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Old 06-30-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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On board camera mounting

I recently purchased a GoPro HD while overseas, and am looking for suggestions for good mounting positions and setups to avoid vibrations. Those of you with experience mounting cameras, could you give me some input? My main vehicle will be an '04 SV1000. My dad and I are both very technical savvy and are tinkering with ideas for custom mounts. So far, I've liked the idea of mounting it to the triple tree, or a clipon, and not so much on the tank, but I'm looking for ideas to buffer out the majority of vibration while keeping it behind the windscreen to reduce wind noise.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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Get a pvc "t" fitting, cut the backside off.. pair of hose clamps, short piece of rubber or vinyl hose, and end cap for the "t", threaded bolt that will fit standard tripod on a camera/cam-corder and a nut for the bolt.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Interesting. I wonder if anybody's tried working with various types of foam as added absorbtion.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
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i have several gopro mounts that i use...

1 - tripod mount. using this i have made a magnet mount that i can use all over the place.

2. roll bar mount - use this around the forks - round stuff larger than 1"

3. seatpost/handlebar mount - all over for stuff less than 1.5"

4. double sided tape - i havent used many of these, but i see people with taped mounts all the time. seem to function well.

5. suction cup mount - this one gets the most use
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The camera itself does a really good job of quelling vibration... I've gotten clear video from the fender of a dirtbike (although I suppose that does offer some degree of flex/cushion).
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:09 PM   #6
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If you mount it solidly it, as long as what it's mounted to doesn't flop around it won't have too much vibration.
If you mount it with foam it will wobble and bounce like a , been there done that.
I use an aluminum mount that bolts on with the gas cap bolts, works great except noise. I don't think it's wind noise per se more like vibration of the built in mic.
Most people just put music over the vid cuz it gets boring listening to the engine and wind.
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I like. So, it seems like the camera does well enough being solid-mounted. I guess I'll just have to wait till I get home to see for myself what I like best. Thanks for the input.
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i like putting it on the tail section looking forward for riding on the track...you can watch, practice, and critique body position and still see enough in front and off to the sides for knowing what turn or straight away is coming up next...but track riding is not for sight seeing...and it surely wasn't too bouncy

i would think if it is for long road trips then mounting it on the tail looking forward would make the rider completely block everything that you'd want to see
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Agreed. That's another position I'll keep in mind. How tdo you secure it to the tail?
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