For the risk takers who would like to document their adventures on the open road, Lynn from San Diego offers some great tips for camera mounting systems.
Lynn explains, "GPS units, phones, iPods, etc., are all relatively easy to mount on a motorcycle with Ram Mount devices. However, cameras create a new problem - mounting AND vibration. I needed to find a way to mount my GoPro HD video camera
to both my Goldwing and my Roadstar and make it fairly simple to switch back and forth. It also had to be pretty solid and minimize vibration."
"The Goldwing was pretty simple as I already had a couple of ball mounts on it and it rides smoothly. It worked on the flex finger mount fine, both through the windshield and around it. [However,] the Roadstar presented more of a challenge, both in places to mount it and vibration. I had tried using the mounts that came with the camera on the handlebars and the lower crash bars. Both had incredible vibration, so bad it was nauseating to watch. The vibration on the lower crash bars was bad enough to break the plastic mount and I lost the camera. GoPro was very cool about it and replaced it for me but I wasn't going to mount it again without coming up with something more solid and stable. Searching through GPS City's selection I came across the tripod mount. As GoPro had the female side I ordered that and called to order the male side. They led me to the same item in aluminum rather than plastic as well as the handlebar mount and the long arm. I'm way happy with the video quality I'm now able to get in spite of the V twin vibration with the mount on the bars, extending beyond the fairing's windshield, and resting against the mirror mount."
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