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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Go Pro camera

Hi guys. I bought this camera as it has several and different features I like for more than one of the sports I like to practice (which include several watersports).

Anyways, have you ever tried this on F4 or Brutale? I have a cheap helmet that I got the helmet mount on, but dont want to do that on my nice helmet. Does the suction cup get good grip to, for example, get it mounted on a side fairing to make videos facing forward or backwards? How about that one mounted on the tank?

Last, I have the big handlebar mount that I can put around the forks on the brutale. Would you or yould you not recommend that?

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Most of the time I capture helmet cam vids using the GoPro and the Contour. Both come with mounts I stick on the side of the helmet, and they hold WELL. Advantage of the helmet mount approach is it works with different bikes, it gives the perspective from the rider, plus one can look around selectively.

That said, I also suction mount the GoPro and Contour onto the side of bikes, like the F4. I use a soft shoe lace to safety tie the mount in case I hit a major bump and it shakes loose, but I've never needed the shoe lace safety net. That suction mount when placed properly, holds on!

Here's a GoPro vid with the mount on the side of the F4 (Watch that front suspension at work!)... The F4 Through Sweepers - Streaming Video

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I also have the GoPro HD. Mine came with a suction cup mount along with a few different static mounts. I have taken mine to the racetrack and the suction cup has held while going 160 down the back straight at VIR, that is facing forward as well as backwards. If you search in Bubba II thread, i posted a few video's from the track day. Enjoy that thing, it is great fun.

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Awesome, thanks.

Now, on the helmet mount, I did it on my on top of it and not the side. Is there any difference in your oppinion?
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I actually have one mount on the top of my snowboarding helmet, and it works well b/c you can face the camera either direction without having to unscrew it from the mount itself. It also allows for more viewing area, b/c it isn't blocked by your helmet if you have it on the side.

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Good point. Was just wondering as I have mainly seen the mount on the side of helmets and not on the top.

Thanks again. Have a few test videos on the car, Desmo and Brutale but are quite short and not too impresive. Was just out testing the different views with different mounts.

Will post something up when I get a good one.
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Down low on the side fairings is a good shot if you have the suction cup. Like sfarson said, it is nice to see the suspension working.

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Awesome, thanks.

Now, on the helmet mount, I did it on my on top of it and not the side. Is there any difference in your oppinion?
I prefer the mount on the side of the helmet, like near the jaw/ear area when. When on the top of the helmet, with a wide angle, the bike looks so far down down and out there. It's more realistic down on the left side of your helmet (if riding on the right side of the road).

Here's a helmetcam version... North Pass
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Cool video and side mount not too bad. I thought there would be more helmet interference but it is minimal.

Uploaded a few seconds of tests to youtube. They were two attempts to see the views, arond my house. So not to judge any riding but camera options

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FM4bSg71_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_EF3_s0MvM

And if you want to see how the car slides sideways on a cold floor and cold tires ... look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk9Rd6i2XN4
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