolt RAM mount balls, any place on the round tube frame of the GS works well. I have found that the futher away from the engine, the less jello vibration video effect you will get and the higher quality the video. If you don't know what I mean by jello vibration video effect, try mounting the camera to your crash bars if you have them and watch the video. You will see what I mean.

    I also like the GoPro "Chesty" camera mount.
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  15. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I've also done the sticky adapter on the center of the beak as well as the suction cup which held on really well. I just picked up the K-Edge mount for bike bars which I'm going to modify to work on the side crash bar. Should provide a pretty cool perspective.

    I'll post video as soon as its mounted.

    Thanks for all the feedback!

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  16. genka

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    I tried attaching a Panasonic digicam to the handlebar an shoot a video with it. Not only the picture vibrated like crazy, but after one ride the optical stabilizer went belly up, taking the whole camera with it:huh
    Sample:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e2UloIaVzmY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  17. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    I find I get the most stable video with the camera on my helmet. The only drawback is that it picks up my voice as I'm talking to myself and I sound like a moron. Like "don't drop the bike, you dumb bastard"
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  18. Str8lin

    Str8lin Keep it moving!

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    I have setup my GoPro with the remote wifi control. Beside dead center on top of my XD3 I have mounts on front outside corners of both my panniers, center of front beak and facing rear on top box. I rotate the camera from these various positions to give my some good footage while compiling trip video. ++ for the remote.
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  19. genka

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    I agree that a helmet is by far the most versatile and stable mounting point. But I have in mind something different. I want to set up a camera to automatically record all my riding. For this the camera should be mounted on the bike and powered from it.
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  20. regnock

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    I have my GoPro mounted on my light bar on my GSA just below the signal light. I also dremeled a hole in the case and used a left-angle usb cable and a TAPP Lite to power while riding. With the right settings on the camera and a 32GB SD card I was able to record a whole days ride. At the end of the day I would just move the videos to my laptop to empty the SD card. Can provide pictures if interested.
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