How do you mount your GoPro/Helmet cam?
Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:09 AM
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?
Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:33 AM
Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:39 AM
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
Posted August 31, 2011 - 06:23 AM
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!
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:
Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:33 AM
Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:52 AM
Posted August 31, 2011 - 09:19 AM
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
I have the same mount, but aluminum
Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:50 PM
I have the same mount, but aluminum
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.
Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:42 PM
I had originally thought about using silicone , but was afraid it would become loose while riding
Posted September 01, 2011 - 04:11 AM
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.
Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:45 PM
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?
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
Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:57 PM
Has worked great for a couple of years now.