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post #1 of 9 Old 06-11-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Question go pro mount

Has anyone ever mounted your go pro camera on handguard with 3m mounting plate? if so did it hold up? I was thinking about fluid resivour mount,but with wide lens I thought windscreen might blur pics.Any other suggestions ?????
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The 3M stuff will hold just about anywhere, the problem is keeping the camera from shaking or you get the jello effect.

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Agreed -- you need something to deal with vibration.

Since I already have RAM mounts on my bikes and some spare RAM hardware lying around, that's what I used and it works great. A RAM mount looks like a 1" diameter rubber-coated trailer hitch, and there are various arms and accessories that attach to it. The rubber does a nice job of damping vibration.

Very little "jello", even on a KLR650:
Gatesville to Nashville, Indiana - YouTube

Mounted to a 4-cylinder bike, chasing my Vee:
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Mounted to my Vee -- should have pointed it more forward and out away from the instruments. It takes a while to get used to the fisheye lens.
bc2011becksmillroad.wmv - YouTube
The vibration is mostly from bumps in the road and not the engine.

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Agreed -- you need something to deal with vibration.



Mounted to a 4-cylinder bike, chasing my Vee:
nc2011p1.wmv - YouTube

Man, that guys is ALL OVER the road, new rider? The camera bike, not you
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If you want to mount it on your clutch or brake reservoir then you can get a ram mount that bolts onto the reservoir cover. Mine's on the clutch side and gets a bit of a view of the dash (including speedo - doh!) and then the road ahead. No real vibration issues - the GoPro is pretty good at sorting that out.

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'08 Concours 14: Rad guard, Stebel, Oxford Hot grips, Projekt D Screen, Hugger, GPS mount, helmet locks & front guard extension, Zumo 550, Stebel, Phil's rack & Givi V46, Sheepskin seat cover, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.

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If you want to mount it on your clutch or brake reservoir then you can get a ram mount that bolts onto the reservoir cover. Mine's on the clutch side and gets a bit of a view of the dash (including speedo - doh!) and then the road ahead. No real vibration issues - the GoPro is pretty good at sorting that out.
The only issue I had with this set-up, was the camera hitting the windscreen when I turned the bars hard right at slow speeds.
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The only issue I had with this set-up, was the camera hitting the windscreen when I turned the bars hard right at slow speeds.
If I set mine up right then that doesn't usually happen. Usually only an issue at maximum lock.

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If I set mine up right then that doesn't usually happen. Usually only an issue at maximum lock.
Ya, that's where mine was, at max lock.
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Man, that guys is ALL OVER the road, new rider? The camera bike, not you
Definitely not a new rider, and much quicker than average, but yes, he was visibly struggling to keep up.

We had a chat later about staying in one's comfort zone lest one become the star in a "EPIC FAIL!" video...

I was mainly concentrating on being smoooooooooth to give my wife a thrilling, safe ride. Mission accomplished -- she had a blast.

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