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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-26-2016, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Gopro camera on gen 2 - vibration?

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I bought a 2015 V 650, despite the likelihood of a better price on a 2014, because of what I read about vibration. I'm going on a trip to Europe this summer, and reserved a V 650 to rent; looking at the tour guide's web site their bike appears to be a 2nd generation. I want to shoot some video from a handlebar mounted Gopro Hero on the trip.

Now the question:
Has anyone ever used a Gopro (or other video recorder) on a gen 2? How did you mount it? Did vibrations cause any problems with the video?

I worry about these things
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i have a go pro knock off and i mount it behind the windshield alot of the time and dont have vib issues really, remember the longer your mount the more leverage to move so shorter is better for mounting to the bar take some rubber (i use a cut up inter tube) rapped around the bar to clamp onto to absorb vib as well , tho all in all id mount it to your head if you can then bike second (rigid part on the bike) THEN last choise would be on the bars (they move around the most)
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On the Versys The best place to mount for no vibration no matter what the year. is on the fork tube below the headlight. I spent lots of time and money on all kinds of mounts for all over the bike and that was the best for on the bike. I use Drift Cameras but you can use a GoPro also with the right mounts.


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If you have decent editing programs, they can take some of the shake out. But it will cut your resolution down a bit. Hense the whole 4k fad, then you can take out shakes and lower the quality to 2.7k.
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Helmet mount is the only way to go, as far as I'm concerned.
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Helmet mount is the only way to go, as far as I'm concerned.

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Helmet mount is the only way to go, as far as I'm concerned.
I agree....but check local laws....some places don't like stuff stuck on your helmet.

I use velcro on my brain bucket....and no gopro, very over rated and over priced IMHO.

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