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post #1 of 12 Old 08-09-2006, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Need Ideas - Camera Mount

I'll pose the question to the braintrust on this one.

The last few times I've been riding, I keep stopping to take pictures. Sometimes the break is welcome, sometimes it's not. I've got a combination 8mm video/digital still camera, and I'd love to be able to film/snap pictures while riding. I'm thinking of something behind the windshield. Do I mount it to the fairing? Do I mount it to the handlebars? Will it be stable? Will I still be able to see the instrument cluster? Will I be able to turn it on and off while riding (even though this doesn't necessarily seem like the best idea now that I write it)?

If anyone has built anything, please post a pic. If not, I'll post pics of what I come up with...

Oh, and I know SWMotech makes a camera mount for thier gas-cap ring, but I was thinking of less $$ than that...

Look forward to the replies, Thanks all.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-10-2006, 09:06 AM
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RAM camera mount.....they make mounts for everything, and pretty inexpensive to boot!

http://www.cycoactive.com/gps/other_..._ram.html#grch

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-14-2006, 04:52 PM
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Does your camera have a video-in jack? I have a small Canon mini DV cam, and I found a bullet cam on Ebay for $125 US that plugs into the Canon. I found the bullet cam ( about the size of the mini mag lights, or a lip-stick tube) mounts well with a high strength velcro strip on the fairing, and also on a helmet. Then just put your video camera in your tank bag, and there is no worries about rain.
here's a link to an Ebay auction that is ongoing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-480-line-Co...QQcmdZViewItem

This one is 480lines, they have a 520line cam for a little better resolution.
 
post #4 of 12 Old 08-14-2006, 07:58 PM
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Re: Need Ideas - Camera Mount

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Oh, and I know SWMotech makes a camera mount for thier gas-cap ring, but I was thinking of less $$ than that...
The SW-Motech 'gas-cap mounted' tankbags are the neatest thing since sliced bread. On and off in one second. Never touches your tank. I love mine...

With the added feature of being able to hold a camera mount...

Hey, it's only money!

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Do I mount it to the fairing? Do I mount it to the handlebars? Will it be stable?
Better idea... mount it on the pillion seat.

"Honey, after all, you're just sitting back there with nothing to do. I'm doing all the work. Here, hold this camera, and when I nod my head at something, take a picture."

No installation costs involved. Upkeep and maintenence, however, may be quite expensive.

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Do I mount it to the fairing? Do I mount it to the handlebars? Will it be stable?
Better idea... mount it on the pillion seat.

"Honey, after all, you're just sitting back there with nothing to do. I'm doing all the work. Here, hold this camera, and when I nod my head at something, take a picture."

No installation costs involved. Upkeep and maintenence, however, may be quite expensive.

- Tom
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-17-2006, 03:53 PM
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Hey,

I posted a similar query a month ago but could get an ‘acceptable’ response [no offense meant- just I didn’t want to see so many George Washingtons walk out of my bank a/c!].

I came across one in Amazon for 80$ [cam + mount]. It is called Oregon Scientific 1000, just search for the same in Amazon. Video upto 45-50min continuous. No external wires, SD Card, 4AAA batteries, usb-port! Of course, the resolution can improve a little bit.

I recently bought a canon S3 and it has 60fps video…and I m also looking for a cam mount. But I wont risk my new cam in shaky off-road condition where it may just fall off. Also, try searching for flexible tripod or gorilla mount for cams, these can be fixed easily using duct tape.

I also saw Nikon car window cam mount on amazon. $35. it is good if you have a light weight digicam + video. It can be mounted right on top of your windscreen upper lip.

Hope this helps.
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mighty shep, i love the colour of your bike, but why dont suzuki finnish the job off, by colouring the mudguards and panels, i cant get my head round it

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-17-2006, 06:37 PM
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mighty shep, i love the colour of your bike, but why dont suzuki finnish the job off, by colouring the mudguards and panels, i cant get my head round it
Carzy huh? I'm not sure either, but I do love the bike. It seems that I am destined to own a red bike. of the five I've had, 3 were red. Not by choice, mind you, but by availability. I really like the blue, like yours, but it was only available in the 650, and not this year. Alas, It's not too much trouble, a Strom would be great in any color.
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You could try a GorillaPod...

http://www.joby.com/
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