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GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« on: June 12, 2017, 07:08:21 pm »
Hi Guys,

Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
Which is the strongest GoPro handlebar mount to use on an offroad / adventure bike? (or other mounting places advise)

I broke two regular mounts already and the second one caused to to take a tumble and destroyed my GoPro

Any feedback appreciated!
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 06:58:14 pm »
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 08:24:48 pm »
Have a look at the RAM mounts...

http://www.rammount.com/activity/motorcycle-mounts#camera-mounts

Use them for my mirrors and also GPS (as most people do no doubt).
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 08:27:09 pm »
Is there any reason you're not just mounting it to your helmet on the side?
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 06:46:39 pm »
sub and if I may hijack a bit, none of the bits I got with my Garmin Virb Ultra 30 fits on my Shoei Hornet DS. Been looking at bar mounts but I'm done buying online. I have a lunchbox full of mounts and none work, each time I think this one looks like it'll work or come up with some concoction of different things (nearly worked). RAM is bloody expensive, not paying upwards of 1k to mount a camera.
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 06:19:53 pm »
Decided on this
http://www.xtreme-xccessories.co.za/p/2894/xtreme-xccessories

let's see how the do. Waiting for delivery from CT.
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 09:54:57 pm »
Decided on this
http://www.xtreme-xccessories.co.za/p/2894/xtreme-xccessories

let's see how the do. Waiting for delivery from CT.

Thanks for the link, but is that mount not 90' out?
 

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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 05:35:02 am »
Don't know what you mean by 90'.

Sent Xtreme a mail and it'll fit bar from c19mm to 23mm or something like that.
This is exactly the size I'm looking for. Other ones bought almost look the same but more oval and works for bars with larger diameter like the handlebar on my KTM. I don't want to video myself as the only other thing it'll point to is the cockpit. Needed something facing forward. Also battled to mount those sticky mounts to my shoei helmet (first prize option) but I can't find a sweet spot at either side or top. So crashbar mount it is.

This mount will be quite high up and hopefully away from impact area but yes I know and accept the material risk of ruining the camera.
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 11:28:22 am »
Don't know what you mean by 90'.

Sent Xtreme a mail and it'll fit bar from c19mm to 23mm or something like that.
This is exactly the size I'm looking for. Other ones bought almost look the same but more oval and works for bars with larger diameter like the handlebar on my KTM. I don't want to video myself as the only other thing it'll point to is the cockpit. Needed something facing forward. Also battled to mount those sticky mounts to my shoei helmet (first prize option) but I can't find a sweet spot at either side or top. So crashbar mount it is.

This mount will be quite high up and hopefully away from impact area but yes I know and accept the material risk of ruining the camera.

From the picture on their website it looks like the mount for the GoPro faces to the side and not the front.

Maybe I am wrong?
 

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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 12:46:48 pm »
You get the bits that change "direction" if that makes sense. For some reason I've got lots of those which I received as "extra's" bought with other useless mounts.

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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 07:25:48 pm »
Thanks for all the input.

1. I do mount it to my helmet, but want it to stay static on the handlebar or some other place on the bike for other rides.
2. The one's from extreme (like TinusBez ordered) broke 3 times. It breaks at the pivot point where you fasten it with the bolt, the weakest point I guess.

It may be that my camera was too heavy for the mount in the terrain I rode - mostly cattle paths and not very technical.
I used a Hero 1, the basic camera.

When the mount broke the last time, the camera fell in between my forks and my 640's screen, causing me to be unable to steer my bike, hitting a large rock and a tree and going "gat oor kop"! Destroying the camera

The pics show where the mount broke
Any suggestions to an alternative besides RAM?
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2017, 07:56:44 pm »
Blixem

I guess there is no safe spot anywhere on a bike. Stuff comes loose, causes havoc. Got a shoulder strap but problem with that in an off you'll land on the shoulder where the camera is mounted so you have a nice video of a camera traversing though your body. Same with chest ones, top of helmet (which I thought to be the safest) clearly isn't. Though the odds are remote, camera mounts in general seem bloody dangerous.

Sad to hear about the quality issue. If RAM is all that is left then I won't use the camera.
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 05:29:38 am »
Not sure if you've looked at animalgear.co.za

https://www.animalgear.co.za/hobbies-gadgets/ram-mounts-for-sale/camera
https://www.animalgear.co.za/hobbies-gadgets/ram-mounts-for-sale/components

There are some < R 1000 options and it does like a solid product compared to Xtreme.

I'm thinking of something like this
https://www.animalgear.co.za/ram-handlebar-rail-mount-zinc-coated-u-bolt-2cm-diameter-ball-with-custom-gopro-hero-adapter

Found site called zasstra and they have what appears to be stronger mounts than Xtreme.
Quite like this one https://www.zasttra.com/products/bicycle-motorcycle-holder-handlebar-mount-for-gopro-hero4-3-3-2-1-sjcam-sj4000-sj-5000-sj6000

there's a few other interesting ones.

But eish the justification for price...
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 08:03:55 am »
Those solid mounts will break over time.

You need your body to be the extra suspension.

IE chesty,shoulder,lid mounts
 

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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 08:08:57 am »
Or look at alu options on case and mounts

 

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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2017, 09:07:08 am »
Those solid mounts will break over time.

You need your body to be the extra suspension.

IE chesty,shoulder,lid mounts

I currently can't use a Chesty because of the screen height
 

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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2017, 07:40:55 pm »
I am looking for a alu mount.
Think they will be bulletproof
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Re: GoPr0 - Which offroad bike mount?
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2017, 05:50:45 am »
I am looking for a alu mount.
Think they will be bulletproof

m0lten (Martin) also advised to rather use body mounts and armpump confirmed it. Mounting a camera to the bike is ok for tarmac or gravel highways but the minute the bumps become too much for the stabilisers you 1 have shaky video and 2 over time they break. I tried a mount on the luggage plate hole using tripod thing with screws and old bicycle tubing and a few other things. Great highway videos but this too broke off and it didn't take long. There is a lot of stress on the metal hence body mounts...but I'm afraid of those.
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