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Would a GoPro Hero 2 do?

www.youtube.com/bootsie1504

This is the site to visit. 75+ video's from 3 minutes to 17 minutes of interesting back road rides in North Carolina mountains to South Carolina Sandhills. From the front left of R 1200 GS and helmet mounted on the K1200LT.

Hope you enjoy!

Ride Safe, Ride Often!
 

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Would a GoPro Hero 2 do?

www.youtube.com/bootsie1504

This is the site to visit. 75+ video's from 3 minutes to 17 minutes of interesting back road rides in North Carolina mountains to South Carolina Sandhills. From the front left of R 1200 GS and helmet mounted on the K1200LT.

Hope you enjoy!

Ride Safe, Ride Often!
Hey, Boots - need to getcher Bro here in Boerne geared up with one of those GoPro thingies. We don't have the roads here like you enjoy, butt he gets out and about enuf to find new ones in the Hill Country!

To the OP - we don't hear many negatives to camera mounting locations on motorbikes, butt the flexibility of non-permanent sites would seem best suited for both scenery and points of interest.
 

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My sincere apologies to all, images attached of my locations for the mount. I use the adhesive supplied and security tied with nylon straps on the GS.

This mount has seen over 15K miles and it's fair share of liquid sunshine. Adhesive still holding strong.

If you'd like to see a testament to the adhesive strength, watch video "SC Hwy 97 Smyrna and SC Hwy 97 Hickory Grove", 60 plus year old concrete (original 1950's).

Note to Dick: start looking for a clean spot on his bikes and I'll send camera to him for a few months. I use the video to critique my style (or lack thereof), seem's to help me re-live the moment and spot things I did wrong (sometimes right).

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GoPro oem mount (beveled adhesive) supplied.

I do not have the remote controller, so I usually start camera then mount bike, although on my R12GS I can reach over and down to activate/deactivate. NOT at all safe.

Saving my pennies to buy the latest generation with remote control and wi-fi.
 

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The next generation SJ4000 comes with wifi. Unfortunately it works with an app on the iPhone. So I have to use my iPhone while I'm driving. Not really a safe way to operate the camera....
 

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I use the GoPro Hero 3 Black. Unless it is mounted on my helmet or on my side of the windshield, I usually turn it on and then mount/ride. I've used the wrist mount to hold it on the passenger footpegs for a low shot that looks up but still shows the road surface and nearby traffic. I use the suction cup mount on the windshield, mirror and speedo/console surfaces. I use the sticky mounts on my helmet and luggage rack. And, I've mounted a telescoping pole across the lower side of the luggage rack and secured with zip ties to extend the camera about 3 feet to my left for that angle that makes it look like someone was riding next to me to get the shot.
 

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I use the GoPro Hero 3 Black. Unless it is mounted on my helmet or on my side of the windshield, I usually turn it on and then mount/ride. I've used the wrist mount to hold it on the passenger footpegs for a low shot that looks up but still shows the road surface and nearby traffic. I use the suction cup mount on the windshield, mirror and speedo/console surfaces. I use the sticky mounts on my helmet and luggage rack. And, I've mounted a telescoping pole across the lower side of the luggage rack and secured with zip ties to extend the camera about 3 feet to my left for that angle that makes it look like someone was riding next to me to get the shot.
Nice pictures, but one ugly paint scheme. :)
 

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I don't know, I'm kinda diggin' the color. For sure no one could claim they didn't see you coming. Post some more pics of the bike. I'd like to see the full effect.
 

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I have a GoPro 3+ Black with wifi remote. Attached is a picture taken from a "chesty mount" showing the remote mount on the stingray. The chesty mount is really only good if you're on a bicycle…. I have been playing around with different mounting locations for the camera. I also have the suction mount, but have not tried it, as the areas large enough to stick it is pretty limited and you would end up using a lot of angle attachments to get the right aim. Additionally, I would like to be able to plug it in to a powerlet outlet so I don't have to worry about battery life while on the road. Unfortunately, my remote doesn't seem to have a very long battery life and I haven't given it much thought on how to charge the remote on the fly. I currently have a camera mounting point on the left tip over bar which allows me to plug it in to the powerlet outlet, but limits the field of vision (you get a lot of the side of the bike). Next test will be to mount the camera in front of the windshield. :bmw:
 

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I use the GoPro Hero 3 Black. Unless it is mounted on my helmet or on my side of the windshield, I usually turn it on and then mount/ride. I've used the wrist mount to hold it on the passenger footpegs for a low shot that looks up but still shows the road surface and nearby traffic. I use the suction cup mount on the windshield, mirror and speedo/console surfaces. I use the sticky mounts on my helmet and luggage rack. And, I've mounted a telescoping pole across the lower side of the luggage rack and secured with zip ties to extend the camera about 3 feet to my left for that angle that makes it look like someone was riding next to me to get the shot.
Thanks for the extended information on how to mount the action cam! :wave
 

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I don't know, I'm kinda diggin' the color. For sure no one could claim they didn't see you coming. Post some more pics of the bike. I'd like to see the full effect.
That's for sure. No using the "Officer, I never saw him" excuse with that LT.
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I don't know, I'm kinda diggin' the color. For sure no one could claim they didn't see you coming. Post some more pics of the bike. I'd like to see the full effect.
Thanks Bill. People either love it or they hate it. The people who love it, walk up and comment all the time at gas stations and parking lots....sometimes I get waves and thumbs up on the road. I don't care who hates it as long as they can see me coming down the road. Since the time that I brightened up the bike, the number of "blind driver" encounters has gone down significantly. I think some of them are curious to see what the bright blob is that's approaching so they wait extra long at the cross intersection to satisfy their curiosities.

I don't have many pictures of the bike itself. I'm usually taking photos of the scenery, etc and the bike draws the attention away from the beautiful background.
 

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That's for sure. No using the "Officer, I never saw him" excuse with that LT.
:)
Also, on my end, there's no......"Are you sure it was me officer? And, not some other guy on an LT in a bright yellow jacket?"

Audibly silent and visually loud! It's the way to be....
 

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Also, on my end, there's no......"Are you sure it was me officer? And, not some other guy on an LT in a bright yellow jacket?"

Audibly silent and visually loud! It's the way to be....
I'm more of a walk softly and carry a big stick guy. :histerica
 

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Ok, here's my latest test mount for the GoPro that I will be testing on my way to CCR in the morning. :bmw:
 

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My mate in north LA is using a helmet mount of a different kind, along with his GoPro chest & bike mounts... it's a 360 deg swivel mount on a pole system... very unique point of view that's constantly changing.

Here's his first test ride

and here's a ride video from out on some trails somewhere... you see how the mount works when it's shown as a shadow.

Not sure what happened with exposure though, think he must have screwed up a setting, maybe had it on centre spot instead of compensating for the wider image.... but you'll get the idea of the rig anyway.
 

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Ok, here's my latest test mount for the GoPro that I will be testing on my way to CCR in the morning. :bmw:
This is only my personal preference, but I've found that I get bored quickly when the video doesn't contain part of the bike or the rider. I think the most interesting viewpoint is from the rider's helmet as long as the rider isn't moving his/her head too quickly.
 
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