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    Looking at mounting a Go Pro camera on my 2012 RT. Has anyone mounted one on their Spyder. If you have can you post pics?

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    I recommend against it. It picks up way too much vibration from the engine. You are better of with a helmet mount or the chest harness
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    Quote Originally Posted by dschnepp View Post
    Looking at mounting a Go Pro camera on my 2012 RT. Has anyone mounted one on their Spyder. If you have can you post pics?
    I use Ram Mounts ( at: www.RAM-MOUNT.COM ) for my Go-Pro and TomTom GPS and they are mounted on my handle bars. I shot a lot of video and the Go-Pro filters out all the vibration.

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    Have any posted on YouTube or anywhere?

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    I mounted my Midland XTC cam on the rear handgrip. Didn't get much vibration, but would like to find better mounting points.

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    I tried a couple of mounting places on my RS-- too much vibration no matter where I put it. Ditto the recommendation to look into the helmet mount or (my personal favorite ) the chest harness.
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    I use a PanaVise suction mount on the body just below the console, just in front of the mirrors. It works fine, although our camera is smaller than the GoPro, so may not shake as much.
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    I use the suction mount on the left rear storage compartment.If you use the slo-mo settings it helps in smoothing out the vibration.


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    I used the Suction mount for the Go Pro and mounted it on the side of my unit just below the mirrors, will try to post a picture and you can see it mounted on the bike. I have just come back from an 11,000 kilometer ride across Canada from Alberta. There are also a couple of pics using the camera and they look pretty good in motion and at a standstill.DSC01163 edited.jpgGOPR1676.jpgGOPR2086.jpgGOPR1495.jpg

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    DAG!!!! You people must have some BIG cookies! Mounting a camera on a moving vehicle using, of all things a suction cup?!? Please send to me some seeds from that money tree in your back yard . Ya'all must have some deep deep pockets!
    GO-PRO HD 1080 MSRP $240.00
    GO-PRO KD2 1080 MSRP $300.00
    DRIFT HD170 MSRP $369.00
    EPIC 01 MSRP $80.00
    EPIC HD MSRP $220.00
    CONTOUR ROAM HD MSRP $200.00
    CONTOUR GPS HD MSRP $300.00
    Huh?
    All of the electronics mounted to my Gold Wing are mounted using RAM mounts, including my DRIFT HD170 and my ZUMO GPS and my VALENTINE radar detector! BTW I did not spend MSRP but still! After all the drama I had to go through just to get permission to buy all those goodies from you know who, can you imagine the DRAMA that I would have to deal with when the gear fell off the bike and was lost?
    I'll pay the full shipping just please send to me those seeds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpydieRydie View Post
    DAG!!!! You people must have some BIG cookies! Mounting a camera on a moving vehicle using, of all things a suction cup?!? Please send to me some seeds from that money tree in your back yard . Ya'all must have some deep deep pockets!
    GO-PRO HD 1080 MSRP $240.00
    GO-PRO KD2 1080 MSRP $300.00
    DRIFT HD170 MSRP $369.00
    EPIC 01 MSRP $80.00
    EPIC HD MSRP $220.00
    CONTOUR ROAM HD MSRP $200.00
    CONTOUR GPS HD MSRP $300.00
    Huh?
    All of the electronics mounted to my Gold Wing are mounted using RAM mounts, including my DRIFT HD170 and my ZUMO GPS and my VALENTINE radar detector! BTW I did not spend MSRP but still! After all the drama I had to go through just to get permission to buy all those goodies from you know who, can you imagine the DRAMA that I would have to deal with when the gear fell off the bike and was lost?
    I'll pay the full shipping just please send to me those seeds!
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    The goPro suction cup mounts are incredibly strong. onces its on, it aint coming off.
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    Hi MiHardies, thank you for your reply. First, if you can live in Las Vegas and survive in these economic conditions then your pockets must be deep! Also the roads in your area must be smooth as a baby"s arse! I live in south central Pennsylvania (the pot hole state) and we like so many others struggle at times to make ends meet! But IMMHO trusting a suction cup to hold onto a toy that set me back $350.00 +, well that's just being dumb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpydieRydie View Post
    Hi MiHardies, thank you for your reply. First, if you can live in Las Vegas and survive in these economic conditions then your pockets must be deep! Also the roads in your area must be smooth as a baby"s arse! I live in south central Pennsylvania (the pot hole state) and we like so many others struggle at times to make ends meet! But IMMHO trusting a suction cup to hold onto a toy that set me back $350.00 +, well that's just being dumb!
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    Whatever man. I had the same opinion as you. Then I tried it. Don't be so closed minded as to dismiss it out of hand. I first tried by mounting it with the nearly 4" suction cup to my frunk hood. Then tried to pull it off. Straight up and at an angle. Pulled on it hard enough I was worried about damaging my frunk. That's when I realized it would hold even on rough roads. I do not use most vehicle mounts because they pick up too much vibration from the road and the engine. Chest and helmet mounts tend to result in much more usable video.

    And surviving this economic downturn required two things. 1)keeping my job. And 2)not spending beyond my means. One has complete control over the second, and beyond the possibility of a layoff, near complete control over the first. I didn't buy anything, Car, house, motorcycle, camera, that I knew I couldn't afford with cushion for the foreseeable future. It was for this reason I didn't buy a Spyder when they first came out in '08. It's also why I didn't immediately replace my gopro when it got wet when I accidentally took it in my pool without the waterproof back on it. So don't knock me for being responsible with my money and calling me dumb then trying to diffuse it with "peace and love"
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    We have the chrome airwings/deflector under the mirrors, and I drilled a hole the fit the ram mount there for my contour.
    I first had it over the dashboard, but to much interference from the electronics sometimes messed the recording up.

    If you want to see how it looks I can post a picture tomorrow.
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    Here are a couple of pics on my Drift mounted on the lower air deflectors. This position is very stable.

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    I am going to mount it on a few other places (hopefully this weekend) and will let you know the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arr MiHardies View Post
    I recommend against it. It picks up way too much vibration from the engine. You are better of with a helmet mount or the chest harness
    I gave up trying to mount on the spyder every location I tried I got vibration. I purchased the chest mount and although you get some VERY strange looks it works quite well. I like it because you can film (err video) with handle bars and dash in frame and adds a border that makes it more interesting. Although the only person who like these types of videos are people like us, everyone else things there boring, it like bringing out the projector and showing the kids as toddlers no one is interested except the parents.

    Need some sort of gimbal anti vibration mount, they make them for RC helicopters that photographers use, maybe it will be a winter project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arr MiHardies View Post
    Whatever man. I had the same opinion as you. Then I tried it. Don't be so closed minded as to dismiss it out of hand. I first tried by mounting it with the nearly 4" suction cup to my frunk hood. Then tried to pull it off. Straight up and at an angle. Pulled on it hard enough I was worried about damaging my frunk. That's when I realized it would hold even on rough roads. I do not use most vehicle mounts because they pick up too much vibration from the road and the engine. Chest and helmet mounts tend to result in much more usable video.

    And surviving this economic downturn required two things. 1)keeping my job. And 2)not spending beyond my means. One has complete control over the second, and beyond the possibility of a layoff, near complete control over the first. I didn't buy anything, Car, house, motorcycle, camera, that I knew I couldn't afford with cushion for the foreseeable future. It was for this reason I didn't buy a Spyder when they first came out in '08. It's also why I didn't immediately replace my gopro when it got wet when I accidentally took it in my pool without the waterproof back on it. So don't knock me for being responsible with my money and calling me dumb then trying to diffuse it with "peace and love"

    Well said. And i agree totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrypottar View Post
    I gave up trying to mount on the spyder every location I tried I got vibration. I purchased the chest mount and although you get some VERY strange looks it works quite well. I like it because you can film (err video) with handle bars and dash in frame and adds a border that makes it more interesting. Although the only person who like these types of videos are people like us, everyone else things there boring, it like bringing out the projector and showing the kids as toddlers no one is interested except the parents.

    Need some sort of gimbal anti vibration mount, they make them for RC helicopters that photographers use, maybe it will be a winter project.

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    We put right up front and on the dash. Vibration is not a problem, but as the windsheild picks up bugs it ruins the picture. Will probably move it before the next filming.
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    Video i've done with my contour: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8zy4pK1GPV0
    Video I've done with my gopro: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b4lQU3xWhn8
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