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Offline RichS1000XR

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Recommend a bike mounted camera
« on: September 05, 2016, 09:38:38 PM »
I'm looking for a very small, discreet camera to mount to the bike. It needs to be wired to the ignition, record in HD, record in a loop, and NOT record my speed! :008:

Can anyone recommend anything?

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 10:25:15 PM »
This is my experience............
I have the same requirements as you, and run a camera mounted under the nose, which feeds a DVR under the seat. The picture is crap  :151: Mega vibes leading to mega jello.
I have been trying to find somewhere else to mount it. It needs somewhere solid to get rid of those vibes, which really do kill it. I've tried adding lead weights to the inside of the nose, but it's not made it much better. I even thought about trying to hide it alongside the DRL, but gaining access there proved quite difficult. Work in progress as they say.  :003:

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 07:30:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by philbuck [+]
This is my experience............
I have the same requirements as you, and run a camera mounted under the nose, which feeds a DVR under the seat. The picture is crap  :151: Mega vibes leading to mega jello.
I have been trying to find somewhere else to mount it. It needs somewhere solid to get rid of those vibes, which really do kill it. I've tried adding lead weights to the inside of the nose, but it's not made it much better. I even thought about trying to hide it alongside the DRL, but gaining access there proved quite difficult. Work in progress as they say.  :003:

Which camera do you have?

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 08:45:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
Which camera do you have?

I have a Gen6, which is unobtainable now, but in my opinion, its not the camera, it's how and where you mount it !!

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 08:52:46 AM »
New Garmin virb ultra 30 would be on my list 

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/into-sports/action-cameras/virb-ultra-30/prod522869.html


Edited to add

Mainly because the image stabilisation looks so good. Mate has been using one and it looks great.


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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 12:26:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
New Garmin virb ultra 30 would be on my list 

I'm sure it's a great camera, and I too have a GoPro (similar shape, etc), but have no-where to fix it discreetly, and I'm sure as f**k not putting it on my helmet  :158:

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2016, 01:20:02 PM »
I've put my GoPro on the front of the bike, at the bottom of the screen,  fits a treat. Doesn't suffer from vibes either.

 I can stand and lean over the front to press record whilst moving too, on the odd occasion I forget the remote.......

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 08:45:05 PM »
Wunderlich does a cam rack for the XR.
It's mounted to the two lower screenbolts.

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2016, 08:56:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gilly76 [+]
I've put my GoPro on the front of the bike, at the bottom of the screen,  fits a treat. Doesn't suffer from vibes either.

 I can stand and lean over the front to press record whilst moving too, on the odd occasion I forget the remote.......


Not sure if the link will work.. Fingers crossed

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Re: Recommend a bike mounted camera
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2016, 10:17:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gilly76 [+]

Not sure if the link will work.. Fingers crossed

Has this footage been stabilised in YouTube or some other editing software? The image is doing alot of moving around, as if somethings at work trying to correct something!
Just askin'.

Oh those roads  :001: