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I've finally gone pro! GoPro questions

So this adhesive mount that is slightly curved and comes with the camera, is this thing gonna stick well enough? I wanna mount it on the side of my helmet.

Also, my helmet is the rubberized HJC, not standard smooth plastic.

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Make sure it is clean, and as long as the shape fits nice, that 3M tape is strong as hell.

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I have re-used that mount on three different helmets (being careful to remove it).

I can't believe it's still sticky!!!


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I can't believe it's still sticky!!!

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...Saw an interesting GoPro video a couple of days ago: a guy on a Street Triple following his buddy through Deal's Gap last week. The camera was mounted to the left side of the Triumph rider's helmet.

Although you could see the turns ahead and the lead bike executing them, there was virtually little or no sensation of increasing/decreasing lean angles from the perspective of the camera bike itself. It could have been shot from a tricycle. This struck me as interesting, as other Deal's Gap videos I have seen have viewers instinctively leaning left and right in their chairs as they watch.

I am sure you guys are way ahead of the video work I am referring to. Apparently the rider-filmer was keeping his head as fixed-at-level as he could as his bike leaned beneath him. A camera attached low on the bike would have come a lot closer to showing that road as it is.

I think if I had a GoPro it would be great fun to experiment with camera mount positions to see which one best showed the ride just as it was experienced...in the years ahead those videos would be valuable possessions.

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well it's mounted. I cleaned the side of the helmet like 4 times with alcohol pads and stuck the curved mount on.

It'll set up in the office and I'll ride home in a couple of hours. It said you need like 12 hours of set time for cold weather....but I'm in Houston so I think I'll be alright.

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Awesome GoPro vid showing just how shitty Houston traffic is coming soon!

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I'm wondering about mounting one of the adhesives to the fairing....I dunno though, I want to mount one on the side fairing looking up and back at me. I'm not sure if I'd trust the suction cup, but the adhesive might eff up the plastics.

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pff i didnt even bother cleaning my helmet more than wiping the spot with a dry paper towel... 3 years laters my curved sticky mount is still there.

As far as other places to mount... anything on the bike thats not at the axles or on your body is going to be buzzy. Head, chest are good spots on the body. and on the lower fork legs (YES LOWER) and on the rear swing arm as far back as possible make for great smooth video.

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If you have a matt colored helmet, I can see the alcohol fucking up the paint. The clearcoated helmets? not a problem.

As for the official gopro suction cup mount. It has this 3 stage mechanism to make sure it has maximum suction. As long as you clean both surfaces, and it is flat and smooth, the suction cup could rip a door off a wall. I put my gopro on my brother's 2012 EVO for a few hours as we drove around

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At full suck those GP mounts can pull dents out of cars!!!!

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At full suck my GF can suck a golf ball through a garden hose!!!!

T. FTFY.

I had the suction mounted to my gas tank and also the gauges while hitting 155 on the track. Never moved.

Good idea on pulling the dents out of cars though!!!

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I'd be scared of a chick that could do that! It's all about the chicks that could pick their nose with their tongue!! Ok not literally but you get the idea

Yea, actually after writing that I might go and try pulling a dent on a friends car. LoL

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tongue ring... the barbell kind.... MAGAWD.

And back to topic... haha.

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I bought a class 10 storage card.....it's taking 40 min to upload a 1.5G clip. Is that normal?



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Here's another "fun" angle for the spirited rides. This was with a magnetic mount on the Contour but I'm sure you can achieve the same with the suction mount on the GPro. Mounted on the lower portion of the gas tank, surprising clarity (no vibes)!

Contour HD magnet mount - YouTube

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