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Old 01-09-2013, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody that is using GoPros, what is your favorite mount/position and why?

I have one at my office that I can use freely, and I was considering a few different places to put a mount so I can watch video after a nice ride. I had a few options in mind:

• Gas Tank (showing road through windscreen)
• Helmet Mount
• Rear seat/cowl (for a rider behind me)

In addition to the original question, does anyone have any experience with mounting a GoPro to a matte helmet? I'm a little concerned with the adhesive being a pain in the ass to get off, if ever I don't want a mount on my helmet in the future.. which is very likely.

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i dont have a gopro, but it would be a mix between tank and helmet for me. i have 1 camera so it goes on my helmet because its my pov; not the bikes. if i had 2 i would have one for the tank and helmet. i personally perfer the helmet because it isnt stationary and actually captures the shit you want for the most part

the adhesive should come off with rubbing alcohol, i dont think it would ruin the matte paint, but im not sure. those mounts use 3m VHB.
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I don't have GoPro yet but when I do get one, I'm going to get a chest mount to capture clear, unblocked video. I wouldn't want it on my helmet.
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i didnt buy a gopro because its way too bulky for helmet mounting imo
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i dont have a gopro, but it would be a mix between tank and helmet for me. i have 1 camera so it goes on my helmet because its my pov; not the bikes. if i had 2 i would have one for the tank and helmet. i personally perfer the helmet because it isnt stationary and actually captures the shit you want for the most part

the adhesive should come off with rubbing alcohol, i dont think it would ruin the matte paint, but im not sure. those mounts use 3m VHB.
thanks for that info.. im thinking itll be ok, i just wanted to research before mounting anything on it

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I don't have GoPro yet but when I do get one, I'm going to get a chest mount to capture clear, unblocked video. I wouldn't want it on my helmet.
ill have to google the chest mount, havent really noticed them before
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If you want to remove a mount, take a heat gun or a hair dryer and just heat up the mount. It should peel right off once it gets hot enough.

The matte paint won't be affected.

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If you want to remove a mount, take a heat gun or a hair dryer and just heat up the mount. It should peel right off once it gets hot enough.

The matte paint won't be affected.

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awesome, thanks!
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This is my preferred mounting option:
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Here's a video of mine that I mounted on my gas tank. I like the gas tank position, because:
1) When the camera is behind the windscreen you don't get a lot of that nasty unattractive wind noise.
2) I use the suction cup mount so i don't need to stick any adhesives to my helmets or bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c7f...e_gdata_player
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I put my go-pro right under the right turn signal using the suction cup mount, view is low to ground. looks pretty good.
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