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Old 08-04-2014, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'm planning on taking my GoPro on my trip to Glacier National Park and was wondering about the helmet mount. I have seen many people (usually sport bikes) with the GoPro mounted to their helmet. I'm wondering how secure this is and how much air resistance I can expect from it.
Has anyone here used a GoPro with a helmet mount? Were there any issues with it? Any other mounting suggestions?
Any input will be appreciated.

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Old 08-04-2014, 05:01 PM
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Mount it to your crash bar. IMHO those mounted on a helmet look goofy.


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Old 08-04-2014, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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I agree that they look goofy mounted on the helmet, but I cant aim the bike as easily as I can turn my head to get the shot I want. My ego isn't that fragile any more.
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Mine is mounted on top of the helmet , do look goo fay , but is a good spot , have ta adjust the angle a bit each time I mount it ..

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Old 08-05-2014, 11:14 AM
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Be careful with the crash bar mount. It gives a really nice video, but after days of riding i noticed my videos had a bit of a "wobble" to them. I stopped for the night at a hotel and touched the camera only to have it fall off in my hand. I guess the vibration weakened the the bracket to the point of failure. I will probably mount it on the engine guard again, but will definitely have some sort of a tether attached in case it were to break off. Having the camera mounted to the bike gives the most stable view as with the helmet mount you have a tendancy to look around alot giving your videos at times to much motion. I also have a mount on the front side of my windshield just above the wellnut screws which is also a cool perspective. Just my .02.
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I know what you mean about too much motion but I really want to capture all the scenery. I have the GoPro editing app so I'm hoping I can edit the bad stuff out. Any experience with that?
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I recommend the helmet top mount. You won't be going fast on Going to the Sun Road, the air resistance wasn't noticeable to me. The higher up vantage point and the ability to turn your camera are plusses. I have used a mount on the dash but that was very vibration-y. The crash bar is very low. Check out my GoPro top of the helmet mount video of Going to the Sun Road here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaSoihx6Bjo Video shot July 12, 2014

Also be aware of the road construction on the east end of the road, not in the mountain section. Quite a bit of gravel but it is passable if you're careful - and it is worth it for that ride!

Adobe Premier Elements is a very nice low cost video editing tool.

I surveyed 380 hot chicks and 97% said the GoPro on top of the helmet was sexy. (Note: they were very drunk - I should have GoPro'd the survey...) :-)


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Old 08-05-2014, 03:35 PM
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Be careful with the crash bar mount. It gives a really nice video, but after days of riding i noticed my videos had a bit of a "wobble" to them. I stopped for the night at a hotel and touched the camera only to have it fall off in my hand. I guess the vibration weakened the the bracket to the point of failure. I will probably mount it on the engine guard again, but will definitely have some sort of a tether attached in case it were to break off. Having the camera mounted to the bike gives the most stable view as with the helmet mount you have a tendancy to look around alot giving your videos at times to much motion. I also have a mount on the front side of my windshield just above the wellnut screws which is also a cool perspective. Just my .02.
X2 on the crash bar mount. A full day of riding( videos)in the Hill Country was lost when I down loaded the videos and discovered all but a few seconds here and there were viewable. What I have used since then is the GoPro suction mount, mounted on the fairing. Works great and know others that's had great results. I'm way curious and definitely considering helmet mount as I always see something off the road I want to capture.
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I use the suction cup motor mount; it versatile and secure. Had the go-pro on the front fender at +85 mph with any problems. Like other have said the crash bar mount does come loose with vibration.


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Old 08-10-2014, 09:57 PM
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I have used the GoPro top mount, crash bar mount, Handle bar mount, rear fender mount. An bar far the best in my opinion is the side helmet mount. I used the GoPro App on my iPhone to aim the camera and used a screwdriver to snug up the screws so the camera wouldn't move. Wind noise is not really a prob. Here is a little video I made riding The Back of the dragon in VA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olyb...tij3o7rZQ7LmgQ

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