Simple Dash Cam Mount
I use a SJCAM 4000 action cam as a Dash Cam, turns on when the bike starts and off when the bike is powered off, runs a continuous loop. I do this mainly to video the idiots that cut me off, brake check, drift into my lane etc.. Figure some video evidence will be good if I need it.
Initially I had it mounted to my T-Rex engine guard, worked Ok but there were a couple of issues.
1) I stuck out and if the bike ever tipped over it would be the first thing to hit the ground
2) Because it was mounted high and stuck out it was very visible i.e. kind of shouted out "Steal Me"
On the forum some folks suggested the best place to mount an action cam was on the forks. There are some commercially available fork mounts but they look kind of big and bulky plus cost a fair bit.
I decided to build a simple mount out of some scrap 1/2" and 3/4" copper pipe I had laying around. I flattened part of the 1/2" copper pipe in a vice, put a 90 degree bend in it. I then drilled a 1/2" hole in the top half of the 3/4" pipe using a step bit. inserted the 1/2" pipe into the 3/4" pipe hole I just drilled then soldered them together. Drilled a 1/4" hole in the flat spot and used the bolt that holds on brake line clamp to the triple tree, coat of black paint and done.
I am happy with the look of the final install, seems pretty sturdy, now if the rain will ever stop long enough for a decent ride I will test it out and report back on how well it works.