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post #1 of 22 Old 05-21-2015, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Camera Mount for Track Day

So, apparently I just won a track day for a week from Monday at Road America... So now I'm in full on scramble mode... Any good ideas for a place to mount a camera on the bike? They have a no helmet mounted cameras rule (which is where I have mine mounted now) that I totally understand. The only other place I played with mounting mine was on the headlight and on the bottom half of the tank. The headlight mount buzzed really bad, and I liked the tank mount but the turn signal was right in the middle of the picture. Any ideas?

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If you have aftermarket fat bars or some kind of anti vibration thing inside the handlebars, the top of the brake reservoir is good. Stock or aftermarket without weights, too shaky.

I'd pull those old videos but I'm on my phone.

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If you have aftermarket fat bars or some kind of anti vibration thing inside the handlebars, the top of the brake reservoir is good. Stock or aftermarket without weights, too shaky. I'd pull those old videos but I'm on my phone.
I'm just running renthals with cosmetic bar ends...

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Clamped to your crash bar is a classic option.

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Clamped to your crash bar is a classic option.
Crash bar? Like a givi crash bar type thing? Don't have one...

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I'm just running renthals with cosmetic bar ends...
I don't think that'll do. Some weighted ends or possibly that $100 internal anti shake insert will do.

Otherwise try the frame sliders?

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Crash bar? Like a givi crash bar type thing? Don't have one...
Welp, sucks to be you then.

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Oh yea, super solid and out of the way (at least a contour hd) which you might be able to get a GoPro without clearance issues. In front of where your knees are on the tank right when it starts to come back in towards the triple area. No shakes there and you can see the front suspension work iirc.

Might check temps next time you're riding to make sure it doesn't get too hot there. If it does you might want to consider a better adhesive (like 3m double sided extreme tape).

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On my 9er I put it on the left frame tube right in front of the head. Out of the way, my gopro didn't buzz too badly.

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Oh yea, super solid and out of the way (at least a contour hd) which you might be able to get a GoPro without clearance issues. In front of where your knees are on the tank right when it starts to come back in towards the triple area. No shakes there and you can see the front suspension work iirc.

Might check temps next time you're riding to make sure it doesn't get too hot there. If it does you might want to consider a better adhesive (like 3m double sided extreme tape).
Thats where I had it originally... and the front turn signal was centered in the picture... otherwise I really liked it there.
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Are you riding with STT, badmoon? Great org to ride with, especially if you've not ridden track before. They're safe, fun, and educational.

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Are you riding with STT, badmoon? Great org to ride with, especially if you've not ridden track before. They're safe, fun, and educational.
Yep, they had a giveaway for people who had never done a track day, and I was one of the people that won, so now I'm scrambling to get the bike ready... It worked out nice that I blew out a fork seal last week and have new seals, bushings, springs, and stainless brake lines in the mail...

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Nice! You'll have a blast, I can just about guarantee it. RA isn't my favorite course, not enough corners, but it's a good place to get your feet wet since you get a lot of time to relax between turns. Just remember to breathe and follow the coaches. Welcome to my addiction

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Cant you use some sort of bicycle mount and mount the GoPro to your handlebars?



edit: Or a super cheap option:

(source: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...asy-and-Cheap/)

Or something not so cheap, but looks BA



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I use this to hold my GPS. It is rock solid, and pretty well protected if you low side.

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Thats where I had it originally... and the front turn signal was centered in the picture... otherwise I really liked it there.
Oh man, time to chuck those stock turn signals! Or remove them for the track day, it'll give you something to do after setting up your pit.

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I use this to hold my GPS. It is rock solid, and pretty well protected if you low side.

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Gonna be tough to tuck in with that on the tank, specially since you'll have to raise the camera a bit to clear the gauges.

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Gonna be tough to tuck in with that on the tank, specially since you'll have to raise the camera a bit to clear the gauges.

Depending on how you flip the top bracket, it sits well forward of the gas cap.

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Gonna be tough to tuck in with that on the tank, specially since you'll have to raise the camera a bit to clear the gauges.
I once had mine suction cup tank mounted ahead of the filler.
Filler mount is very poor for track day use if you intend to be low down.
I sketched in doing a bar mount instead, offset from centre towards the speedo which I always taped over.
Haven't bought the hardware yet, but intend to do so.
Should be nice and rigid with minimal vibration.
I also used a tail mount with camera facing forward, that worked well for the time your body is well off centre, could even see the tach sweep.

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So I just dug into the headlight bucket and figured out how easy it was to pop the turn signal off, and then I don't have to worry about taping them, so looks like the underside of the tank is the way to go. Being able to see the suspension work is pretty cool too. Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

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Nice. Don't forget to share some clips!

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