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What is the best way and location to mount these little cameras. Pictures would be very helpful.

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There are really tons of differeny ways to mount these it all depends on what kind of shot you want. I also have a bunch of different mount types so I can move the camera around but my favorite shots are from the front crash bar and on top of the mirror if you only have the sticky mounts I would would put one on top of the mirror and another on either side valve cover.

http://youtu.be/iKa-fK3I_Vg

here is a video I made trying different camera angles.
 

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There are really tons of differeny ways to mount these it all depends on what kind of shot you want. I also have a bunch of different mount types so I can move the camera around but my favorite shots are from the front crash bar and on top of the mirror if you only have the sticky mounts I would would put one on top of the mirror and another on either side valve cover.

http://youtu.be/iKa-fK3I_Vg

here is a video I made trying different camera angles.
Will the suction cups keep it stable and not fall off? Suction cup for valve cover?

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A quick search for "GoPro mount" will yield a treasure trove of posts on how folks on this site have their GoPro cameras mounted.

Here is how I am currently doing it after several different locations.
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3056690&postcount=45

This post provides some examples of videos I've made from various mount locations. http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2999308&postcount=7


The suction cup works good when installed correctly. It not, it can let go so make sure you safety tether the camera/mount to something just in case. :oops:

If you place the suction cup mount in a location that gets quite a bit of turbulance or wind, you will notice some movement in the video. This is exacerbated depending on video setting. If you use the R5 setting, the wind vibration will be more noticable due to the smaller viewing angle and more "zoomed" image.

Good luck and enjoy experimenting. :thumbup:

What is the best way and location to mount these little cameras. Pictures would be very helpful.

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I used on of the stick on mounts and have mine mounted in the middle of the windshield. It works great there and isn't subjected to the vibration that I experienced when it was mounted out on the side mirror.

It also give you more of a riders view of the ride.

I also ran a USB cable out to it from the 12V in the left pocket so I can record all day without worrying about a battery.

 

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Thanks all. I just purchased the Contour+ and the suction mount is very strong.
 

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Rob --
Thanks for the video's on YouTube, nicely done. Are you still using the RAM mounts with the GoPro? Mine is mounted to the windshield (very secure) but I'm picking up lots of vibration using the r5 setting, the faster I go (anything above 50) the worse the vibration -- even on decent roads.

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Just got one--so far I've had good luck with the suction cup. Mounted it on the front fender and that worked OK.
Make sure all knobs are tight & recheck now and then. (I did have a knob work loose.)
 

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r5 is too high of a resolution for recording on the wing at any higher speed - >45-50mph.

Try the lower r3 or r2. They are the same except r3 allows slow motion playback.

The lower setting is not as sensetive to the vibration causing the "jello" effect.
 
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