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Shoulder Mounted Go Pro + Boring Video
« on: January 05, 2019, 07:52:55 PM »
Having been unable to find a suitable place to mount my Go Pro on the Versys, I thought I'd give a should mount a try. A massive £7.99 from Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0111SPOXW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Worked well. Ultimately the slight restriction the mounting causes, when I want to turn my head to look left (shoulder check), was annoying. You can hear me clunk into the camera about 10 seconds in. I've now ordered a £6.99 chest mount.

As a view, it works well, and with a little work, I could straighten the horizon. Having the speedo shown so clearly, obviously isn't a problem for the quality of upstanding community-minded individuals that inhabit the beloved forum (or claiming it was set for KPM and not MPH :745:)

As for the remaining 18 minutes of the video... Remember you won't ever get that time back ... Enjoy ... :033:

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Re: Shoulder Mounted Go Pro + Boring Video
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 06:42:37 AM »
Mounting directly on the bike is the best option although not always as easy as a chest or shoulder strap, the quality of the video is good even if the roads were somewhat uninteresting. ......  BTW  I managed to avoid watching all of the clip   :008:   

What is the attachment on your rear view mirror arm  :question:   
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Re: Shoulder Mounted Go Pro + Boring Video
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 07:27:29 AM »
I have been unable to find a suitable place on the Versys to mount the sticky pad.

I wish to avoid the paintwork, so I'm limited to the black plastic and advice from TTKiwis ( video maker I know from New Zealand) a frame of reference (part of the bike) is needed to give the video context. No floating cameras in space  :001: I have no idea.

Best I have come up with is a plate that uses the bolts holding the frame slider - remove the two 6mm bolts, use a longer bolt and a spacer, then a plate and secure the Go Pro to the plate. All I need to do is make it :012:

The clip on the mirror arm is for the GPS. I use an Ultimate Addons waterproof case



Running the excellent (and cheap!) MyRouteApp (https://www.myrouteapp.com/routelab) on an old Samsung mobile

Glad you avoided all of the video. I wanted to see how it held up over a longish run. For an old Go Pro Hero 3, I'm impressed

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Re: Shoulder Mounted Go Pro + Boring Video
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 11:46:48 AM »
My camera is mounted right out front near the little black grill.....Its screwed to the fairing as i also dont trust the sticky mounts... I use a Garmin virb which is  controlled through my GPS  which makes it very simple....

On my Triumph its also found out front but I use a cable thats secured to the frame and camera to protect that one is case the mount fails as there is no where to put screws that wouldn't look hinky

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Re: Shoulder Mounted Go Pro + Boring Video
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 05:20:28 PM »
The solution I found was to add a 6mm threaded Ram ball mount to the SWM GPS above clocks mount.  :031:





I was then able to mount my Drift Stealth like this  :028:



Adding another 6mm Ram ball mount to the other side will allow me to add another item as and when necessary  :756:

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Re: Shoulder Mounted Go Pro + Boring Video
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 08:02:08 PM »
That, sir, is a neat and tidy solution  :759:
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