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post #1 of 34 Old 07-09-2016, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Question best motorcycle helmet mount point?

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Now that I can record and edit videos on my GoPro Hero+, my goal is to nail some motorcycle rides. Big difference from a bicycle: high speeds up to 80 mph, possible rain, bugs and such.

Experimenting on my Shoei helmet leads me to conclude that the top of helmet position is the most secure--and should get excellent rider's view perspective. Chin and side mounts are not as good. Chin of helmet is way too curved for solid mount. Side might be in way of my shoulder, and distorted from rider's view.

May I solicit advice on motorcycle helmet mounts? And which case should I use? I think one door is more water proof than the others. Wind noise is an issue, plus general protection.

I will see if a picture will load: what I think is the best mount point.

Any general advice on motorcycle video capture/edits is solicited.

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Dr. Z is the specialist in that department, wait for him to chime in. @Dr. Z

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I will wait and seek experienced advice. Concerned that top mount wind drag will be a real issue.
Wondering if side mount actually makes more sense. Veloce!
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You won't get half decent sound without an external microphone.
A good place for that out of the wind is tucked behind padding in the chin bar, and you also have the option to talk to it.
This is much easier to do neatly with camera mounted on or near the chin but I share your concern about how awkward it is to mount there - though sometimes you can use an extra connector and mount somewhat to one side.
A lot of the more professional bike users will discard gopro sound and use a separate recorder such as a zoom.

You may or may not want to see bars and clocks.
Speed is not always something you want to show.
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My camera is mounted on the right side of my helmet. It gets very little wind resistance there. I have tried on top and it knocks your head about some. I also have the windscreen on my bike set to throw the wind over the top of my helmet. With it set that way buffeting became a real issue with the GoPro mounted on top of the helmet. I use my gopro remote attached to the bars with a velcro strap to toggle the camera on/off and to record or take photos.

I also have a mount on the back of the helmet for a different perspective. Mounting on the chin bar is in my opinion a bad idea. If you come off the bike and to a slide with the chin bar down, you will be eating your helmet screen and bits of gopro camera.

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Charlie,

Thanks for your advice. Top mount is likely a bad idea: both my bikes have flyscreens that throw air right at the top of my helmet.

A side mount works with my helmet no problem. A fellow rider on the Moto Guzzi forum suggested a side mount with an extension like this one: (tried to link amazon Gopro extension-- quick reply won't let me do that)

Hooked up a bar mount to the Triumph STRX and ball mount to Guzzi V7R. One or other will get tested tomorrow. Curious about wind noise, and such. If I really get into motorcycle videos I may look for an upgraded camera that can handle a mike into my helmet.

Will use iPhone as control, but I like your idea of GoPro remote velcroed to convenient spot on bike.

Correct me if I am wrong, but STUDIO can adjust slightly off angles on cameras, correct? That would help with video correction with bikes.

Thanks, ride safe, ride often!
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i'm a fan of the chin mount

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time to get yourself a Hero Session one it won't need a case like those should no protection at all.

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