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How do you mount your GoPro/Helmet cam?


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  • m0tyrider

    TT Silver Member

513 posts
Location: Australia

Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:09 AM


Hey everyone, I just received my GoPro HD motorsports helmet cam pack, and am a little confused on how to mount it to my MX helmet.

what is the best position to mount it?

I would just like to use the mounts that are included in the motorsports pack, I think mounting on the left of my helmet and the top would be the best places.

Does it matter where exactly on the top i mount it? From my understanding these mounts are not reusable.

Also whats good to clean the helmet with before mounting?

Metho..?

  • naturaledge
2,126 posts
Location: Manitoba

Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:33 AM


I just clean the top of my lids with some Rubbing Alcohol before putting the mounts on. Just experiment with the angle because if it is too far down, you will have a frustrating experience watching the vids. I have seen some guys mount on the side of their helmets with great results but, it is not good for MX riding. Good luck with your new toy - you can get some great video. :)

  • m0tyrider

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513 posts
Location: Australia

Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:39 AM


Is there a particular point at the top, as in directly in the middle? Or down a bit or closer towards the visor?

  • naturaledge
2,126 posts
Location: Manitoba

Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:43 AM


Is there a particular point at the top, as in directly in the middle? Or down a bit or closer towards the visor?


I just put it near the top and then adjust the angle as needed :)

  • m0tyrider

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513 posts
Location: Australia

Posted August 31, 2011 - 06:23 AM


Just prepped up my surface with metho, and stuck the mounts on, they seem sturdy as hell already! but i will wait the recommended 12 hours...plus its just past midnight :)

One curved mount on the left, and one on the top kinda more towards the visor. Not directly in the middle...hope they are going to be ok!

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Also found some useful pages in my quick attempts at research that may be helpful to others.

Side Mount: http://www.thumperta...606&postcount=8

Youtube video on curved mounting:

Another youtube video:

  • WB450

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2,975 posts
Location: Idaho

Posted August 31, 2011 - 06:25 AM


I use 2 mounts, one on the top of my helmet kinda close to my visor, I also have a mount on my chest protector for rides with overgrown trails.

  • MRBME

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834 posts
Location: Taiwan

Posted August 31, 2011 - 06:38 AM


custom aluminum chin mount...



  • Greystoke X

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49 posts
Location: Mississippi

Posted August 31, 2011 - 06:49 AM


I side mount to the helmet and also use a wrist mount to mount around the chin bar of the helmet.

  • CDBiker220

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654 posts
Location: Pennsylvania

Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:33 AM


I mount it under my visor so it never catches branches/vines. It also Protects it/gives the most accurate point of view. And you dont see your visor or any other helmet parts in your image. The camera even has a setting to record upside down so your vidoes are oriented correct when watching them on your computer. I have tried every other way, and this is the only way I will mount it now. (not my pictures, one i found of similiar mounting)

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  • 450XJimDirt

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Location: Idaho
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Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:52 AM


Chin mount using the mounts that come with the cam , the little rubber bumpers are so i dont have to worry about the proper angle , i just move it till it hits the bumpers , i mount it here because off-road riding tends to have a lot of branches just waiting to rip the cam from your helmet from either the top or the side , so the front was the most logical , and it is the actual view of the rider , what i see the cam see's
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  • milner57

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12 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Posted August 31, 2011 - 09:19 AM


I have mine mounted in about the same position as you m0tyrider, i was suprised at how far i had to lean the camera back to get a decent view, all of my first videos were of the ground and not in front of the bike. I now have a screen as too many videos were of poor field of view. Hope this helps Tony

  • MRBME

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834 posts
Location: Taiwan

Posted August 31, 2011 - 03:30 PM


Chin mount using the mounts that come with the cam , the little rubber bumpers are so i dont have to worry about the proper angle , i just move it till it hits the bumpers , i mount it here because off-road riding tends to have a lot of branches just waiting to rip the cam from your helmet from either the top or the side , so the front was the most logical , and it is the actual view of the rider , what i see the cam see's
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I have the same mount, but aluminum
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  • Sharp Shooter

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534 posts
Location: California
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Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:50 PM


I have the same mount, but aluminum
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And I also prefer the chin mount but use silicon to mount it so it will break off in a crash as opposed to breaking the case. :)

I did crash test this set up successfully to the tune of a collapsed lung, broken collar bone and wrist and camera survived just fine (broke free and tumbled 40 feet) The silicone also offers up a little shock protection.

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  • 450XJimDirt

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Location: Idaho
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Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:42 PM


How does the silicone do with the vibration and bouncing ?? , does it eventually get loose from the weight of the camera ?? , did you have to do any prep to the area (besides alcohol) like sanding or anything to make it stick to the smooth mouth guard ??

I had originally thought about using silicone , but was afraid it would become loose while riding

  • MRBME

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834 posts
Location: Taiwan

Posted August 31, 2011 - 09:25 PM


I would not use silicone... wont trust it...

  • m0tyrider

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513 posts
Location: Australia

Posted September 01, 2011 - 04:11 AM


Well. Just thought id post up my very first video with the go pro. I think the angle is ok, but would prefer your opinion fellas!



  • Sharp Shooter

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534 posts
Location: California
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 03:08 PM


I would not use silicone... wont trust it...


I have my buddies give me their old helmets so I can rotate the camera thoughout the entire group. Look at the pic again and you'll see there's 2 cameras pictured both with the same silicone mounts. Initially I used a little duct tape for insurance, but soon realized i didn't need it.

The silicone holds fine as long as it's dry all the way through. :)

  • Motomotives

    TT Newbie

6 posts
Location: Georgia

Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:45 PM


Just kinda have to mess around with what you want captured video to look like. I mounted mine near the very top (slightly favoring the front side) of my helmet so I could get shots from both ahead and behind at other riders with the same mount.

FYI...I've messed around with mounting to different spots on the bike (including using the handle bar mount sold separately) and the camera seems to jump all over the place. Anyone else experienced this?

  • AJMAG247

    TT Addict

3,107 posts
Location: New Jersey

Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:56 PM


I think mounting on the left of my helmet and the top would be the best places.



those are what i use. i used the curve mount for the top (just find where it fits best and adjust the camera for the right angle...further back youll get more of the visor in the camera and further up you wont get much of the visor/bars/ets..) on the side just find where it fits best really. i use the elbow mount on mine. ill take pics tomorrow on how i have mine mounted.

check out some of my videos if you wanna see how mine come out
http://www.youtube.c...os?feature=mhee

  • OLHILLBILLY
6,268 posts
Location: Missouri
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:57 PM


Chin bar mounted mine too. Made the mount plate at the shop from a piece of 18ga stainless with 2 cut down wood screws welded to it, all mounted in silicon RTV..

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Has worked great for a couple of years now.:)





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