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post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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GoPro Mounts

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.

Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
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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.

-Will

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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.

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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.

All this is just ADVICE because at the end of the day, you can do whatever the FUCK you wanna do.

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