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post #1 of 14 Old 12-27-2012, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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GoPro users!

Where do you mount your cameras?

I got a Hero3 Silver for Christmas and tried a test fit on the handlebars next to the throttle. I don't want it to be too high as to be a distraction while I ride but I want to be able to see over the tach.

I'm going to use one of the included adhesive mounts and stick it on the fender between the forks to see how that works.

More ideas would be appreciated along with creative ones.

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-27-2012, 06:38 AM
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On the 919, the mount that I use the most is the GoPro roll bar mount:

GoPro HERO Roll Bar Mount

it fits perfectly on the frame sliders and gives an interesting perspective. I also use the RAM mount handlebar clamp ball mount:

https://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-mo...am-b-367u.html

combined with various lengths of socket arms:

https://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-lo...-b-201u-c.html

and the GoPro adaptor:

https://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-lo...-b-201u-c.html

All of the above work well, and I have no worries about loosing the camera in normal (spirited) riding.

A friend of mine uses the suction cup mount, and has had good luck with it. GoPro also makes a handlebar/seatpost clamp that I have seen some people clamp onto axle sliders, but it doesn't look very secure there to me. I wouldn't trust it.

Check out the RAM mount stuff... there are a million possibilities mixing and matching parts together.

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Good to know! The brake reservoir cover is a great place for a surface mount if you've fixed the handlebar vibration problems.

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I'll post pics of different setups with the mounts that come with the silver along with the GoPro brand handlebar mounts.

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When I get home, I'll get some photos of the setups I use.

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When I get home, I'll get some photos of the setups I use.
Sounds good.

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If you look closely, you can see one on the frame (silver part) just above the forward frame slider, and of course the camera mounted on the rear.

I also have one on my helmet.
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Here's the only place I've mounted mine so far. If you play around with tilting the bar clamp and housing pivot forward/backward you can get some good views that include the road, the speedo and the tach (which may or may not be a good thing...).
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-27-2012, 04:24 PM
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Here is the rollbar clamp on the frame slider:



and using the handlebar clamp bar and crimp arm (on the Buell, but it works just as well on the 919)



When im not using it, the ball mount is pretty inconspicuous...


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On the reservoir

Video shot on 960P Tall-HD. Wide 720/1080 will not capture the gauge:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow1WLzShlH8
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Good to know! The brake reservoir cover is a great place for a surface mount if you've fixed the handlebar vibration problems.
Are you talking about the adhesive mounts that come with the GoPro? If so, based on the video you posted, that works great!

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Sure does! And despite not all of the adhesive being used on the mount, it hasn't flown off. I do have fat bars which dampened the vibrations considerably. Before that the pro-tapers in 7/8" would create too much buzz on the video and sound.

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Here's what I did tonight



Fender mount. Looking straight ahead. Little ahead of the headlight to account for brake dive. It's been very cold here in NC so I haven't got any footage yet.



Helmet cam.



And a little fun with the handlebar mount.

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anything mounted to the frame is going to have vibes... though that adhesive mount on the master cylinder looks pretty good.

Obvious ones i have had luck with is the side of the helmet with camera faced upside down.

Also had some GREAT luck with mounting the camera on a hard part of the suspension... IE LOWER fork legs, and as close the the axle on the rear swing arm. You would think you would get tons of vibes from the road... but its not nearly as bad as the vibes you get from the motor.

I wanna get a hero 3 black... i have the hero 2 but the new hero 3 black looks BITCHIN.

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