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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Playing around with camera mount points

Curious what others are doing for mount points on the swing arm and subframe. Here are my observations exploring with a "knee puck" and "tire" POV angles.

Spool M8 bolt mount
Upside: awesome angle, as low as you can get, great sound capture next to exhaust (rhs), works both front and rear.
Downside: limited shock absorption, shaky video; the RAM ball mount has the most pivot flexibility but sticks out too far and may drag at max lean, Gopro mount is more compact and won't drag; can't use spools for rear stand unless you want extra step of adding/removing them each time.

Subframe M8 bolt mount
Upside: good shock absorption, nice med-level angle, close to exhaust (rhs) for good sound capture.
Downside: rear facing only, may interfere with body position.

You can also just stick the camera on tail and nose fairings with 3m adhesive but why be like everyone else
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Check the chain guard bolt on the back of the swing Arm. I was playing around with that location myself.

The swing Arm spool sets the camera to far out for my liking.
I like the subframe mount, but need to make a bracket for it to mount underneath.

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Check the chain guard bolt on the back of the swing Arm. I was playing around with that location myself.

The swing Arm spool sets the camera to far out for my liking.
I like the subframe mount, but need to make a bracket for it to mount underneath.
I played with the chainguard location and like it, my only concern is it's dangerously close to the sprocket should the mount fail (and mounts do fail). Even with safety wire to the axle nut it could be catastrophic. On the RHS it may dangle or get run over by tire--still a risk, no telling what happens when some object hits your wheel at 100mph+.
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I played with the chainguard location and like it, my only concern is it's dangerously close to the sprocket should the mount fail (and mounts do fail). Even with safety wire to the axle nut it could be catastrophic. On the RHS it may dangle or get run over by tire--still a risk, no telling what happens when some object hits your wheel at 100mph+.
Yeah, no matter where you, or any other rider, mount a camera there is always that risk of it coming off and messing you up or someone else. Can you imagine taking a bouncing go pro to the face at 100+.....ouch!

I think I'm also going to try a reverse helmet mount. Maybe have a little less turbulence if it's mounted on the back of the helmet.
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Yeah, no matter where you, or any other rider, mount a camera there is always that risk of it coming off and messing you up or someone else. Can you imagine taking a bouncing go pro to the face at 100+.....ouch!

I think I'm also going to try a reverse helmet mount. Maybe have a little less turbulence if it's mounted on the back of the helmet.
that would be a cool angle, i don't think i've seen a reverse helmet mount
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that would be a cool angle, i don't think i've seen a reverse helmet mount
You'd get a lot of sky shots I would think. Looking at your avatar and imagining the camera view brought me to that.

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You'd get a lot of sky shots I would think. Looking at your avatar and imagining the camera view brought me to that.
Not if you mount it on the side of your helmet..
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Here is what I have done.

My front mount:

My rear mount:

Mr rear mount is on the swingarm. It hasn't fallen for me and the tests so far are good. I will do a real test soon with high speeds and more lean angles. I can try and look for a pic if you guys are interested.
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I see alot of guys mount it on the tank . thing is i have a black windscreen so not for me

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