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Aug 6th 2016, 04:03 AM   #1
 Mwasse's Avatar
  Jul 2016
  Arlington, Wa

  2 2016 ZX10R's and 2001 RoadKing
Go Pro advice please :-)

Can I please get some feedback from ya...Lookin to install a Go Pro on the bike for some rides and track days...Id prefer the ones that records out the front and capture the instrument gauge as well...does anyone have this set up and can ya share which mount and camera works best ? Thank you for the feedback
Aug 6th 2016, 07:11 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
have you tried the chest mount?
personally i dont like go pro and have a drift for its great helmet mounting
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Aug 8th 2016, 06:56 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016

I have the handle bar mount, but i don't know how well that would work with clip-ons
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Aug 8th 2016, 07:10 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016

  '10 SF1098S
I keep mine on my chin.

Otherwise, a suction mount + safety wire on the rear cowl.

Ideally, if you had the money, a GoPro mounted on a gimbal unit mounted as close to the cluster as possible would be perfect. It wouldn't lean with the bike so you'd get the "feel" of the lean in your footage.
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Aug 8th 2016, 01:13 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016

I sometimes mount a GoPro on the tank, looking through the front windscreen. Footage is less interesting than a chin mount but I also don't have to mess around with the camera as often.
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Aug 8th 2016, 01:23 PM   #6
  Aug 2016
  Eugene, Or

Just get 2.. one aimed at the gauges, mount one for a great shot.
Slap the tank before you roll to provide an audio queue for a sync point.
Edit it together at home.

Or get a data logger and overlay virtual gauges with something like dashware.
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Edited by sschering on Aug 8th 2016 at 01:27 PM
Aug 8th 2016, 02:26 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Pullman, WA

  '73 CB350F, '86 VFR750F, '00 Aprilia RS250, '04 Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory(x2), '07 Star 1100 Classic
Excellent $39.99 dashcam for your bike on sale at NAPA!
Aug 8th 2016, 02:30 PM   #8
 Willow's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Just curious, why the instrument panel?

I've always have put mine on the top of my helmet. Yea, some are critical of that, but I like it because I can turn my head and get shots of angles that other wise you wouldn't, with it in a stationary position.

I have used a suction cup on my rear cow to get video of riders from behind. I always have the suction device tied/clipped to something on the bike...........just in case it popped off.
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Edited by Willow on Aug 8th 2016 at 02:33 PM
Aug 8th 2016, 02:32 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Vancouver, WA

  2011 R6, 2015 YZ250FX, 2017 FZ-10, 2018 FS450
I put my mount on the steering stem nut of my 2011 R6. Works great, no vibration and captures the speedo/tach/temp/etc. as well as whatever is in front of you.
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