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Old 10-23-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Go Pro mirror mount for track riders/racers

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I don't get why a kickstarter is needed. Is the developer sending out product in return if you donate "enough"?

Go find an investor ($10k is chump change to most investors), give up a portion of the equity if needed, investigate licensing the product back to GoPro.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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Although I think it's a great invention, I'm skeptical if it'll give you good footage. The arm may introduce more vibrations then the low Mount provided by go pro
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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Although I think it's a great invention, I'm skeptical if it'll give you good footage. The arm may introduce more vibrations then the low Mount provided by go pro
It would be fine... assuming that fairing stay doesn't vibrate a ton. Plenty of us use 2 short gopro arms to get the angle needed. I wish there was a "ball joint" mount for gopros... I get tired of this 90 degree turn stuff on the arms.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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It would be fine... assuming that fairing stay doesn't vibrate a ton. Plenty of us use 2 short gopro arms to get the angle needed. I wish there was a "ball joint" mount for gopros... I get tired of this 90 degree turn stuff on the arms.[/QUOTE]

Check out RAM mounts website. I have a ball mount that I got from them and it stays pretty stable, but haven't used it for any racing just a TD on a motard.

And there's something very close to this being sold on the WERA classified forum, I couldn't post a link cause the WERA site appears to be down right now.
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I think this is awesome. Ill probably try to rig up my own lol.
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Hmm. I should try to make a ball mount... Good Idea. lol.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #10
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Cool, i have a milling machine and lathe at home, and full access toa few CNCs. I think i will go make me a few of these.
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I think this is awesome. Ill probably try to rig up my own lol.
I concur. Plus I think it's over priced. I have a 3d printer on the way so I'll just print my own. Both pieces in the pictures appeared to be 3d printed
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This was invented already by someone else a couple years ago. Called the "motomount." Better IMO because it has a ball-joint that you can swivel the camera in any direction.

Hope they patented it.

Link to the original:

http://tracktalk.nesba.com/showthread.php?t=24325
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I have a raam mount, but I'd have to use the...
raam ball mount -> 1/4 threaded tripod mount -> GoPro tripod mount -> to gopro.

Maybe I need to look again at mounts... it's been awhile.
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This was invented already by someone else a couple years ago. Called the "motomount." Better IMO because it has a ball-joint that you can swivel the camera in any direction.

Hope they patented it.

Link to the original:

http://tracktalk.nesba.com/showthread.php?t=24325
Sweet. Any one have a link to where one can already be purchased?

Actually I see his email there.

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:02 PM   #16
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Cool product

not sure how big of a market that guy has though (people that ride sportbikes, who also have a gopro, who also want to attach to mirror mount, who also can't substitute or make one themselves)

I just hope he's not spending all $10000 on those stickers for advertising
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He's got a market. And i can attest that this thing really works.
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For someone who is mildly mechanically inclined it is something that you can easily make yourself.

I've recently been tinkering with a mirror mount myself. It works great and it positions the camera directly in front of the bike so I can point it back at me. I have another adhesive mount that is stuck to the front of the bike for looking forward. I'm looking at modifying it to allow for alternate mounts that will allow for shooting back while catching the right hand in the shot.

I made brackets (thin stainless plate) that bolt under each mirror then I used 4 pieces of 3/8" tubing (2 from each side) with the ends flattened w/holes drilled. These bars bolt to the mounting plate that I have an adhesive shoe stuck to.

If I don't want to use it I just remove the 4 bolts that hold the bars to the mirror brackets and they are hardly noticeable.

I'm at work now but I'll post up some vid and a pic of the mount later.
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A market that niche doesn't really justify getting "investors" to fund you.. nothing proprietary or hard to replicate, and he's also not a first entrant to the market..

Apparently, other people have tried selling something similar, maybe even better, with little success. Not worth trying to build a brand around something like that..

GoPro is a multi Billion dollar company, and there's a reason there isn't a huge 3rd party accessory market for it.

But yeah, it is cool, I would personally buy one if it was the right price and tested properly for failure

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