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Offline peterwbaker1100

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GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
on: May 08, 2021, 11:30:52 AM
With the possibility of touring opening up again:-) I was looking for a GoPro body mount kit for my Gen 2 bike.  This https://www.nippynormans.com/go-pro-mounts/wunderlich-go-pro-mount-s1000xr looks ideal, but at eighty quid it is quite a lot - anyone found anything similar, but cheaper?

I don't have crash protection bars and don't like to use a handlebar clamp so my choices are a bit limited...  Peter
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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 11:38:44 AM
If you can whip up a 3D model I can print one. I've been using 3D printed go-pro mounts for ages now and they are perfectly reliable and strong, with the added bonus that you can chose wherever you want it.
Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 11:39:20 AM by Antares

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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 07:30:02 PM
I just buy loads of gopro mounts from ebay China and can find something to fit anywhere. Never paid £80 for anything.
A small gopro mount (£99p) will stick onto the bottom of the screen and no one will notice.

Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 07:31:49 PM by BobT

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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 08:01:52 AM
@Antares, thanks for the offer of printing, building a 3D model is beyond my pay scale:-) as they say but will have a search around and see what I can find.
@BobT, I have some mounts I could stick on just don't like doing that, odd maybe, but true.

Thanks for the replies, Peter
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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 12:39:11 PM
*Originally Posted by peterwbaker1100 [+]
@Antares, thanks for the offer of printing, building a 3D model is beyond my pay scale:-) as they say but will have a search around and see what I can find.
@BobT, I have some mounts I could stick on just don't like doing that, odd maybe, but true.

Thanks for the replies, Peter

If you can make some measurements i could whip something up no problem  :152:

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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #5 on: May 10, 2021, 04:19:50 PM
After watching a 2 week old Go Pro tumble down the road at 120 KPH when its Chinese/Off brand mount failed, i've only since bought Name brand mounts.

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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #6 on: May 10, 2021, 05:11:12 PM
*Originally Posted by the bartender [+]
After watching a 2 week old Go Pro tumble down the road at 120 KPH when its Chinese/Off brand mount failed, i've only since bought Name brand mounts.
I watched someone fall off a motorbike but still ride them.
Never lost one of my Gopros.
Where do you think Gopro have their mounts made?
Last Edit: May 10, 2021, 05:12:44 PM by BobT

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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 06:10:12 PM
*Originally Posted by the bartender [+]
After watching a 2 week old Go Pro tumble down the road at 120 KPH when its Chinese/Off brand mount failed, i've only since bought Name brand mounts.

3D printing is extremely strong in the direction of the layer i couldn't snap 2mm thick, 5cm diameter bushing, can be weak if you try to bend along the layers but thats a non issue with wall thicknesses above 2-3mm definitely stronger than some moulded pieces.

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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #8 on: May 10, 2021, 09:37:19 PM

Found a freat little slot for my GoPro

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Re: GoPro "body work" mounting options for Gen 2
Reply #9 on: May 10, 2021, 11:19:53 PM
*Originally Posted by BobT [+]
I watched someone fall off a motorbike but still ride them.
Never lost one of my Gopros.
Where do you think Gopro have their mounts made?

Clearly you don't understand that there is a difference in quality between off brand and name brand products. Which is what my post stated.


 



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